Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Once a language is spoken, it is no longer foreign.

Once a culture is understood, it is no longer alien.

This past 11 months has truly been a journey for us...with “the foreign” becoming familiar and “the alien” becoming appreciated. Our time here has broadened our view of the world and opened our eyes, hearts and minds to the diversity of life. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to follow our blog. It has meant a lot to us to have so many people with us on this adventure. We are looking forward to seeing many of you very, very soon!!!

Signing off,

Annalicia and Phil

P.s. For those of you who don’t know, we leave Taiwan in the morning of June 30th. From there, we’re spending a few days in Seattle. We’re scheduled to arrive back in Minnesota in the afternoon of July 2nd.


  1. What am I going to read during my lunch break now? :) Thanks for all of the stories you told guys, they made my day - I'll have to check out the book!

    ps...I really liked the idea of those recycled paper notepads ;)

    Enjoy getting adjusted back to summer in MN! Can't wait to see you soon and catch up!

  2. I am looking for Phil who taught in Huweu. how can i find him by email. i am a reporter in Taiwan, from USA. email me ASAP no hurry at danbloom at gmail dot com,,,shieh shieh