More photos of traditional Min style buildings, war relics, nature, as well as a few of my family and I. Less, fine I'll be honest no, explanations because I've exhausted my knowledge of Kinmen in the previous post. … [Continue reading...]
This time last week, my family and I were at Greater Kinmen Island, Kinmen County's biggest island and where the majority of the population resides. Which I'll simply refer to as Kinmen（金門） here for ease of reading and writing.
Kinmen is located east of China's Xiamen（廈門）City, roughly 2 kilometers apart at some locations. Kinmen suffered from extensive shelling by the Communists during the first and second Taiwan Strait Crises. Therefore there are many military sites … [Continue reading...]
Before getting into the main topic of this post, I simply have to share this pic of the delicious and super filling quinoa & sweet potato salad I had at the Diner this morning.
Looks delicious, right? Anyways, moving on to the Korean learning part of this post. "What is my Korean name?" is probably a question that every Korean learner will have, myself included. Luckily for me, Korean names work similarly to Chinese names, therefore the process is pretty … [Continue reading...]
Late Wednesday morning, my sister and I took the mrt to Dadaocheng to meet up with our dad. Dadaocheng is a historic section of Taipei and we headed there to eat and do a little bit of sightseeing.
For lunch, we had Donburi (Japanese rice bowl dish) and sushi. I forgot to take photos of this particular meal but talking about food without showing pictures is too cruel, so here are some photos of our (my sister and I) lunch from Tuesday. And yes, we had Japanese food for lunch … [Continue reading...]
I decided to start this weekly (ideally, but we'll see) to keep myself accountable and stay motivated on my Korean learning journey.
I "started" learning Korean this February, but I studied quite sporadically and it took me an entire month to learn the 40 letters of the Korean alphabet Hangeul. Talk about slow progress.
In the beginning, I chose the self study route and learned Hangeul with a book that was just so so in my opinion. Beforehand, I read quite a few blog posts and websites and … [Continue reading...]