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Being in Taiwan During COVID-19

As I write this on April 28, Taiwan has announced its third day in a row of no reported new cases, with only 6 deaths. We are cautiously optimistic about our current situation, while eagerly sharing our strategies with other countries. While it seems like the rest of the world is on lockdown, life …

Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen

Hey there! My name is Joyce, and I’m a Taiwanese American student studying Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University. In Taiwan, I work as an English tutor to 2 adorable preschoolers. When I’m not studying or working, I love to travel throughout Asia! Throughout the incredible journey life has taken me on, I never fail to take a step back and thank God for the opportunities I have been given and to reflect on my faith. I hope you enjoy this little piece of my life, and thanks for visiting!


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Passing the Holiday Season Abroad

Ah! It’s finally December, and socially acceptable to get ready for Christmas. Of course, the holiday season includes Thanksgiving too, which to me is like a “practice” Christmas. The holidays have always been something really special to me. Even though my family never did anything crazy big to cel…

A Day in My Life as an NTU Student

I’m back with another day in my life! This time I’m giving you a little look into a typical day as an NTU student. Obviously my day-to-day varies a bit depending on my class schedule and extracurriculars, but hopefully this gives you a good idea of what’s “normal” for me! 8:00 A.M. Alarm goes off, b…

Three Days in Seoul

Before school started, I took a quick trip to Seoul, Korea with one of my best friends. It was a short stay, crammed between the ending of our internships and the beginning of school. In just three days and two nights, we tried to see as much as we could.
Where We StayedWe booked an Airbnb for our …

Tips for Teaching Phonics

Whether you’re a tutor or a parent, teaching phonics to children can be a difficult task. For adults, it’s hard to remember a time when you didn’t know how to read, and many may not have even learned how to read through phonics. Different teaching systems will have their own way of approaching the …

A Day in My Life as a Summer Intern

A little peek into a day in my life working as an intern in San Francisco this summer!
6:45 A.M. Press snooze. 7:00 A.M. Reluctantly get out of bed, and start getting ready (brush my teeth, do my hair and makeup, get dressed, the basics). For breakfast, I’ll make myself a smoothie. Depending on the d…

Deciding to Study Abroad- National Taiwan University

If you had told me three years ago, as I was getting ready to apply for colleges, that I was going to attend to National Taiwan University and study literature, I wouldn’t have believed you. All throughout high school, I jumped around between wanting to study international relations and music thera…

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Deciding to Study Abroad- National Taiwan University
If you had told me three years ago, as I was getting ready to apply for colleges, that I was going …