[Fragriver in Taiwan] Au revoir Taipei – It is still like a dream

It has been around nine months since I left Taipei. Whenever thinking back on the days in Taipei, I still felt like a dream. Taipei should have appeared for thousand times in my conversation with friends or family members or colleagues, images of Taipei have been posted for thousand times on Facebook or Instagram, and […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung: The second day – Hamasen Cultural Tour Bus

Honestly speaking, Kaohsiung did not leave with great impression in my mind in comparison with other places in Taiwan that I have been to. Perhaps for the first time during my lone journey around Taiwan, I started feeling in need of a companion. And I have been get acquainted with the nearly Japanese style of […]

[Book] “Why we can’t wait” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the Oppressor; it must be demanded by the Oppressed.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Last month, in my very last morning in Saigon, I spent the whole morning in Fahasa Nguyen Hue to pick up several books to bring back home in Hanoi. As I have written before in my […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The first impression

After spending 2 nights in Hualien, in the morning of the next day, I left Hualien for Kaohsiung. I did not fall in love with Hualien right at the first sight. My very first sight of Hualien was the quiet street in front of Hualien Station, which was made quieter by the dim street lights. […]

“Sometimes eat alone” or “A little minuet”

In the late silent night waiting for the phone to ring Time stands still since he last sent mail last year In my boring and lonely room, I play a minuet Spread that feeling of loneliness – A little minuet – Cheer Chen In the late afternoon, after a long and busy day when I […]

Chinatown in Saigon

Four years ago, in my very first trip to Saigon  (or Ho Chi Minh City), I was strongly interested in visiting Chinatown in Saigon. However, at that time, due to my limited time as well as my limited knowledge related to Chinese culture, I did not visit a lot of places at that time. In my […]

Learning Chinese by Facebook/ My own review of several Facebook pages written in Chinese

There are two reasons that make me write this post. First, recently, some friends of mine, who are not majoring in Chinese or living in China/Taiwan/any Chinese-speaking countries, asked me about my experience in learning Chinese. These friends of mine may have learnt Chinese in Vietnam or in the US and their Chinese learning experiences […]