Hi everyone! I wanted to send out a newsletter earlier this month. I was in Taiwan when the Coronavirus was ramping up. It's not joke that people are scared of this. In America, while there are talks about overhyping of the pandemic, the spread of the disease is no joke. I know a lot of … Continue reading Taiwan Taking on Coronavirus + Remembering 228
Seven years ago, my friend Jenny Wang and I graduated from Rutgers University and began our professional lives in New York City. However, we both missed our time back at TASA (Taiwanese American Students Association). Of course one part was the being part of “TASA fam,” but we also couldn’t let go of our passion … Continue reading Introducing the OFTaiwan Award: New funding for Taiwanese American student programs
Happy New Year everyone! It has been half a year since we had last sent out a newsletter. I apologize for losing touch, but we do hope to bring this back (new year resolutions that will stick). First, to wrap up 2019, TaiwaneseAmerican.org put together an awesome list of 19 Things That Happened in Taiwan & … Continue reading Taiwan 101 for Taiwan Elections + Year of the Rat!
“We are a social club, we shouldn’t talk about politics.” “We are a non-profit, we don’t do politics.” “We are Taiwanese American, we should focus on Asian American issues, not Taiwan issues.” I’ve heard it all. At one point or another, I’ve agreed to it all. Today, I disagree. "In my experience, politics haves typically … Continue reading Bringing Taiwanese to Taiwanese Americans – My Last Chapter
Hey everyone! First, apologies for dropping off of social media recently. A lot is going with work and I have been busy helping with the first ever Taiwan Film Festival in Boston. This also means I have been thinking a lot about Taiwan movies, hence the title of this newsletter! Newsworthy #LoveWinsTaiwan has officially become the … Continue reading What is your selection for a Taiwan movie night?
Spring is coming! While it's still coat weather up where Eric and Jess are, Bertha's starting to break out T-shirts and shorts. Hope everyone is enjoying their spring breaks, and remember to take some time to relax! Newsworthy Taiwanese-American Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election: Yang is running for the Democratic … Continue reading Guess which STATE is bubble tea the most popular? ft. Planning for Summer
Hey all, I'm bringing you some solemn but interesting facts today. For those of you unfamiliar, 228 is synonymous and shorthand for the massacre that occurred in Taiwan on February 28th, 1947. The horrific event went unacknowledged for several decades and documents were only declassified by President Tsai Ing-wen two years ago. Here are your … Continue reading 228 started on 227 with cigarettes
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It's Chinese New Year's Eve and red envelopes are a must. As a child, I LOVED this time. Who doesn't love getting money (but to be honest, the money always went to the parents.) Now, I'm older, I'm able to receive but also am required to give red envelopes. When Do I Start Giving Red … Continue reading Red Envelope Giving is Weird
Happy Lunar New Year! I’m back in Taiwan to celebrate with my family and thought I’d share some of the fun facts/activities/rituals people perform to kick off the new year. After graduating, I have been coming home every lunar new year to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family. As I came home this year, … Continue reading Happy New Year! Lunar Style