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Upon my mother’s arrival to Taiwan, we started off with a few days in Taipei (check out the super detailed Taipei visit itinerary on Taiwanderful, professional, eh?). We spent the first day visiting National Palace Museum and catching a cultural show at Taipei Eye. The second day we started off at the Taipei Fine …

29 Jan, 2009 in Nantou
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After visiting Fo Guang Shan I thought there is little left to surprise me in how Buddhism is practiced in Taiwan, but Chung Tai Chan Monastery near Pui in Nan Tou County succeeded in shocking both my mother and I. The little I’ve heard about Chung Tai Chan prior to that didn’t do enough to […]

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With my mother visiting me in Tainan I had to take her to the nearby Fo Guang Shan, perhaps one of the world’s biggest monasteries, to learn more about Buddhism and how it’s been practiced in Taiwan. This time, I asked for the tour and the monastery was kind enough to have a lady …

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I’ve heard great things about the Aboriginal Culture Village in Ping-Tung County ran by the government but never quite got around to visiting. As plans changed with my mother to go to central Taiwan instead of east coast I was delighted to learn that there’s another Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village just nearby Sun Moon Lake. […]

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Upon my mother’s arrival to Taiwan, we started off with a few days in Taipei (check out the super detailed Taipei visit itinerary on Taiwanderful, professional, eh?). First, I took my mother to have her first lunch in Taiwan, which was a challenge because she keeps vegetarian (summary of veggie restaurants found in …

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Upon my mother’s arrival to Taiwan, we started off with a few days in Taipei (check out the super detailed Taipei visit itinerary on Taiwanderful, professional, eh?). After a visit to National Palace Museum in Shilin an hour of excruciating foot massage that helped my mother relax a bit after the long flight we headed […]

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If you’re living in Taiwan and work in anything related to IT then you’ve probably heard about ITRI: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) – a national research organization that serves to strengthen the technological competitiveness of Taiwan. Since our inception, ITRI has three mission statements: first, to expedite …

8 Jan, 2009 in HKUST
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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong

This is just a short note to let you know that I’ll be leaving to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong for next semester, sometime around the end of this month (January 2009). This would probably be a busy month, but I would still be happy to meet up with those […]

7 Jan, 2009 in Kaohsiung
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This new year eve I was at the Kaohsiung Dream Mall, with some other ~500,000 enthusiastic Taiwanese all cramped up together. I believe my mom, who’s currently visiting Taiwan, was completely overwhelmed with the masses of people and the Taiwanese spirit displayed. I imagine that is one experience that would be difficult to forget 🙂 […]

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