Japan fans in Taiwan

It is not difficult for those who are in Taiwan to find lots of Japanese restaurants, shops, or even department stores in each city, and some of the owners are locals instead of Japanese. The Japan trend can be traced back to 1980s or even earlier, whether its J-pop, dramas or comic books. Even now,…

Chinese rules and its impact on Taiwanese

As far as I can remember, Chinese is a sensitive word in Taiwan, no matter it means culture or ethnic group. Despite the fact that some Taiwanese were traced back to China, while indigenous people were the origin of Maori in Australia and some people in Pacific island; being a normal Taiwanese was never an…

Exotic foods and foreigners in Taiwan

Taiwanese are proud to say that we are a friendly country to foreigners, according to some of news sources and locals. Most of foreigners are staying in metro Taipei due to its convenience and language education. Unlike people in Taipei city, citizens who live in other cities usually commute by motorcycles or cars, and that…

Public places near Taiwan Boulevard

For people who would like to visit this city without having a car or scooter, the public transportation seems to be the most easiest way to get around this new city. Recently, the mass rapid transportation in Taichung has finally started their service for the public. So if you want to spend your afternoon at…

Cat friendly cafes

Cats are mysterious and cunning small animals, compared to dogs and other creatures that humans adopt as pets. They are agile and they know how to pretend cute to attract owners, so they could have foods to eat. Cats are like human beings, the more you want to spend time with them, the more they…

April Holidays

April is the month for Taiwanese to have long week holidays, including Tomb Sweeping Day and Children’s Day. It is the time for the Easter Day in some countries, and it’s an important month in Japan as well due to several ceremonies in schools and staffs recruiting at companies. The Tomb Sweeping Day is the…

Organic cotton products

There were cotton products widely seen in the market decades ago, but nowadays lots of companies move their locations to countries where labor costs are less. Products that are made with 100% cotton are rare with higher prices now. Due to environmental protection awareness, and the health concerns toward those farm workers, it is recommended…

Metropolitan park & Arts streets

Taichung metropolitan park The Taichung metropolitan park is located near the border of county and city, where families visit there with children and couples enjoy spending time together. The metropolitan park is spacious with almost 88 hectares for people to fly kites, ride bicycles and walk around. If you don’t have map or GPS on…

International photography exhibition & The serene Cafe

The photography event is held in Taichung, Sin Kong Mitsukoshi department store at 10 floor, starting from March 13 to March 24 for people to appreciate the beauty of nature. This is probably the first time for me to find out the art event in the department store, which is a good news I think,…

Lively places with buskers

People who engage in music industry or arts often have difficulty surviving in this competitive market. About a decade ago, the government started to encourage citizens to join music festivals and also offered certifications for those who want to perform on the streets. Since then, many places were full of buskers to sing for people,…