Taiwanese bento foods

Thanks to longer holidays this year, we could hang out and eat after meeting with our relatives. Sometimes I still miss these kinds of simple foods, after we had big meals at fancy restaurants with friends. Maybe this is the Taiwanese flavor, the most authentic and representative food in Taipei. If we visit south, tons…

The third day of Rabbit year

Tradition here on the third day of lunar new year, people did not go outside for fun because it is the day that the Asian Furious God shows up, commonly known as “赤口日tshiah-kháu-ji̍t”, so it was highly recommended that people stay at home with family members to either watch TV or play cards to spare…

The Rabbit / Cat year begins

Today is the New Year’s Eve in Taiwan, and for countries whose governments still follow the lunar calendar. We have super longer weekends this time, though few people still work, most Taiwanese go back to hometowns to see their family and have a nice and big dinner. Taiwanese are hard working people, some people move…

Traditional love songs

Among so many beautiful modern songs in Taiwan, some old songs are still popular and are able to stand the test of time. I would like to introduce three Taiwanese love songs for my readers, so people who are music fans can sing with us or play by the notes. 思慕的人 Su-bōo ê lâng, The…

Merry Christmas for all

Merry Christmas 🎁 Let’s celebrate the coming new year with hopes and loves. Wish the pandemic will be fully eased and peoples will move on with new goals. Many thanks to countries who once helped us, we bless them on this special and meaningful holiday. Merry Christmas 🎄 my friends.

Chinese influence in the globe

According to the China index 2022, https://china-index.io/, Chinese communist party has expanded its influence around the world that people cannot escape from it in any country. Taiwan ranks 11 in overall score, but reaches first place in media and society. Taiwanese media had been controlled by the Chinese KMT party before it was liberated, local…

Qingguang Market, a little-known spot for eating

Qingguang Market is an organized place for tourists to shop and eat. Traditional glutinous oil rice, soup noodles, steak, Vietnamese spring rolls, Japanese sushi, and Taiwanese doughnuts are all popular at this shopping district. There is a little park near the Qingguang Market, where children play around and adults can relax for a short while….

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we had Thanksgiving meal at the Okura Prestige Hotel in Taipei. At this hotel, we could enjoy French side dishes, beef, hams, Japanese sushi, sashimi, Taiwanese noodles, and Chinese ducks. Foods are delicious, and drinks are unique. You could have fresh juice, hot chocolate, milk tea, or coffee. Fruits definitely deserve to try, because…

Taiwanese soldier ended life in Ukraine over the war

Taiwanese volunteer soldier, Singciang, also known as Sheng-Guang Tseng, was dead on Nov. 2, 2022 for joining the war against Russian invasion. Singciang is the first Taiwanese who volunteered to be in Ukraine for fighting the freedom and democracy that people deem common beliefs in most countries. His death reminded us the spirit and courage…