Day-to-Day Life in Taipei

My Rooftop Apartment in Taipei

My Apartment in Taipei My mattress sits directly on the raised hardwood floor of the corner of my studio apartment I call my bedroom. The rest of the apartment is white quarry-tiled, but my sleeping area is warmer, cozier…wood, not tile. Each morning at 6:15 my pink Motorola Razor phone … Continue reading

The Expat Experience from Five Different Countries in Asia

The Expat Experience from Five Different Countries in Asia

All 18 of us in the program have been in touch through a Google Group since we left our orientation in San Francisco two weeks ago (today marks the end of two weeks in Taipei). It seems that most of the Scholars are gathering entertaining stories to share. Each time … Continue reading

My Very First Day as an Expat

Melissa's Very First Day as an Expat in Taiwan from www.MilliGFunk.com

  Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on September 1, 2006. We’ve been in Taipei for 24 hours now. Here are my first impressions: First, no one seems at all affected by me. I’m one of the only Caucasians I’ve seen all day (a total … Continue reading

The Good News & The Bad News About the #Come2Germany Contest

Vote for MilliGFunk to #Come2Germany

Today I have some good news and some bad news to share with you. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been competing for a chance to win a week of paid travel through Germany as part of the Germany National Tourism Office’s #Come2Germany campaign. It’s been an incredible experience, … Continue reading

So You’re Moving to Taiwan: What Happens Next?

So You're Moving to Taiwan? Don't Panic! www.milligfunk.com

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on April 12, 2006. The idea of leaving the country is really exciting to me, but the preparations are a little nerve-wracking. I have 38 days until I graduate from the Heinz School, and then only about two weeks … Continue reading

German Epiphany: The Real 12 Days of Christmas

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View image | gettyimages.com I woke up on January 6th and ran to the local bakery looking for pastries for a mommy-baby playgroup I was hosting that morning, only to find that the store was closed. I drove to another bakery; also closed. I was lucky enough to find a … Continue reading

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