Oomph: Kaohsiung’s First Cold -Pressed Juicery

When I last lived in Kaohsiung I remember wishing there was a place to buy cold-pressed juice. You can imagine how stoked I was when I discovered there is now a company that delivers cold-pressed juice straight to your door! Kaohsiung has certainly become quite sophisticated in a short period of time! Seriously, how many years […]

The Taiwanese Diet Vs. the American Diet

I want to take a moment to talk about my struggle with eating healthily while home in the U.S. this past month. Many of you might know that I am a vegetarian. In Taiwan, it is effortless to be a vegetarian, as there are more than 1,500 registered vegetarian restaurants on the tiny island. In […]

My McDonald’s Nightmare

Two weeks ago, I interviewed for a position to teach a toddler class in the evenings, and what I found upon arrival was unexpected, and extremely disturbing. At first, I was greeted by McDonald’s images plastered on the walls. After introducing herself, the owner of the school asked me to teach the kids fast food […]

Let’s Talk Teeth

I have seen rotting teeth on children everywhere: Indonesia, Honduras, and yes, even Taiwan. You would think that since I currently work at a posh private school, with students from extremely wealthy families, that all of their teeth would be sparkling white. But the truth is, sugar does not discriminate. Even on visits home to the […]

High on High Fructose

Usually, my posts are about the observations I make while living and traveling in a new country. However, being back in ‘Merica, I realize at times I feel like I am living and traveling in a new country. Since I have been back, a day has not gone by where I have not felt shocked, confused, bamboozled, […]