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mousybabe raises $ for Taiwan typhoon victims

Susan and i made a little lo-fi, home music video tonight to help raise money for the victims of Taiwan’s Typhoon Morakot. It’s a performance of a Taiwanese song called “Ai-Biahnh Jia-eh Eianh.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72M9-kyVxsc] We’re personally making a donation of .25 cents for every hit/view we get on this YouTube video between now and September… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #5

Chinese people’s idea of a horror movie. A pale child with red eyes. I guess some things are universal across all cultures.

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #4

Before you think our Taiwan travelogue is all poopy jokes and grossness, here are some really gorgeous, gorgeous spots in Taiwan … life-altering and breathtaking. My friend Rick once said that Track 2 (‘svefn-g-englar’) on Sigur Ros‘ ágætis byrjun changed his life the moment he heard it. But the Taroko mountains, in all seriousness, were… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #3

Needless to say, Taiwanese bathrooms were a trip. This wasn’t typical of them all, but the first bathroom I went into (at the airport) had these bizarre sayings all over the walls. It boggled my mind why a public bathroom would be the appropriate environment to impart nuggets of wisdom through cryptic, obscure sayings …… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #2

It was a little bizarre that there were 7-11’s everywhere in Taiwan. Even weirder was seeing them sell traditional Taiwanese food that I’d only ever seen at home in a pot on the stove! They had brown tea eggs (“loh neng” in Taiwanese) … a pile of tea eggs steaming in a pot by the… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #1

On the phone with an advertiser: “Hey girl, that’s great you’re going on vacation! Where are you going?” “I’m going to Taiwan for a week or–” “TAIWAN? Oh I’m so jealous. I looove Thai food. Oh my god, you’re gonna love it there”