Despite my lack of presence here for (yikes!) half a year, I have not vanished, but have, in fact, actually moved to Germany. The transition has been greater and taken longer than any of us would have thought (frankly, I'm not quite sure we would have done it at all had we know how hard it would be). But now that we are finally getting settled in, I have started a new blog. It's called Fairytale Hausfrau, and it's hosted at Blogger--due to some design issues here at Typepad. My current plan is to keep this blog up and running, though it may lie dormant. I am considering adding Asia-related content here from time to time. For now, I hope you'll join me at Fairytale Hausfrau!