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2011 [My] Photo of the Year

It may seem unusual to put a wedding photo as my picture of the year, but this photo has so much below the surface which is what makes it an important one for me. The photo is of my cousin who got married New Year’s Day 2011. They had one photographer for the day and […]

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FAIL: Lost in Translation (Popsicle)

sucrose? do we need to be that specific with the type of sugar pop this is?

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Taiwan: New Fruits

Wax apples. These were my favorite fruit by far. I’ve never seen them at the grocery stores here, but I wish we had these. They have a waxy skin, as the name alludes to, but a super crisp, light, and sweet taste. The whole thing can be eaten, unless you get a slightly more matured […]

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Shilin Night Market

Located across the street from the Jiantan (not Shilin) station on the Danshui (red) line in Taipei, the Shilin Night Market is one of the more famous night markets in Taipei. It is not only famous for the street vendors who sell all sorts of delicious street food, but also the stores and nightlife. By […]

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FAIL: Lost in Translation (Sign)

perhaps you should get someone to double check your translation before you make a sign and offend people.

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Taipei Subway

On a recent trip to Taiwan, I was introduced to the Taipei MRT subway system. My “home” station was the Jiantan station, located across the street from the famous Shilin Night Market. This station was shaped like a boat, and as I would learn later, all the outdoor stations all had unique designs.

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