GATEWAY PROJECT: A FULBRIGHT BLOG





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This blog is an archive for my research, interviews with designers and museum staff, and travel experiences as I explore multilingual design practices in Taiwan and the US.
Fulbright research abroad in Taipei, Taiwan began in March 2021.   

这个博客是关于我个人在旅行交流经验中用中英文做研究访问博物馆陈列设计师和员工的记录。

2021年三月到輔仁大學开始我富布赖特的国外研究。




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VISIT: HOSPITAL VISIT ABROAD 





Language: English
Date: June 25, 2021
Listening to: 我的滑板鞋2017 by Nimo_8


 
Taiwan is now entering its second month of an island-wide lockdown. When Covid cases spiked in mid May, my roommates and I, veterans of the American Covid lockdown, immediately ran to to stock up on the essentials…home exercise equipment. For my part, I strutted out of the sporting goods store with a beautiful plastic yellow skateboard.  I had never successfully gotten on a skateboard before, but before lockdown I had been musing that a small board would cut 5 minutes from my walk to the subway station and match all my outfits. This could be my best idea yet, I thought, my second shot at lockdown to learn a new skill like all my friends did back in 2020!


Just a few weeks later, I had taken a bad fall from the board at the local bike path, and was at the hospital with my right arm in a makeshift sling waiting to see an orthopedic doctor. Such is the life of a skater boy.


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