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Taiwan, ever UNinvited

Taiwan, or the Republic of China had served as the sole representative of “China” since the founding of the United Nations in 1945.  They were finally expelled in favor of growing international support for the mainland, or the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Taiwan: Chiayi’s “Chicken Rice”

It’s Thanksgiving for…some people.  What better way to celebrate it than by talking about Taiwan?  You know, that island that is simultaneously part of Europe, China and itself. OK, so although I’m not there now, I was there around Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Taiwan, What Are You?

Taiwan is an island in the East China Sea.  That game was fun. But is Taiwan a country?  That’s still under debate, and not just by China. OK, I’ll pose the question another way…which of their colonial occupiers do you … Continue reading

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Toothpaste, Part Two: Taiwan, USA

On our last trip throughout the wide world of toothpaste, we may have come to the conclusion that good dental hygiene has nothing to do with what influences certain shoppers. A memorable, if controversial brand though, oh that stuff sells. … Continue reading

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Taiwan: Fluent in Fun

On a recent trip back to the US, I had a one-night stopover at Taipei Taoyuan International – or for the more militant readers, Chiang Kai-shek International – Airport in Taiwan.  No big deal, I speak some of the language, … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s a Country? Not According to Inanimate Objects

KLM, a Netherlands-based pioneer in aviation, was founded in 1919.  What that fact has to do with the rest of this post is beyond me, so let’s just say it looks good for the search engines. But, that’s not KLM … Continue reading

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Asparagus Juice: Solid, Check. Liquid, Check. Gas? Oh, no

I’d like to begin by noting that one of the tags for this post is “weird.”  That depends, hey?  I’m not sure if asparagus juice is going to start popping up in organic/health food stores, or become the latest sample … Continue reading

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