Annie’s Place 1.0

It’s been a while, and a lot has happened. A good news is that I was able to find an affordable apartment in the new city I recently moved to, and started Annie’s Place for real on Airbnb.

Before moving, I was able to host a few travelers in my hometown to see how I feel about running a BnB/homestay. The result was comforting. It was an experience like no others to meet travelers from around the world, and listen to their stories of adventures. It was like bringing a piece of the world to me. Needless to say, it calmed my travel bugs a bit so I can stay more grounded to save. After the experimental trial, I thought, why wait? I may not have my ideal house in my ideal location right now, but that should not stop me from moving closer to my dream. Other than that, I’ve finally completed my TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) homework last weekend. At first, I was going to wait til I have the chance to leave Taiwan before enrolling in the program. Long story short, I decided to stop waiting once moving to another city became certain. And here I am, 2 months later, with Annie’s Place listed online and ready to teach Chinese.

So, if anyone’s interested in visiting Taiwan. Annie’s Place is open for you.

Kaohsiung lodging

The living room.


New Birth

遊學, study tours

After years of procrastination and lack of confidence, I finally decided to turn ideas into practical operation. And that’s the birth of my business – 背包遊學客 Affordable Study Tours.

Although fears of failure still haunts me, I chose to treat “business” with a more casual approach this time. Shortly after the website is published, many other aspects of my life started to fall together. This is a milestone and a major leap for me towards my dreams. As uncertain life continues to be, I’m taking my time to march on with a better sense of direction and purpose.


Vacation from a Vacation


The Chinese New Year vacation has officially ended on this side of the world. Like many people, I took the chance to travel and relax…or supposedly. Took a trip that gave me many new memories and laughable moments. Photographed amazing views and put on hundreds of kilometers on my vehicle. All is well in general, despite some incidents and conflicts on the road. This week passed by like a blink of an eye, ending with an under rested mind needing more relaxation from this eventful vacation.  As my friend said, I feel I need a vacation from my vacation.

Happy Chinese New Year!


Spiritual Awakening


Just a couple months ago, I couldn’t check any of the above. Now, my face is wearing a big smile while going through this list and checking every one of them.


Life Happens Most Unexpectedly

Can blessings run out? How different life can be when the state of mind is changed! From a control freak to letting things flow, I’m filled with gratitude every day. Don’t know why I spent that much time worrying and pulling my hair for things I was never meant to control or anticipate. How silly!


Only the Fearless Can Be Great

Inspired by thebettermanprojects.

Have always been a girl who seeks danger and excitement, but scared the hell out while in adventures. Can adrenaline rush cause such self-conflicting addiction to the extremes? The thrill of being afraid?