Freudschaft-Friendship – A Concert to Celebrate 33 Years of Friendship

Freudschaft-Friendship A Concert celebrating 33 Years of Friendship between New Taipei City and Starnberg, Germany with New Taipei City Mayor, Eric Chu. Continue Reading →

Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi – A Step Back into Time

Step back into time with me at Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi in Taiwan. This traditional Chinese teahouse is set over a koi pond with a stunning garden view. Continue Reading →

A Brief Report from the Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic of 2018

Each country must face its own test of fire. No Taiwanese will ever forget the last week of February 2018, known as The Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic. Continue Reading →

Seeing Taiwan Through My Sister’s Eyes

It’s exciting when someone visits us in Taiwan. Seeing Taiwan through someone’s eyes for the first time is rewarding, especially when it’s your sister. Continue Reading →

Photo Essay – Tom Rook’s Hao Haus Gallery Exhibit

Tom Rook is a British artist living in Taipei. ‘Dragonflies’ is a finalist for the International Artist Grand Price at Art Revolution Taipei. Tom creates mostly in pencil, pen, and ink. His drawings of cities in Taiwan and from his homeland are utterly unique. Continue Reading →

The Shock of Reverse Culture Shock

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  I had full blown reverse culture shock when I moved home from Taipei.  I’m talking sleepless nights, forgetfulness as to how to operate a vehicle, the feeling that nobody cared I was back, the whole shebang.Yes, I just said “shebang”. The only thing is, I had no idea what reverse culture shock even was before returning home.  Why would it be odd Continue Reading →

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Meeting Fellow Expats

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  Click here for the previous post in this series. After the typhoon blew through Taipei, life returned to normal. Classes resumed, and I had spent a considerable amount of time working on my assignment: giving my classmates details of my hometown in Mandarin.  This was going to be an easy one for me.  I loved talking about LA.  Everyone knew where it Continue Reading →