Message of support from Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter, one of NBA players in the States, sent his message for supporting Taiwan with emphasis on democracy, freedom and human rights. Even the president of Taiwan replied to him with courtesy, this is probably the first time for me to hear somebody who calls us Taiwanese, which makes me surprise and keep believing…

Popular Taiwanese songs in 2021

The Oysters Love Noodles is one of the episodes from TV drama, The Making of an Ordinary Woman, which depicts two different characters of couples are meant to be together despite their different natures, just like oysters that live in the sea whereas noodles need to be air-dried under the sun. The TV drama is…

Happy Halloween 🎃 from Taiwan

Celebrate the Halloween together! Some parents and kids worked hard to be someone with tailor-made costumes and makeup. There was one boy trying to be minister of CDC in Taiwan with props of Medigen vaccine on his one hand, announcing zero domestic case with board on the other hand. No matter who you would be…

Last week with John Oliver: Taiwan

Thanks for John Oliver for introducing Taiwan in humorous and understandable way for people. This video includes some clips from politicians of Taiwan; the president, the legislators, and how different parties fought over some agenda. The Taiwanese history was briefly mentioned by John Oliver as well, which is correct and helpful for first time audience….

Freedom of international activities

For most people, Taiwan is a remote island with exotic cultures, peoples, and democratic society. We are banned from many international activities due to Chinese hegemony and influences in different countries. The former president of South Korea once called us,” freedom China” while some of influential editors, celebrities deem our culture “Chinese” rather than Taiwanese….

Taiwan Cultural Day

Oct. 17th is Taiwanese Cultural Day. The Minister of Culture cooperates with almost 179 art galleries and organizations to provide artistic exhibitions without entrance fee. For art-lovers, this is the best opportunity to see as many artifacts as possible. On this special day, we could appreciate art paintings, visit museums with the tour guide to…

The controversial National Day

The Oct. 10th is the National Day in Taiwan now, according to the official calendar and the Constitution. Not only the National Day, but also the national flag are condemned by locals who have preference over independence or counter hegemony of KMT Chinese party. Although the National Day in China now is Oct. 1st, and…

The mystery of fortune-telling in Taipei

There are many ancient ways of fortune-telling in Taiwan, whether its read by face, hands, birds, or tortoise shells. It is said that the most accurate way of fortune-telling is by reading one’s birthday with its birth time. Although the modern technology provides online free version for people who are anxious of finding solutions for…

Historical plaza and its surroundings

Twatutia (Dadaocheng) is one of ancient districts in Taipei with businesses of food ingredients through different authorities. Its history can be traced back to 1851, when most local shop owners were trading rice, tea leaves, and cloth with other countries by ports. Now the Dadaocheng Pier Plaza is the place where visitors enjoy the riverside,…

Local museums in Taipei that are worth visiting

For most foreigners who did not understand the local history and merely followed the official sightseeing brochure, may visit the National Palace Museum or Sun, Yat-Sen Memorial Hall for their first stop in Taipei. While it is surely personal preference, different perspective of historic views will alter the way we see this island. The National…