Welcome to my blog which focuses on my life in Taiwan.
(Photo: Cheng Ching Lake (澄清湖), Kaohsiung)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
23 Years Ago and Now 二十三年前與現在
時間過的真快！我們已經結婚了二十三年！我們在高雄訂婚了（秀金的老家），而且現在住在高雄，真有福氣！ How time flies! Hsiu-chin and I have already been married 23 years! We got engaged in Kaohsiung (Hsiu-chin’s home town), and now we are living in Kaohsiung. We have really been fortunate!
我與秀金結婚照片 Hsiu-Chin and I in our wedding picture
在高雄訂婚 Engagement in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
在中正紀念堂合照 Photo taken at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei
十幾年前在台北合照 Photo taken at our Taipei home over ten years ago
在夏威夷慶祝二十年的婚姻 Celebrating 20 years of marriage in Hawai'i 昨天美麗的晚餐（高雄）（次子Morrison 跟美國朋友Micah）A nice evening meal in Kaohsiung (Our younger son Morrison (standing) can be seen with his friend Micah)
現在的我們（長子James拍照） Hsiu-Chin and me now (Photo taken by older son James (not pictured)
I was born and grew up in the south-east of England, and as a child was a keen golfer. During my first year at university as an economics student, I became very drawn to Asian students and their respective countries. This led to further studies in the economics of developing countries and later the study of the Chinese language in Taiwan. In 1985 I married Hsiu-chin, and while we made Taiwan our home, we also lived for several years in Hawaii. It was there that I took up triathlon, completed the Hawaii Ironman in 2004 and took part in many smaller races. While I have gained much experience as a translator of Chinese, over the years I have developed a passion for other East Asian languages and cultures, including, but not limited to, Thai and Japanese, as well as other Chinese dialects. We currently reside in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where I continue with language learning and triathlon training.