The adventure continues in Southern Taiwan, in a famous beach town called Kenting on the southernmost tip, and Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan on the Southwest coast. Kenting is known as sort of a hippie surfer town, and loads of people flock here year round to catch a wave. Although it’s the low season . . . → Read More: Adventures in Taiwan: Part 2, Kenting & Tainan
We all own dozens of products that say “Made in China” somewhere on them. Ironically, China is the world’s largest produce of Bibles, which is interesting considering their stance on religion. If you own a Bible, go check real quick where it was made, I bet it says ‘China.’ However, in a culture often fueled . . . → Read More: Made in China: Part 1
One of my favorite parts about Chinese culture is the fact that they get to choose their own English names, something us in the west don’t get to do unless we absolutely hate our given name. At any rate, my students this year are no sluffs when it comes to choosing ridiculous names, which are . . . → Read More: What’s in a Name?
So I’ve never done a book review before, but this one was just too good to pass up. If I’m 100% honest, I’ve been really slacking in the reading department lately, and aside from this book, I’ve been in the middle of about half a dozen books on and off over the past year…..finally finished . . . → Read More: The Irresistible Revolution: A Book Review
It seems a day doesn’t go by anymore where the word “China” isn’t mentioned in the papers or on TV in the west. But I suppose it’s to be expected from one of the world’s richest and most rapidly developing countries. ‘Richest’ not only in monetary assets, but culture as well. China’s (relatively) recent openness . . . → Read More: Teaching English in China: My Journey…..
My winter vacation has officially started as of January 8th, and it worked out astonishingly well as my dear brother Drew K and his wife Megan, along with Megan’s sister Amy and mother ‘Mama J’ flew into Shanghai within hours of the commencement of my new found freedom. I spent as much time as I . . . → Read More: Shanghai Daze, Xiamen on a Shoestring, and Dongguan on a……?