A couple of us were having some late night beer when a German guy stopped and chatted with us. We started chit chatting about why we were all in Taiwan, and he told us that he was actually half German and Taiwanese; his mom was Taiwanese and his dad was German. They had met abroad in Saudi Arabia and fell in love. I asked him if his mom speaks German, and he told me that she had died when he was very young so he did not know. He said that in Germany they do not often use the term “love”, but he said that despite only living here for a week, he already loves Taiwan. Even though he is not ready quite yet, he is looking for his relatives…who knows he may have met them already when passing by the streets of Taipei.