Taiwan

Do Not Want Want

I’ve gradually come to think of the Want Want cracker as symbolic of my own political transitions.

When the scam artist realizes you’re not going to fall for it

This hair salon auntie also seemed like a somewhat unreliable narrator.

In case of emergency

I felt somewhat stupid as I said all this. No, this doctor wouldn’t understand.

After the tear gas

The dangers inherent in protests and clashes with the police are offset by this strange utopian element.

Gay Sex Robots are coming to Kill Us All

The anti-gay groups prevailed, but even with all their money they were notably ridiculous and inept.

A dark but happy place

We develop our own coping rituals.

All Hail the Korean Fish!

I don’t have blind faith that the Han bubble will suddenly implode and people will wake up and smell the roses.

All Mod Cons

The plumber and my landlord began shouting at each other in Taiwanese, arguing about the pricing for the job.

Living to Eat in Taiwan

The best chance for a restaurateur in Taiwan is to be good-looking, win some kind of international competition, and also have switched careers to pursue a driving passion involving food.