Adventures

Let’s Explore: Zhongli (Part 1)



Zhongli is a small district within Taoyuan City. For someone like me who has lived here for a few months and visited every year since I was little, I find Zhongli to be a bit boring. There isn’t much to do around here because it’s such a small town, but I did my best to look at things from the perspective of a person visiting Zhongli for the first time.

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Adventures

Let’s Explore: Taipei Museums

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Today I ventured out to check out the Fine Arts Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Taipei. This day trip had been postponed a few times due to poor weather (aka rain) but finally decent weather came around.

The trip:

Taipei is about an hour train ride from Zhongli. After getting off the train, I take the subway (called MRT here) a few stops on the red line to Yuanshan station. From there it’s a short walk to the Fine Arts Museum. Because it was a weekday, there weren’t many people so I was able to take good photos.

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Day in the Life, Fitness

My Fitness Journey: Starting Fresh

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(The gym I work out at)

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The Beginning
I have always been a physically active person. Ever since I could remember, I loved to play outside with my older brother (of course playing “house” indoors was also a favorite activity of mine). I joined the cross country team in eighth grade, and then soccer and touch rugby teams in high school. However, throughout high school, I never felt like physically, I looked in shape. I thought my lower body and arms were too big. It wasn’t always a big insecurity of mine until I had trouble finding clothes that fit me (usually pants). After high school, the only exercise I got was through playing intramural and pick up soccer once in a while. Fast forward to 2014 summer, after I drank and ate my way through my study abroad program in London, I decided it was time to get my butt back into shape.

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Musings

Monthly Appreciations: August 2013

Annie

  • Skype sesh with the best friend
  • Starting a blog with Juliet
  • No work on typhoon day
  • Relaxing at home on a rainy day, listening to chill music
  • Reading a book
  • Meeting coworkers that make work interesting
  • Having air conditioning (#appreciatingthelittlethings)
  • Teaching kids that are smart (class goes smoothly)
  • Friends taking me out to explore
  • Anticipation of going back home to Boston
  • Arriving back to Boston safely without too much struggle
  • Seeing and catching up with all my Boston friends
Juliet

  • Meeting new people and hanging out with them outside of work
  • My sister visiting me