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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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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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YouBikeGate 2019 – Foreigners Being Forgotten About in Policy-making

The Taipei City rental bike company, YouBike, recently made the decision to offer insurance for users. This insurance came at a price, and it wasn’t just monetary. Foreign nationals that weren’t already registered on YouBike were unable to register for the service, and foreigners that were already registered would not be given the insurance locals […]

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Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Sucks – Why I’m Concerned

I came to Taiwan over three years ago. since then, I graduated with a Master’s, got jobs that I was interested in, found my partner, and created my own wee life for myself. Yet, I’m still worried about the future in Taiwan for a few reasons. One big reason that makes me consider my future […]

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A Guide to Finding a Job in Taiwan

Finding a job in Taiwan isn’t straightforward. From job hunting in a market that isn’t beaming with jobs, to the legal side of applying for work permits and ARCs, the whole experience can be a bit of a hassle. Don’t get me wrong, job hunting anywhere in the world is always a stressful ordeal, but […]

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10 Terrible Business Ideas in Taiwan

Understanding a market is like understanding another person. It takes time, and if you try to rush everything, you might regret it like that one Tinder date that turned into something you’d rather forget. The Taiwanese market has a lot of its own kinks, and if you want to be successful, here are some business […]

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Loneliness in Taiwan – Some Tips to Get Over the Hump

Living internationally opened me up to so many new experiences. Languages, culture, my partner, and career prospects in a field that I can honestly tell myself in the mirror is interesting; sadly nothing else in the mirror is though. Yet, there are still days when I can’t help but feel somewhat lonely. It’s natural for […]

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10 Great Taiwanese Films You Should Check Out

Taiwanese film has been one of my favorite resources for trying to understand the society and culture of this island people. I’ve read, lived, and researched so many aspects of life in Taiwan, but it was the cinema that honestly gave me a long-lasting impression and desire to come here. So, it is my pleasure […]

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SEO Insights in Taiwan – An Interview With Pineapple Web

I recently took the time to reach out to an agency to get some insights into search engine optimization (SEO) in Taiwan. For the uninitiated, SEO can be simplified down to being the ‘process of getting organic traffic from search results on search engines.’ Essentially, SEO strategies can help businesses to rank their website on Google’s […]

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