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March 11, 2011 – 7:21 pm

I admit it. This picture was taken a few years ago, but I think I still look vaguely like that. Depends on the day (and the time of day). And today, just before I uploaded this picture, an Indonesian English student told me how much she liked my nose. I …

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Two More Film Festivals in Taipei this Summer

May 20, 2012 – 4:43 pm
World Cinema Highlights Film Festival

For those movie-lovers keeping track and chomping at the bit for more, there are two more film festivals on the horizon for Taipei.
The first is being put on by CatchPlay Classics and runs from May 25th to June 15th. I believe it is called World Cinema Highlights, and they are …

“The Golden Child” at the Spot Taipei Film House

May 20, 2012 – 9:54 am
The Golden Child

The Golden Child is currently playing at the Spot Taipei Film House as part of their event We Are Family: Festival of New Immigrants. (See the schedule here.) Four films make up this mini-festival, and they all focus on the experiences of women from China, Vietnam, and Indonesia who come …

“Monkey the Great” at the Red House Theater

May 19, 2012 – 3:53 pm
Monkey the Great

I’ve had my eye on the Red House Theater in Ximindeng for a long time. I didn’t even know it was there when I first dropped in on the Red House. For anyone that doesn’t know, the Red House is a beautiful historic building in the Ximending area. As you …

My Little Honey Moon at the Spot Taipei Film House – Foreign Brides in Taiwan

May 18, 2012 – 8:55 pm
Movie Poster at the Spot

I returned to the Spot Taipei Film House to watch the second of the four films about foreign brides in Taiwan. I read in an article in the Taipei Times that these four films together are part of the event “We Are Family: Festival of New Immigrants” at the Spot. …

Immigrant Stories at the Spot Taipei Film House

May 16, 2012 – 9:14 am
Entrance to the Spot Taipei Film House

Four interesting movies are playing at the Spot Taipei Film House in the month of May. They are Taiwanese movies and they offer a fascinating look at the experience of foreign women who marry men in Taiwan. I had been told that there were no English subtitles, but the other …

Grass Mountain Chateau and Mt. Qixing – Taiwan

May 6, 2012 – 9:26 pm
Mt Qixing

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Urban Nomad, Returning to Olympus, a Singing Contest & More!

April 23, 2012 – 7:42 pm
Singing Contest in Zhongli

A not-so-quick note about recent goings-on in Taipei: The Urban Nomad film festival has been underway for the past ten or eleven days. I believe Sunday (April 22nd) was the last day. I went to see The Taiwan Oyster on the opening night of the festival. It was an interesting …

“Go to Hell” at the Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theater Museum

April 15, 2012 – 11:24 am
The Star of the Show - Pulcinella

A very friendly puppeteer from Italy greeted me in the entrance lobby of the Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum. He apologized for his ‘Italian English”, but there was no need. I understood his English perfectly underneath his heavy (and endearing) Italian accent. He told me that there were four floors …