My first impression of Taiwan when I came back last time in January was the revamped Terminal 1 of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. I noticed there were a lot of signs courting Chinese tourists in the Airport's duty free shops. I also found that there seemed to be a lot more R.O.C. flags hanging along the main roads of Taipei.
2013/5/3, 1 Comment
We always have a great time in Taiwan.
About a year and a half ago I had the chance of doing an internship in mainland China. After four years of studying Chinese I felt this was the best way of furthering my language skills. It was a great experience, pushing me to apply for a master's in Taiwan. So far I've been here for almost three months and until now have really enjoyed my stay.
2013/4/23, 5 Comments
Taipei was the first Asian city that I visited and I couldn't have chosen better! As a Portuguese, I was interested by the fact that my compatriots had once called Taiwan “Formosa” and now I understand why!
2013/4/19, 11 Comments
On April 28, 2012, more than 700 Malaysians students gathered at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. They were not holding new student orientation, not preparing to take a tour bus, but conducting an assembly.
As a small-town boy, I had set my life goal to explore the world when I first purchased a world map at the age of 7. It is not an easy task to travel nonstop without being home sick. When I arrived in Taiwan to visit my college friends, I assumed it would be another culture shock combined with not-so-much contact with local people. To my surprise, I only guessed the first part right.
I wanted to share with you a lovely story from the Brother Elephants game yesterday.
Taiwan, the great country that it is, suffers from a malaise: it mistakes prestige for success. It thinks itself small and unknown and pities itself thus.
2013/4/5, 20 Comments
Dear editor, Media accounts claim that the latest nongovernment cyber-Armageddon — a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on anti-spam service Spamhaus by unidentified attackers alleged by some to be acting on behalf of “pretty much anything goes” Web host reached such proportions that it may have actually slowed down the Internet in general.