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German professor gives his advice to aspiring Taiwanese film makers
For an artist, rejection is a painful yet critical part of the creative process. It may sting at first, but it hones the strongest elements of an idea and drives the impulse within the artist to bring it forward.
Brewing the best in Taiwan
One of oldest celebratory beverages in the world is none other than beer, which has a history that can be dated all the way back to 9500 BCE. Some archaeologists have even argued that alcohol was instrumental in the foundation of civilizations, shown by the regulation of the drink that was found on the ancient Code of Hammurabi as well as the worship of the Mesopotamian goddess of beer, Ninkasi.
Dreams of building real-life escape game
For those who haven't noticed, real-life room escape games (密室脫逃) have recently risen to become a popular pastime among people who enjoy mystery and adventure.
Group seeks to create safe nature havens
The over-excavation of low-lying hills has defaced many parts of Taiwan's natural terrain, causing soil erosion and endangering indigenous species like the leopard cat, yellow pond turtle and mountain scops owl. But there is a safe haven for them in Hsinchu County's Cyonglin Township (芎林鄉).
Machi Didi, 12 years later, still in business as music producer
Andrew Chou (周立銘) first surfaced on Taiwan's pop landscape as Machi Didi: the youngest member of Machi, Jeffrey Huang's (黃立成) hip-hop crew.
Performance artists who seek to find their stage in front of the screen usually aim high to achieve acknowledgement and a chance to feature their talents for the world to see. Because of the nature of the occupation and the time it usually takes to promote one's images and to refine one's artistic capabilities, artists usually keep to their own businesses to develop their skills for the sake of their audience.
Mina Lee strives for more than stardom
Young creative talks of her carpentry love
How lucky it is for someone to find their true calling in a job they are passionate about.
Exploring old Taipei following your nose
It was a street you loitered in when you were a barefooted imp, chasing your playmates down the darkened alleys. Yet having left home for so long.
Meals for patients, designed with Love
A patient is diagnosed with cancer every seven minutes in Taiwan. Most patients opt for Western treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and the battle against the malignant disease is each patient's last hope of a rejuvenated life.
Kasaundra Howard, a self-described 'wino' abroad, talks about love of wine
People drink alcohol for various reasons. We drink to celebrate, we drink to socialize, and we sometimes drink to forget. Drinking is also a rite of passage that is experienced by people from many cultures when one finally hits the legal drinking age. Of the various kinds of alcohol, beers, vodkas, cocktails etc. consumed, none could be called a form of art more than wine.
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