Today was a big day for the Prezalors! We bought a house! We haven’t told many people the news, but that’s because everything has happened quickly. We’re staying in Beaufort, SC, but we are moving out of Charles’s childhood home and into a newer place of our own. Nellah will be moving up to Charleston to be closer to her daughters, and she’ll be selling … Continue reading We Bought a House!!
I walk up to the counter at the grocery store and decide to pay with cash since it’s a small order. The cashier rings up my items, and it seems like any other routine transaction. But then I attempt to count out exact change. The quarters look like 10 NT coins from Taiwan, and the pennies are almost identical to 1 NTs. Things get very confusing to my … Continue reading Counting Change
Charles and I (and my two sisters) have been home with my parents in Baldwinsville, New York for two weeks now. The jet lag has finally worn off, and we’re beginning to re-acclimate to American culture. We’ve done some shopping which is always a fun thing to come home to (you mean I can buy clothing my size here?!). We’ve also gone on some outings and had friends visiting. My best friend, Sarah, came for a week-long visit, and my sister’s boyfriend also came for a few days. Here are some of the highlights of the summer so far. Continue reading “Summer Fun Has Begun!”
During this Fall Break (a glorious week off from school), many of our Morrison staff friends headed to the beach or the mountains and enjoyed the beauty of Taiwan. We spent our time at home and at IKEA, choosing furniture to add to our collection, unpacking the final boxes that were cluttering our rooms, organizing and reorganizing every nook and cranny in order to store everything in this closet-less apartment, and leveling, drilling holes, and hanging decorations on all the walls. While it wasn’t a vacation at the beach, it was a much needed time for getting our home in order, and I am so happy that it is finished! Sure, we have a project or two to complete, but the house is “together” enough for me to feel settled. For all of our friends and family that won’t be here to view our apartment in person any time soon, here’s a look at our cozy abode. Continue reading “Our Cozy Abode”
I am looking out my living room window at the cement and tile high rise buildings that surround our apartment.