出口 Exit Simulacrum

And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything, that only a fool can become something. ― Fyodor Dostoevsky A long hiatus. It’s been over 2 years since my last post. This was a blog that…

No driver at the wheel

(Streets of Taipei, Zhonzheng District) The trip from Taoyuan International Airport ( formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, a story I’ll return to later on ) to my hostel in Taipei was a sweaty journey. The temperature in Taiwan is not exactly winter-y. The thermometer showed a decent 22 degrees on Christmas Eve. I’m…