Sunday, July 01, 2018

Prickly Heat Powder in Taiwan

Since it appears that now every summer in Taiwan is going to be hotter and more brutal than the previous one, you should note that you can buy Prickly Heat Powder (the good original stuff, imported from Thailand) is sold at Poya (寶雅) stores. They have three flavors: original, lavender, and a third one that I don't remember.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


noun Slang.
1) unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2) audacity; nerve.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Furring Caulk-Up

Wife: What the hell happened on the balcony?

Me: I don't want to talk about it.

See also: Potonic Dialogue

Corn Ice Cream

This reckless action has hurt the feelings of the American people, as well as seriously damaged relations between the two countries.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

That is my favorite kind of fan.

The rotaty type.

Catching Cheaters

This company has been using the same ad for over 20 years. And I would too. It's perfect.

Adultery is illegal in Taiwan, though I don't know the particulars. 

Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Just found out that there is a word that describes my entire life:


I feel like this word should have come up at some point in the whole philosophy degree thing, but if it did, I  don't remember.

This is a portrait in marble of me, Chaon. 

The United States Army and Department of Defense...

...never cease to surprise me.

During the month of June, the Department of Defense recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Service Members and civilians for their dedicated service to both the DOD mission and to our nation. 
Our nation was founded on the principle that the individual has
“infinite dignity and worth." This month we celebrate our nation’s rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equality for all members of our Department of Defense.
 #LGBTPrideMonth #Equality #Diversity #PrideInAllWhoServe

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Things I can do better than Trump

  • Speak Chinese
  • Speak English
  • Play chess
  • Cook gumbo
  • Cook anything else
  • Swim
  • Wear a suit
  • Brush my hair (OK, probably not)
  • Not be orange

and now evidently:

  • Write letters to world leaders

That's just embarrassing to all of us.