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Sometimes the last stepping-stone that dreamers need to turn themselves into achievers is filthy lucre, a thing many feel can “taint” their dreams. But for many, yet-to-be-paid bills are stacked even higher than the blueprints for their next big projects, a fact especially true for those who are mapping out a future based solely on creativity, an intangible that even President Ma is encouraging the nation to invest in.
A team of three brings crowdfunding to the island's dreamers and visionaries
Nurse-turned-dog-trainer leads those in the dark toward a brighter future
Imagine being trapped in a world with no light, filled with people and obstacles that you cannot see, yet you fearlessly explore the world because you have your best friend to guide you through all the ups and downs.
Indie band The Frengers seeks to make friends among strangers through music
“I was falling from the air / Can't find the reason / Cannot find where you are / I was falling from the air.” Teng Ting-yu (小宇), the 28-year-old vocalist of The Frengers, stood on the stage of The Wall Live House in Taipei singing her song “Irina Palm” (洞裡春光) with her eyes closed and telling the story of her life through melodies.
Echo sends lasting reverberations throughout local indie music scene
“I have always wanted to be a rocker,” said Wu Po-chang (吳柏蒼), singer and frontman of “Echo” (回聲樂團), one of the most influential bands in the independent music scene in Taiwan.
One woman's quest to bring the concept of 'fair trade' to Taiwan
It might sound like the straightforward story of a young entrepreneur: a loving couple set up a cafe promoting social responsibility and healthy products in Taipei, and their effort gains traction in a society increasingly conscious of civic participation, social righteousness and food safety.
'Red-faced King of Go' overcomes challenges, cultivates local talent
33-year-old Chou Chun-hsun (周俊勳) was born with a huge red birthmark that covered the right side of his face. Since Chou was a child, the sight of the birthmark often scared people when they first saw him, making him a “monster” to other children.
In order to pursue his passion for sports, U.S.-educated Duke Wu started O3 Fitness, a sports venue that educates people on how to exercise better for maximum results.
A gym that originates from passions in sports
Traveler embarks on vegan odyssey without sacrificing the sense of taste
Pumpkin Soup for Cheaters, Healthy Non-dumb Blondies, homemade Wacky Cakes and Sinless Brownies that Wow You — do you find yourself reminiscing in the loony sweets and dishes cooked up by Roald Dahl in his wild tales?
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Taking a ground-up approach to helping mankind's best friends
Raye is a professional editor, but she had been planning to do something huge, something she had dreamed of since she was a student.
Actress Lisa Wang turns celebrity status into dreams-come-true for those in need
At the very beginning, a tree is a sapling, not over 4 inches in diameter at chest height. Then slowly the young tree starts to grow toward the sky, its roots growing into the ground and extending out. The wider the roots are, the stronger the tree will be, finding purchase in the earth.
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