PayPal customer service (@AskPayPal) and I had a conversation this morning via direct messages on Twitter. I appreciate their prompt response. They looked into the issue where the Taiwanese address I gave them was passed on to the seller with "Province of China" appended. They will forward it on to the software engineers behind the…Read more Followup with PayPal on my issue with shipping to a Taiwanese address
Followup to this issue can be found here. ----- Do you use PayPal? Do you have things that you buy using PayPal shipped to Taiwan? Did you know that PayPal adds "Province of China" to Taiwanese addresses after the fact? I discovered this when a book I ordered for my father in mid November failed…Read more You thought we wouldn’t notice? : Eroding Taiwan’s international identity
Found today when digging through a jewelry box looking for a bracelet:
(1: Tainan local women, Taiwan local religion) (2: Mother Gu Temple 辜婦媽廟) This post has been a very long time in coming because Huang Baogu's story is so rich with issues to discuss that it keeps threatening to turn itself into an article or a book chapter. Which, in fact, it may end up becoming…Read more Maiden Huang 黃寶姑 (3)
Next Saturday, Taiwanese will go to the polls in local elections for a record number of posts: over 11,000 nationwide. Since nine categories of elected offices (from mayors down to village wardens) make up the 11,130 open posts, the elections have been termed the 9-in-1 elections. Mr. Chao Yan-ching is running for Taipei mayor. He…Read more 9-in-1 elections: A candidate who won’t win, and a plea for candidates who might
Taiwan Explorer 1, in response to a post on Foreign Sanctuary entitled You Know You've Lived in Taiwan a Long Time When..., called out "taiwanreporter, Love, Dadaocheng, Taiwanvore, The Stinky Tofu, Synapticism, Lao Ren Cha, and any other Taiwan blog to compile a post with the same title, and make a list of good and…Read more Too long? Long enough? A long time?
I spent the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college tutoring and teaching English in my hometown, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, like I had been doing since high school. I biked around the sweltering city from odd job to odd job, cobbling together a workday out of classes with children whose parents who would hire…Read more Thinking about teaching