I am not allowed to post again for 24 hours. But to everyone who is still talking about this language thing. I never barked at anyone in English. In fact, I use Chinese to start my conversation and ask if they know English. Unless I know the person speaks English. It’s very difficult to explain details in Chinese for me.
Marco this isn’t a new country to me. I’ve lived here for 10 years and can speak basic Chinese. And I’m not a guest, I have an APRC. Yes BOTH America and Taiwan require you to learn the local language (English or Chinese) to be naturalized. It is not required for permanent residents of Taiwan (APRC) or the US (Green Card) to speak the local language (English or Chinese). I think the difference is that if you are not originally from America, you can always be considered “American” if you have lived there long enough. But here, I feel like even if you become naturalized and learn Chinese fluently, then you will still always be 外國人.
You all are making assumptions that are not correct and ignoring the fact that these people have used racist words at me calling me laowai and telling me to leave Taiwan in English. Everyone also is making the assumption that I should adjust my behavior when all I want to do is just go home and be left alone and not harassed. People should feel safe in their own home.
Why am I being attacked for this? Many of you probably live in the middle of Taipei where neighbors are more open minded or are used to seeing foreigners more often. My neighbors are hardly innocent!! In front of my landlords they were calling me names etc. And always provoking me.
My landlords are awesome and on my side in this situation. And they have seen the way these people behave toward me. They came with me to the police station to try to explain to the police. But yeah, if it’s not on video or recorded then it didn’t happen. However, them filming my bedroom window intentionally IS recorded and the police do have this evidence, but they did not act on it.
I mentioned I have some mental health issues because of this harassment for nearly 2 years. Yes, I should have moved out. But that doesn’t change the situation I’m in right now. And I didn’t feel like I should have to move for someone else’s intolerance.
I actually don’t hate Taiwan, I am just blowing off steam. But I am so tired of many things right now. Because I’m having frequent panic attacks and depression. It has been causing me to just question why I ever wanted to be here in the first place. I am introverted and struggle with many things here. Actually I have diagnosis, but don’t want to share. And when I first posted I think I am/was just angry. I feel just so angry with everything right now.
I tried to offer to pay for their camera and move out, but they did not agree to that. They don’t answer their phone for my lawyer. I think my lawyer is tired of this too because the case was filed a long while ago. Prosecutor hasn’t acted and I’ve been waiting like this forever (almost 2 months). I hate having to be here everyday, I want to move out, but it would be part of my settlement. So I’m stuck here living in constant anxiety.