Articles By Brian Hioe

My Airport Primary category in which blog post is published

My Airport: Taoyuan International Airport

Taoyuan International Airport is an airport with identity issues.

All That Exists Melts Into 7-Eleven

I think I'm the only person I know who has ever tried 7-Eleven bubble tea.

TPE-JFK

I’ve become increasingly aware of how much of my reputation in Taiwan is built on the knowledge of my New York upbringing.

I Love a Man in (a Fifty-Cent Army) Uniform

Here’s where the conversation, which had already been strange enough, truly took a turn for the bizarre.

Me Today Primary category in which blog post is published

It felt sort of like we were staring out at the ghosts of history

Even if those ghosts were ourselves, from four years ago.

Man in a Box

I lived in a box in an apartment building, itself a collection of boxes, in a city, a large mass of boxes containing other boxes.

Taiwan’s amazing answer to ‘The Room’

A phantasmagoria of Taiwanese modernity; a mythical allegory of the political and economic dramas affecting Taiwan as a whole.

Kaoliang is Taiwan’s Macho Booze

Sometimes worshippers will leave bottles of kaoliang at Ji Gong temples in order for him to charge them up with supernatural power before taking them back.

Kuomintang Kitsch

“This is a home run to Mars!” (這是一支打上火星的全壘打!)