[Fragriver in Taiwan] The second day in Tainan: National identity and … Anping Old Street

Does “national identity” have anything to do with Tainan? I had not been that aware about “national identity” until when I came to Taiwan. If you are the one who are interested in history and culture, Taiwan itself is an ideal place for you to be exposed to the “national identity”. As I have already […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] The first day in Tainan

I have left my blog for a long time due to my tight deadline at work and application for Master’s Program. I decide to give myself a break today and continue to write something about my time in Taiwan. Recently, when I checked my blog stats, I am quite amazed at the number of visit […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The 3rd day: Foguangshan Buddha Museum, Fongshan Academy, Lotus pond

Waking up in the third morning, after having my clothes washed I walked to the Formosa Boulevard Station. This photo should be a strong evidence for my previous comment that Kaohsiung MRT is way less crowded than that of Taipei. That day I decided to take a trip to the famous Fo Guang Shan Buddha […]

[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 […]

[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. […]

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 […]