Aaaaand we’re back in business!!!!** I’m temporarily emerging from the blogosphere-graveyard that is university life to bring you some Taiwan-related cheer. Last weekend I spent a very lovely night with some of my best friends at AU since freshman year to celebrate Chinese New Year. We gorged on liberal amounts of hot pot with many … Continue reading A Belated 新年快樂!!!
First it was Hello Mao Tse-Tung Kitty…Now it’s Adolf Hitler steamed dumplings? I passed by the sign below on my way back home from campus today and had to do a double take…It really is a cartoon version of Adolf Hitler selling “German steamed dumplings”. Wow. By the way, have you ever played this game? … Continue reading Dumplings for the Revolution
I created a Google map of where to eat around NCCU’s campus. You can find the page on the menu under the NCCU page. Just hover your mouse over the link to “Inside National Chengchi University” and you will find the link to the new page. Leave comments! Continue reading Update on NCCU Page
Because this Wednesday cannot be totally wordless… A recent editorial in the online newspaper Taiwan Today detailed Taiwan’s promotion attempt to put the affectionately nick-named “Sweet Potato” on the map: bring Taiwan’s cuisine to the world. Among foodies, Taiwan has long been known as a food-lovers paradise; Andrew Zimmerman of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” … Continue reading The Sweetness of Sweet Potato Diplomacy
Tomorrow I have my final exam for Chinese class, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite Chinese characters I have learned throughout the time I’ve been here. Please note, Taiwan uses the traditional Chinese character system; mainland China uses the simplified type, which we all know is the less-than-aesthetic-lazy-cop-out-version of the Chinese writing … Continue reading 我喜歡的中國字 (Chinese Characters I Like)
First: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST FATHER IN THE WORLD, MY DAD!!!!!!!!!!!! And now for something completely different… Before I arrived to Taiwan I often imagined myself sipping high-quality oolong tea in various small tea houses, enjoying some green tea on the way to school, pao-chaing some jasmine tea in my room. Finally, I thought, … Continue reading Drinking Kafei in Taipei
On Friday a couple of my Chinese class classmates, other Chinese language students, my teacher and I went to the Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake & Pastry. Kuo Yuan Ye Foods is known primarily for its traditional Chinese-style cakes and pastries; some of the recipes have been passed down since the first pastry shop’s … Continue reading Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake & Pastry