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  • Tsai participates in the 'Taiwan is our hometown' event

    TAIWAN News
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Tsai Ing-wen, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson and presidential contender, showed up in the “Taiwan is our hometown” event on Monday to learn about the
  • Taiwan's precarious balance - Financial Times

    TAIWAN news - Google News
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Financial TimesTaiwan's precarious balanceFinancial TimesSuperficially, Taiwan looks stable, calm, even a little boring. Its people are mostly prosperous, with gross domestic capital per capita of more than $30,000 — not as high as Singapore or Hong Kong but well ahead of South Korea and most of the rest of
  • Death toll from New Taipei fiery blast rises to 3

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei - A 20-year-old university student died Monday of burns sustained in a recent fiery blast at a water park in New Taipei, bringing the death toll from the fire to three, health officials said.
  • Washington defeat Giants 9-3 with ‘patriotic’ homer

    Taipei Times
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
  • Dayeh University receives fire safety book donation

    Taiwan News
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    Dayeh University has received a donation of more than 100 books that are meant to facilitate research by students in its newly introduced bachelor's degree program on fire safety studies. The books on fire safety were donated by Chan Chun-hao, honorary president of Taichung's fire protection engineer association.
 
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  • Taiwan's precarious balance - Financial Times

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Financial TimesTaiwan's precarious balanceFinancial TimesSuperficially, Taiwan looks stable, calm, even a little boring. Its people are mostly prosperous, with gross domestic capital per capita of more than $30,000 — not as high as Singapore or Hong Kong but well ahead of South Korea and most of the rest of
  • Lehigh Valley color runs' powder different from that in Taiwan fireball - lehighvalleylive.com

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    lehighvalleylive.comLehigh Valley color runs' powder different from that in Taiwan fireballlehighvalleylive.comThree times in 2015, participants in Lehigh Valley fun runs will find themselves covered in colorful powder. Last month in Taiwan, a similar event went horribly wrong. Nearly 500 people at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in Taipei, Taiwan, suffered
  • Japanese doctors offer help treat hundreds of burn victims in Taiwan - The Japan Times

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    WantChinaTimesJapanese doctors offer help treat hundreds of burn victims in TaiwanThe Japan TimesTAIPEI – Japanese doctors and nurses are offering to help their Taiwanese counterparts care for victims of the fatal flash fire that killed two people and left around 500 injured — including more than 200 in critical condition — at a water park June Foreign doctors cannot directly treat Taiwan park fire patientsWantChinaTimesJapan Red Cross donates 210000 square cm of artificial skin to TaiwanFocus Taiwan News ChannelMinistry announces medical agreementTaipei Timesall 12 news…
  • Taiwan aims to set up first US dollar bond exchange - Economic Times

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan aims to set up first US dollar bond exchangeEconomic TimesMorgan Stanley and AT&T are among those global names that have sold US-denominated bonds in Taiwan, mostly to local insurance firms. However, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) says a bond exchange is necessary to make capital markets ...Greek debt crisis not expected to affect Taiwan much: FSC headFocus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan's exposure to Greece is tiny: FSC headWantChinaTimesTaiwan must liberalise markets: RegulatorMENAFN.COMall 14 news articles »
  • Taiwan water park blast claims third victim - Channel News Asia

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Channel News AsiaTaiwan water park blast claims third victimChannel News AsiaTAIPEI: A third victim died Monday (Jul 6) after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party" on Jun 27. Chen Tien Shun, 20, suffered 50 per cent burns in the disaster, which saw crowds of young revellers Third death in Taiwan water park disasterSBSThird person dies after Taiwan amusement park explosionDalje.com211 water park explosion victims in critical conditionFocus Taiwan News ChannelWantChinaTimes -China Postall 15 news articles »
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    China Post Online - Taiwan , News

  • Death toll from New Taipei fiery blast rises to 3

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei - A 20-year-old university student died Monday of burns sustained in a recent fiery blast at a water park in New Taipei, bringing the death toll from the fire to three, health officials said.
  • CWB warns of heavy rains, flash floods as storm nears

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) turned slightly westbound yesterday evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局), and the sea warning originally scheduled to be issued last night was postponed.
  • MOL devises measures to tackle absconding Vietnamese workers

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - As Taiwan is considering once more allowing Vietnamese laborers to work in the nation, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said it will work out measures to prevent foreign workers from absconding, including imposing more stringent controls by exporting countries, raising brokerage fees and increasing employers' levies.
  • Experts say Greek vote's effect on Taiwan 'limited'

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Greece's referendum on its debt issue can only wield short-term impacts on Taiwan, and Europeans stocks may rebound when the referendum is over, said executives of Taiwan's finance industry.
  • Dayeh University receives fire safety book donation

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Dayeh University has received a donation of more than 100 books that are meant to facilitate research by students in its newly introduced bachelor's degree program on fire safety studies.
 
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    Taiwan News

  • Dayeh University receives fire safety book donation

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    Dayeh University has received a donation of more than 100 books that are meant to facilitate research by students in its newly introduced bachelor's degree program on fire safety studies. The books on fire safety were donated by Chan Chun-hao, honorary president of Taichung's fire protection engineer association.
  • Fish oil, restricted diet fight metabolic syndrome: Herbalife

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Herbalife, a global nutrition company, released data from a clinical study it conducted in partnership with Taipei Medical University, which showed that a combination of meal replacement, fish oil and a calorie-restricted diet led to effective weight management and improvements in metabolic syndrome among participants in the study. This is the first clinical study of its kind in Taiwan, and results show that over a 12-week period, participants lost, on average, 4.5 kilograms in weight, 6.5 centimeters in waist circumference, and had a 2.5-percent reduction in body fat percentage.
  • 'If the ROC doesn't exist, what does?': Hung

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Likely Kuomintang 2016 presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu yesterday reversed her previous stance by asking "If the ROC doesn't exist, what does?" at the ceremony to remember the 70th anniversary of the nation's victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War at Freedom Square at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Earlier last week, Hung explained her stance on the cross-strait relationship of "one China, same interpretation" during an interview, saying that "I cannot say that the R.O.C. exists, nor the PRC, because that would be supporting a two-state theory."
  • Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan fire that burned 498

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Investigators in Taiwan were focusing Monday on the possibility that a cigarette butt or spark caused the blaze that burned 498 people, killing one, at a weekend water park party when colored powder sprayed from the stage caught fire. More than 400 people remained hospitalized, including 202 in serious condition, city officials said.
  • CWB warns of heavy rains, flash floods as storm nears

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Tropical Storm Linfa turned slightly westbound yesterday evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau , and the sea warning originally scheduled to be issued last night was postponed. As the Pacific High weakened and retreated yesterday evening, Linfa went past Luzon, an island of the Philippines, 430 kilometers away from Taiwan, moving northwest at 9 kilometers per hour, according to the CWB.
 
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    The View from Taiwan

  • Hung: I can't say that the ROC exists

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Hung isn't going to be on many local candidate billboards, but the DPP's Tsai Ing-wen is going to become very familiar.Current KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu's Cross-Strait policy is a thing of joy to her opponents. Hung's foreign policy, she explained the other day, is that her One China, same interpretation means that the PRC recognizes the existence of the ROC. Then moments later she said that, well, that would mean a two state existence, which is incompatible with her foreign policy (story). She must be nuts, right?But these are not "foreign policy statements" in the sense that…
  • Judgment Day: July 19th.

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    Could the KMT disappear into the distance?Wow. New Zeitgeist: The Journalist's lead article on wed is about the KMT splitting. Wednesday night's talk show on Next TV was 2 hours of on the possibility of the KMT splitting. Radio Taiwan International also did one.   It's all over the media. The rumors, stories, and news of the KMT implosion are flying about -- one can hardly keep up. Some highlights... UPDATE: Taiwan Take, the Coming Collapse of the KMT, part 2. From the KMT news organ:Hung Hsiu-Chu (洪秀柱), Deputy Legislative Speaker and KMT Presidential candidate in-waiting, has…
  • Typhoons for Tuesday

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Expecting guests...._______________________[Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!
  • Taroko Road in Japanese era

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:04 pm
    National Historic Monuments of Taiwan on Facebook sent around this lovely old pic of the road above Taroko in the Japanese era. Unfortunately the spot on the modern road is covered by vegetation. But enjoy this anyway._______________________[Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!
  • KMTitanic 14: Heading for the July 19th Iceberg =UPDATED=

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    This Taiwan Solidarity Union poster says "Government and Business are in collusion, emptying Taiwan of its wealth", and calls on Ma Ying-jeou and Hau Lung-bin to make public the assets of their adult children (under the assumption that Ma and Hau are hiding their assets under their children's names as many politicians do). Gonna be brutal, this election. FLEET:Oy, mate... that was a close shave.LEE: Smell ice, can you? Bleedin' Christ!My god I'm getting old. I've been blogging so long that the other day I met someone with a masters degree who said to me: "I've been reading your blog…
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  • Some HDR Photos

    thenhbushman
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Photos by MJ Klein   “HDR” means “high dynamic range.”  If we were talking about audio, it would mean that there is a wide range between the softest and loudest sounds.  In photography, it means there is a wide range between light and dark. Let’s start with this photo.  This looks like an ordinary photo taken inside a car of the Taiwan High Speed Rail.  It looks perfectly exposed with rich colors and nothing too dark or too light.  But notice the window at the far right.  There is detail visible out the window, which would normally be entirely washed…
  • Kaohsiung At Night

    thenhbushman
    25 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!   This is Kaohsiung at night, from our hotel window.  This article features photos taken over 2 days.  Let’s go for a walk around…. The hallway in our hotel as we walk to the elevator from our room. This ridiculously high ISO photograph of our hotel shows just how dirty my sensor is (I should say “was.”).  I bought a cleaning kit and got rid of all but one very stubborn piece of gunk on the low-pass filter.  But, back to the story…. When I first got the D7000 I was excited by the prospect of very high ISO…
  • Fuxing Fun

    thenhbushman
    17 May 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Photos by MJ Klein   UPDATE: Snap & Stray’s photos at the end!  Thanks for sending these, Snap! Joined by fellow bloggers Snap and Stray, we went to Fuxing to the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area 小烏來風景區 to view the waterfalls there.  Seen above is Xiao Wulai 小烏來瀑布 waterfall. This pan of the general area was taken from a roadside stop. Once we found the parking lot, we checked out the map to figure out where to hike to.  The waterfalls are not that far away, and even Phoenix had no trouble walking there. The above sign has place names and approximate times to walk…
  • Phoenix’s New Scooter

    thenhbushman
    10 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Geotagged Photos by MJ Klein   Phoenix is growing up fast!  We got her a little push scooter and she loves it! Along with the scooter, we got her knee and elbow pads, plus a helmet. Surprisingly, she did not resist any of the safety equipment.  She says that she likes wearing it. Phoenix is right-handed, and I thought she might use her right foot for pushing, but you see here that she’s using her left foot. After she did that for awhile, I asked her if she liked it better using her right foot for pushing, so she tried that. She seemed to like using the right foot better.  Her…
  • More Camping At Yuchi

    thenhbushman
    3 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Photos (most geotagged) by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!   Yes, we went “camping” again at the same place in Nantou.  I say “camping” because if you’ve read the previous articles, what passes for camping in Taiwan just isn’t quite what we did back in the USA.  But it was fun just the same.  In this installment we’re going to concentrate more on the food than previously. Here’s the setup: Charcoal burning in a square grill with a quad-pod in the background, ready to hang a Dutch oven.  Nothing bad can follow that! The ladies begin…
 
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    The Daily Bubble Tea

  • May Instagrams

    Todd Alperovitz
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Welcome to the May edition of my Instagram favorites. This small collection includes images from Yilan, Miaoli, and Nantou! Contemplating Door #1 or Door #2 GOYB The New Neighbor Looking up on Planet Earth
  • The Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds

    Todd Alperovitz
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    This spring I only managed to visit the Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds once during their blooming period last month. Here’s a few photographs from that hot, sunny day in May. Previous trips to Jhongsing Village’s Lotus Ponds: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008.
  • April Instagrams

    Todd Alperovitz
    9 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The April edition of my Instagram favorites contains images captured Taichung, Miaoli, and Nantou! Enjoy! The Origin of the Universe   Leave Room for Macaroons Reflect Taiwan High Speed Rail – Taichung Station The View from the Summit Lights Are Gonna Find Me Strike a Pose
  • March Instagrams

    Todd Alperovitz
    7 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The better-late-than-never March edition of my Instagram favorites contains images captured Yilan County, Taipei City, and Nantou County! Enjoy! Looking Up Cruising Blue Tang A Shaded Bench Living Wild
  • Taichung’s Mutou Wood Tourism Factory

    Todd Alperovitz
    7 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    The kids had a blast at the Mutou Wood Tourism Factory [老樹根魔法木工坊] in Taichung City. I’m usually skeptical of any location with the words tourism factory in the title. They are usually dry, guided tours that always conclude with a gift shop. This one however gives you a bag of marbles with admission for some of the outdoor games, has some creative playground equipment for children, and a DIY area to construct and paint objects ranging from stools, pinwheels, and pencil holders. Most of the photographs here feature my son because my daughter was busy painting with her…
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    Fili's World

  • Metropolitan Cathedral and Constitution Plaza : Zocalo Mexico City

    Fili
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    My tour of Mexico City started at the Centro Historio, the historical center district, where many of Mexico’s historical tourist attractions are concentrated. Arriving at my B&B quite late, I set off for a walking tour of the area, first heading towards Zocalo to see the Constitution Plaza and the Metropolitan Cathedral – icons of Mexico City. The area has served as an important meeting area since the Aztecs, and there are some very interesting ruins still to be seen in the area, but till this very day it serves as place for political protests – most times against the…
  • Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square : Phoenix

    Fili
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Last Christmas eve, I found myself stopping over at Phoenix Arizona with some time to visit some of the local attractions. But, being Christmas eve, the city was dead quiet and so all the places I visited were completely empty, with me being the sole visitor. When visiting the Rosson House Museum at the Phoenix Heritage Square I got a private one hour tour by the local guide taking me through the house and explaining everything about the house. Truth be told, I am not one of those people who likes private tours, I don’t like the commitment and I keep feeling like I am either wasting the…
  • Monasteries and Churches walk through Cologne Old Town

    Fili
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    The grand Cologne Cathedral is the most famous attraction in Cologne, but the old town offers quite a few other lovely historic churches, monasteries and cathedrals to see. A walking tour of an hour or two should be enough to visit the highlights, and so here’s what I saw during my visit.   Great St. Martin Church             Location:     Sankt Maria im Kapitol        Location:     Alt St. Alban            Location:   It’s a lovely area, and whether you’re aiming…
  • Balboa Park : San Diego

    Fili
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Much to see and do in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It has an amazing array of top notch museums, a large zoo as well as gardens and restaurants, and depending on your preference you can either spend a few hours wondering around or a few days visiting all the museums and gardens. I skipped most of the museums, and just ventures into the gardens – the desert garden and the botanical gardens (both free) and there’s also some Japanese gardens with a strong contrast to the desert scenery.       Some parts of the park feel a bit like a touristic version of Mexico……
  • Griffith Observatory : Scenic views of Los Angeles from above

    Fili
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Looking for stunning views of Los Angeles from above? On one of my previous visits to Los Angeles I suggested the wonderful world-class Getty Center. But, if art isn’t exactly your thing and you’re perhaps more into astronomy, or just want to get the views, then Griffith Observatory is definitely your first choice. Close to Hollywood, up the hills of Griffith Park, expect slow traffic and problematic parking, but once you get over all that and you make it to the observatory, you’re in for a real treat. I managed to get there just before sunset on a sunny partly cloudy day…
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    Mark Forman: Photo Land

  • I’m the King of the World Yo!

    Mark Forman
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Holy blow the smoke out of the cobwebs Batman! It's been a while since I posted here. Yeah the usual distractions-real life, other social media blog killing sites, etc. How have you all been. I have been spending a lot of time going through my archives. Talking about blowing off the cobwebs. This is from 2011 one of my most prolific years-was shooting pretty much every weekday morning after dropping son off for the bus. What I'm enjoying and feel worthy of mention is that three are many decent images that are getting enhanced TLC from me due to my improved photo ninja post-processing skills.
  • Rubick’s Cubed

    Mark Forman
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Some days you and the camera are one. Something closely approximating that in any case. It's hard to explain but when you're in that zone it's a lot of fun and kind of effortless. Other times the camera seems to way a million pounds and is enjoying your misery and inability to come up with anything substantive. I guess this is true of any creative process. This day was a good one and numerous images from this session pleased me. I also put one of my favorite manual lenses back on-Pentax Super Takumar 55 1.8 from the good old film days. This is in the IZhong area of Taichung which is one of…
  • So Wasup

    Mark Forman
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    I know it's been a while since I've posted here, ranted in your ear, hopefully stimulated you through an image or some words and some music, etc. been busy with work which has been a lot of new product design for others and also for myself. Have a look at this on new IPhone grip system I'm getting ready to introduce. My photos are getting more and more experimental(or not). Basically I'm focusing more and more on shooting whatever impression I had at the moment. Less focused on what image or types of images will get likes or pluses on social media sites. Pretty liberating actually. It always…
  • What’s Up With That?

    Mark Forman
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    One of the nice things about having your own site is that you can just rant and shout into the abyss with abandon. If passer's by want to join in-well that's great. If they want to shake their heads out of pity or disgust, well that's ok too. This was from a day where it was pissing down rain-I know you couldn't tell from the picture. I wear glasses so going out in the rain offers some inconveniences and challenges. My camera is weather-proofed so that is less of an issue. I have auto-focus lens on so I can hold umbrella in one hand and camera in the other. I did manage to keep most rain off…
  • Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled

    Mark Forman
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Been a while since I've posted something here. Well of course I've been posting on other sites. We all know that Facebook , Google and even that rich zombie of a company Yahoo-via Flickr all offer photo hosting with blogging functionality. So individual sites like this one tend to get a little neglected...awww-get out the violin right? lately in fact I've been fairly active at the latest cool kids site-Ello , which is actually quite good. Photos format much larger there so they can be enjoyed more. There is a high level of participation there between folks sharing media there. We'll see how…
 
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