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Underground radio stations in Taiwan: a bizarre tale of politics and kidney failures

Underground radio stations in Taiwan: a bizarre tale of politics and kidney failures

After Taiwan’s Opposition, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has won the legislative by-elections, underground radio stations triumphantly broadcast the news of victory. The radio presenters didn’t forget to remind their audience: “Taiwan has succeeded! We have taught the Kuomintang government a lesson! But after having taught a lesson, let’s not forget our health – dear […]

 Very Unlucky Houses’: Hong Kong invests, Taipei avoids

Very Unlucky Houses’: Hong Kong invests, Taipei avoids

Very Unlucky Houses’: Hong Kong invests, Taipei avoids Hong Kong’s hongza: Investing in property where terrible things have happened Recently someone jumped to his death from a high-rise in Hong Kong’s expensive Mid-levels (半山區) residential area. The person fell into the flower pots of the first floor apartment’s private terrace. The first floor tenants moved […]

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story Here is a little Christmas story submitted by our friend, Manesh. According to an old and well-known legend, a week before Christmas, Archangel Michael asked his angels to visit the earth. He wanted to know if everything was ready for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. He sent them in […]

Chengrish: The First 20 Minutes in Taiwan

Chengrish: The First 20 Minutes in Taiwan

The International Airport my cousin found really funny When traveling to unknown lands, the first impression counts – my cousin’s first twenty minutes on Taiwanese soil by Jens Kastner My cousin came. I concede that this might not be of interest to others, but for me it did have some significance. For three years I […]

Expat Culture in Taiwan: Definition of Independence

Expat Culture in Taiwan: Definition of Independence

The Taiwanese are not independent is a recurring expat discussion in Taiwan – along with, and because of it, the frustration why we are not catapulted to instant success. It comes from their family relationships. You will here a 40-year old man say he has to ask his parents if he can go on holiday […]

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 […]

Expat Culture in Taiwan: I am here for the work experience to get a job for a multinational back home

Expat Culture in Taiwan: I am here for the work experience to get a job for a multinational back home

This is another of the assumptions we make: Taiwan is going to give you a leap up into a great job back home, valuable work experience you failed to get back home. For those who come to Taiwan because they failed to get on that graduate training scheme, it is an easy hope to hang […]