Several ways to get through the heat wave

The current heat wave has swept the Britain and other European nations, boiling almost half continent with the new record of high temperature. Taiwan is like roasted potatoes, where the average temperature reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit this week, making people flock together at drink shops for a cup of shaved ice or ice tea. We…

Team Taipei wins the first gold with 5 streak achievements in 2022

Taiwanese team won the first gold at tug-of-war, and defeated the Sweden in the final game 2-0 in Brimingham, Alabama at the World Games. The women’s team helped Taiwan win the first gold and also created a new record of 5 streak achievements. Although this is not the first time for them to win gold…

Mourn former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

It was shocking to the world to hear such distressing news, especially in a country like Japan where guns are not easily accessible. Many country leaders send their condolences to Shinzo Abe’s family, also China will dispatch the delegation to Japan to show courtesy, despite some Chinese are celebrating the death of Shinzo Abe either…

Team Taipei wins the ticket to join WilliamSport in 7 years

Students of Fu-lin elementary school is the representative team from Taiwan this year, after they downed New Zealand, Philippines, and other countries, they battered the hosting country in South Korea. The pitcher, Yab-shu Liao, started the game with stable control within 6 innings , though once defeated 1-2 in the first inning, they edged the…

Movie review: Mad Doctor

The Mad Doctor is a comedy with medical story that tells the public about the deficiency of medical resources in rural areas. The main character, Zi-xu Liu, is a surgeon who had trauma once and suffered PTSD , Post-traumatic stress disorder, therefore, she was unable to do the surgery again; so she was transferred to…

The Zombies show

The Zombies show is held at the Tainan Art Museum for locals to appreciate these artworks, starting from this weekend until Oct. 16. The title is Ghosts and Hells: The underworld in Asian art, originally came from France, musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris, in 2018 with Asian perspectives of unknown world. Despite…

Transnational Repression

Long before Taiwanese could run the political campaign, protest, and make speeches; people had tended to avoid making any political comments or showing their discontent over politics. Transnational repression happened in 1980s at Taiwanese community, while Taiwan was ruled by the autocratic KMT party by then, with spy networks all around the globe for surveillance…

Human rights in Taiwan

For many democratic countries in the world, the human rights issue is a key indicator that whether a certain country is a developed nation or not. Taiwan is an island with several different colonization, also there were many skirmishes among ethnic groups in the beginning of Taiwanese history. We only fought for the invaders, not…

Summer sweets & desserts around the world

People in Taiwan have a long weekend this week for the Dragon Boat Festival. After May, the weather is humid and hot, especially in July, the Taipei Basin makes me sweat with rains and thunderstorms all the time; whereas in Kaohsiung, I feel like a roasted Turkey that the scorching sun could tan me in…

Crazy Cat Festival

The Cat Festival is being held at Taipei Expo Park with cat salons, lectures, and food stalls for visitors to get help for their feline family during May 28 to May 31. If you take the MRT, please get off at Yuanshan station and go to the exit 1, you will see the direction to…