20 Jan, 2009 in NCKU

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
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 🙂 […]

30 Dec, 2008 in Seoul
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One of Seoul’s familiar land marks, looking a bit like the one in Seattle-USA, is the Seoul N Tower (or CJ Seoul Tower). Situated on a hill and overlooking Seoul from above (236m) it offers some spectacular views that are a bit hard to catch on a regular camera. …

28 Dec, 2008 in Seoul
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Although I’m absolutely fascinated with Asian history and know very little about all that’s Korean, I didn’t have the chance to visit many of the Korean historical sites. One of those that I did visit was Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁) of northern Seoul, which was first constructed around the end of the 14th century but having […]

26 Dec, 2008 in Seoul
Cool Korean Shows : Cooking Nanta

Although probably passed its glory days, after 10 years Cookin’ Nanta is still going strong. Here’s a bit from their website : A Nonverbal performance integrating Korean traditional "Samulnori" rhythm with comic and drama! Audiences of all ages and nationalities can enjoy! Everyone is welcome! …

24 Dec, 2008 in Korea
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When thinking about Korean food, Kim Chi is one of the first things to come to mind. I joined my fellow Taiwanese, consisting of two from NCKU where I …

22 Dec, 2008 in Korea
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Seorak-san National Park (설악산국립공원) is in the east side of South Korea in Gangwon province. I spent the night at the local 5 stars hotel resort and woke up to take a quick hike up to the local Gondola, which goes up to one of the mountains. …

16 Dec, 2008 in Seoul
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Everland is Korea’s biggest amusement park, a combination of a local Disney World, a Zoo and a water park that runs all year, hot or cold, called Caribbean Bay. One hour away from Seoul, the theme park is located in Yongin in Gyeonggi-do province and is ranked among the world’s best parks. …

14 Dec, 2008 in Seoul
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I’m very impressed with Seoul, and Korea in general. From the little I’ve seen in the short time that I’ve spent there, it strikes me as a great place to live. With the Olympics and the World Cup held there, the city’s really well …

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