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Brickyard Kaohsiung

Brickyard Kaohsiung

Today I give a grand opening Brickyard a nice visit, and the place is at Kaohsiung County in Taiwan. The Brickyard has 2 owners, Ryan and Grant and they both are very nice people to get along with. The place has a very nice theme to it, I mean it does look like a brickyard […]

Taiwan culture shock: It is hard being the superior sex

Taiwan culture shock: It is hard being the superior sex

As foreigners in Taiwan we had the opportunity to play above our league. It may seem straightforward, but Taiwanese girls are different (see Culture Shock: Women) and there is alot of adjusting to do. It is difficult for all of us but for Eric particularly so. Eric looked around at the people sat around him […]

Taiwan culture shock: Don't expect PC

Taiwan culture shock: Don’t expect PC

At the time i really committed to learning Chinese. I was going to two classes a day. This was the afternoon one. “Good afternoon everyone,” the teacher would say in English every class and i would start to grit my teeth. “She is quite hot! Maybe, I’ll do you a favor and ask her out,” […]

Little League Baseball World Series 2009: Chula Vista (USA) beats Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

Little League Baseball World Series 2009: Chula Vista (USA) beats Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

In their first trip back to the little league world series since 1996, Taiwan, battling under their international alias of Chinese Taipei, lost after putting the US team on the ropes in the third inning with a set of back to back home runs. The US team came back and eventually won by a 6-3 […]

Taiwan culture shock: Wishing you weren't a foreigner

Taiwan culture shock: Wishing you weren’t a foreigner

You know when you are an vacation or business you have to press palms and talk about yourself. You happily do it for the first few months in Taiwan, but then you remember you are not in Taiwan for two weeks, and sooner or later the non-PC unsubtly and stereotypes begin to get you down […]

Avoiding False Date Rape Charges In Taiwan

Avoiding False Date Rape Charges In Taiwan

I decided to skip my order of business and go to a really important issue for foreign guys in Taiwan. The following is not meant to be a replacement for legal council. A friend of mine down south got into some big shit that almost cost him his freedom. To make a long story short, […]

Wang Qian Ming:  What Now?

Wang Qian Ming: What Now?

Wang Qian Ming, also known as Jimmy Wang or Chin Ming Wang (the radio and television announcers in the US seem to have a preference for calling him Chin MIng) has shut it down for the 2009 Major League Baseball (MBL) season and will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder capsule. Surgery will be […]