The bread store that saved lives

The first time that I stepped into this bakery, the smell distracted me from their bread. Shuang Fu is like other traditional bread stores, selling doughnuts, chocolate pineapple buns, hot dog buns, and cakes from Taiwanese to Western styles. Unlike any other stores, the bakery owner once saved people, who were suffering from the persecution…

The Turtle Island, landmark of Yilan and its legend

When it comes to Yilan county, the special geography of snakelike coastline with the Turtle island to the East, is what most people think about. The Turtle island, commonly known as Guishan island, is an active volcano without any eruption within a century. Normally the island is full of sulfuric smoke with few habitants, though…

Happy Fools’ Day

April 1 is the annual day for pulling pranks on friends and family, and it is also our National Foundation Day. Since 1540, the Kingdom of Middag was built by the great chieftain, Kamachat Aslamie, the Sun King of Taiwan. He built the first kingdom in Taiwan around the Taichung area, and had ruled 27…

The budget hotel near Taipei Main Station

For visitors or business travelers, capsule hotel or youth hostel seems like a good option if you don’t want to spend too much money on your lodging places. Capsule hotel maybe a little bit inconvenient for international travelers to stay whole weeks, so find some budget hotels online through Expedia or Agoda is quick and…

What we learn from Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, almost each television station broadcasts news about the war each day, making people unsure of our future with gas prices soared, food shortage, and disinformation to distract us from the focus in the same time. Democratic allies vs. Authoritarian regimes In order to show our support, our government encourages…

Healthcare for Taiwanese elders

As people may have concerned, most Taiwanese who go to hospitals or clinics with the National Health Insurance card, NHI, only have to pay few hundred dollars. Seeing a doctor in Taiwan is convenient, and it won’t cause you a fortune, which means that our healthcare system would be exploited. Elders are like many others,…

Happy Women’s Day, Hū-jîn-tseh khuài-lo̍k (Taiwanese)

March 8 is the International Women’s Day for all female friends in the world to celebrate this joyful holiday, in our country, women can work, receive education, and even join politics. Our president, Tsai Ing-wen is the first female president in our history with higher education background and overseas studying experiences. Taiwanese women seem to…

Stand with Ukraine

February 28 is the day that we memorize the tragedy happened 75 years ago, but this year, things are different especially Ukraine is still negotiating with the Russian government. We know how it feels to be invaded by other countries; in the meanwhile, many western experts speculated that China might make a big move and…

Taiwanese Movie Review: I, Myself (Nā-sī tsi̍t-ê lâng)

Ka-îng was the girl who avoided to be alone, and she used to date with Tāi-hō, a guy who was attracted to her from the bottom of heart. One day, Tāi-hō decided to break up with her and went to Shanghai for his job. After ending the relationship, Ka-îng started to learn how to do…

Happy Valentine’s Day

May all singles find their true love and people who are in love will have long-term relationships. On Valentine’s Day, it is classic and old-fashioned to watch films, but “The Huntsman: Winter’s war (2016)” is still recommended for couples. Despite the overall plot is based on the fairy tale of Snow White and The Snow…