The Hypocrisy of Dr. Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General.

Some weeks ago the Director General of the WHO (World Health Organization) Dr. Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus accused Taiwan of racial attacks against him. He even went as far as to say the Taiwanese government was complicit in this racist campaign against him by not denouncing it and even encouraging it. Taiwan denied this. Following these... Continue Reading →

My cyberbullying experience and what it means for safety of kids online

Are your kids truly safe on social media? By Quintin Dormehl This is a question most parents have had to ask at least once or twice in their lives; and with everything going on recently, who can blame them? Dominating the headlines the past few weeks were the Facebook scandal where Cambridge Analytica mined data... Continue Reading →

Don’t let “On Happiness Road” be the last animated film made in Taiwan!

by: Jean-Jacques Chen Animation, and Taiwan. Two words that seemingly don’t mesh automatically in the same sentence in most people’s minds. And most people would be wrong ! Taiwan has actually got quite a long story in the worldwide animation industry. Ever seen those little indie animated movies called Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King and Mulan,... Continue Reading →

Filipino workers in Taiwan, unpaid this Christmas

It is tradition for every Filipino worker that had a chance for a stint overseas to send some money to their loved ones back home for Christmas. During the Christmas period in the Philippines prices of goods and services are way more expensive when compared with the rest of the year. For Filipinos buying Christmas... Continue Reading →

W.A.R.M.: Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues, a women’s support group in Taipei

Depression has been regarded by the UN World Health Organization as one of the three major diseases of the new century. It lines up with cancer and AIDS to devour the people's physical and mental health. According to the UN World Health Organization, there are currently between 200 and 400 million people in the world... Continue Reading →

Taiwanese Metal, is it dead or ready for a second coming?

It can be difficult to make it as a musician in Taiwan. A conservative society that traditionally places age and experience over ability and innovation is a stifling one not conducive to creative endeavors, especially when those aspirations stray from the norm. Beneath the uniform skyscraper skyline and business suited facade of metropolitan life, the city’s... Continue Reading →

A review of the WeMo electric scooter sharing app and how it works

WeMo electric scooters This week I finally tried the WeMo electric scooter service for the first time. WeMo is a stationless rental scooter, it is basically the "oBike" concept applied for electric scooters. You need a scooter? You find one nearby on the map, take it, ride where you want and leave the scooter on... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the Differences Between the UK and Taiwan by Elvis Wez

When you are growing up you sometimes wonder where you will you end up after becoming an adult. Sometimes you end up in a place that you had never even heard of before you actually visit it for the first time. This is what happens to many expats strewn across East Asia, and our new... Continue Reading →

Gavin, God, & the Rainbow: A Twenty-Something Gay Man’s Experience in Taiwan

I could see him out of the corner of my eye, dabbing across his glistening forehead with the back of one hand, and studiously puffing on his cigarette with the other. Gavin has been my “sister” for a little over 5 years now. As far as I could tell, nothing fazed him – not even... Continue Reading →

Unmanned Electric Bus, EcoMobility Expo, a look at electric vehicles and what they mean for Taiwan

The dawn of electric powered transport couldn’t come soon enough especially for Taiwan and it’s over crowded cities that are dependent on oil for 100’s of thousands of smog producing engines. Taiwan and world's future depends on the ability to adopt Electric Vehicle Industries to their respective economies and cultures. Not only will the EV... Continue Reading →

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