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.


  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.

  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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