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No words sufficient for the days of memory
I've been wracking my brain for days trying to come up with the perfect topic for this piece. Something that would offer insight and wit, with just the right amount of humor. But alas, nothing came. And as the deadline drew near, I had no other choice but to review each and every detail of my trip in the most methodical manner I knew how. But once again, to no avail.
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A small island, but a very special place
I remember seeing a television remote control when I was 4 years old, back in my home in Glasgow, Scotland. “Made in Taiwan” was written across the bottom.
Being a foreigner in Taiwan is a funny thing. The way you meet people and the relationships you have with them in Taiwan are completely different from the way you get in touch with people in your native country.
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.
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We always have a great time in Taiwan.
Teachers must understand importance of English
The most common occupation of us foreigners in Taiwan is teaching English. Whether we be post graduates looking for a year abroad to earn money or a person interested in immersing themselves in Taiwanese culture for an unknown duration, all are in high demand.
Please, not everything I do is truly 'lihai'
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.
The island the Portuguese called 'Formosa'
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!
Peaceful protest a lesson in Taiwan democracy
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.
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