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Piccolo Polpo, A New Favorite Eatery of Ours in Kenting, Taiwan

If you’ve been to Kenting, you’ve certainly experienced that deep urge while there to have something more upscale than the ubiquitous Thai food stops in town, more delectable than the roadside stand grub at the evening street market, and more … Continue reading

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A Bit More on Being Called a Foreigner

For those who’ve read my blog before, you now know that one of my entries is about being labelled a foreigner here in Taiwan, on a daily basis, practically, and there is a recent entry on my daughter, who is … Continue reading

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My 4-Year Old Gets the F-Word, Too!

Recently, I posted a blog highlighting my experiences in Taiwan with having been called a F-oreigner too many times to tally, and I further jotted some thoughts down about humanity’s propensity to focus on race in my Love See No … Continue reading

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Love See No Color, Or Does It?

Recently, because I’ve scribbled some ideas down about being called the f-word (i.e., foreigner) here in Taiwan, where I live, in both a Word Press-posted entry and a currently ongoing-yet-unfinished piece about my daughter, who is mixed-race, also being called … Continue reading

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My Wife Calls Me the F-Word!

People call me the F-word. Countless people, that is. Incessantly. So does my wife. As the old expression goes: If I had a dollar for every time this happened, I’d be a wealthy man. Shoot… I’d be able to afford … Continue reading

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A Foreigner’s Foolhardy Face-Giving Faux Pas

Face. I’ve failed. I’ve faltered. Occasionally, I’ve fucked up. Why can I not simply accept the concept of saving face or giving face, learn to utilize both skills more adroitly, more subtly, and come to terms with face being a … Continue reading

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Fo Guang Shan (in Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Buddhist Monastery and Buddha Memorial Hall

Starting this blog off presented challenges, for if I were to initially have focused on the overly ostentatious display of spending that went into the new(ish) Buddha Memorial Hall at Fo Guang Shan, an outlay of cash that could/should have … Continue reading

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