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Culture: Daytime Soap Plot

Culture: Daytime Soap Plot

Who says soaps don’t give you an insight into local culture. Of course, there were soaps aimed at different demographics, but your afternoon or early evening ones aimed at the housewife/mother-in-law market always had the same plot: Bossy mother-in-law who is constantly worried about how much money her son is earning, and disappointed by the […]

Taiwan Explorer Part 2: Kinmen Island

Taiwan Explorer Part 2: Kinmen Island

From our friends @ Monkeetime Kinmen Island, 150km west of Taiwan and only 2km from the Mainland is where the Taiwan-China split took place. We fly in for a few days to snoop around and see the remains of the civil war. [ cialis tablets foreign | viagra effects on women | 0rz.tw 762c3 generic […]

REPRESENT: DnB vs. HIP-HOP

Represent hip-hop, drum and bass.. It’s all going down in the place.. Called Bliss, and you won’t wanna miss.. Comin’ to a fresh party like this.. Saturday, July 25th22.00-04.00 DJs :: Elemence / Mixter T / Anti Hero / Coffeepot MCs :: BabbleOn / Shaman / Stoppa / Cortez :: 200NT with a free drink […]

Culture Shock: Women

Culture Shock: Women

My friends would ask me what it is like dating a girl from Taiwan, and I would say, “You have watched Pulp Fiction of course. Well…Remember Bruce Willis’ character’s girlfriend. The one who lies on the bed talking about whether she has a belly or not – Who forgets to bring his watch and then […]

Culture: AIDs or a condom? – I’ll risk the AIDs

Condoms were a no-no for some older women because it suggested you were planning to have sex, and you did it often. This is one of John’s stories. He had had a particularly bad class and started drinking beer from the 7/11 and hanging around on Chong Hsiao East Road, one of the most popular […]

The World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung

They are nearly here.   I can honestly say I am relieved this event is almost started (and finished).   If you don’t know about the World games, the can be looked at as the bastard son of the Olympics and contains an assortment of pseudo-sports.   Have you ever played tchoukball?  Tried your hand at korfball? I […]

The Rising Hedons Farewell Concert

Come out and celebrate the release of SEASIDE CARAVAN, the much-anticipated second full-length album from THE RISING HEDONS (mixed and mastered by Bruce A. Miller (White Stripes, Miles Davis etc) and with mixes from Grammy Award Winner Charles Dye) The album will be available at the show and at http://www.therisinghedons.com/ on July 10th. FRIDAY, JULY […]