Tag Archives: Taichung

Dad’s iPad

On my brother’s last visit, he bought a new iPad for my father.  It sat unused until I showed up six months later in Taichung. Some ten years earlier, I had done the opposite. I first diagnosed that my father … Continue reading

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The day the earth stood still

There are moments in your life that you will never forget. Ask anyone what they were doing on September 11, 2001. Wherever they were, they remember. It is as if time froze the minute they learned about what has now … Continue reading

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Family reunion of four

I came across an old e-mail from my dad in October 2003, referring to a series of blogs I posted about our family reunion the previous month. “Your updated Sept journals,” he wrote, “describe our reunion after 17 yrs quite vividly. Though … Continue reading

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Supermoon and superdad

As we approach the third supermoon this year, I am reminded of how I witnessed the two previous ones in July and August.

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Free writing with a prompt

One of my many goals is to become a better writer. To do so requires reading good writing, reading about how to write, being in contact with good writers, practising the craft of writing to get better at it, and … Continue reading

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Travel to step outside one’s comfort zone

After a simple vegetarian lunch near my father’s condo in Taichung, Taiwan, I walked to the corner optometry shop to pick up the glasses I had ordered when I arrived two days ago. The optometrist advised me to replace the … Continue reading

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