Juan Sea (阮璽), 34, is a new kind of professional artist.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in Taiwan and the most widely played sport in the island country.
On May 24, 2012, Liao Huey-chin (廖惠慶) and her siblings won the auction for a house in Beipu, Hsinchu County. The owner, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, had returned it to the market after nearly 50 years.
Imagine the pursuit of one's dreams being akin to standing in front of a long, seemingly endless dark tunnel. Reaching the light at the end of it would mean success; a dead end, failure. For many, the first step into this tunnel is paved with good feelings of anticipating achievement and success at the end of the journey.
As ancient as traditional Chinese brush paintings may be, a modern concept of this black-and-white art is being practiced by a man over 70 years old, dwelling deep in the mountains of Pingshi, New Taipei City.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.