Tales of Taiwan

Tales of Taiwan
Summer 2010. That's when I first moved to Taiwan. I came here to teach English for six months and I ended falling in love with this little island. That is why, after being home for a year, I had to move back.This time to dance. I can't wait to see what adventures lie in my path this time...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Musings during a storm...

An Ode to Taiwan

To the land where:
Sunscreen is my lotion
Bug repellent is my perfume
My make up is the toner,
smudged on my face,
from another battle the printer

To the land where:
My roomates are my sisters
The security guards are my fathers
The little old women who sit in the courtyard,
reading and chatting all day,
are my grandmothers
The secretaries are my cousins
Linda, our cook, is the mother and protector
The students are my children

To the land where:
Typhoons come every year,
schools are closed,
air is cleaned,
minds are refreshed
...Except for this year

To the land where:
Karaoke is a competitive sport
Dancers become runners,
Runners become boxers,
And they all become surfers,
And learn how to fly

Throughout the years
I have felt an attraction to many places
My first love is Utah and all its wonders
I'm crushing on Arizona, Russia, and Africa
I have a never ending infatuation with
the UK and all of Europe

But right now
I am in the middle of a full blown love affair.

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