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Eurovision joins the Ukraine hype

One of my childhood memories from Spain is the annual Eurovision Song Contest (Concours Eurovision de la Chanson in French), usually hold in spring by...

Panicking at the very last moment?

During the worst phase of this seemingly endless pandemic, I was still living temporarily in Spain, where a lethargic, fatuous and incompetent Leftist government...

My recent debut as a street food vendor in Taiwan

Around 7:00 AM, on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, I finally started selling my homemade Berlin meatballs and potato salad, as well as some nice...

My old friend, the dedicated doctor

Recently I went back to see the first Chinese medicine doctor that I ever consulted in Taiwan, which back then I found through a...

Dealing with the dead in Taiwan and Germany

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Ching Ming Festival, one of the most important holidays in Greater China...

Dreamland Europe?

The extremely positive image that Taiwanese have of Europe surprises me again and again. It might nowadays even be better than the one they...

Mr. Salmon and his friends like to sponge

On March 16th, 2021, household registration offices all over Taiwan were suddenly flooded with people applying to change their name to include the two...

Astrological signs still relevant in Taiwan

One big advantage of Chinese culture that I slowly learned to appreciate is the relative absence of religious fanaticism, so widespread in Islam and...

Sleepy Joe, “Blowin’ in the Wind”?

How fragile US President Joe Biden really is became obvious again when on March 19th, 2021 he stumbled twice before falling over the third time...

Three culture shocks

Although I consider myself a man of the world who can easily adapt to different environments rather easily, I have actually suffered three culture...

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