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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

Well, after all that time, I’ve come to something of a sensitive conclusion about a small, but generally online vocal group that behave in a misogynistic and an ethno nationalistic manner towards local women and foreign men in Taiwan. Disclaimer – This issue is not a Taiwan only problem and is very prevalent for Asian […]

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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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Being Irish in Taiwan During COVID-19

There’s been one analogy to explain the relationship between the world and COVID-19. The world is the Looney Tunes coyote running off a cliff, and only by failing to look down, does the coyote fail to fall. Well, that’s pretty much the state of the world as of October 2020. Spikes of COVID-19 across the […]

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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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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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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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