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Blackboard art
Professor Weng Han-teng from the Department of Education Industry and Digital Media, National Taitung University, gives a thumbs-up by his chalk replica of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" Wednesday, Nov. 2. His students said they were stunned by the drawing on the blackboard of their classroom, which took the professor 20 hours over four days to complete.
 
To commit and create
As the financial crisis swept its way across the world during his college years at Georgetown University, John D'Angola and fellow classmates wondered what it would mean to their lives as finance graduates. A classroom joke – involving professors who told them, "Go learn Chinese! Go to China!" -- lead him to start taking Chinese classes in his junior year before going to study in Taiwan for a master's degree on a Fulbright scholarship. Returning to the U.S., D'Angola came across a marketing position for Flexfit, the U.S. distributor of the Korean hat supplier Yupoong Inc.
 
Art Taipei to unveil a new visage
The annual Art Taipei (台北國際藝術博覽會) takes place at Taipei World Trade Center (台北世界貿易中心) from Nov. 11 to 14. The show features 150 domestic and foreign galleries, including 67 from Taiwan, 11 from Europe, 42 from Japan and South Korea, 19 from China, and 11 from South East Asia.
 
Join the Ratha Yatra Festival
The world-famous Ratha Yatra Festival is a traditional and cultural celebration that takes place every year in the town of Puri, in the Indian state of Orissa, dating back 5,000 years. The chariot carries Sri Jagannath, The Lord of the Universe, alongside his divine elder brother Sri Balabhadra and sister Sri Subhadra Devi pulled with ropes by his devotees in a colorful parade.
 
Phone-y looking hat
Photographers conduct a live webcast of a presentation ceremony held on Friday by a local record company to release a new single, using special holders given by the company to fasten their mobile phones.
 
"Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien, a Canadian author of Chinese descent, has been named as winner of this year's Governor-General's Award for English-language fiction, it was announced Tuesday.
 
Ahead of the game
Hsieh Hao-ni holds up a toy at a book signing in Kaohsiung, Tuesday. Hsieh, who was a fan of Nintendo video games as a child, later became a game designer for the company.
 
A traditional ... Italian affair
Italy has always been a synonym for "good food," offering an unmistakable explosion of flavors, scents and aromas. Aside from having pizza and spaghetti, the Mediterranean country also proposes an immense variety of different regional dishes and recipes which are presented at Bencotto At Mandarin Oriental, Taipei.
 
Younger visitors give stamp of approval for comics day at expo
Teenagers and students were eager to take part in activities, including a cosplay party and a mini anime concert on Sunday, the Comics and Anime Day in the PHILATAIPEI 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition.
 
A royal wellness experience
When was the last time you have had a vacation so rejuvenating, it lingered on and enabled you to recollect once forgotten sparks of passion after you have returned to the daily grind?
 
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