Happy Belated Birthday, Outreach for Taiwan! On March 13, over two weeks ago, OFT celebrated it's 3rd birthday. I'm writing this two weeks late because of it's been a crazy year for OFT. Workshops This was another year of a lot workshops and a lot of firsts as well. Below are all the school we visited: … Continue reading Happy 3 Years Old!
For the past 3 weeks, OFT has spoken at three different schools: Princeton University, New York University and Columbia University. At all three schools we talked about the US-Taiwan-China relations. This was the hot topic as everyone wanted to learn more about this trilateral relationship especially with Trump as president. However, today, we debuted our … Continue reading Debuting OFT’s LGBTQ Workshop
This Saturday was OFT had the pleasure of hosting a workshop at the 2017 Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association - East Coast Conference (ITASA ECC.) It was a milestone hit; an achievement unlocked. Since the founding of OFT, being able to hold a standalone workshop at ITASA had been Jenny and my dream. I had … Continue reading Our First Appearance at ITASA
Leaders speak for the first time in decades After a historic election, President-elect Donald Trump continued to surprise the world by accepting a congratulatory call from the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, on December 2nd: Trump congratulated her back, as Tsai became the first female president of Taiwan just earlier this year. This is the … Continue reading Donald Trump and Taiwan: The future of US-Taiwan Relations
Many people say that they will leave the country if their preferred candidate doesn’t win the upcoming presidential election. This is the first election that I will be eligible to vote in, after becoming a naturalized citizen in 2015. To me, this election means more than just what will happen in the states, I believe … Continue reading How the US Election Might Affect My Home: Taiwan
I could always get a good laugh from my dad with my sisters whenever we attempted a golf swing at the driving range. Swing and a miss. What a whiff. Even when I couldn’t get a good swing at that little pretentious golf ball still standing there, my dad would always try to guide me … Continue reading Father’s Day: Celebrating Together
Time to get hyped, this year's Olympics is just less than three weeks away! In celebrating the lead up to the Olympics, several athletes representing Taiwan (or Chinese Taipei) would be featured in this article as some of the key people to look out for when their event comes up! As to why Taiwan is … Continue reading 2016 Olympics: The Line Up
What started out looking like any other simple interview blew up into something that touched some controversial past history. Last month Hung Su-Chu (洪素珠), a contributor to the People Post citizen journalist platform, was shown on a video chasing an elderly man at the 228 Memorial Park in the southern city of Kaohsiung. She questioned … Continue reading Taiwan: Who Are You?
Think about this: Taiwan has been riding the wave of technological advancements and the globalization of the modernizing planet to become a more developed and connected body with the rest of the world. The way people live today has changed drastically since the turn of the millennium, not too long ago. The typical quick list … Continue reading Fast Food in Taiwan: Impacting Everyone
As we always say, Taiwan is more than just bubble tea and nightmarkets! Usually when I visit Taiwan, I spend most my time visiting relatives, so I end up planning my activities near on their locations. On my last visit, I was determined to check out new places I hadn’t seen before and discovered quite … Continue reading Come Play East of Taipei