Thursday, February 25, 2010


I have been thinking of ways to spice up my life lately.

I ADORE the kids I teach, and they fill my heart with so much's a great feeling...but I am really in need of a challenge.

Yes, I take Mandarin lessons with a wonderful private tutor, and it's not easy, so I DO enjoy the challenge (although I am lazy about studying it!).

I REALLY want to go back to school, but I have been hesitant because I am not sure I want to pursue a teaching degree.

My first love always has been alternative medicine...well, I would rather call it Complementary Medicine. I have been thinking that it would be wonderful to combine a naturopathic "degree" with a Master's degree in Public Health.

Maybe this is a far fetched dream- but I would love to help integrate traditional and "natural" medicine in hospitals and clinics.

I KNOW the two can be combined. I am living proof that this combination works.

By the time I finish my training, we'll be ready to move back to the US (or not?).

I just want to study something I am passionate about.

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Real Me

I think I haven't been blogging, because I feel that I must present someone interesting and different to the world.

I just feel so boring's funny...even though you move somewhere exotic, after awhile life is just the same old same old.

I DO love the new house we now living in though. It's nestled in the foothills of Yangmingshan Mountain. The blaring roar of scooters has been replaced with the soothing sound of birds...ok and the screech/thumping of cats fighting on our roof!We had fun redecorating - we wallpapered all of the white walls (except for the pantry) and did the kitchen over a bit: we put black glass over butt ugly tile, added a faux wooden ceiling , and added a small bar, and I had drapes custom made in the fabric district. My neighbor brought me to Dun Hua Street- the oldest section of Taipei. Such a wonderful place- I was in awe of the beautiful fabric selections...I could spend an entire day there looking at fabric!! (I told you I was boring now!!!)

I took pictures recently after cleaning it they are!

(I will post pics of the garden and deck as soon as I can find them!)

Our Sunroom

(I need to post some daytime pics!)

The Livingroom

The Dining Area and Kitchen

Anjoli's Crazy Bedroom!

Fireplace (obviously!)

Master Bedroom (I detest the wallpaper...but the solid red textured pattern we wanted wasn't available and Sujoy chose this without asking me that is that. We'll see how long I can bear it!).

Our teeny tiny Guestroom

The bathrooms are not very exciting...