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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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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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