For urban dwellers these days, green spaces seem to become a luxury and blessing, because honestly, life in the urban jungle can be just as grayish and gloomy as the facade of the buildings around them. Metropolitans around the world have recognized people’s dying needs for leisure spaces and worked hard to reserve a sizable […]Read more "Love Note #15: Daan Park"
Dear Taipei, After slacking off for more than a month, I think it’s about time to get my 2017 off to a fresh start by showing more commitment to this blog. While it’s usually hard to own up to your own laziness, I have to admit that I’ve never stopped feeling guilty about being unproductive […]Read more "Love Note #14: Getting Off to a Loving Start"
There are a few reasons why I have always enjoyed spending my October in Taipei each year. From the Double Ten National Day celebration to the Pride Parade, October in Taipei is always so festive and full of pride, the positive kind. While Double Ten has always been a significant day in Taiwan, its ever […]Read more "Love Note #13: Love Knows No Boundary in Taipei"
Public transportation may be a common service in many cities worldwide, but each system is distinct. There’s the sort’ve laughable, nolstagia-inducing one that screeches through Boston, Massachusetts, clanking stubbornly along and painfully in denial about its age because God forbid anyone tells it what it can’t do. And the one that squawks through the New […]Read more "Love Note #12: The Taipei MRT"
Dear Taipei, The long, sultry summer finally seems to be winding down as the unbearable heat drops and the intolerable humidity subsides. All signs are reminding us that summer is coming to an end, and fall, widely considered the most comfortable time in Taiwan, is right around the corner. Normally, the arrival of fall would […]Read more "Love Note #11: A City that Nurtures a Life-long Friendship"
Dear Taipei, Almost all major cities around the world have some architectural landmarks that make them standout and glamourous. Whether it’s the Empire State Building or Eiffel Tower, people look up to it for inspiration or simply list it as one of their lifelong dreams to stand at the top of these architectural wonders. As […]Read more "Love Note #10: Taipei 101"
Dear Taipei, As much as I enjoy my life in this diverse city, summer has never been a pleasant time of the year to be around. The humidity, the heat and the scorching sun have all made it hard to survive the summer here. Luckily, the vibrant cafe scene offers some great places that make […]Read more "Love Note #9: Mys Kaffe"