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National Cheng Kung University’s Chinese Language Center (NCKU’s CLC) prepared a special treat for the Chinese students this week with a 3 day weekend tour. First day we went off to the places I’m already well familiar with – Confucius Temple, the Taiwanese Literature Museum and a series of old temples next to the Chikan […]

26 Oct, 2007 in Taiwan
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Since I wasn’t feeling at my best lately, friends from all over the globe have been offering me their kind tips and advice on how to improve my health and overall quality of life. When it comes to taking care of my self, I do things slowly, but eventually things work out. I am feeling […]

24 Oct, 2007 in Taiwan
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This is part of what I love about Taiwan. There are so may weird things going on that I completely don’t understand. Driving around on the weekend, John and I came across a long parade from some temple with some beautiful horrible chant kind’o music, lots of Gods, shining colors and smells. I still have absolutely […]

2 Oct, 2007 in Taiwan
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Almost everyday I encounter things here in Taiwan that are very different and a bit special about the way that the Taiwanese do things. Here are some examples. I saw this while driving down a road and I had to stop take a look. This is, eh, indoor Taiwanese fishing. People sitting down indoors around an artificial […]

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At 03:00am the alarm goes off. I just went to sleep not too long before that, so – being a bit fuzzy – I make my way into some cloths and out on the motorbike. The streets are quiet, with just a few 24 hours convenience stores, restaurants and pubs running in street corners. I […]

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