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 …

12 Dec, 2008 in Cross culture
Exploring culture differences – Cross-Culture Relationships Questionnaire

Dear readers, I’d like your help with a questionnaire I’m running about cross-cultural relationships. Details follow. My main area of interest in recent years has been the topic of cross-cultural dynamics and interactions. I’m completely fascinated by cultural differences and similarities, and looking into what happens when people of different cultures get together. …

27 Nov, 2008 in Tainan
Tainan County’s Guanziling –Stone Baked Chicken

The other weekend I was feeling a bit bored, so I decided it was time to chillout in a hotspring. The closest hot springs to Tainan City are at the northern tip of Tainan County, very close to the border with Chiayi County – in Guan Zi Ling. This was my first time heading up […]

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