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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Blogs

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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Podcast

Nihao’s It Going Podcast #2 How I learned Mandarin

It’s time to learn how this ginger 阿啄仔 learned Mandarin. Funny thing is, I never actually planned to learn Mandarin. In fact, I kind of started studying the language because I had nothing else to do when I started university. Now look at me. Making memes like a machine about the experience of a 阿啄仔 […]

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Blogs

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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