So, I am new to the island and for the past 3 weeks I have been staying at someone else house. This individual met one of my friends on a trip they did to another country and shared a couple meals together. My friend put me in touch with this individual and he was gracious enough to invite me to dinner and let me live in his fathers place (with the whole family) for three weeks, for free. He has also helped me with EVERYTHING i needed (paperwork, tours of my uni, tours of night markets). I am still blown away by the hospitality he has shown me. So i need to know the proper way to thank him without being rude.
I have already bought a couple of boxes of candy, and will be giving him a handmade souvenir from my country as well. I will also write him a letter. My question is should i put a couple thousand NT in the envelope or will doing that be taken as a rejection of the hospitality that he has shown me.
Thanks for the suggestions that I hope will follow.
Would the Shida night market have fruit boxes for sale or should i just find a random road stand and buy it from them?
Thanks for all of the help.
And damn it, I thought it would be appropriate to spread herpagonosypholis all over the house. It looks like i was just flat out wrong to think something so personal would be taken as a gift of endearment. Somethings should just be kept to myself.
It was a conscious decision to to write individual after the word Taiwanese. I could have just left the question at “how can i properly thank a Taiwanese” but that sounded a little informal, and considering the topic of my question, I could not allow that to happen.
I also could have added the word “person” after the word “Taiwanese” but for me person sometimes implies an individual who has too many masks, too many personas. Individual, in my head, denotes freedom, clarity, harmony. And for how much he helped me, that was the word I chose. As such, a Taiwanese individual.
Now, where do i get these expensive boxes of fruit? Somewhere around the NTU campus preferably.