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….

China infiltration

Chinese and Communists are ” different”. Few years ago, one of my friends told me that Chinese and Communists are totally different. So, we should be friendly to them especially those who immigrated here. We both actively engaged in activities with friends from different part of worlds by that time. If we consider Chinese descents…

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Make it shine and sparkle

https://exploretaiuan .com I am going to publish a post everyday if I am available. And hopefully people will find interests in my posts wherever you go and whoever you are. Please also tell me what kind of topics you would like to know. I will cover things related to Taiwan whether they are tiny or…