Balloon Tank Man?

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Commemorating 30 years since the Tiananmen incident and that iconic photo of tank man. I wonder what the bus loads of mainland tourists think. At Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

Wanna pant, but can’t?

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Norwegian joke found on the back of a Tommy & Tigern we inherited. (Actually, that’s probably the cruelest joke of all, translating Calvin and Hobbes to “Tommy and the Tiger”) 🐯😢  (Pant is the deposit you pay for plastic bottles, refundable when you return the empty bottle to the grocery store.)

Taipei Julebord 2018

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This year’s Julebord (Taipei edition) was held at Woolloomooloo! It’s been organized annually by the one other Norwegian family we know here (John & Yili), but sadly they will be moving away next year (to Norway)! This year about 30+ people came out. I must say the restaurant did an amazing job with the ribbe. The owner Jimmy explained to … Read More

Trick or Treat

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Spotted on the street this morning: a class on their way trick-or-treating. Not all schools do this, but if they do, it’s usually pre-arranged with neighbourhood shops/businesses… A very organized activity.

URLs on a scrolling marquee are just wrong

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Scrolling neon signs are everywhere in Taipei, and often in the most incongruous places–it’s like no one notices how much it ruins the perfectly nice university gate, local park, or even temple, behind it. It carries an ugly touch of modernity that isn’t even that modern in our smartphone world. Really, are you supposed to read the URL, remember the … Read More

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