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[Nomadic Taiwanese (Nomadic 台灣廊) Series]
Part 1 of 2 (中文).
Blake Cheng 鄭瑋津 knew from a young age she wanted to leave Taiwan. 她從小就知道她想離開台灣到美國讀書。In elementary school, she went to Toronto, Canada on a school trip, an experience she recalls on with mixed feelings. She ended up doing her Master's degree in Chicago, Illinois, USA in arts management 藝術管理, which she cites as when she became an adult and developed a close community with her classmates. After working in Shanghai, China for a few years, she realized the environment and lifestyle wasn't meshing with her values, so she returned to Taiwan (another culture shock). 以為在上海住的生活跟人與人的交流不習慣，所以就搬回台灣。 In late 2019, she and her partner started their travels in Southeast Asia. However, at the time we conducted our interview, she was back in Taiwan because of COVID-19.
pictured: Blake in Chicago.
More episodes to come with Blake: today's interview in English (voiceover by Cynthia), Part 2 featuring Blake's journey to entrepreneurship.
Interview conducted in March 2020.
The Nomadic Taiwanese (Nomadic 台灣廊) Series is bilingual podcast series brought to you by the hosts of Curious Barbell and Taiwanese Diaspora podcasts to amplify voices from Taiwanese communities around the world.
歡迎來到Nomadic 台灣廊系列，一個由 台灣人 Podcast 和好奇槓鈴Podcast所合作的音頻節目。
You may know Angie from the Curious Barbell and Cynthia from Taiwanese Diaspora. We are excited to be your hosts and to bring different perspectives to the conversations. Cynthia is an American-born Taiwanese and Angie is a Taiwanese-born Taiwanese.
我們是這個節目的主持人。我們的中文名字是 林欣岫 (美國出生長大的華裔) 和 王郁秀 (台灣出生長大的台灣廊)。
This series will feature people who choose alternative career and life paths, rather than taking the more conventional and stable paths. Sometimes, these choices take them abroad, enabling them to move frequently rather than staying in a single place for long periods of time. Some topics we explore in this series include: personal identity and growth, deciding when and how to change it up, familial relationships, interacting with local communities, saying farewell, and a lot more. Conversations will be primarily in Mandarin Chinese and English. We’re very excited to invite you along for the ride!
Taiwanese Diaspora 是由cynthia 林所主持、以中英雙語進行與台灣人、華僑、華裔訪談的音頻節目．Taiwanese Diaspora 是以中英雙語進行與台灣人、華僑、華裔訪談的音頻節目．好奇槓鈴則是訪健身訓練產業的創業家、教練、醫療專業人員、留學生的專業知識以及人生故事．在「Nomadic 台灣廊」系列，我們將訪談那些在不同國家間穿梭的台灣子民們，探討在這樣的生活形式下，這些人是如何理解自己的身分、他們與台灣文化和家人的關係、以及怎麼與各地文化互動、建立生活圈（或者斷捨離）的故事。https://anchor.fm/twdiaspora/support