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Scrambled Egg

I am honoured today to have a guest post I wrote about my Australian/Asian identity featured in Jocelyn Eikenburg’s Speaking of China website.

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The next best thing to an op shop: Salvation Army Charity Bazaar (21 June)

It is on again: save the date of 21 June.  A year ago I shared the secret treasure trove that lies within the Salvation Army Charity Bazaar.  You never know what you will find.  But I always find a lot, and … Continue reading

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Ian’s Table

Mr Taiwanxifu and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary last weekend. So we wanted to do something special. A lunch meal at Ian’s Table, a private residence in the spectacular Hualian rift valley area, was the perfect venue.

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Taiwanese pudding

My eldest son, almost four, loves pudding — a dessert found at every convenience store and most bakeries in Taiwan that is kind of like a creme caramel. It is a special treat for my boy after soccer. He was … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in Taiwan: Australian Breastfeeding Association magazine

An article I wrote about my experiences breastfeeding in Taiwan has been published in the May edition of the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s magazine, Essence.  I am, as always, thrilled to have had an article published in Essence, a magazine that I read … Continue reading

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2013 Rotary Club of Taipei English Speech Contest — 18 May

Attention Taiwan college students:  want to improve your English skills, develop confidence in public speaking AND have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes including two study tours to Australia (one at the prestigious Australian National University, and the second at the … Continue reading

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Impact Coffee: Centered on Taipei Magazine

Do you rely on your morning cup of coffee (or two or three) to start the day?  If so, imagine being able to buy top quality, freshly roasted Arabica coffee beans in Taiwan and help make a difference to the world? 

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Making friends in the playground: some practical Mandarin words

Taipei is blessed to have many child-friendly parks equipped with all the sort of playground swings and climbing stuff that little children love.  Most Taiwanese families and their carers are friendly and like to talk with new people.  So what are … Continue reading

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Family visit to The Great Roots Forestry Spa Resort

Whenever I arrive back in Taiwan, I always transfixed by northern Taiwan’s greenery during the drive on the way home from Taoyuan Airport.  The hills plunging down to the highway seem so lush and dangerous, as if the jungle wants to … Continue reading

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The top five Taiwanese foods foreigners like

This week I attended a press conference for Taste of Taiwan Cuisine 2012.  The event, organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), was to promote a month of food-related events happening in Taiwan in June.  Taiwan is keen to promote internationalization … Continue reading

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