As I walked into the NYC subway, a familiar odor greeted the grimace on my face. It is just another shoot for a student filmmaker. In other words, another day of lugging two suitcases worth of equipment for a 50-minute train ride downtown to a grumpy house owner who for reasons unknown has decided to let us use the location. As I struggle to squeeze past the bulking passengers in their giant winter coats to reach the middle part of the compartment, I can't help but reminisce about the time when I was filming in Taipei.2 Comments
The one thing I noticed during my short stay in Taiwan was that the students here all shared one common trait: They all wore thick glasses and carried super-heavy school bags wherever they went. This seemed odd to me. After all, didn't parents, teachers, government officials and experts all say that children should enjoy their childhoods and that it's all right for them to be kids?2 Comments
Having lived in Toronto, Philadelphia and New York City, I've never forgotten what my Taipei feels like. My Taipei is the 50 Lan on the way to the subway near my childhood home. My Taipei is the sweet smell of baked yam stands and the convective heat as you walk past.
Ariel Lin shares her opinion in defining 'International Perspective'
When I moved back to Taiwan two years ago, the summer sun caught me off guard. I used to live in Canada, so it was a drastic change from the chilly climate of North America to the humid, sizzling temperatures of a sub-tropical country.6 Comments
Pete M Jones wonders why bus lanes are built in the middle of the roads instead of the nearside lanes as in his home city?5 Comments
When she heard about the opportunity to share her experiences and perspective as a foreigner living in Taiwan, Beth Dietrich became really excited. Before she moved to Taiwan, she worked for a small local newspaper and she loves writing
Nomura Shin, from both China and Japan, likes how TV anchors paint each topic with exaggeration
Dong Biao, from mainland China, likes how all sorts of cultures impact and become fused together in Taiwan
After having lived in the U.S. for some time, Regan Shieh moved back here 4-5 years ago due to the country's karaoke, convenient transportation and food, to name just a few reasons1 Comment