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The Dogs of Taiwan

They're everywhere. Some are pampered, pushed in baby strollers. Carried around in designer handbags. Sometimes one will even see these posh pups sitting inside restaurants enjoying a family meal. Others are treated as respected pets, trained to ride motor-scooters, walked on leashes. The second group of dogs are treated as ... read more

Rhonda Mix

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Gluttony

There's no other word for it. Gluttony - the second and most delicious sin, for which the punishment, according to Dante, is an eternity lying in dirty black slush and freezing rain. Small price to pay for a bite of chocolate cake, right? Well, hopefully they'll consider the big picture ... read more

Colin Machado

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TBF Friday

Taiwan Beer is the ubiquitous spirit of Taiwan. Any establishment that serves beer sells Taiwan Beer, a few imports, and nothing else. They are the Microsoft of the Taiwanese beer industry, if Microsoft were to merge with Apple. But despite the lack of competition, it is fairly decent beer (Valerie ... read more

Colin Machado

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Shall We Dance?

Around 6:15, I finally, after two months, decided to call up my dad's cousin Tina's friend Paul. I don't know why I had waited so long - certainly not because I didn't have the time. I think it had something to do with my strong aversion to imposing on people. ... read more

Colin Machado

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Last Stop - Hsinchu

My time in Taiwan is quickly coming to an end. I am relaxing these last few days with my grandparents, er gu gu, and her dog in Hsinchu. Below: Er gu gu came to Taipei to pick me up. I had lunch with both of my aunts at a small restaurant. ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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A Taste of the Western World

Below: The Taipei Fine Arts Museum is hosting a Pixar exhibition for three months. On display were sketches, storyboards, resin models of main characters, and digital images. As is the case for any behind-the-scenes exhbition, this Pixar exhibition lets visitors appreciate just a part of the enormous amount of work it ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Dansui

Dansui, literally meaning "freshwater," is a thirty minute MRT ride northwest from the Taipei Main Station. The freshwater rivers flow through the region, located on the ocean coast. Dansui is quite different than the city of Taipei. Dingy high-rises stand out in stark contrast with sloping mountains. We have entered into ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Juming Museum

Thirty minutes on the MRT brings you from crowded Taipei city to mountainous Taipei county. An hour-long ride on the bus from Dansui brought us to Chin-San; about another hour on free local buses finally brought us to our destination: Juming Museum. The 11 hectare (about 27 acres) museum consits mostly of ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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"Hello Kitty Sweets"

Little children, young couples, and camera-bearing parents gather under the pink entrance to the Hello Kitty restuarant, named "Hello Kitty Sweets." Seats must be reserved ahead of time and guests may stay for only two hours. The restaurant keeps to its Hello Kitty theme with purple and pink furniture featuring ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Grace Baptist Church

This past Sunday my aunt brought me to her church, Grace Baptist Church. It was founded in the late 1940s by missionaries from Mainland China. Although its first building was funded in part by the Southern Baptist Convention, it is apparently not a Southern Baptist church. Due to large attendance, ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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A Rainy Weekend

Morakot moved slowly across Taiwan dumping twice the annual rainfall in some areas. While the television news showed disastrous flooding and destruction in the southern parts of Taiwan such as Taitung, scattered showers were all Taipei received. The television ran and re-ran clips of a six-story hotel crashing into the ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Typhoon

Friday morning I awoke to heavy rain. The typhoon Morakut, Thai for "emerald," is upon us. So we are staying indoors today, eating pizza, reading, watching movies, and updating my blog. Below: Yesterday I went to the Taiwan Baptist Theological Seminary to bring a gift to one of the professors. Surprisingly, ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Taipei 101 and Paganini

Once an undesirable area, the Xi-Yi district is now the most metropolitan part of Taipei, containing leading department stores and restaurants. Taipei 101, the world's tallest complete structure, is located in this area. Nearby is the Sun Yat-sen Memorial. Below: Courtyard between department stores. The department stores in Taiwan are ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Kaohsiung Food

Tuesday, August 4. Below: Breakfast in Taiwan. The dishes to the left were my aunt's breakfast; the plate to the right was my breakfast. She had egg pancakes (different than American pancakes; the dough is only flour and water) and a filled bun. I had a flat layered bun covered with ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Kaohsiung

Monday morning my aunt and I took Taiwan High Speed Rail to Kaohsiung to see my grandparents. Below: Waiting for the train. Below: Inside the High Speed Rail Train. It is quite like an airplane, but without seatbelts. We arrived in Kaohsiung in less than two hours, much faster than the ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Pictures

Below: The National Concert Hall outside of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Er gu gu and I came here to listen to The University of North Texas A Cappella Choir conducted by Jerry McCoy. \ Below: Carl Becker and Sons Violin Shop inside the National Concert Hall.   Below: Vending Machines. ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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The Legend of the White Snake

Opera. In my mind the word conjures up mental images of opulent women singing falsetto. Taiwanese opera is quite different. The quite slender actresses and actors dance, sing, act, and even perform acrobatics. For this show the main charactesr dressed in Oriental robes with long, wide sleeves. They spoke in ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Bread of Life Christian Church in Taipei (Taipei Ling Liang Tong)

Bread of Life Christian Church, known as Taipei Ling Liang Tong in Chinese, is the largest church in Taiwan. It is an independent, charismatic church. Once a month er gu gu joins the praise team there. The praise team consists of about ten vocalists, two keyboard players, a drummer, a ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Hello Kitty and Eslite

Today er gu gu and I went to Taipei. After washing our hair at the beauty salon, we went to a store that sold Hello Kitty products. There were Hello Kitty versions of evertying from stationery to dressers to toilet paper. Below: The Hello Kitty bag. Imagine the largest Barnes ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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IC Radio 97.5

Today I spent the day with er gu gu at her workplace, a Christian-founded radio station called "IC": I Care. I Can. I Change. The radio station seeks to educate the people and encourge them to preserve the earth by first instructing them to have good character qualities. IC also desires, via internet broadcasting, ... read more

Evelyn Cheng

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Taiwan: Save your receipts and play the lottery

Colin Machado

26 Oct 2009

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Save your receipts! At the top of each receipt is a unique lottery number. Every two months, a winning lottery number is released and, if you have the corresponding receipt, you win NT$2,000,000. There are also smaller prizes for partial matches. Most importantly, foreigners are eligible to win!

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Food

Fried chicken buttock, anyone?

Austin Y

07 Sep 2009

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One of the strangest (and most exciting) about Taiwan is its peculiar food. Fried chicken butt, fried duck neck, steamed pig's blood, stinky tofu, and of course, salty, slimy, bony chicken feet, talons included. Sure you could always eat PB&J three meals a day in a foreign country, but if you're willing to be adventurous, you'll meet new friends and have stories to laugh about when you get back home. As long as something looks safe to eat, approach it like an adventure, and go for it.

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