Category Reflections

The hardest part about living abroad as an expart

The Hardest Part About Living Abroad

Life as an expat is wonderful, but it has its difficulties too. Here’s my “confession” of the thing I’ve found hardest to cope with living abroad.

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Welcome to TypingToTaipei.com- Yes, .com!

Introducing, the newly revamped TypingToTaipei.com!

“Yes people”, and learning to say “no”

Dear Taipei, What’s your view on Yes people? I don’t mean a “yes man” that blindly- and often to their detriment- says yes to every single favour and thing someone asks from them. I am referring to those people who say “yes” to any social invitation they receive (within reason). Want to hit the clubs Friday and […]

A (solo) picture tells a thousand words

Dear Taipei, If you’ll be so kind, I’d like to share an anecdote from yours truly. Yesterday after parting from my friends, I was strolling around in a department store when I saw a huddle of people. Curious, I went over and saw they were waiting to have a go at an instant photobooth set […]

How to Hong Kong: A trip to Stanley with Me, Myself and I

Dear Taipei, I think if you could speak, you’d try to dispel the assumptions made about you. One of the biggest which comes to mind is that you’re not a worthy holiday destination in yourself. A good proportion of people only visit you for a brief trip, often on a stopover on the way to […]

Week 2: Ni HOW DO I LEARN THIS LANGUAGE?!

Dear Taipei, Truth or dare? (Please pick dare, lest you RUIN my blog post). Oh, dare? Good choice. Watch the below video. All 5 minutes 42 seconds of it. MULTIPLE TIMES UNTIL YOU WANT TO RIP YOUR BRAIN OUT. I promise you that is the PG version of what torture you will want to inflict […]