Also in April I turned 31, and celebrated a simple but enjoyable birthday with my Taiwanese “family.” The actual day fell on a Tuesday, which was my day off but not anyone else’s, so we celebrated it the Saturday before. Rodger, Clara, Jennifer, Nicole, and Alice took me out for dinner and then over to Han’s for chocolate fondue. The best part for me was when we inadvertently ended up at the harbor and just sat there for a while. The night was warm, the company excellent, and the city lights reflected off the water, creating prime pondering and reflecting conditions.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson