Due to concerns on Wall Street that a US interest rate hike is around the corner, the US’s four main stock market indexes closed down slightly today. The publication of third-quarter results and global stock markets adopting a wait-and-see attitude caused trade volumes to fallFULL STORY
Between the seventh and ninth month of the lunar calender every year is breeding season for Kenting Township’s land crabs. During this time, egg-laden female crabs can often be seen crossing the road. The Pingtung Environmental Conservation Alliance, which has for years participated in campaignsFULL STORY
A: Good morning, Robbie. I saw you on YouTube.
B: Huh? What was I doing?
A: You and some other people were rescuing a dog.
B: Oh, someone filmed it. You see — I wasn’t lying.
A: 早安，羅比。我在 YouTube上看到你耶。
According to a report by the Global Burden of Disease Study, the health of people around the world is gradually improving, and the average life expectancy is growing longer. The healthy life expectancy, however, is not keeping pace with this longer life expectancy, and chronicFULL STORY
A: Why are you half an hour late, Robbie?
B: I saw an injured dog and helped rescue it.
A: That is quite a creative excuse.
B: No, it really happened, I assure you.
There are certain objects in the physical world, often related to ideas of movement or transition, that lend themselves to metaphor.
Stairs, for example, allow ascension, relocation from a lower level to a higher one. People at the top may seem, or feel, powerful, but alsoFULL STORY
A: There’s a concert this evening. Do you want to go?
B: Sorry, I have to stay at home and do the laundry.
A: The pianist is my high-school classmate. Please come.
B: Oh, all right then. I will wash my clothes some other time.
The 3rd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) begins today and will run until Oct. 30 in Taipei. With the theme of “Let’s Connect!” this year, the TIQFF features 40 long and short films as well as documentaries from well-known directors from Taiwan and abroadFULL STORY
A: I am breathless after climbing for three hours.
B: It’s worth it. Look at the beautiful scenery.
A: Wow. Those autumn colors are truly spectacular.
B: Yes, it looks like we came here at just the right time.
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature last week for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first singer-songwriter to win the award.
Dylan began his music career as an acoustic singer-songwriter. His first albumFULL STORY