I set up this website a couple of years ago to help people in a similar situation to me. I moved to Taiwan in 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic, to stay with my partner. I had very limited Chinese skills and couldn’t read or write a single character.
Although I haven’t posted as much as I’d like to have done, I know that quite a few people have been helped out by the blog posts about how to study Chinese effectively. However, while this website is a personal blog which I post to sporadically and don’t treat as a business, one of my motivations for moving to Taiwan was to have more time to work on my personal projects. One of those projects is Milk Tea Tech.
I won’t be deleting any older content but there will be a few changes to this website. First, I’ll be writing more blog posts about technology topics such as Linux distributions or system design in web development and might begin posting articles about some of my personal programming projects which I’ve kept fairly quiet about until recently. While the headline of the website is Chinese and Code, the second one has been relatively toned-down until recently while the former has dominated the articles I’ve written.
The types of articles I’m interested in writing won’t be things like “Setting up your first React app” as those are pretty specific and make a lot more sense for people to get in touch about in classes. However they might include more general tech or tech business topics like how to understand what tech you need for a given use case.
Second, I’ll be making changes to the about me page and removing references to hiring me for consulting work. This is because it makes more sense for people who are interested in hiring me or personal tutoring to contact me via Milk Tea Tech’s consulting page.
Finally, posts are likely to contain more links to the Milk Tea Tech website, but the goal of all the articles on this website will continue to be to give useful, or at least entertaining information about study techniques, productivity, and technology.
If you’re interested in learning more about Milk Tea Tech you can visit the website here. You can also find out more about our classes and tutoring at the same place if you want to learn to program.
See you later,