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As always I long
to set foot on your soil
let your languor envelop me
my India

Abandon my wristwatch
go native:
donning local garb… 95 more words


Sube Use and Sadness

Hurtling towards my next class on the number 29 bus the bus driver walked me through, step by step, in Spanish with hand signals, how to use my Sube card with the reader installed at the front of the bus. 1,016 more words


The calm before the storm

by Victoria Nguyen

I know I’m not the only one counting down for Thanksgiving break! (5 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds …) I just want to get back to Houston and spend every second I can with my family. 606 more words

Fatherly figure, brotherly figure, sisterly figure, being treated based on brains rather than looks, and all that jazz


Alhamdulillah, homesickness has lessened as I develop friendship with various people, and having a fatherly figure, a motherly figure, a sisterly figure and a brotherly figure here in Cambridge helps a lot. 604 more words


A serious case of le mal du pays

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”* 1,037 more words

It's the little things that help...

The last week has been fantastic!  The atmosphere at the school has been far more positive this week, we got out of the city last weekend and had a mini adventure and today, I got to hang out with an adorable kitten at my favorite restaurant:) 1,794 more words

Fresh Air

November 9th, 2014

It is amazing what a little fresh air can do for someone. I feel like since my blog is an online version of a journal about my life in Taiwan there will be a lot about my moments of homesickness. 416 more words