Beyond Two Worlds

Musings of a Taiwanese-American Adoptee

seeing my family again

My family and I have just returned from Vegas and a second reunion with my birthfamily from Taiwan. By now, they have returned to Taipei. Where to begin to share what … Continue reading

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my chinese roots

I cannot begin to tell you how relieved I am that my second year in graduate school has just ended!  I’m now taking full advantage of some R & R. … Continue reading

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in my shoes

I enjoy meeting and talking with other international and transracial adoptees. That we are adopted persons gives us a social identity that is unique. The environmental contexts in which we … Continue reading

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May 31, 2015 · 5 Comments

on the horizon

It’s hard to believe that three long years of graduate study are coming to an end. My thesis defense earlier this week went really well. I passed with no revisions … Continue reading

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April 25, 2015 · 6 Comments


I love the morning. Everything is fresh and new. The house is quiet, the mornings are still cool enough here to open the doors and windows and let the breeze … Continue reading

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March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

from here to there

I’m sitting here at one of my favorite coffee shops on the campus of Arizona State in between classes. I just met with my thesis chairperson to discuss my progress … Continue reading

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February 20, 2015 · 9 Comments

welcome 2015

I cannot believe how quickly 2014 swept by. It seems that as I get older, time just flies. It’s definitely been a full year, and many wonderful things happened. I … Continue reading

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January 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

i made it

Well, the fall semester has come to a close. It’s been a very long time since my last post. I haven’t had time to think beyond school, and this has … Continue reading

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December 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

questions that bug me

Recently, my  daughter and I went to a nail salon for manicures. I rarely spend the money on such a luxury – I’d rather eat at a favorite restaurant or … Continue reading

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September 26, 2014 · 9 Comments

keep calm

Hello out there! It’s been awhile since I last posted. Now that school is back in session at Arizona State, my schedule has really picked up. I’m happy to say that … Continue reading

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September 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

last call

In my last post, I talked a little about racism and discrimination. I mentioned that adoptees in the U.S. adopted through international adoption are often subjected to racism and discrimination. … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

up and away

It is so interesting to me that no matter who we are, where we live, what we do, we all want to feel a connection to others. We want to … Continue reading

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July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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