#DawningInTaiwan: Mi Amigo Mono en Kaoshiung

At around 2'o clock in the morning, Kike arrived in Zhongli. Good thing I was able to wake up since I was extremely tired throughout the previous day and haven't had much sleep in a while. Wanting to catch an early train, we decided we'll head out at 6AM. We did but, ended up taking the … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Mi Amigo Mono en Kaoshiung

#TWIYC.tw: 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 #TWIYC.tw: 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 our … 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

Blurred Memories 

I used to close my eyes and picture the lovely memories I had with him. I tried doing so today, but I couldn't. All those good times went blurry. What I saw was him holding a glass filled with ice cubes as beer overflows on his right hand and a cigarette halfway smoked on his … Continue reading Blurred Memories 

#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!

#DawningInTaiwan: The World in Your Classroom

TWIYC.tw is a platform that connects foreign volunteers with high school students in Taiwan. In the project, volunteers living in or traveling to Taiwan are welcome to sign up to be our guest lecturers. We offer an opportunity for foreign volunteers to teach Taiwanese students about various aspects of their home countries such as culture, … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: The World in Your Classroom