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(In order to concentrate on passing the bar exam, she split up with her boyfriend.)
(Jason is very decisive. When he makes up his mind to do something,FULL STORY
As the number of Southeast Asian immigrants working in Taiwan rises, the Muslim population here, never significant in the past, has grown as well. This has further enhanced multicultural Taipei’s credentials as a culturally inclusive metropolis.
Originally from Egypt, Khaled Metwally and his wife have workedFULL STORY
A : I just watched a Danish film about a Nazi ex-convict paroled in a church community.
B : Sounds pretty depressing.
A : Actually, it was beautifully shot, the story was quirky but original, and the acting was very believable.
B : Who was the love interest?
It comes as no surprise that there’s a shortage of talent in Taiwan. According to the chairman of the Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute, Liang Kuo-yuan, key factors behind the shortage include a declining birth rate and aging society, the brain-drain and the failure of joint programsFULL STORY
With camping becoming increasingly popular, many visitors try to tent out and cook food at Yushan National Park’s Tataka Saddle despite bans against such activities.
To address the issue, the Yushan National Park Administration Office has invited the competent authorities to explore possible solutions. ItFULL STORY
A: How much longer before we get to the bus station? I’m feeling travel sick.
B: It’s these windy mountain roads. The driver can’t help it.
A: I’m not sure how long I can last. I could throw up any minute.
B: Well, don’t throw up over me.FULL STORY
On Sept. 6, Google announced the official opening of the Taiwan extension of Faster — the world’s fastest undersea fiber-optic cable. The new link will enable transmission speeds between Taiwan and Japan to reach 26 terabits (Tb) per second — more than 100 times fasterFULL STORY
A: This second novel isn’t working. I’ve been staring at a blank screen for weeks.
B: So you’re saying you have writer’s block?
A: No, my computer is on the blink, and I can’t afford to get it repaired.
B: And the rest. Don’t worry. The inspiration willFULL STORY
Go to the parks dotted around Taipei — or other towns and cities around Taiwan — and you will likely see, and usually in the early morning, before the workers hit the offices, or the seniors return home for a late morning nap, people doingFULL STORY
A: The line for the bus is huge. Shall we get a taxi?
B: Good luck finding a taxi up here in the mountains.
A: Look. Here comes the bus now.
B: There’s no way we’re getting on this one. We’ll have to wait for the next.