What you eat is what you get! by benhakam
April 20, 2009, 12:38 pm
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dsc07541Coming from a country that has a rich cuisine with lots of seasonings, ways of cooking…etc, I can’t say that I expected anything good nor bad from Taiwan’s food. Continue reading


Red Bomb! by benhakam
May 23, 2008, 10:36 am
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Weddings in Taiwan are different from those in the west, everything starts with the letter you receive as a guest, an invitation letter with a huge box full of sweets (usually, cookies in all kind of flavors).

Next, you have to sort of value the relationship between you and the person getting married, in order to not mistaken the amount of money that you have to put inside the red envelope, which every guest is likely to give at the reception of the wedding.

Got your suit on and your red envelopes with couple of thousands of dollars NT? Then the next stop will be the wedding’s reception where you’re going to give the red envelope and get your name marked on a list with the amount of money that you gave.

This is a tradition in Taiwan and the married couple needs to check how much you gave them so that they can give you more money when you get married. Weird? Or brilliant? Let me know what your opinion is

Taiwan’s Outstanding Blogs by benhakam
December 30, 2007, 12:14 pm
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In addition to the numerous mandarin blogs covering practically every topic that someone can think of, Taiwan got also its bag of English blogs and they are qualitatively imposing, another niche market affirmation?

English bloggers in Taiwan successfully distinguished themselves in diverse blogging categories and their blogs are as eminent as American or other English speaking country’s blogs, in terms of quantity, quality, variety and interaction with the audience. Continue reading

Caribbean Nationals given the opportunity to study in various Universities throughout Taiwan by Amber
December 26, 2007, 12:31 pm
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Apart from the advantage of having a full scholarship, Caribbean students studying in Taiwan says it’s been quite interesting to experience a new culture.

Jeana Noels who was born in a small community on the tropical Islands of St.Vincent and the Grenadines expresses that the major obstacle for her is the language.

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Clubbing/Partying in Taiwan by Amber
December 24, 2007, 4:13 pm
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Partying In Taipei is by the far, the best and most fun thing to do. There are a great number of clubs in and around Taipei. Once you enter Taipei and begins to party, you can never get bored, but that depends on you, because it’s the places you go to and the people you go with that determines your fun.

This is just a little of our experience when clubbing or just trying to have fun in Taipei, Taiwan.

Bernice Matthew

Life in Taiwan by Amber
December 24, 2007, 4:04 pm
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Living in a place totally different from yours is not an easy task. Think about getting adjusted to the culture, food, people religion etc. The first day I arrived in Taiwan everything appeared different. Extremely different. There was nothing at all that I understood. The language, the food, the people, you name it and it was all there. However after a couple of months, things started to clear up. Everything started to blend in but it could never be compared to my country. On the other hand, the people and their behavior remained the same, but it never stopped my friends and I from clinging to what we believed and striving. We partied, traveled and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. Some of these things, u will see in our blog, by the illustration of pictures.

Bernice Matthew

Ben’s Photography (Taiwan Black/White) by benhakam
December 23, 2007, 8:01 am
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