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“牛肉麵 Beef Noodles!”

First of all I want to put this picture here. Because BAM It was delicious. Now I'm not going to write a post on why you should go eat beef noodles. There are literally hundreds of posts that say the same thing. Traditional. Must have. Blah, blah, blah. SO you already know that part. What … Continue reading “牛肉麵 Beef Noodles!”

Fighting the summer heat in Taipei

As you all know, I live in Taipei. I like to think that perhaps it is a touch cooler in the harbor cities, like Kaohsiung or Hsinchu. But here in lovely Taipei it's hot as f**k. So this morning I woke up like 'wtf?!?' (Sorry 'yonce fans but this was not a flawless kind of … Continue reading Fighting the summer heat in Taipei

“你好嗎? Chinese (Mandarin) Class in Taipei, Taiwan 台北,台灣 “

So I definitely can't use the Zuyin (bopomofo) correctly to make a word so there's that. So when I got to Taiwan I was a little 'blah' about taking a class. Even though it was part of my plan to begin with.  Eventually I was down for it and made the move to sign up. … Continue reading “你好嗎? Chinese (Mandarin) Class in Taipei, Taiwan 台北,台灣 “

Excerpt from the book “The Rise and Fall of a Gladiatrix” by Ashley M Scott

Of Realizations and Ulterior Motives  Chapter 6 Once relieved of the field, a man's worth is portrayed and judged by the way he lives his life spared by the gods and presents his house and self to state and countryman. The villa of Varro Lucius Lepidus did just that. Perhaps in excess. Built with a … Continue reading Excerpt from the book “The Rise and Fall of a Gladiatrix” by Ashley M Scott

“The Dragon Boat Festival 端午節”

There are many opportunities to witness and participate in traditional festivals in Taiwan. This month, May, is the Dragon Boat Festival or 'Duānwǔjié'. During the long weekend people can be seen traveling home to celebrate with their family and friends. Most shops are closed or hold odd times so that they owners can enjoy the time … Continue reading “The Dragon Boat Festival 端午節”

Excerpt from the Book “The Rise and Fall of a Gladiatrix” Now available in paperback and ebook through Lulu.com

Part 1 Exordium  It has now been six hundred and seventy-nine years since the founding of the city. And the empire though it is full of politics and propaganda. Of civilized men with naught but words and intrigue who plot and scheme for elevation. It is still a place in deep need of blood and … Continue reading Excerpt from the Book “The Rise and Fall of a Gladiatrix” Now available in paperback and ebook through Lulu.com

Hiking in Taiwan “Xianjiyan Hike Trail”

Our first hike since my return to Taiwan was not Elephant Mountain as I had planned with myself, though there is still so much time so I'm not worried. Instead, it was the Xianjiyan hike trail near Jingmei Station in Taipei's Wunshan District. We left out that morning expecting rain and instead we got the … Continue reading Hiking in Taiwan “Xianjiyan Hike Trail”

“The Rise and Fall of a Gladiatrix” a new book by a fresh new author

So comes/ends an awesome day! Before I left the states I put into work publishing my first book and dun dun daduuuun! So it has arrived! My brother took the picture and sent it to me so that I could actually see it haha. Thanks to him and my mom for looking out for both … Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of a Gladiatrix” a new book by a fresh new author

My first week in Taiwan a.k.a. The week that made me say “Oh shit what the hell did I get myself into?”

So to recap...flight...check Money...check Fearless plan of ultimate bravery...check Execution...check As I write this I am sweating my face off even though I'm sitting in front of a fan, either that or swimming in humidity, I can't tell yet. But what this week has really come down to is that planning and living are two … Continue reading My first week in Taiwan a.k.a. The week that made me say “Oh shit what the hell did I get myself into?”