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Why I've Switched to 注音符號 Zhuyin Bopomofo ㄅㄆㄇㄈ

I don’t think anyone has any interest in this post.

When people see my Chinese notes, they notice that I am annotating my new vocabulary words with the Bopomofo phonetic notation: ㄅㄆㄇㄈ, more formally known as 注音符號, which is the system that they use here in Taiwan to give phonetic readings; it’s a system that predates the advent of Pinyin in Mainland China. 669 more words


Treasure Hill Artist Village 寶藏巖

Remember I visited a very secluded culture place in Bangkok called Baan Silapin, the Artist’s house? Turns out, in Taipei there’s another place such as this called the Treasure Hill Artist Village: Bao Zhang Yen. 423 more words

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Taipei 2014 Days 19 and 20: Typhoon Matmo

I had the early class yesterday so I didn’t get breakfast. I went to class… new teacher again… I’m getting good at telling my story. During our ten minute break, I took 20 to chat with J at the Desk and then get a breakfast burrito to go, as they had sold out of 蘿蔔糕。 I scarfed it down in the hallway and then apologized to the teacher, telling her they deserved longer breaks. 618 more words


Saturday, April 5, 2014

A rush of excitement comes over me as our Hong Kong Airlines flight touches down at Taipei’s international airport. Even though it’s only been a couple of months since my last visit, I am overjoyed that I finally get to show Shane my birth city after all these years. 1,595 more words


HOTown Trendy Sichuan Cuisine 紅堂新川味

Yesterday Taipei’s temperature measured 37°C, what a brutal summer. I don’t know what has gotten into my mom’s mind, but she suggested we go out for Sichuan cuisine. 590 more words

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超級英雄 - Coffee Sweet

Coffee Sweet
台北市中山北路一段33巷20弄3號 Maps
Mon ~ Fri: 9:30 ~ 18:30
Sat: 15:30 ~ 18:30
Off Sundays

頭一次去Coffee Sweet是多年前的平常日
Coffee Sweet有極淺焙的咖啡


Taipei 2014: Gold Museum (黃金博物館)

If I could go anywhere in the world right now it would be Taipei. But since I can’t, I might as well blog. In case you need a refresher, I visited Xindian in my  818 more words