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Vigar: Fantasia Taiwan 2010 Photos

Vigar: Fantasia Taiwan 2010 Photos

People often boast that they’ve attended, or thrown, the party of the year. Only every weekend. But Fantasia 2010 will long be remembered of this status, with the after party unarguably winning best after party of all time. The LOOP pulled out no stops for their 10th anniversary bash. Taking over the Forumosa Fun Coast […]

Confessions of a MILF Hunter

Confessions of a MILF Hunter

I hooked up with my friend- we”ll call him Sly- a long time Taiwan foriegner and cassanova of sorts for this interview.What he says may shock you. All names have been changed to protect all parties involved. Ran: So Sly, how did you you start “MILF hunting”? Sly: Actually, we found each other, not really […]

Taiwanese Road Accident: Bus vs Cars

I realize there have been many disturbing videos posted here of vehicle accidents from the highways and streets of Taiwan. It’s not like Taiwan is the only country that has these sort of accidents. I do believe that they have more though because the rules of the road just don’t apply in Taiwan. You could […]

English teaching: I want to study miracle conversation

English teaching: I want to study miracle conversation

The older generation were fixated on the idea of learning conversation. “Have you done your homework?” I asked. “Yesterday, my work very busy – go to see client,” replied my student. “Yesterday, you were very busy because you went to see a client, yes? Past tense of go is went, past tense of is…” hold […]

Dating in Taiwan: A Man's Perspective to Yellow Fever

Dating in Taiwan: A Man’s Perspective to Yellow Fever

I remember, before coming to Taiwan, I wasn’t attracted to asian women AT ALL. Vancouver has one of the most concentrated Asian population in North America, too. After already being together with my (whitey) girlfriend for a year, the idea of Taiwan came up and made the move in 2001. She was blond with blue […]

Dating in Taiwan: A Foreign Woman's Perspective

Dating in Taiwan: A Foreign Woman’s Perspective

Somewhere in the fictional version of New York City, Samantha Jones and Carrie Bradshaw are shedding tears for me. After 9 months of living in Taipei, I’ve just about given up on men in Asia. I’m not converting to lesbianism by any means, but I suppose I’ve abandoned the idea that I will meet anyone […]

Expat Culture in Taiwan: The 7/11 bar

Expat Culture in Taiwan: The 7/11 bar

The 7/11 was a major expat hangout in Taiwan. Before i came to Taiwan I had actually had a reasonably well-paid job; time was precious so, after work, i hit the pub before getting the last train. In Taiwan convenience stores every hundred yards stocked full of beer that could be bought at anytime of […]