I press down forcefully into the pencil almost with the malice of a madman. The lead protruding from the tip, instead of snapping and gouging a poor passerby, retracts with little fanfare but is a minor miracle (to me) in itself.
Walk into the alleyways in any city in Taiwan, especially in the Greater Taipei area, and one might likely come across a small, quaint coffee store nestled between buildings, often packed with people on weekends.
In a new breakthrough study, a team of physicists discovered a remarkable structure in coal that could be used to make the smallest commercial chips yet.
As a country that is known for its love for baseball, Taiwan has thousands of baseball teams of all levels, from grassroots, amateur teams to top-tier professional ones.
2015/10/26, 1 Comment
In 1986, three quarters of Taiwan's passion fruit crop was devastated by woodiness, a virus spread by aphids. The skins of infected fruit grew tough and horny, and the pulp shriveled to become unsellable.
Sports enthusiast couple John Hsu (許元耕) and Hsu Ya-chiao (許雅喬) are aiming for the top three spots in the National Games 2015's (全國運動會) triathlon competition, which takes place Oct. 18-19.
When we talk of greatness in the world, we think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi. However, as I looked over a table at the man in his mid-twenties, speaking vividly of his work in the remote villages of Yunnan and his visions of volunteer work, I felt like I was in the presence of a silent, little-known, yet honorable greatness in this chaotic world.
2015/9/14, 1 Comment