Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Chinese Language Study Abroad
大家好！Kia ora tatou, ko Maungakiekie te maunga, ko Manukau te awa, nō Tāmaki ahau, ko Cai tōku whānau, ko Amelia tōku ingoa.
I am a New Zealand-Chinese student thrilled to have the opportunity to learn my heritage language, Taiwanese culture and all about Tainan – thanks to the Prime Minister’s Scholarships. Keen to have you come along!
I thought I’d have a detailed itinerary for Taipei. I have landmarks to visit, from Maokong Gondolas (gondolas which fly over the expanse of lush, green forestry to the south of Taipei) to Houtong Cat Village (the attraction is in the name!). However, thanks to Bonnie and Rachel’s influence, I’ve learnt that rough plans are…
University in Tainan has plunged me into the kind of growth I’d never experienced in New Zealand. Who celebrates their 21st with friends they’d only met two weeks prior? Who tries yoga for the first time soundtracked to Taylor Swift at the university park? Who else has had the pleasure of learning cup music with…
大家好 and hello to you, reader! This fortnight’s blog post is about experiences I’ve found interesting as I settle into 台南/Tainan. They’ve challenged my cultural disposition as a second-generation Chinese-New Zealander in Taiwan. Reader, I hope you enjoy the journey through my thoughts. McDonald’s Mcdonald’s has unfortunately become my weekly haunt. The familiarity of the…