Mid-way through the four-hour train ride from Tainan to Taipei, I looked up from my book. Shortly before I left Canada, I started Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Right now I’m at the part where Toru starts to discover the underlying connection between the mysterious turn his life has taken with [...]
I had one of the hardest, most-crippling laughs I have had in a long time tonight. The situation and characters are so ridiculous, it borders on surreal. In a way, I owe it all the to the bus tour for bringing us all together.
First an introduction to some of my tourmates. [...]
Whether its to the local casino, American border outlet mall or multi-country journey, the bus tour is the only way some Chinese people will travel outside of their own land. For some Chinese people, they use the bus tour as a medium to travel within their own land. My parents, wary of [...]
Last weekend my parents came to visit me, officially marking the half-way point of my exchange. Along with them came my aunt and uncle visiting from Georgia. Together we did one thing I had been waiting for since the second day I was in the country, when I saw it for the first time.