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

Taipei Minimal Cafe 極簡咖啡 & Taiwan Diary

My first time going to a cat cafe meant a lot of cat patting, staring at cats, drinking tea, taking pictures and talking. We arrived there at 2:00pm and stayed until 5:00pm. During that time, most of the cats were fast asleep and minding their own business. There is free wifi at the cat cafe, … Continue reading Taipei Minimal Cafe 極簡咖啡 & Taiwan Diary

50 Things You’ll Experience Or Notice In Taipei

I was born and raised in New Zealand, however if you were to ask me my family background, I would say Taiwan. Since I was very little, I visited Taiwan each year and have just been in Taipei for over a week now. I notice the same things or some new things each time. Whether … Continue reading 50 Things You’ll Experience Or Notice In Taipei

Love List: 5 Things I love About Taiwan

Of course, after travelling to Taiwan and flying back to Sydney, I miss many things. The main memories I get from Asia, are my family. New Zealand and Taiwan are two places that hold a dear place in my heart, because the people I love are there. Not to mention Sydney now, where ever my … Continue reading Love List: 5 Things I love About Taiwan

The most frequent asian questions I get asked

It is undeniable that if you are Asian or from Taiwan, you may or may not have been asked one, two or more of the questions listed below. Especially if you live in a multicultural society, most of the time people are simply curious or genuinely interested in knowing where you are from. The reason … Continue reading The most frequent asian questions I get asked

Taiwan Diary 2016: Houtong Cat Village 猴硐貓村

What a lovely place. A one hour train ride from Taipei City and you arrive at Houtong Cat Village. The perfect place for cat lovers. It is also a wonderful place to relax and take a deep breath. The beautiful mountains made me reminisce of New Zealand, and the scenery is quite breath taking. It … Continue reading Taiwan Diary 2016: Houtong Cat Village 猴硐貓村

December 2015: Taiwan Diary

Christmas time is a special time of the year, where one can spend time with family and friends. With the new year just around the corner, it seems the best time to reflect back on 2015 and create new goals for 2016. It has been an exciting, emotional and wonderful year. It would only feel right to … Continue reading December 2015: Taiwan Diary

Instagram Diary

How can you ever imagine Sydney being stormy, with its beautiful blue sunshine weather. Oh, but you can. Especially when you wear your trench coat for the first time in Australia and simply cannot stop craving hot chocolate. Unfortunately, due to my snacking needs, I have succumbed to cereal eating once again. When you love … Continue reading Instagram Diary

Little White Dress

Spending more than a month in Taiwan has put my mind in more perspective about many things. When we travel to another country, we experience the culture, environment, people and language. As an Asian person who feels incredibly Western in an Asian society, it was extremely difficult for me to adjust myself to the culture. … Continue reading Little White Dress

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you. I hope from the bottom of my heart you have a wonderful time and an even more exciting new year! Christmas is my favourite time of the year. There are so many Christmas trees in Taipei. It's such a sweet and warm feeling, even though in Taipei, … Continue reading Merry Christmas

winter in taipei

I prefer to say Eye Dessert, because candy never really tickled my fancy.I'm more of a chocolate person.  Winter in Taipei is shiver me timbers cold. It's cold and freezes your nose quicker than Auckland. There are odd days where the sun comes out and you feel a sweat coming on. I like that everywhere I go, … Continue reading winter in taipei