In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Little Slice of Home
My daughters attend the only real American school in Taichung city. Built by missionaries over 60 years ago, every time I step foot on Morrison's campus it's like a time machine straight back home.
It's all in the details...smooth wood concession stand... soft carpet on the library floor... stinky cleats outside the gym... it's a little slice of America in the middle of all this Asia.
On a Saturday afternoon birthday party today around the pool...I was looking at the palm trees swaying and the blue sky (first real sky in weeks that wasn't full of rain) and all our wonderful friends here and I thought... Taiwan can be a paradise sometimes.