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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 […]

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,” […]