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Museum of Man’s Cannibals: Myth & Reality Special Exhibit

Museum of Man’s Cannibals: Myth & Reality Special Exhibit

I love museums. Love ’em. I love how involving and interactive they can be, how they can bring people together, how intuitive and enjoyable they are compared to typical educational experiences. This means that when I hit up a new city, I’m always checking sites like Atlas Obscura for quirky museums I might have otherwise missed. I also follow quite a few offbeat blogs that keep me updated about oddities, which is how I learned about the Museum of Man’s new exhibit on Cannibalism. An…

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On my experience at NTHU

On my experience at NTHU

(Originally posted here.) What follows is a long post  with no pictures. Sorry, folks. My intention here isn’t to rant. It’s to provide more information to curious friends, as well as students who are considering NTHU for exchange. Perhaps some of the issues I’m about to discuss are new problems or may be solved in the near future, but last semester was one frustrating experience after another. You should know a few things up front: first, I’m attending UNM on a…

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Albuquerque: An Overly Opinionated Guide

Albuquerque: An Overly Opinionated Guide

(What the heck is an Overly Opinionated Guide?) Ahh, Albuquerque: home of Breaking Bad, the Southwest’s little Hollywood, frequent butt of jokes because of how difficult it is to spell. (Say it “al-boo-kwer-kew” in your head – we all do.) Interested in visiting this interesting city in the Land of Enchantment? Read on! CLIMATE: Albuquerque is two things all year round: high and dry. If you’re not used to the altitude and you let yourself get dehydrated, things will go downhill very quickly. Pack…

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The Studio Ghibli Museum

The Studio Ghibli Museum

A quick note: this is from the blog I kept when I was in Asia during 2014 and 2015. You can read old posts here. Although anime and manga still aren’t quite “mainstream” in the US, if you haven’t heard of Studio Ghibli, you must have been living under a rock. You’re also probably new to this blog, because I’ve posted about Ghibli films twice: here, in a general post, and here, in a post about  the studio’s Academy Award-Winning Spirited Away. Anyway,…

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Cambodia: The Long Version

Cambodia: The Long Version

A quick note: this is from the blog I kept when I was in Asia during 2014 and 2015. I haven’t edited it at all – this is it, in its full glory. You can read old posts here. I’m back in Taiwan now, with internet and bubble tea, so I can update you on my short little adventure to Cambodia. When we hit the ground, I got a distinct Indiana Jones vibe.  What can I say, I’m not used to being dumped on…

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