Category Archives: Taiwan journal

In-East Exhibition

My Messenger Birds over Seoul illustration is also on show elsewhere: there’s a small exhibition of my drawings up in the East Asian departmental hall of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany! Featured are dozens of sketchbook drawings, paintings, journal comics,and … Continue reading

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Cuteness in Taiwan

There was a lot of cute stuff in Taiwan. Crazy amounts. Everywhere. If I came across huge statues of happily frolicking lilac rabbits with shiny manga eyes in a city center in the Netherlands, I’d think it was some sort … Continue reading

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A great teacher

Speaking of gems and vocab: Here you can see Yahan’s good influence on my  roommate Hyerang and me. Translations underneath! She also taught us how to be cuter. (I added pink borders for extra cute) : Our other Taiwanese roommate … Continue reading

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Dorm times

All the girls in my Taipei dorm room; there were four of us in there at a time, but after one semester my Korean roommate moved out and my German/Taiwanese roommate moved in. Sometimes you long for space and the … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: night herons and egrets

From my Taipei sketchbook. Internet is slightly tricky at the moment, but negotiations are taking place and good, steady relations will soon be established. I hope. Have a lovely week!

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Hurrying towards good news

Here is a card that I had sent off and found again when I came back from Taiwan, with the birds I’d spotted in my first few months of being there: I’ve been thinking about doing a bigger, more ambitious one … Continue reading

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All the drinks! + postcard trials

After I posted yesterday’s postcards I realised I never put up the original drinks chart I’d been keeping up to remember what I’d tried. Here they are, complete with names ~  Also here are some little trials for the postcards, … Continue reading

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Taipei Postcards

I will miss living in Taipei, the brilliant crowded overgrown city, the green mountains, the mangrove trees, colourful birds, food culture, endless supply of delicious and exciting drinks, and the lovely people. It was a very special time. Here are … Continue reading

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Taiwan food times: Luwei

Have you ever been lured to a foodstall by promisingly delicious scents, only to stare at the display and eventually, regretfully, walk away because you just didn’t know how to go about getting that food? If so then here is a … Continue reading

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The Taipei county internet cafe experience

For a few weeks the only web access I had was in a little internet cafe in Xizhi. The rates were good (there was actually a deal for those wishing to use a computer a whole 24 hours) but the noise was immense, … Continue reading

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