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7 Groundhog Day Questions for Foreigners in Taiwan

Before I go upsetting anyone’s pretty little heart, be warned, this is article isn’t about making fun of Taiwanese. If anything, it’s a celebration. Many locals are quite curious about foreign nationals in Taiwan. In most cases, for white people like me, it’s generally quite positive. But, sometimes it’s just plain awkward. Other times I […]

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Taiwanese Foreigners and The Zeal of the Convert

We’ve all heard tropes about foreigners in Taiwan. You’ve got the sexpat that comes to Taiwan to get laid. We’ve also got Peter Pan, who came to Taiwan to never grow old and wants to live like they’re in their twenties until they die. The white savior is another common one you see of self-important […]

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I Got a 30-Day Ban for Warning Someone About COVID-19

Well, it happened again. Facebook banned me for 30 days. Why this time? Someone wrote that people should be allowed to shop freely during COVID. The post included images of COSTCO packed with people and the OP asking “where can I report people for not following rules?” My response to the person was “They get […]

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Taiwan’s Migrant Backbone and Racist Underbelly – Confronting Discrimination, Privilege, and Classism in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Migrant Backbone and Racist Underbelly – Confronting Racism in Taiwan  The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Taiwan didn’t propel racism and discrimination in Taiwan. It simply shone a light on what we collectively all know but rarely admit— Taiwan has a problem with racism to Southeast Asians.  Migrant Worker Discrimination During COVID-19 Due to […]

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Why ㄈㄈ尺/CCR is Misogynistic Ethno Nationalism

You want to know what’s more annoying than a white guy in Asia telling people Asian women are easy and love you because you are a foreigner? Local men telling Taiwanese women they’re easy and love western men because they are foreign. A while back I wrote an article titled “Are They Easy? A Stupid […]

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How to Make Taiwanese Memes – Part 1 – Cross-Strait Memes

Memes are a means of delivering humour and ideas in a format that requires the least amount of effort. The only real effort is the level of creativity you have when matching content with your audience’s expectations. That word “expectations” is vital when it comes to creating memes. Fans expect a certain persona and many […]

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