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A multicultural perspective on life in Taiwan
Taiwan has always been one of the countries adored by expatriates from other nations. Some say that western foreigners love the land even more than the citizens who were born and raised here.
Young magician dreams of touring abroad
Harry Houdini, one of the most famous magicians of all time, once said that magic is the "sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can't understand it."
Local cafe offers alternative to foreign franchises
Stumbling along the sidewalks sleepily on the way to work, one may find a common trait among fellow commuters that's not just the constant yawning and blinking. Many of these people are clutching a small cup of coffee with an orange cup sleeve in their hands.
After years of personal struggle, formerly homeless man finds calling as tour guide
A-Chiang (阿強), full name withheld for privacy, takes a group through the streets of Wanhua at least once a week. When they pass Monga Park, he tells them about the "friends on the street" (街友) -- the homeless -- that they encounter in the area.
Professor takes industrial design students to market
It is a sad truth that winning design competition prototypes are rarely adopted by the general public. The reason is simple. These ingenious designs are not fit for mass production.
With tears in her eyes, Esther Yang (陽詠存) made her entrance on the hit Taiwanese television series "Love, Now" ("真愛趁現在") next to renowned veteran actor Shen Meng-sheng (沈孟生). In the blink of an eye, Yang was laughing brightly as her mischievous and optimistic character was quickly revealed.
Esther Yang strives for stardom with a purpose
Tucked away between rolling hills dotted with sheep and winding roads taking wine lovers to vineyards is a nondescript, white warehouse with small, square windows.
Teenager dreams of Broadway superstardom
The dream began when Great, Davies Huang (史博偉) was only nine years old.  During a visit to the United States, Huang and his mother visited the Disney California Adventure Park.
Startup envisions optimal quality, work-life balance
Founded in 2010 by David Chang (張代偉) and Sijung Lai (黎斯庸), Word Corp (一元翻譯) began as a simple partnership between the two to take on freelance translation and editing work when their paths led them back to Taipei after years of working in the U.S.
Traditional thinking tends to warn that doing what you love cannot provide a living. A Chinese saying goes "One's hobbies cannot serve as meals." This is especially true for those that specialize in the arts, such as musicians, painters and writers. In modern society, there is simply no money to be made from it.
An artist aspires to be original in making metal teaware
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