Shattered Pieces

I looked at the mirror and saw my future. I frowned a bit and suddenly a smile broke across my face. It was unbelievable. I was surprised myself. How in the world did this happen? I never believed this was even possible. The odds weren’t that favorable at all. Despite everything, I was there standing … Continue reading Shattered Pieces Bei Da Senior High School

TO: Create memories, share experiences, and inspire adventures. Whenever people ask why do I make time for these people that I don't even know, I always smile and say, "Because I can and I want to." A week after I held my first lecture, I was scheduled to hold another lecture in another high … Continue reading Bei Da Senior High School

#DawningInTaiwan: Driving around Yilan

Waking up to the sunlight piercing through the translucent sliding doors, I got up pretty early today. I didn't want to get up so soon, but my body clock urged me to do so. Packed my two day traveling needs and I was good to go. The MRT was a few minutes of walking away. … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Driving around Yilan Taipei Municipal Datong Senior High School

Last April 26, I received my list of matches for "The World in Your Classroom - Taiwan" project from the organization. Quickly after reading the matches, another email popped up in my inbox. Teacher Tracy (Hsuan Chen) greeted me with a warm message. One of the highlights of her message must be her introduction of … Continue reading Taipei Municipal Datong Senior High School

#DawningInTaiwan: National Palace Museum

  "Happy Museum Day!" Chased out of Fulong by the scare of thunderstorms, Dennis and I headed back to Taipei for an activity that will fit the not-so-pretty weather. (We didn't want to risk being struck by lightning, even though I reckoned the statistical probability is slim.) Lots of ideas popped up as alternatives to … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: National Palace Museum

#DawningInTaiwan: Singing the Way to Enlightenment

Photos from Yg Shih (of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Kaohsiung) Edited by Dennis Weinberg  Based on Sakyamuni Buddha's life as written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, Siddhartha The Musical was a fascinating spectacle at the Great Enlightenment Auditorium. With the elegant costume design, powerful vocals, and graceful movements, the Fo Guang Shan Academy … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Singing the Way to Enlightenment

#DawningInTaiwan: Viaje rápido? Vámonos!

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.  Leaving the Philippines last February, the last two familiar faces I saw were Kike's and Blanca's. Meeting them last January was one of the highlights of my comeback in Mapua. I met Blanca first when AJ wasn't able to meet her as the student buddy. A week … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Viaje rápido? Vámonos!