Blogs

Why I Chose Taiwan Over China – A Matter of Respect

Friends, strangers, and taxi drivers often ask me, “why did you come to Taiwan,” and the short answer is simple; I got a scholarship to study my master’s in NCCU. The long answer? I didn’t want to go back to China after experiencing Beijing for a year. I know that can come off as a […]

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Taiwan Memes

外國人在台灣的 bingo

Forgive the bad Mandarin! I’ve personally been asked everything on this and everything else. What about y’all? How many of you Taiwanese have asked these questions, and how many of you foreigners have been asked these questions? Make sure to answer in the comments below and feel free to share this.

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Blogs

COVID-19 — When The World Needed Taiwan

As COVID-19, or as it called commonly in Taiwan, Wuhan Pneumonia (武漢肺炎), continues to ravage the world, Taiwan continues to be one of the few countries that held back an almost unstoppable force of nature. As of writing, we are fast approaching nearly 1 million cases of coronavirus worldwide. This number was unfathomable 3 months […]

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Blogs

Landlords Discriminating Foreign Nationals in Taiwan Sucks

I think most foreign nationals in Taiwan have dealt with some level of discrimination when it comes to renting. That’s not to say you won’t find amazing landlords or a solid place to live. You can. However, the pathway to finding a place isn’t always so easy, and I’ve experienced some pretty weird landlords that […]

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Blogs

#1 Nihao’s It Going-isms

I decided to compile a list of things that I’ve either said on Nihao’s It Going? or with friends. Usually, I post these on the Facebook page as statuses and people generally like them. I decided to pull them all together and add new ones here. If y’all enjoy these little Going-isms, I’ll post some […]

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Podcast

Nihao’s It Going Podcast #5 Coronavirus Banter

This week’s podcast was brought live from my apartment’s carpet while hoping my landlord didn’t decide to walk in on me naked because anything over 20 degrees is hot. I discuss what’s happening with coronavirus in Taiwan around the end of February, as well as other random stuff. Here’s the podcast on Apple Podcasts and […]

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Blogs

Why I Will Probably Never Vote in Taiwan

One aspect of living in Taiwan long-term that I don’t like is the high likelihood I will never be able to vote in any type of election. Whether it be for the local government or for the president, I’m probably going to be relegated to being a taxpayer with no say. But hey, I knew […]

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Blogs

The Geographic Cure – How Not to Live in Taiwan

For many of us, the contemplation of a better life being elsewhere is a comforting thought. Heck, many expatriates and immigrants in Taiwan probably had a yearning for life elsewhere because, in their minds, it’s new and different. This mindset is called the “Geographical Cure,” and it’s a means for many of us to fall […]

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