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Differences Between Taiwan and Korea Part 1: Attitudes

While my vacation in Taiwan was less than a week, I had a blast there, putting my body through about as much as it could handle. I held off on even starting this post for a long time because, I needed a long time to think about all the things I want to cover, and how I want to talk about them.

Price- Taiwan

Taiwan is so much cheaper than Korea. In Taipei, a 500mL Taiwan Beer is

By the way, the Taiwanese Dollar, NT or TWD exchanges with the USD at a 30:1 ratio, almost the same as the Thai Baht the last time I checked.

Food- Taiwan

Daily Routine Pt. 1

On The Very First EFL Teacher Blog Ever

I feel like I say this every time I start a flurry of posts, only to soon stop posting for months, but sorry for the wait. Blogging takes a little time, and, right now it's simply not part of my daily routine:

Routines are very important. Just ask Animal Collective, or Radiohead. But you don't have to take it from real go-get-'em, he-man, self-starter music. Look at any creative, spiritually fulfilled person to see how essential a moment-by-moment attention to productivity is. And an obsession with the ever-narrowing minutiae which comprise one's free lifestyle choices? Don't even get me started. If a treadmill's not getting you anywhere, then you're not running fast enough! I think I read that in 7 Habits of Highly Effective Prick...uh...People.

By a week's time here, I was already observing some infant habits. But by now my weekday schedule has developed into a stupendously frugal, boring adult. My weekends vary, but the most divergence from the following I have on the weekdays is coffee with friends. I know you're as excited as I am, so let's check it out!

7-9 a.m.: I wake up early to be productive. I productively fall back asleep until 9 or 10 a.m.

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