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Flashbacks to 2003  SARS and the Current Flu

Flashbacks to 2003 SARS and the Current Flu

As we look at pictures in newspapers and on television about how people and countries are coping with the threat and reality of the H1N1 flu, we think back to 2003 when the disease SARS came to Taiwan. All the reminders of washing hands (we had a sign on our front door back then), of […]

Taiwan Music: The Rising Hedons

Taiwan Music: The Rising Hedons

Formed in the spirit of the blues, The Rising Hedons are the voice of travel and experimentation. A gathering of individuals from both sides of the Atlantic who aspire to capture a world of tale-telling and the exploration of sound. The Rising Hedons have released their full-length album entitled “Head Full of Rain.” The album […]

Taiwan Music: Paper Scissors Stone Band

Taiwan Music: Paper Scissors Stone Band

Paper Scissors Stone is an acoustic trio doin’ folk/ folk rock/classic rock covers, and we’ll soon be playing our originals as well. Not exclusively bound by one form of music or another Paper Scissor Stone Band brings you folk / folk rock / classic rock covers from the 50’s right on through to the present….on […]

Taiwan Vacation:  Tainan Zun (Tseng) Wen Reservoir

Taiwan Vacation: Tainan Zun (Tseng) Wen Reservoir

I had the pleasure of taking two vacationers out for the day today. They wanted to see the country, so we hopped in the car and cruised to a place in Tainan County called the 曾文水庫 Tseng (Zun) Wen Reservoir. Joe and Jason are from Texas and Maryland, and it is their first time in […]

Taiwanese Politics 2008 Presidential Elections KMT VS DPP Ma Ying Jiu VS Frank Hsieh

Taiwanese Politics 2008 Presidential Elections KMT VS DPP Ma Ying Jiu VS Frank Hsieh

Election time is here once again in Taiwan and we are in the throws of the carnival like atmosphere that is Taiwanese politics. Political rallies can be heard far and wide (literally, as I am currently being blasted in my 10th floor apartment with information about upcoming rallies from trucks that cruise slowly down the […]