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

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

A #ThrowbackThursday Post: New Forms of Terrorism

A #ThrowbackThursday post about new forms of terrorism from MilliGFunk.com

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on August 11, 2006. My mom and I had just settled into our hotel in Ohio for the night when we saw the news on CNN about the disrupted attempt to blow up the planes headed from the UK … Continue reading

Chinese Family Relationships Are More Important Than I Knew

Understanding Chinese Family Relationships - via MilliGFunk

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on August 7, 2006 Chinese family relationships are more important than I knew: The Chinese language and culture require that siblings and familial relationships be treated differently than in English language and American culture. How Siblings Are Called Siblings … Continue reading

Four Fascinating Things About Chinese Children’s Names

Four Fascinating Things About Chinese Names MillIGFunk

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on June 15, 2006. FALCON students are each given a Chinese name, which is then used in class (and oftentimes out of class as well) to address each other. There are some kids in my class whose English names I … Continue reading

Speak No English

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on April 24, 2006 Yesterday was Earth Day, and I couldn’t help but think that I’m about to have a much better idea about just what the Earth is. I’m going to be living on the other side of it … 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

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