Category Archives: Taiwan journal

Egret Morning Exercises

As demonstrated by the egret of the zhengda river rock.

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From Taiwan to the Netherlands (hourlies)

The last week or so has been rushed and sad and beautiful. My grandmother passed away and I decided to leave Taiwan a few weeks earlier than planned. It’s good to be back, even if it is about 20 degrees … Continue reading

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Bathroom panel of terror

There have been some fierce and tricksy air currents recently. They seem to revel in swooping through the apartment and creating as much racket as possible. I’m staying in a Taipei county apartment by myself for some time, actually the first time … Continue reading

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Taipei Botanical Garden

It has been sunny the past week. It’s a bit shocking really. Here is a card I made (which for some reason shows up in enormous size). While walking around the garden troupes of camouflage-clad people kept hurrying past us beladen with … Continue reading

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Weirdo on the metro

 This is how you truly feel like a perfectly normal human being: a packed train and three boys right across from you squish into two seats rather than risk sitting on the only empty seat, which is next to you. The three of … Continue reading

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Cafe drawing (T.loafer)

T.loafer is a tiny, tiny cafe on a leafy street near Shida (uni). I first came across it here on this blog with many excellent photos of misty bamboo groves, Taipei cafes, mountains and hiking marvels. I hunted T.loafer down … Continue reading

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Need more teapots / 小朋友

While painting in a 7/11 cafe a little girl gave me some drawing advice. Sorry if it’s a bit unclear – you can click to make it bigger but then it’s huge! I don’t know, it could be alarming. Speech … Continue reading

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Morning brightening lizard

I’ve moved out of the dorm! It’s sort of sad. It was small and crowded, and sometimes it was not buckets of fun (having chronic bronchitis when living in a cramped space with 3 others is not ideal, partly because you … Continue reading

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Kenting drawings (Sheding park)

What’s this more birds noooo. After Tainan we drifted towards Kenting, which was so blue-skied, beautiful-beached, warm and wonderful that we ended up spending about a week there being extremely lazy. I spent too much time enjoying the ocean to be able … Continue reading

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Tainan Holiday Sketchbook

I’m back in Taipei! My mum visited me in Taiwan, I had a brilliant holiday with her! Together we boarded a High Speed Rail train and zoomed off South to flee the cold and clouds. Under mum’s orders we first stopped by … Continue reading

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