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ALMOST Chinese New Year Break! :)

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Here's a little update video! Enjoy!

Argentine Odalisque

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So this past week hasn't been easy, per say. Albert's been on a business trip and I've kinda had to fend for myself. No worries! I'm just fine! But I'd kinda like to be able to order different foods and not eat at the same places everyday. :P Work is a little stressful right now since it's the end of the semester and the usual dramas. Oh well. Can't wait till it's hot and sunny again! I really wanted to go out dancing but a lot of stuff got in the way so I ended up spending my weekend as a crazy artist. (I did check out the one argentine tango place in Taipei...maybe Taiwan)

I finished an acryllic painting I started the last time Albert was away. It's of hyacinths at the flower market. I tell ya, it was pretty tough getting back into acryllics and I had a hard time getting the flowers the right shade of pink (it's like a faded, purply pink). It's really hard for me to blend in this medium for some reason. So I impressionized it a little bit.…

Hess Banquet, Training, Lindy Hop, and Medical Check!

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Things have been really busy since I've gone back to work. We had a year-end banquet for my school. We went to the Hyatt hotel and had some kind of assembly where different branches gave cheers. After that there were some performances- dancing fish and dragons on a stick... I went to TGIF for the first time in Taiwan and they had a great drink- it's like an oreo milkshake with liqueur inside. It was very yummy! Then there was a banquet where we sat at different round tables and people went on stage to perform songs. There were free drinks and a lot of people took advantage of that. It was most interesting to see where conversations kept going to. But it was a fun experience- you gotta try everything once, right?

Anyways. In the meantime I guess I'm taking a break from Chinese class (not enough people signed up) and I'm training to get back into ballroom competitions instead. I'm making myself practice 3 times a week, but uh it's kinda hard when I go by myself, …

Back in Taipei

Hey everybody!


I had a safe flight back to Taiwan. Whew, it was really long but the turbulence wasn't that bad. We got to hang out in the Tokyo airport for an hour, and I saw a lot of movies this time. Eat Pray Love (again), Despicable Me, Four Christmases, Salt. They were all pretty good. I liked EPL better the second time around. I swear I feel like I know that Brazilian guy she ends up with. I just can't figure out who he reminds me of.

So I had a lot of fun being back home. I can't believe how much I miss America. Got to see some family, and some friends ;) and Dante!!! I finished this gorgeous dress I was working on before I moved to Taiwan... but it kinda turned into a disaster! It ended up being too small on top, and bulgy in places... and I burned/melted the fabric with an iron..... that I destroyed... :'( But it was a good try I think. I think my next sewing project will be to just make a tablecloth.

But anyways, I'm back. I took a couple days off so I cou…