Still working on that cultural appropriation post - it's taking longer than I thought, because it's an extremely complex topic.
In the meantime, hey. News. We're officially going to Turkey! We have plane tickets and everything. We'll spend a month traveling around (we'll be sure to return to my maternal ancestral homeland in that time, as well as visiting Mount Ararat - a potent symbol of the Armenian people - and Izmir, the port from which my family escaped Turkey after the 1922 fire.
Then we'll head to Istanbul for a month to take a course before heading home to visit family for a few weeks, and returning to Taiwan from there. All in all we'll be gone for 2 1/2 months.