Ingrid: Fredericton 1

152 x 202 narrative

I was born and raised in Taiwan, completed most of my schooling in South Africa and now living in Canada on a permanent basis. The vast Canadian landscape versus hustle and bustle of crowded Taipei; six months of freezing cold winter versus temperate and mild climate of Cape Town. After residing in three very different continents, "Home" is a vague concept to me. It is a lifelong lesson of adjusting and readjusting to new surroundings, while constantly embracing changes and dealing with culture shock. However, deep down, I am still Chinese. When our backyard is completely buried underneath the snow, that little Chinese ornament next to window reconnects me to my heritage, reminding me of my home.