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.
When one thinks of innovation and critical thinking, the first association is unlikely to be an orphanage or a youth correctional facility. But for some, thinking outside the box means finding the opportunity to meet societal problems head on in the places we least expect.
A group of young people, foreigners and Taiwanese alike, gathered around a wooden table in a large art space located in a somewhat abandoned building in the old Air Force Command Headquarters. Prior to the first reading of a member's script, Andrew Chau, who coordinates the group meetings, laid out housekeeping issues for everyone to discuss. Afterward, each person has a script in front of them, and some take turns reading their designated roles, while others scribble down notes in the lines of the script.
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., 1 Comment
When talk turns to famous tourist attractions in Lukang (鹿港), most people will mention some historic spots, such as Lukang Longshan (鹿港龍山寺) Temple, the street view and delicacies.
"Have you ever noticed the threshold in your bathroom? It is designed so that the bathroom doesn't get flooded, but has water ever reached that high or even surpassed the threshold when you are showering?"
When Lily Huang told The China Post that "art is life," looking at her elaborately refined stitch art pieces, it is hard to believe she started her life as an artist only 10 years ago.
As society continues to age faster than ever before, it becomes increasingly preoccupied with the pursuit of happiness -- a strong emotion that has become more and more difficult to maintain in an economically gloomy and unstable world -- there are certain people who qualify as a silver lining in the cloudiest of times.
If you are interested in magic, and if you also like coffee, then you might want to check out Rising Sun Coffee (昇昇精品咖啡), the only cafe that offers magic shows in Taiwan.