Taking that First Step aka launching this blog

“Start before you are ready.” I’ve been seeing this quote on my social media feeds and I’m taking it as a sign that I should just go ahead and launch this blog. Hello, my name is Therese and I am a late 20-something Chinese-Filipino living and working in Taipei, Taiwan. I’ve been blogging on and... Continue Reading →

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[Quotes] The Love Proof by Madeleine Henry

I stumbled upon this book while I was browsing through Goodreads and remember liking the last paragraph of the description: "Spanning decades, The Love Proof is an unusual love story about lasting connection, time, and intuition. It explores the course that perfect love can take between imperfect people, and urges us to listen to our hearts rather... Continue Reading →

Of family days and food explorations

November was filled with a couple of family days and food explorations — as you can see from the title of this post. My cousin's daughter celebrated her 1st birthday in October, and we had the lunch celebration in November. We went to this restaurant in Xindian and had a lot of food and cake! Can't believe... Continue Reading →

[Quotes] The Money Hackers by Daniel P. Simon

This was an easy and interesting read because it talks about different fintech players (“most powerful disruptors”) and how they changed (“disrupted”) the industry.  These were the companies and ideas that were discussed in the book: Venmo, Peer-to-Peer Lending, Mint, Robo-advisors, Neobanks, international remittances (M-Pesa, WorldRemit, etc.), Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain. “Banking is regulated for good... Continue Reading →

Anniversary celebration at Wulai

We planned a trip to Wulai to celebrate our anniversary. A couple of days before our trip, we checked the weather forecast and saw that there was a chance that it was going to rain that weekend. Unfortunately, it really rained that weekend but we couldn't cancel our reservation, so we decided to still push... Continue Reading →

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