Evan Tzeng @evan

http://www.evantzeng.com/

Life is an airport bar, and then you fly.

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WE ARE THE HYPHENATED!
I declare,
laughing-crying-sweating
(in no particular order)
at no one in particular,
alone, over a bowl of sour-tingly-spicy
sweet potato vermicelli,
in a Sichuan-Chongqing-Chinese noodle shop
at an American flag-laminated tabletop
in a Tokyo-meets-New York with Seoul-esque city,
on an Northern-Southeast Asian
(depending on your realpolitik
what-you-may-call-it)
island-nation,
my home-away-from-home-
-away-from-home.
We are-!
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WE ARE THE HYPHENATED! I declare, laughing-crying-sweating (in no particular order) at no one in particular, alone, over a bowl of sour-tingly-spicy sweet potato vermicelli, in a Sichuan-Chongqing-Chinese noodle shop at an American flag-laminated tabletop in a Tokyo-meets-New York with Seoul-esque city, on an Northern-Southeast Asian (depending on your realpolitik what-you-may-call-it) island-nation, my home-away-from-home- -away-from-home. We are-!

Smiles from supposedly #shithole countries.
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Smiles from supposedly #shithole countries.

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
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Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.

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Objects in your life are closer than they appear.
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Objects in your life are closer than they appear.

So, long story short, I am no longer in Africa, and I will not be able to travel for the next month or two, and while this is all quite bitter, it's also quite sweet, because I will be stationed in Taiwan, and also freelancing with @superflypresents, which gives me the opportunity to live on a beautiful island, spend more time with some wonderful family members, and work again with some of my favorite colleagues and mentors.
Thus, point being, I would love for all of you to come see Taiwan, and if you think that's outrageous, you should chat with @bitalove, who just bought a $400 roundtrip ticket yesterday for a flight to Taipei today, and if you think that's outrageous, then you clearly don't know Bita, which is also outrageous, because you should.
Ultimately, to wrap it up, none of this is meant to be cryptic. Though my travels have now wound up horribly awry, it has only to do with my own stupidity, and nothing to do with Africa, which was incredible beyond belief, and I have so many people to thank for the experiences.
Finally, I leave you with this photo, which was taken on Mozambique Island by @angydeladhuys, while her, James, and I were at a beachfront bar having a bazooka of delicious Laurentina Preta and absolutely smitten with the idea of a life lived simply, purely, with nowhere to go, and no time but the present.
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So, long story short, I am no longer in Africa, and I will not be able to travel for the next month or two, and while this is all quite bitter, it's also quite sweet, because I will be stationed in Taiwan, and also freelancing with @superflypresents, which gives me the opportunity to live on a beautiful island, spend more time with some wonderful family members, and work again with some of my favorite colleagues and mentors. Thus, point being, I would love for all of you to come see Taiwan, and if you think that's outrageous, you should chat with @bitalove, who just bought a $400 roundtrip ticket yesterday for a flight to Taipei today, and if you think that's outrageous, then you clearly don't know Bita, which is also outrageous, because you should. Ultimately, to wrap it up, none of this is meant to be cryptic. Though my travels have now wound up horribly awry, it has only to do with my own stupidity, and nothing to do with Africa, which was incredible beyond belief, and I have so many people to thank for the experiences. Finally, I leave you with this photo, which was taken on Mozambique Island by @angydeladhuys, while her, James, and I were at a beachfront bar having a bazooka of delicious Laurentina Preta and absolutely smitten with the idea of a life lived simply, purely, with nowhere to go, and no time but the present.

Dress Code: Semi-Casual
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Dress Code: Semi-Casual

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Bad and Boujee feat. 2 Combz & Neek Tha Steek
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Bad and Boujee feat. 2 Combz & Neek Tha Steek

Traveled to Africa with rare Kentucky bourbon and expensive Cuban cigars but all @taebly wanted was cheap Swedish "caviar" (a squeezable toothpaste tube of non-perishable fish eggs).
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Traveled to Africa with rare Kentucky bourbon and expensive Cuban cigars but all @taebly wanted was cheap Swedish "caviar" (a squeezable toothpaste tube of non-perishable fish eggs).

LIKOMA ISLAND
You are here.
Three hellish days and
Two nightmares later,
You are here.
It's Christmas-ish?
You miss your family as much as you miss
Plumbing, electricity, punctuality, but
You are here.
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LIKOMA ISLAND You are here. Three hellish days and Two nightmares later, You are here. It's Christmas-ish? You miss your family as much as you miss Plumbing, electricity, punctuality, but You are here.

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THE CONTRASTS OF MOZAMBIQUE
Cosmopolitan and corrupt.
Kind smiles, fresh styles.
Pulsing with pride.
Begging for bribes.
Grooving to
the pounding heartbeat, dancing
two steps forward,
one step back.
This is heaven on earth, though it has been through hellish times.
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THE CONTRASTS OF MOZAMBIQUE Cosmopolitan and corrupt. Kind smiles, fresh styles. Pulsing with pride. Begging for bribes. Grooving to the pounding heartbeat, dancing two steps forward, one step back. This is heaven on earth, though it has been through hellish times.

Om shanti, and welcome to "The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda"...
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Om shanti, and welcome to "The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda"...

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