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Goodbye, Taiwan.

Goodbye, Taiwan.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – Day 36 A gift from Amà. 如意 (rú yì) as one wants / according to one’s wishes

Favorite Picture-Memories from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China

Favorite Picture-Memories from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 The day before our departure, we did last shopping and dinner with family. My grandma invited me to her bedroom to show me all her arts and crafts projects and old pictures she has. I was …

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Chung Tai Chan Monastery

Chung Tai Chan Monastery

Monday, March 4, 2013 We squeezed in our last sightseeing of Taiwan before returning home and visited Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Puli, Nantou County in Central Taiwan. My dad and I hopped on the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) …

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Photo Nostalgia

Photo Nostalgia

Sunday, March 3, 2013 The day after we came back to Taiwan, we went shopping and spent quality time with everyone. I went through tons of old photos and I created a few collages. These photos are so precious. They …

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Last Day in China: Xiqiao Mountain

Last Day in China: Xiqiao Mountain

Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 On our last day in China, we went to Xiqiao Mountain, which sits on a dormant volcano in Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. That’s a mouthful… Xiqiao Mountain has over 200 springs, …

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A Little Sightseeing in China

A Little Sightseeing in China

Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28 Shang Village, Shunde District Bruce Lee’s Grandparents Hometown We did a little bit of sightseeing and visited Bruce Lee’s grandparents hometown. The Bruce Lee Paradise park was closed by the time we got …

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Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Continuing the last few days of my trip to Taiwan and a couple of stops to Hong Kong and China. We are almost done with the trip to Asia posts… Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26 Crossing the Border …

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Highest Viewing Platform in Hong Kong

Highest Viewing Platform in Hong Kong

Sunday, February 24, 2013 – Day 26 Continuing on our quest to be the best tourists we can be, we couldn’t miss a spot flooded with other tourists. My dad’s friend took us to the scenic and popular, Victoria Peak. …

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Hello, Hong Kong!

Saturday, February 23, 2013 – Day 25 Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities I’ve visited. Everything is so clean and orderly. Public transportation is very accessible. Everything is close by and there are a lot of nice restaurants …

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Fo Guang Shan Monastery Videos

Fo Guang Shan Monastery Videos

Friday, February 22, 2013 – Day 24 I got the days mixed up… Yesterday, we spent the day just hanging out at home. Doing laundry and preparing for our 10 day trip to Hong Kong and China. We didn’t arrive …

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Just Arrived to Hong Kong!

Just Arrived to Hong Kong!

Wednesday, February 21, 2013 – Day 22 We just flew into Hong Kong and settled in. Hong Kong is a very beautiful city full of tall and skinny buildings ALL OVER. There are so many apartments! It’s crazy. And these …

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A Full Day of Sightseeing in Taipei

A Full Day of Sightseeing in Taipei

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – Day 22 I think I mentioned in one of my posts that all of my photos from my trip to Taiwan were not Photoshopped because I couldn’t Photoshop while in Taiwan. But now that I’m …

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What Happened to the Taiwan Trip Posts?

What Happened to the Taiwan Trip Posts?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – Day 21 I’m back in the States and I can’t believe how behind I am with the pictures from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. But I’m going to try to do these quickly so I …

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Getting from Kaoshiung to Taipei

Getting from Kaoshiung to Taipei

Monday, February 18, 2013 – Day 20 Heading to Taipei After three weeks of being in Southern Taiwan, we finally took the bullet train up north to Taipei. Taipei is so different compared to Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung still has an old …

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Finding Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Finding Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Sunday, February 17, 2013 – Day 19 Going back in time 10 days ago, after gaining some confidence from my solo trip to Lotus Pond, I got all wild. The goal was to visit Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Kaohsiung, …

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Self-Guided Tour of Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung

Self-Guided Tour of Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung

Saturday, February 18, 2013 – Day 18 I can’t believe that it took me three weeks to finally venture out on my own while in Taiwan. Taiwan is a very safe place to travel for either gender. The public transportation …

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There is Such Thing as Too Much

There is Such Thing as Too Much

Friday, February 15, 2013 – Day 17 I’m also getting tired of my shopping posts. But today, I went shopping with my dad! LOL I got a few items – green oversize jacket for about $3.50, kitty sweater for about …

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Mo’ Family Meetings, Mo’ Eating

Mo’ Family Meetings, Mo’ Eating

Thursday, February 14, 2013 – Day 16 Today I met another aunt (no pictures of her though) and another cousin. We went to a fancy hotel restaurant in Kaohsiung and waited for over an hour until everyone arrived. So much …

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I Have a Confession to Make

I Have a Confession to Make

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 – Day 15 I am homebody at heart but maybe you already knew that. I can’t lie to myself, going out everyday is so tiring. I was happy to take some time off this morning to, …

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EXHAUSTED

EXHAUSTED

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – Day 14 The day before, I walked around for nearly five hours while shopping. So much walking, that I had holes on my socks from the friction between my big toe and my shoe! My …

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Chubby Cheeks

Chubby Cheeks

Monday, February 11, 2013 – Day 13 Today was the third day of Chinese New Year in Taiwan. So for the first five days of Chinese New Year, there are lots of family meals, which means lots of eating! OMG, …

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Salvador Dali Art Exhibition in Kaohsiung

Salvador Dali Art Exhibition in Kaohsiung

Sunday, February 10, 2013 – Day 12 My cousin and I went to the Salvador Dali exhibit in Kaohsiung. The only piece of art that I recognized was the melting clock but I must say, his artwork is pretty interesting. …

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A Different Side of Sizihwan

A Different Side of Sizihwan

Saturday, February 9, 2013 – Day 11 I met two cousins and one of them has been taking me out for the past three days. On Saturday, we spent the day at Sizihwan, same place from prior post – Cijin. …

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I Got Stood Up – ‘nough Said

I Got Stood Up – ‘nough Said

Friday, February 8, 2013 – Day 10 Yup, I got stood up today. Not that people haven’t flaked out on me before. And not that I haven’t flaked out on someone before. But today, flaking out was taken to a …

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Taiwan Turned me Into a Shopping Monster

Taiwan Turned me Into a Shopping Monster

Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Day 9 Last night my older cousin, Art, came home for Chinese New Year’s holidays. I was obnoxiously excited to talk to someone in English and socialize with someone closer to my age. I’ve been …

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Grandma is Like the Energizer Bunny

Grandma is Like the Energizer Bunny

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – Day 8 How can a 92 year old woman have so much energy? She is a proud grandma to 33 grandchildren and does not look near 92 years old. She could possibly have more energy …

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Hot Spring-ing in Zhiben, Taitung

Hot Spring-ing in Zhiben, Taitung

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – Day 7 Today we went on a road trip to Zhiben Hot Springs in Taitung. My aunt, her husband, and Grandma make this trip with their mountain buddies once every two weeks. And they’ve been …

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Can You Say Awk-waaard?

Can You Say Awk-waaard?

Monday, February 04, 2013 – Day 6 It was yet another hazy and humid hot day in Kaohsiung. So much for winter in Taiwan. It’s weird that I’m the only one who is never wearing a jacket – I’m always …

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Sad Beginning at Guanyin to Happy Ending at Xiziwan

Sad Beginning at Guanyin to Happy Ending at Xiziwan

Sunday, February 3, 2013 – Day 5 SAD BEGINNING Today my dad has fulfilled one of two main reasons for his trip to Taiwan. The first one is in progress – spending time with my grandmother. The second reason was …

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Am I Still Spontaneous?

Am I Still Spontaneous?

February 2, 2013 – Day 4 This morning, I was ready to go at the usual time, 8:10 am, when my aunt knocked on the door and asked if I wanted to go hiking. I was excited to do some …

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Eating, Eating, and More Eating

Eating, Eating, and More Eating

Friday, February 1, 2013 – Day 3 It’s only been three days but I feel like I depend on relatives to take me out. It was expected but I just want to run at the park to exercise on my …

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“The Mountain” and Please No Pee Splashing

“The Mountain” and Please No Pee Splashing

Thursday, January 31, 2013 I feel like Doogie Howser, typing about my day late in the night when I can’t sleep. Today I met a lot of relatives. It’s been exhausting not understanding Mandarin. It’s not that I have a …

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First Day in Taiwan! Lost in a Bustling Neighborhood

First Day in Taiwan! Lost in a Bustling Neighborhood

Wednesday, January 30, 2013     As we were waiting to board the airplane at LAX, I got pretty emotional and overwhelmed that I was going to be hanging out with my dad for a month. The language barrier is a huge …

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