A: Social media are great for communicating and scheduling appointments, but sometimes the wires can get crossed.
B: It’s always a good idea to confirm and clarify, and not to assume.
A: Last month I invited a friend over for a drink. He wrote that he wasn’t sure, and then told me he’d see me later.
Photo: Pixabay 照片：Pixabay
B: Don’t tell me: he meant…
A: Yes. He meant later in the future. I’d thought he meant later on that evening. I was waiting around for hours before I twigged.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
When two people or entities get their wires crossed, they have a different understanding of a situation.
The Chairman in Hong Kong was named the No. 1 restaurant in the region by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 on March 25. It was the first establishment in Hong Kong to take the top spot, followed by Odette in Singapore and Den in Tokyo, Japan at the second and third spot. The event is hailed as the Oscars of fine dining in Asia. Five Taiwanese restaurants made it to this year’s list: Mume (No. 15), Raw (No. 21), JL Studio (No. 26), Shoun RyuGin (No. 45), as well as new entry Logy (No. 24). However, Taiwan’s only Michelin three-star restaurant
With the nation in the middle of a long period of drought, the water level at Sun Moon Lake has dropped significantly, exposing numerous objects that had been sitting at the bottom of the lake. One visitor who incautiously dropped his iPhone into the lake one year ago was recently reacquainted with his long-lost gadget as a result of the severe drought. The tourist, surnamed Chen, shared the news on the Facebook group “Baofei Commune.” Chen says he took part in a stand up paddle board activity one year ago at Sun Moon Lake. Chen says that he fell into the
I think the air conditioner’s on the blink (4/5) 冷氣機好像壞了（四） A: I think the air conditioner’s on the blink. It doesn’t turn on when I push the button. What are we going to do? B: We’ve had this air conditioner for years. Let’s just get a new one. We could buy one with a heater function. A: Heater? Are you pulling my leg? B: A lot of people do the same thing: They buy an air conditioner in the summer when it’s scorching hot, and they forget how cold it gets in winter, much to their regret when it gets cold. A: That’s right. My brother-in-law is from the