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Valencia made me appreciate my cats even more

I feel very relieved, as yesterday I finally received the notification from the competent quarantine authorities that next week I will obtain the permit...

Attending my first wedding in Taiwan

The big cultural gap between East and West also became evident to me when shortly after my return to Taiwan in May 1999 I...

Does Valentine’s Day match Chinese culture?

Mostly due to American influence, young Taiwanese have adopted some Western customs like Valentine’s Day on February 14th, which originally honored three early Christian...

Festive money in Chinese culture

First of all, I would like to wish my readers a very happy Year of the Ox, which hopefully will be significantly better than...

An “idea” attacking the Democrats just after Biden’s inauguration

In the evening of January 20th, 2021, the day that Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris, officially took possession of the White House...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back to Taiwan,...

Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime and Mystery

World-famous English mystery author and playwright Agatha Christie, creator of the fictional detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, with more than two billion copies...

Some thoughts on New Year’s Day

At the beginning of the year 2021 and after posting 250 articles in nine months, I would like to thank my readers for their...

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan

While I also know his predecessor Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) personally, as his short-time Spanish teacher I somehow have a special relationship with Conservative...

In memory of Walter E. Williams, conservative Black economist

Walter Edward Williams, a Black American conservative economist, author, lecturer and political commentator born on March 31st, 1936 in Philadelphia, who expressed profoundly skeptical...

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