The dancing grasshopper

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Han and I went driving in the mountains past Muzha up towards his old university (Huafan). Along the way there is a really sweet little roadside cafe in Shiding. We stopped for a drink while we contemplated a hike and … Continue reading

Taoist gods’ birthdays

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This month, along with having Tomb Sweeping Day, there has seemed to have been at least half a dozen taoist gods’ birthdays. There have been 2 or 3 times this April when Han and I have been en route to … Continue reading

Japanese Food

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One of the true cultural experiences of Japan is the food. I already indulge in Japanese food of some sort at least once an week in Taiwan. I kept hearing that it doesn’t compare to true Japanese food. While I … Continue reading

Question from a 5 year old

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Since I’ve come back from Japan I’ve dove back into work and straight into our school’s summer camp program. It’s a lot of extra work since we aren’t provided with any materials but we are given complete “creative control”. Basically … Continue reading

Shameful confession

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My 2nd meal in Japan was Wendy’s. Taiwan has all sorts of Western fast food but what they don’t have is my favorite burger joint. Han and I were walking around on our first full day in Tokyo looking for … Continue reading