What is Right with Teaching English in Taiwan!

Rebecca Grace Kehl – Lifestyle Editor An article on what’s great about teaching English in Taiwan – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – to have a change in perspective to value yourself and your job. I’ll begin with an aside, a reminder, a light in which

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Winter Solstice: Its Request of You, and Yours of It

Rebecca Grace Kehl – revised copy for December 24, 2016 More and more people are learning about the Solstices and Equinoxes, and how they are the original holidays and celebrations of which modern holidays, like Christmas, and all it’s flashing lights and noise, were created. Let’s revive what this time of

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Of The Warm, The Generous, and The Neighborly

It was a scalding and busy Saturday for me, full of sleep-deficient-related headaches while nailing the major portion of the errands I set out to do for the day. After, I went out for a cooling walk to get a lemon-passionfruit drink with my reusable mug at the Coco Tea street shop.  I

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Taipei Light Pollution 台北的光汙染

(translated by 吳耀翰) Because Taipei city is such that the residential always mixes with the commercial, and since commercial buildings here often leave their lights on after closing, we have a really bad case of nightly light pollution. If you don’t have proper blinds and an eye mask, light sleepers

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On Safety and Connectedness: Compliments to Taiwan and her Citizens for Modeling Safe-City Culture

— A Young Canadian’s View on Why Taiwan is So Safe — By Rebecca G. Kehl When I was 17 and a 1/2, my good-humored, maverick father came over to Taiwan and lived here for a year. Then he came back and taught me his limited Mandarin, haha!:  我要,  好吃, and

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Dear Cai Ying-wen 親愛的蔡英文總統: Much Love and Power to You 豐沛的愛與力量予妳

Power, power, power… 🙂 What is it, where does it come from, and what do we do with it? 力量、力量、力量…它究竟是甚麼,它從哪裡來,我們可以用力量做甚麼? When you think of power, what immediately comes to mind? Make a list of people who you think are powerful: 當你想到力量,你立刻浮現腦海的是什麼? 列出一份你認為有力量之人的名單: – – – Next, take a minute to

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Winter Solstice – What the “Christmas Season” Really Asks of You

Rebecca Kehl – December 31, 2015 I lived in Taiwan about ten years ago for 2 and a half years, so I must have seen at least 2 Christmases then, but somehow I can’t recall them. I don’t remember Christmas cards or gift giving or receiving between students or friends and I,

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The Revenge of the Recyclables

By Rebecca Kehl – Dec 2015 In this article, a mystery will be revealed before your very eyes… It is the 2-fold challenge of curing modern man’s addiction to plastic. I shall reveal the mystery now, at the beginning, to save you all the suspense. The answer is: Completely adapting to a life of reuseables (the

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Taiwan… Unplugged!?

By Rebecca Kehl You know those days when the power goes out and your fridge stops working and waters dripping from the freezer and there’s no air-con and it’s like +35 C? And you try to plug in your computer cuz it’s low on battery cuz you need to send that

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Would You Like a Drink with your Plastic? :D

Well, as we know, the world doesn’t revolve around the Sun anymore. Instead, we’ve got excess(ive) plastic packaging, unreused plastic bags, plastic straws, and the best of them all in Taiwan, the plastic cup! Of which each typically has 1 life. Many have heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, AKA Plastic Island,

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