“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 […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Bookstores in Taipei: The independent bookstores/ Eslite Bookstores

Bookstores are always listed in must-visit places in almost every place I travel. I get into a habit of visiting a bookstore in any place where I visit (Of course, this bookstore should be a good one according to my own criteria), choosing some good books and recording the place, the date and signing on […]

[Book] On Liberty

For random thoughts of mine, please skip to the end (if you really care). For summary in Vietnamese, please find the link below for your ease of reference. Trạm Đọc | Tóm tắt sách: Bàn về tự do I think that there were various summary notes for this book on the Internet, however, if you […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Hualien – Taroko National Park: A nice trip to the great nature

I left Taipei for Hualien right on 26 November at the first day after finishing my Chinese course at NCCU, starting my 7-day trip around this beautiful island. I felt a little bit moody that day when packing and moving out of my beloved dormitory at NCCU. Thinking about my very first days setting my […]

[Dịch]”Họ đã học môn Giáo dục công dân như thế nào?” – Long Ứng Đài

Quái lạ, Đài Loan sao lại có nhiều 7-Eleven đến như vậy? Ngày 21 tháng 3 năm 2006, “Tọa đàm tư tưởng Long Ứng Đài” được tổ chức tại Hội trường lớn Đại học Quốc lập Thanh Hoa[i], chủ đề “Người Đài Loan có thể có ý thức công dân thế giới không?”. Hôm nay […]