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Our First Appearance at ITASA

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

Donald Trump and Taiwan: The future of US-Taiwan Relations

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

How the US Election Might Affect My Home: Taiwan

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

Taiwan: Who Are You?

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?

Fast Food in Taiwan: Impacting Everyone

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

Wawa no Cidal: What is in a Name? Explored from an Taiwanese Aboriginal Experience

Wawa no Cidal - A Story about Self-Identity In the movie Wawa no Cidal, Panay (Lin Hsio Ling) tells a story of how she had been forced to introduce herself with “Hi, my name is Lin Hsio Ling” in order to hide her aboriginal identity. However, through the  experience of returning to her village she … Continue reading Wawa no Cidal: What is in a Name? Explored from an Taiwanese Aboriginal Experience

Reflecting on Taiwanese American Heritage Week

This week went by quick! This week is not just any week, but Taiwanese-American Heritage Week (TAHW), which meant giving special attention on our heritage. Held against the backdrop of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), the Week celebrates the culture and values Taiwanese immigrants brought from Taiwan over many decades. While this month … Continue reading Reflecting on Taiwanese American Heritage Week