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The week went by in a blur. I paid the tuition fee for summer term, attended yoga classes, started reading up on International Relations, got a Stitch stuffed toy, went out with Richelle, Roxane, and my classmates, and realized that I’ve been in Taiwan for 8 months now. Wow!

Since I didn’t really do anything on the weekdays, I’ll just write about the weekend. Richelle and I went to Taipei Main Station because she needed to buy a couple of stuff. After that, we walked to Ximending and looked for the Lattea store. We stayed there for a couple of hours, just talking about random things. Then, we continued walking around Ximending (and buying some stuff along the way) and Roxane met up with us after her class. We went to the hair salon to have our bangs cut. I’m going back there in a couple of weeks to get my hair cut. It’s about time. The last thing we did was go to the 39 Daiso store. It was almost 6PM by that time, so we headed to the MRT station because we were meeting up with my classmates for dinner.

We had dinner at Macho Tacos, the Mexican restaurant where I “celebrated” my birthday last December. Richelle, Roxane, and I shared orders of fish burritos, chicken quesadillas, and pork burritos. Because we (my classmates and I) always have to have dessert, my classmate Nicholas led us to this cupcake store. Again, Richelle, Roxane, and I shared a cheese cupcake, a banana chocolate cupcake, and a chocolate crinkle. Good food = good night! After we parted ways with my classmates, the 3 of us walked around Gongguan and bought shoes! Hihi. The Mares rash guards I bought online also came in the mail today. Eep, I think (I know?) I’ve been spending a lot recently but well…

Yesterday, Starbucks had its monthly buy-one-take-one Sunday, so the 3 of us, along with Gokim, drank frappuccinos. Yummy! After some time, Richelle had to go to the bus station because she was going back to Tainan, so Roxane and I accompanied her to the station, and off she went! It also rained very hard a couple of minutes after Roxane and I got home. Whew! Talk about being lucky.


Some thoughts and realizations the past week:

Sometimes, even if you want to, there will come a time when you won’t be able to tell your friend everything you want to tell them. There will come a point when that friend will start misunderstanding what you really want to tell them – even if it’s really for their own good. When this time comes, you find other people to talk to. After some time however, I’m pretty sure you’ll both figure something out.

In retrospect, there were a lot of things that I could’ve handled better but since we can’t and shouldn’t cry over spilt milk, suffice it to say that I have learned from my mistakes and that I have come to understand how to handle myself (and other people) better. We grow up, we learn.

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About Therese

27 years old | Chinese-Filipina | University of the Philippines Diliman - BA European Languages (Spanish major, Speech Communication minor) 2011 | National Chengchi University - MA International Development | Working in the freight forwarding/logistics industry Learning to believe in myself more and not being afraid to seize opportunities ♥

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