Me and the street cat Youichi

Time does fly and my youth was gone with many obstacles and painful memories, though not every human friend that I met was bad and some friendly seniors are still trying to persuade me that I am a young person, the past decade was hardship for me. I was exiled to Japan in 2017 and…

Places to find tranquility in Taipei

Nishi Honganji Square Nishi Honganji Square is one of the tourist attractions now with public transportation nearby, it takes few minutes to walk from the Ximen station. Just turn few blocks from the downtown, and you will find this tiny space. If you feel tired after long hours of shopping or reading at the library,…

Overseas Taiwanese foods

For overseas foodies, Taiwanese cuisines are barely found, or they are part of Chinese food culture on the menu at many Chinese restaurants or China town. This is universal in Japan too, lots of Taiwanese restaurants are owned by Chinese; for locals who have never been to Taiwan, is difficult to try the authentic flavor…

Happy New Year

2021 was an unstable year with Covid-19 variant struck the earth and the more aggressive posturing from China, causing troubles and tensions to Taiwan and nearby countries. Each year, lots of locals go to the plaza in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan or Kaohsiung city to enjoy live concerts and wait for the countdown. This year was…

Merry Christmas

Today is freezing in Taiwan on Christmas day. Lots of young people flocked together at department stores for choosing their presents especially today is weekend. Restaurants were full of customers, and the food court was barely passed by because of its convenience and gourmet foods which attracted people who shopped at the department store. Christmas…

Academic background matters above all else

It is hard to deny that people in Taiwan still pay much attention to one’s academic backgrounds, though the government provides many different ways of recruiting students for universities, it is difficult for elders to change their minds that traditional standards are more paramount. The academic background not only changes people’s social status, but also…

Chances of personal information exposed

Many cases regarding the personal information exposed were discussed and disclosed by the local media, though the government announced the new version of law, the actual improvement is limited especially at small and medium sized corporations. It is easily to steal personal information as long as outsiders would like to approach the core person at…

Congrats to Taiwanese athletes

The Taiwanese female badminton player, Tai Tzu Ying, was nominated to be the best female player of 2020/2021 by BWF. Also, Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin were named as the most improved player of the year. Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin bacame famous after winning gold medal at Tokyo Olympic Game with heroic…

My Thanksgiving memories

The Thanksgiving Day was my favorite day among other holidays when I was in the U.S. I remember that we celebrated the holiday with host family and prepared the turkey for our dinner, it is one of my cherished life experiences though the memory will be changed as time goes by. I love the gravy…

The overall ratings for living in Taiwan

Taiwan is the island where people can enjoy gourmet foods without spending too much money, just like other Asian countries, we provide similiar staple such as rice, noodls, and meats. If you have limited budget, you don’y have to worry about, because it is not difficult for tourists to find snacks. For locals, night market…