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I am proud to announce That Taiwanxifu has been featured as blog of the month in the April 2014 edition of Centered on Taipei magazine. I positively blushed when I read the lovely description of the Taiwanxifu blog written by … Continue reading
The December/January edition of Centered on Taipei magazine is out. And I am especially chuffed about my Ask Taiwanxifu article on pages 12 and 13 that has been included in this edition. Firstly, because I have a big, warm soft … Continue reading
I started writing this blogpost sitting in the Sofun Presbyterian Church in Shoufeng, southern Hualian. And the reason for my visit — baking scones. Well, at least in part.
Three years ago I set out on a lofty ambition of realising my life purpose as being a bridge between Chinese (especially Taiwanese) and Western cultures. Kind of like a character out of Victorian-style Willow Pattern china, I wanted to be someone who … Continue reading
I am passionate about promoting the benefits of the Chinese postpartum retreat (zuo yuezi) for new mothers. Yet I have noticed that my enthusiasm is not always shared by ‘Western’ mothers. In fact, I am finding that this is a … Continue reading
I am almost too scared to share this secret with you because it is so good. I will be up early next Saturday to clamour into the doors as they open and take advantage of the bargains to be had. What … Continue reading
Today, 12 June 2013, is the Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan. It is a time when people flock to the riverside to watch dragon boat races, or maybe even partake in a company sponsored event. It is also an excuse to … Continue reading
One of the weirdest things about being a Taiwanxifu is that the first thing people always ask about is your mother-in-law. No-one ever asks me about my husband. Or at least, not very many people.
I was honored recently to be interviewed on Radio Taiwan International on their Feast Meets West program. I had so much fun chatting with Andrew and Ellen about how I became a Taiwanxifu, why I started blogging and the benefits of … Continue reading
I started blogging to help bridge my own Australian/Western culture and Taiwanese culture. Many people I have met, including close friends and family, know nothing about Taiwan: they either think it is ‘Thailand’, or else that it is a dangerous war … Continue reading