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During the past week I did a few very Asian things: (1) I took pictures in a Japanese photo-booth and decorated them (2) I ate weird flavored ice cream…twice (3) I went to cram school. (1) Photo-booths I did this once before with my friend JiWon in South Korea and the concept in Taiwan seems … Continue reading A little More Asian
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
Due to limitations on my basic WordPress blog, I can’t embed and re-share this awesome video on my website. BUT that shouldn’t stop you from clicking on the following link and checking out a really neat short film on traveling in Taiwan: PassionRepublic Taiwan Trip from Dick Chua on Vimeo. I especially love the thirty … Continue reading A Stunning Trip Through Taiwan
Yesterday I took a trip down to Taichung (2 hours away from Taipei by rail; about 3 hours by bus) and met up with my friend Singing and her older brother who live in the area. We first went to get some culture and stopped at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts where Singing … Continue reading Taichung puts the “bang” in 棒球
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
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”.