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Lovely earthquake island

Unknown to many in the West, Taiwan is blessed with some unique natural beauty. Its 168 mountains that top 3000 meters, squeezed into just 32,260...

My father witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The House of Windsor is a British dynasty originally called Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, after a duchy in Thuringia, in the heart of Germany, from where...

Lovely old gentlemen

The term “Mainlanders” essentially refers to the group of people from all over China and extremely different backgrounds that arrived in Taiwan between the end...

In memoriam of Father Rábago

Last Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, I had the solemn duty to attend the funeral of Spanish Father Andrés Díaz de Rábago at the Holy...

Twitter soon to be owned by an African American?

The world's richest man, Elon Musk (born 1971) recently announced his intention to buy Twitter, infamous for its censorship of conservatives, to restore freedom...

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...

Another totally justified fight against absolute evil?

I have to admit that the sheer magnitude of the military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine immediately after the Peking Winter Olympics caught...

Pilar Primo de Rivera, female leader in Franco’s Spain

The leader of the only female mass organization in Francoist Spain, the Women's Section (Sección Femenina, SF) of the Falangist movement, which was Fascist in its...

Amancio Ortega, the Spanish self-made man

Spanish billionaire businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on March 28th, 1936 as the youngest of four children in the small village of Busdongo de...

Auguste Chapdelaine, French martyr of China

Auguste Chapdelaine was the French Christian missionary whose violent death at the hands of Chinese authorities on February 29th,1856 became the casus belli for...

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