Kaohsiung’s annual dragon boat championship will take place between June 7-9. This year a total of 137 teams and more than 2,800 participants will lock horns to win a grand total of NT$600,000 in prize money. Participants have already started practicing on Love River, butFULL STORY
A: Aren’t you taking the elevator?
B: I prefer to take the stairs.
A: You’re walking five floors? That’s really tiring.
B: I’m used to it. It’s better for the environment, and I get some exercise.
A: Someone gave me a box of oily rice, we can share it.
B: The box is really pretty. Who gave it to you?
A: My cousin, his son is one month old now.
B: Congratulations to their family.
Eleven years ago, Chen Cheng-hsiung, who was only 19 years old and still a college student, was declared brain dead after an unfortunate car accident. Amid their great loss, Cheng-hsiung’s family decided to donate his organs. On May 14 this year, Cheng-hsiung’s older brother ChenFULL STORY
In addition to its classic flavor, the Tainan no. 18 peanut — a new peanut variety developed in Taiwan — also has the advantages of big nuts and a good yield. Yielding 10 percent more than other varieties, it could be called a dark horseFULL STORY
A: Look, there’s a Taiwan Blue Magpie at the top of that tree.
B: The sun’s behind it, I can’t see it clearly. You sure it isn’t just a magpie?
A: The magpie’s tail isn’t that long and its beak isn’t orange.
B: Isn’t the Taiwan Blue MagpieFULL STORY
A: Did you feel the earthquake last night?
B: There was an earthquake last night? What time?
A: Just after 11pm. It wasn’t very big, but it went on for a long time.
B: I was already asleep by then. Didn’t feel a thing.
Last month, just as new first-grade students were enrolling at Tainan’s Bai He Elementary School, an Indian scops owl on campus hatched some chicks. The school initially thought there were only three owlets, but later found a fourth, which made all the teachers and studentsFULL STORY
A: Let’s stay up tonight. Let’s watch a horror movie. What do you say?
B: OK. Did you have a particular movie in mind?
A: I picked a couple, and you can decide which one. Do you want to watch zombies, aliens or a Japanese ghost movie?
Shuiyang Forest on the border of Nantou and Chiayi counties is a lake that was created when Shigupan River in Chiayi County was blocked off by an earthquake that struck on Sept. 21, 1999. The beauty of the scenery frequently attracts hikers to the area,FULL STORY