Long Weekend

Four-day mid-autumn holiday ends tomorrow, and this (see below) is what I've been doing. The presence of what CNN coined as 'the strongest typhoon to hit the earth to date' made things worse. I wanted a bowl of ramen or that tasty tsukemen my friend Abby and I had last week, but the wind's just so scary, I had no choice but to stay home. Sigh. Emo mode on.

Four Years

September 7, 2009 was the day I left home and lived on my own. No family members, not even relatives, just new friends, and a new chapter waiting to unfold.

Four years after, lo and behold, I'm still here. I don't know why (maybe job?), I don't know how (maybe, God has a reason). But I know that all the friendships, lessons and experiences I've had, have formed me into who I am now. I'm no longer the brat who wants everything to happen in just a snap. I learned to be more patient, to care more for others, to understand, to appreciate, to love, to smile genuinely, to help... and so much more. And for this I'm extremely thankful to Taiwan, my second home.