Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Everyone has a different experience growing up, and we have a mixture of cultures in New Zealand. This is sort of a continuation of thoughts and experiences from my previous post here. A little background about me is that I was born and raised in New Zealand, and spent most of my life living by … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

In any city, driving safely and responsibly should always, always be an obvious requirement. I wanted to focus this article specifically on Taipei, because recently a very close person near and dear to my heart was nearly killed by a driver in Taipei after being hit. It is a huge, often overlooked and ignored aspect of … Continue reading The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

When You’re Asian And More Fluent In English

I was born and raised in New Zealand, and even though my grammar still has room for improvement (note my use of commas), English has always been one of my favourite subject at school. I love writing essays, reading novels and have always had a love of the language. My mother tongue is Chinese, as … Continue reading When You’re Asian And More Fluent In English

Five Reasons To Improve Your Mandarin

It is New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2017 from 16-22 October, which is a initiative aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discover more about the Chinese language and culture. There are many reasons why it's great to learn or improve your Mandarin, as not only is it one of the most beautiful languages, but it is … Continue reading Five Reasons To Improve Your Mandarin

Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

If you're an Asian who was born and raised in a Western country, the question on whether you feel more this or that can be a difficult one. As someone who grew up in New Zealand, it's my natural response to say that I'm from New Zealand. I've never lived in Taiwan long term and … Continue reading Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

The Problem With Casual Racism In New Zealand

I went home during the last semester break, and as my family were walking in the Farmers Market we stopped by a stand selling beautiful wooden bowls. The man at the stand was friendly and talked to my family, and my Dad who has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years, was asked: "So, … Continue reading The Problem With Casual Racism In New Zealand

How To Improve Your Chinese Language Skills

Chinese is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. When you see the words themselves, each of them are like a picture. It is the most spoken language in the world by more than 1 billion people. I remember my Grandmother explaining to my sister and I the way each Chinese character are … Continue reading How To Improve Your Chinese Language Skills