An Engineer Walks Into a Hardware Store

A joke: An engineer walks into a hardware store and shows the owner a Chinese word for a “file” on his cell phone. The owner starts looking for the item, and the engineer’s wife tells him they’re from North Europe, definitely not from Norway, as the owner thinks, but from Finland. Then she proceeds to…

Houtung Cat Village aka the Best Day Ever!

Okay, unlike usually, this post concentrates just and only on cats ♥ . Those adorable little assholes, who absolutely hate you. Just as much as you love them. Anyway, today we sort of accidentally found a cat village!!! As we were heading to Sandiaoling Falls (三貂嶺瀑布群步道口) (more on that later), I happened to look at Google…

Wonders of Nature

Hi there, as it’s been a very, very long time since this blog was active, I’m assuming to reach one to three readers with this post. Since our last one, a lot of very, very good things have happened, so it’s time to get back here to share our adventures with all three of you…

One Hundred Ways to Summer

As I have spent the summer on a different continent as the enginerd, and nothing much has been going on, this blog has been a bit dry lately. However, now that I’m almost done with my summer vacation (working…), it’s more than appropriate to update this blog again. Here is a list of things that…

50 Shades of Taipei

Nearly 5 months ago, I arrived to Taoyuan airport with my husband, a back-bag, Pleco downloaded to my phone and very high hopes in heart. And OMG (a serious OMG, sorry guys, I’m rather excited about everything that has happened here), we have been having fun. As a matter of a fact, I want to…

“Do you speak Chinese?” “Yidiandian…”

One of the first things one notices after arriving to Taipei, is how well Taiwanese speak English. Another thing is, they they don’t seem to think so. Have you ever been to, let’s say, India or China? Ask any person there, if they speak English, and the answer is always an affirmative and self-assured “Yes!”….

Visiting Finland

It’s been two weeks since my last post. Girl needs to rest, but don’t worry, here is the latest news from me and the enginerd 🙂 I visited home this week, to get more drunk more often and to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Here is how it went down: I tested the Taipei Airport…

Basically Just Really Fun and Awesome Stuff

After spending over 3 months here in Taipei, I am happy to say that we are having fun. Although studying the language and trying to find a job is not always super easy (crying, tantrums, annoyance..), most of the time we are very very satisfied with our decision to move here. I am also very…

Yang Ming Shan

Although we’ve already spent over two months here in Taipei, I managed to see Mt. Yang Ming only last week (technically, my bit hungover butt was semi-forcefully dragged there).  Having just recently met some new friends (here’s how to stop it from happening again), it was a bit scary but super exciting to go spend…

Climbing Mountains

Lately, we’ve been trying to figure out what will come out this little adventure of ours. To sum it up, after you quit your job, give away most of your stuff and move to the other side of the world (yeah, sure not literally, but close enough), at some point you just have to start…

Bucket lists

Since we’re having a unique opportunity to have my lovely ex co-worker brightening up our vacation and keeping us awake if we get drowsy, I decided to interview her a little. We’re mostly talking about traveling here, so I wanted to know about her travel related bucket list. Although I asked her about it only…

Hanoi Rocks! (Part 1)

Sorry, so sorry for the title, the pun’s just too terrible and predictable, but how could I resist? If you’re not sure what it refers to, please check out the mighty Wikipedia on the topic here. Now, back to the business and what is going on and why am I entitled to make all the…