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Taiwan

Food slogans

Taiwan has something to say about food.

“Experience delicious breakfast and enjoy your life.”

“We for the life the life for us.”

Pop Psychology at its Most Confusing

The Chinese is not helpful, either: “Psychology Management Consulting Company, Inc.” I’m at a loss how the English name came out of that.

It took me a minute

Until I realized that they mean that it tastes very good.

Explanation, please.

Move over, spork…

…knork is here!

Happy New Year!

Taiwan welcomes the Year of the Dog. Tainan is as beautiful as it’s always been.

Taiwan street food win

Taiwan street food may have reached a new pinnacle.

Hey, what’s that? It looks like they’re making pizza.

 

Holy crap, it IS pizza!

 

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Grandpa is in charge of slicing and boxing.

 

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Al fresco pizza making.

 

Taiwan is an island of food geniuses.

Put the pee where it should be!

Urinals in a department store bathroom have these signs posted above, at eye level. Apparently there is a problem with accuracy, so these signs are an attempt to direct the pee to its intended destination.

You can lean in a little. Really, it's no problem, you can lean in closer.

You can lean in a little. Really, it’s no problem, you can lean in closer.

Even though you are full of self-confidence, please take a step forward.

Even though you are full of self-confidence, please take a step forward.

What does a crowded train sound like?

One way to discover the strength of a society is to see how its people act when things go wrong.

The day before the new year holiday, we traveled down to the city of Tainan. Because of the big earthquake, the high-speed train was not running. Everyone who had tickets on the high-speed train (us) had the option of standing on the regular train. It was crowded and hot, and standing on the train was tiring. Nevertheless, all of the passengers behaved like civilized people. Passengers with seats gave them to women carrying babies.

We couldn’t believe how quiet everyone was. I shot a short video clip of inside the train car to show how civilized people behave under inconvenient circumstances. Turn up your speakers, because it’s hard to hear anything at all.

Now imagine what it would sound like in a similar train if this were shot on a train in a different country.

No thanks.

  
Honey roast apple banana pizza?