11 Foods You Must Eat During Lunar New Year

As we all know, food is pivotal in Asia, so no celebration is complete without them. Many foods consumed for Lunar New Year are symbolic of a concept or value. Whether for its homophonics or looks, each food you put in your mouth during this festival most likely means more than just a tasty bite. … Continue reading 11 Foods You Must Eat During Lunar New Year

Day before Lunar New Year is the busiest time of the year

New Year's Eve is one of the biggest part of Lunar New Year. Despite all the old traditions that are lost, most of the traditions of New Year's Eve are still around. Check out more traditions here Spring Cleaning This is the THE designated day to clean out the house. Every table top, shelf top, … Continue reading Day before Lunar New Year is the busiest time of the year

Live through the traditions of Lunar New Year in Taiwan

Red envelopes. New Years eve dinner. Dumplings. Red. Lion Dancing. Why do we do these things during Lunar New Year? What other traditions are there?   Lunar New Years is more than just money in red envelopes or meeting distant relatives during an annual dinner. Just like how much of the Christian faith has to … Continue reading Live through the traditions of Lunar New Year in Taiwan

Gather Luck by Walking Lunar New Year Landmarks in Taipei

走春 (zou3 chun) - to go out during Lunar New Year to gather luck Check out more traditions here This year, Taiwanese American Professionals - New York Chapter (TAP-NY) reached out to us for a collaboration to bring Taiwan Lunar New Year traditions to their members. We decided to create a small postcard, which shows … Continue reading Gather Luck by Walking Lunar New Year Landmarks in Taipei

Taipei Mayor Debate Brings Up Concerns on Issues

With Taiwan’s 9-in-1 election (nine different governmental positions in one vote), many eyes are locked onto Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. On November 29, Taipei will elect their mayor for the next four years. A couple of weeks ago, the two main candidates for Taipei mayor, Sean Lien representing Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and Ko Wen-Je running as … Continue reading Taipei Mayor Debate Brings Up Concerns on Issues

Made In Taiwan…in New York

As you walk off of 42nd street and walk into Grand Central Station, you glare upon a whole display of products ranging from elegantly crafted vases to meticulously engineered bicycles. This is the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Showcase. An initiative of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy Affairs through the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), and carried out … Continue reading Made In Taiwan…in New York

When is Taiwan’s Birthday?

Many people will be posting on social media “Happy 103rd Birthday Taiwan!”, but this might not be entirely correct. October 10 is the National Day for Taiwan and a day to celebrate it, but to say it’s Taiwan’s birthday is not quite right. October 10 is celebrated because on October 10, 1911 was the start … Continue reading When is Taiwan’s Birthday?

Highlighting The Uniqueness of Taiwanese Identity on Double Ten

Happy Double Ten Day! I think this is the best way to describe this day without spouting a large dispute from people who are Taiwanese, in Taiwan, or just posting on Facebook to join in on the fun. Facebook (believe it or not) was actually what got me to think about October 10th and what it meant. … Continue reading Highlighting The Uniqueness of Taiwanese Identity on Double Ten

Taiwan Politicians Fight Like Kids on the Playground

No matter which country I go, there seems to always be animosity between two opposing political parties: Democrats vs Republicans (USA), Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vs Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). In the United States, talking politics is usually frowned upon in workplaces in order to prevent disputes amongst colleagues. Election night is a six hour long blockbuster movie, … Continue reading Taiwan Politicians Fight Like Kids on the Playground

Sunflower Movement Leader Supports Mainland Chinese Student for Student Council President

Tamkang University (淡江大學) student council will be holding their student council meeting mid-September. Among the names on the ballot for student council president is a student from Mainland China, candidate Tsai Bo Yi (蔡博藝). This sparked a huge debate about whether having a Mainland Chinese candidate should be allowed. Student leader of the Sunflower Movement, … Continue reading Sunflower Movement Leader Supports Mainland Chinese Student for Student Council President