Garbage

One of the most unique things about Taiwan is its garbage. Or rather, its garbage collection (although I’m sure you’d find some pretty funky stuff in its garbage too). First, there is the Maiden Call (9:30pm on the button in my neighborhood): (I take no credit for the production of that video, but it was … Continue reading Garbage

The Essential Mental Packing List for Study Abroad Students in Taiwan

Your flight is a week away and you are super excited to start your study abroad in Taiwan. Your suitcase is already filled with cotton t-shirts, sneakers, a supply of deodorant, a toothbrush, a Chinese-English dictionary, your passport and visa, and of course a good stash of quality dark chocolate. But what about your mental … Continue reading The Essential Mental Packing List for Study Abroad Students in Taiwan

A Modest Proposal and Why I Hate the Phrase “外國人”. Better to call us “monkeys”.

For Preventing the Foreigners in Taiwan from being a Burden to the Locals and Country, and Making them Beneficial to the Public. It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great city or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the parks, the noodle shop doors, crowded with foreigners, followed … Continue reading A Modest Proposal and Why I Hate the Phrase “外國人”. Better to call us “monkeys”.