大家好。 我是敖媚聲。現在我住在台灣。 我住在這裡差不多七個月了。我會來台灣是因為拿了美國政府的獎學金。剛開始我對台灣一無所知，高雄在哪裡我也不知道。但是，現在我知道了。當時我很緊張，因為我不太會說中文。當然也聽不懂。剛來的三個月， 我在高雄覺得有一點寂寞，可是我認識了很多非常好的朋友。他們幫助我學習中文， 我也很喜歡說話，所以我進步很多。
如果我不會說國語, 就很難交得到朋友，所以 我常常練習我的中文。在文藻，我們每天有兩個小時的中文課。我很愛我上個學期的同學們。我們有墨西哥人、日本人、美國人，和法國人。我們的老師也很棒。那個時候，我覺得我的日本同學很帥。他不會說英文，所以我可以跟他練習我的中文。在文藻別的課堂裡，我也認識很多的台灣朋友。他們帶我去夜市。我們一邊說話一邊學外語。
現在我很享受我的台灣生活。 我的中文進步很多，因為我有很多的台灣朋友。我也喜歡台灣，因為物價便宜，讓我想買什麼就買什麼。台灣有很多非常好喝的茶，所以我常常買茶。我很喜歡“無糖，去冰的綠茶” 或“半糖的奶茶”。文藻後門有很多的美味的食物，而且我住的火車站附近也有許多賣泰國菜和墨西哥菜的異國餐廳。很好吃， 我很喜歡。那裡也有一間很好喝的果汁店。那個果汁店的員工很可愛，所以我跟朋友都喜歡買他的飲料。
我的中文越來越好，所以我可以跟台灣的人說話。 我很高興。 雖然我很想美國，不過台灣是很好的地方。台灣的東西又便宜又好玩。我會說中文，所以我可以認識男生。 我享受我的生活！
Why Do You Love Taiwan?
Hi everybody. I’m McKenzie. Now, I live in Taiwan. I’ve lived here for about seven months. I came to Taiwan, because the American government gave me a scholarship. When I found out I received this scholarship, I didn’t know anything about Taiwan, not even where Kaoshiung [the city I live in] was. Now I know where Kaoshiung is. But at that time, I was really nervous, because I couldn’t really speak Chinese. I also didn’t understand people speaking Chinese. For the first three months, I was a little lonely in Kaohsiung, but I met a lot of fantastic friends. They helped me improve my Chinese. I also love to talk so that helped me improve a lot.
If you can’t speak a country’s language, it’s hard to make friends, therefore I practice my Chinese a lot. In Wenzao [the language school we study at], I have Chinese class everyday for two hours. I really loved my classmates last semester. We had Mexican, Japanese, American, and French people. Our teachers were also really awesome. During that time, I thought my Japanese classmate was hot. He couldn’t speak English, so I could practice my Chinese with him. In my other Wenzao classes, I met a lot of Taiwanese friends. They took me to night markets. Together, we talk and also speak foreign languages.
Now, I love my Taiwanese life. My Chinese has improved a lot, because I have a lot of good Taiwanese friends. I also like Taiwan, because their prices are cheap. If I want something, I can buy it. Taiwan also has tons of delicious teas; therefore I often buy tea. I like “Sugar-free, no-sugar green tea” or “Half-sugar milk tea”. Wenzao’s back gate has a lot of tasty food, and the train station near where I live also has a lot of foreign restaurants, including Thai and Mexican cuisine. It’s really delicious; I like it a lot. There’s also a juice store nearby. The employee there is pretty cute, so my friends and I like to buy their drinks.
During the weekends, I can go to the beach. Kaohsiung’s weather is great, so this February, I had my birthday party by the beach! This was my first beach birthday party. We took pictures, threw the Frisbee, and ate cupcakes. One moment we were speaking Chinese, the next moment we were speaking English.
My Chinese is getting better and better; therefore, I can talk to Taiwanese people. I’m happy. I miss America, but Taiwan is a good place to be. Taiwanese stuff is cheap and fun. I can speak Chinese, so I can meet boys. I enjoy my life!