To be fair, it's not all the "brothers" who won't even look my way. Dating is not as simple as apples and oranges anywhere. Yet from the beginning of my stay in Taipei, girlfriends had whispered that the Asian men... Continue Reading →
You know how back in your home country getting your hair done is simply about you picking which hair shop you want to go to. It's a little different in Taipei. Taking care of "Black" hair can be a bit of a problem if you are not sure who to call.
Being aware that you are a black is inborn. People are generally aware of their blackness. How you are made to be aware of the color of your skin is what makes the lasting impression and sets into motion the many reactions and encounters with yourself and others there after. Even though I know I am black and have always known, I was not aware of it. Not aware of it in the sense that I am now. Including how I sound when I speak.
Wow. First blog post finally out. I have been in Taipei, Taiwan for 2.5 years now and I have finally decided to start a blog where I can not only share funny,personal,tough or thought provoking material about being black in Taiwan.