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It’s quiz time!

Do they look familiar to you? They are President Ma Ying-jeou (left) and Vice President Vincent Siew (right). It’s President Ma again with late president Chiang Ching-kuo (left). Late president Chiang … Continue Reading →

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Another art piece from the airport

Ha, my fellow colleague Gino Wang missed a piece of “cow” art at the airport. Or should I say “buffalo” art, because it’s named Mr. Water Buffalo. Several weeks ago, … Continue Reading →

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I love fountains

Fountains are fun and refreshing (and kids love ‘em). You can find quite a few at the BellaVita (above). The outdoor ones next to the BellaVita dance along to music every … Continue Reading →

To stand or not to stand?

I won’t stand for that!

Unless, of course, we’re talking about standing up during a meeting in order to make it go by more quickly. At least that’s what we thought. Recently, Taiwan’s Chinese-language media … Continue Reading →

Main course

An unforgettable lunch in Taipei

“The Restaurant” (yes that’s the name) in Villa 32 has to be one of my favorite restaurants in Taipei. Recently my husband and I again paid a visit to the … Continue Reading →


Feelin’ like a winner?

  • By gino
  • 24 February, 2012
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Come try your luck with this giant instant lotto ticket. But be warned- this ticket is going to set you back by NT$2000, whereas its average sized peers, which are … Continue Reading →


A century-old splendor

Ximen’s Red House has been around a long, long time. In fact, the Red House is one of few buildings in Taiwan that can count its age in centuries. Well, … Continue Reading →


A neighborhood post office

The post office in my neighborhood has an unassuming appearance, but it has excellent services. The green one is for domestic mail and the red one is for international and … Continue Reading →

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Edible Lego blocks and gummy “sharks”?

A weekend outing brought my family to Q Square, a mall behind the Taipei Main Station. We were just roaming around when my kids stopped short at a stall selling candy. There … Continue Reading →


Winning recipe revealed!

Chef Hou Chou-sheng won the 2011 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival. I talked to Chef Hou recently and he tells me his winning recipe is a fusion of western and … Continue Reading →