Sep 28, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: NTRC

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Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 15, 2008

For some reason I skipped Hsinchu in last week’s “The Places I Called Home” post…so here it is. It’s amazing to think back and realized that I worked at the Industrial Technology Research Institute under the NanoTechnology Research Centre during one of my coop terms. More amazing is the thought that this all happened 7 years ago. And I’m STILL doing nano research today. Maybe that’s the most amazing of it all.

Jul 27, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Garden

July 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 6, 2008

A pond in a garden in a park near the place that I lived during a work term in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Jun 01, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Chinese New Year

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Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on February 10, 2008

I spent a winter term in Taiwan, which meant that Chinese new year that year was spent in Hsinchu. I think it was the only time I spent Chinese new year in Asia since I immigrated to Canada…wow! Here a feast was undergoing preparation, and it was going to be a huge one!

Apr 06, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Taiwanese street food

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Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 15, 2008

The one thing that I dearly miss about living in Taiwan was the easily accessible variety of delicious street available everywhere. There was a shop nearby the place I used to live where my companion and I would often go for a late-night snack. This is a typical order: xialongbao (literally “little caged buns”), dumplings (or “pot stickers” if that’s what you prefer to call them), radish cake, and egg pancake. I am drooling as I am reminded of the wonders of Taiwanese street food…someone bring me back there, please!

Feb 09, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Night in Hsinchu

February 9, 2015 § 5 Comments

Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 11, 2008

Having done an internship in Hsinchu, Taiwan for four months during my undergrad studies, I was accustomed to the completely different lifestyle of the Taiwanese compared with that of the west. Motorcycles were perhaps more numerous on the roads than were cars, and who could forget about the food? Aside from the irresistible night markets, every street seemed to be lined on both sides by stalls and shops selling food, drinks, and snacks of every kind!

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