- is a sentiment shared by many who has served in the alternative service in Taiwan. The experience is unique and once-in-a-lifetime. Though I'm sure there will be days when I'll look back in nostalgia and miss moments from this wonderful journey, today I shout with joy and glad to have completed this one-year journey. As a mandatory … Continue reading 替代役 Finished!
I started my substitution military service full of inspiration. 6 months later, I finally sat down and started typing out an entry. I've had plenty of conversations with friends and family about the school here, what it's like to make the 3-hour trek from Taipei to the mountain at 1650m altitude. However, it's been difficult … Continue reading helping others, helping myself
一轉眼一個月就過去了。The past month is perhaps the most jam-packed month of my life. So much happened, so much to share. 成功嶺：worry, uncertainty, fun, adventure, new experience, military-like, summer camp, people from all walks of life, professional athletes, slightly annoying people, really annoying officers, getting yelled at for no reason, reflecting and learning the rationale, learning not to get … Continue reading 替代役新兵訓練 － 成功嶺的鍛鍊與澄清湖的洗滌
This trip is different from all the past trips in that I'm here as extra support. As a result, I've been able to spend time thinking and reflecting. What a precious opportunity to be away from the hustle and the bustle and have time to read. Last night we had a ready-made camp fire and … Continue reading Day 5 – Farewell. See you again?
I've had a lot of time to read on my own the past few days. The student leaders have done such a wonderful job there really isn't much for me to do. Today's book is about 嚴長壽's vision for Taiwan. In it he discussed his values and beliefs and detailed the factors that lead to … Continue reading Day 4 – reading fast and slow
Thanks to the wonders of Claritin and maybe my body getting used to this place, I had a good night's sleep. And I'm much more able to absorb and take this place in. As I sit on the side and watch the local kids play basketball, something occurred to me - how easy it … Continue reading Day 3 – innocence and the gentle breeze
I have the opportunity to join the school on its first rural education outreach this summer. 合作的對象是博幼基金會還有尖山鄉的石磊國小. After 2.5 hours of mountainous roads, we finally arrived. We are only here for 5 days so realistically we are not really gonna change anything. It's service learning - you always get more out of it than the … Continue reading 偏鄉教育- rural education in Taiwan