Taiwanese Movies

The World Between Us was published in 2019, and it was based on the story of random killing in 2010. The whole movie is all about perpetrators, victims, neurotics, defense attorneys and their families; how they felt and how they reacted to the whole society. The languages of this movie are Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese….

Universities in Taiwan

Unlike many schools in the U.S, public schools are popular here with more resources and cheaper tuition. Some of the younger students are obsessed with university ranking due to stereotypes. Not like some of universities in America, college students do not use laptops a lot for lectures. Almost every student will buy textbooks for different…

Temples and the Deities

There are many kinds of Gods in Taiwan and people tend to build different statues for followers to worship. We believe there are spirits from Gods stay inside statues after the master had rituals for inviting the one we need. Usually the deities inside temples came from real persons in the past history such as…

Traditional operas & puppet shows

Back to the 1900’s, people here watched operas or puppet shows after finishing their meals. These were entertainments for people whether they are young or old, men or women. Most of the operas are sang by Taiwanese( Hō-ló) language mixed with ancient poems and slang. Each character has its own costume and make-up to go…

Taiwanese Festivals

The most famous festivals in Taiwan is Lunar New Year, allowing people to take vacations from their work or school during this period. It is like Thanksgiving day that people would get together with their families. Traditionally, families would cook the new year’s foods and prepare snacks after finishing the meals. It takes a lot…

The food culture

The definition of Taiwanese food is vague for most of people because of our ethnic diversity and national identity. People could have many choices at the breakfast restaurant, and lots of places offer breakfasts. We could eat at mom-and-pop stores, cafe or fast food restaurants. Most of mom-and-pop stores sell western style foods such as…

Bounded names

According to News, the president Trump has just signed the TAIPEI Act, Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative, which is a big move for us in long term diplomatic relationship. For so many years, the relationship between Taiwan and U.S was based on Taiwan Relations Act, and there were no officials had ever visited…

Low-key brands

People who have interests in electronic appliances may have heard about Acer, Asus, MIS or HTC. Even in Western countries, I could see some people use Acer or Asus laptops in some areas. However, not many people know these brands are actually from Taiwan. HTC is a large telephone and computer manufacturing company and had…

The Mask Culture

The pandemic: Should we call it Covid-19, Wuhan virus or Chinese Coronavirus ? People in Taiwan tend to wear masks when the air pollution is getting worse or whatever the reason may be. Not only the sick person but also scooter drivers would wear masks. The recent outbreak of virus has made people all around…

The way we see religion

In the Greek mythology, there are Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Perseus (half human, half god) and seven immortal wives of Zeus. Here, the gods are solemn without emotions or desires. Lots of people pray at the temples and burn incenses especially in Taoism. Longshan Temple and Xingtian Temple are both efficacious with long history in Taiwan….