Taipei

All Mod Cons

The plumber and my landlord began shouting at each other in Taiwanese, arguing about the pricing for the job.

Sleepless in Taipei

The thought of spending one-third of one’s existence lying on a bed is unbearable to me.

A bar with no name

Pub was unique in that it never closed until the last customer left, as a result of which it was routinely open until 6:00 or 7:00 a.m.

The Dogs I See Around

I spend a lot of time thinking about cute animals, a way to cope with the nullity of contemporary existence.

Post-Apocalypse Election Blues

I'd find myself riding a bus with a friend's giant face on the side of it—a disconcerting feeling.

My Airport Primary category in which blog post is published

My Airport: Taoyuan International Airport

Taoyuan International Airport is an airport with identity issues.

All That Exists Melts Into 7-Eleven

I think I'm the only person I know who has ever tried 7-Eleven bubble tea.

TPE-JFK

I’ve become increasingly aware of how much of my reputation in Taiwan is built on the knowledge of my New York upbringing.

Man in a Box

I lived in a box in an apartment building, itself a collection of boxes, in a city, a large mass of boxes containing other boxes.