Thursday, July 19, 2012

Still here, still there.

The recovering Taiwanoholic has not yet recovered.

I had a bit of a wobble today when I met some Taiwanese students at the language school I work at. After saying that I'd lived in their city for 9 years, then telling them that I used to live on Sanchong night market where the smell of stinky dofu filled the air every night, I found myself welling up and having to withdraw in order to maintain my teacherly dignity.

Recovery is an act in progress.

2 comments:

  1. Glad you're still here (well, "there"), Toby. I'm sure you're glad you got Rosey across before they changed the immigration policies this month too.

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  2. So do I understand it correctly, you actually went back to where you came from after having lived in Taiwan for a number of years? I admire people who can do that, I know myself that I could never move back to where I came from, on the other hand I knew already when I left that I'd never return; It is different with some places I have lived, there are some other places I could return to. Not to where I grew up though, only as a tourist. I changed too much and so did the place I grew up.

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