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My sincerest apologies for the super-massive lack of updates. As it turns out, returning and adjusting to life back in the US has proven to be more troublesome than we imagined, surprise. Not to mention a consecutive barrage of busy-ness coupled with a few unfortunate events, which caused us to take a much-needed hiatus from blogging so we could manage everything. [personal profile] jingning and I have been busy with upcoming graduation and a more-than-fulltime course load respectively, as well as managing new translation jobs, moving to a new house, finishing scholarship projects, arranging language exchanges, exams, starting up a small side-business, and somehow finding time to sleep in between all of that.

I also experienced major harddrive failure on my last laptop, only weeks before returning to the US. Unfortunately I lost a lot of pictures and video that didn't get backed up on our external harddrive, so I am still bummed about that. So far any attempts to extract data from the fried drive is bleak, but I'm hanging on to it on the off-chance. I was hoping to compile all of my photos and post them on here at some point, but the feeling of loss of hundreds of unique photos/videos from Ludao 綠島 put me in a bit of a slump. However, I've promised myself to put up the remaining few eventually.

And since we're on the topic of bad news, I also managed to get hit by a pickup truck while riding my bike recently. I'm not hurt aside from a few scrapes and bruises, just a little bothered that the guy sped off without a word, nearly running over my head in the process. ._. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. But nobody was seriously hurt, so I'm chalking this one up as a success, in the endeavor of not dying, anyway.

Bad stuff aside, [personal profile] jingning and I are looking forward to cranking out some more posts come Winter break, when we will actually have some legitimate time on our hands for creativity. Luckily we have a large backlog of half-written entries and notes to refresh our memories of the events that happened throughout last year. We also plan on writing up some general guides based on our experiences in Taiwan, containing some helpful tips on useful words/phrases and the like while trying to not over-generalize as much as possible. If there is anything specific you would like to know, ask us of course and we can make a little write-up about it.

In any case, this blog is a part of my Gilman Scholarship project so I have until the beginning of next year to polish off this blog as best as I can, so a regular flow of posts should be coming in soon. That being said, your comments and input are greatly appreciated! Not only does it make my project look cooler (hahaha), it's always nice to know who is keeping up with this thing. As always, thanks to everyone for your support.


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何靜寧 & 何靜嵐 --- Sara & Lara

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