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The Western recycling expert meets his Eastern master

Recycling in Taipei is nowadays very strict, even more than it used to be when I moved out of the capital in 2014 to...

The worst seems to be over

On the very last day of September I’m finally able to post again, almost only good news this time, including the announcement that I...

Readapting to Taipei

I was allowed to leave the mandatory strict hotel quarantine three weeks ago and have since then moved twice. First into the shared apartment...

A sign of life from Taiwan

Dear readers, after a long break I decided to show a sign of life on my 54th birthday. While I'm still in strict confinement...

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...

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...

Why I stay away from the hyped Din Tai Fung restaurant chain

Despite being in every guide book about Taipei in any available language, for me Din Tai Fung is probably the most overrated eating place in...

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...

Freddy Lim, Taiwanese musician and do-gooder

Acclaimed Taiwanese heavy-metal musician and Leftist politician Freddy Lim, currently a legislator after winning reelection as in 2020 as part of a coalition of...

Temporarily, Russia’s sport can feel Taiwan’s pain

On December 9th, 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events after the nation...

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