-So which teachers are Canadian? asks Student A.
-T. Range, T. K, and T. R., answers Student E.
-How about T. Br?
-He’s American, as is T. J., I interject.
-How about T. Be?
-He’s from England.
-What’s the difference between them all?
-It’s the way that they all say “out”. Canadians will say it this way. The English say it this way and Americans say it this way.
(Student E demonstrates to Student A, quite hilariously while I listen in. This whole conversation took place in Mandarin.)
Posts Tagged 'taiwan'
Tags: china, education, ESL, kids, mandarin, students, taiwan
-So which teachers are Canadian? asks Student A.
Tags: asia, education, ESL, taipei, taiwan
As I left the school for a well deserved break, it was about 12:30 and I had yet to eat lunch, I came up the teaching director of the school shouting at someone in her office. While this might seem a common occurrence at most school, it isn’t at ours. I have never seen the TD shouting at anyone. The school is a family-owned affair. The TD’s sister is the manager, the grandmother and great-aunt also work there and all of the kids go to this school.
Tags: asia, DJ, DJ Bone, music, review, taipei, taiwan, techno, the wall
As usual, the good techno events tend to be on Fridays. I have no idea why, but it makes for an eventful Friday, especially since I was teaching 11.5 hours that day, which included being part of my school’s speech contest. I was pretty tired by the time I got home at 9PM that I went to bed almost immediately, even with a Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato, ingested only a couple of hours earlier.
Tags: asia, DJ, E for Electro, entertainment, Show House, taichung, taiwan
When a friend mentioned that there was an event in Taichung, a city to which he had just moved to, I jumped at the chance to go there. Even though I’ve been in Taiwan for a while, I haven’t seen much of the island. That being said, after having worked most of the day on Saturday, I took the 8PM HSR to get to Taichung. Before the event, we went around the Feng Shia nightmarket. I don’t mind nightmarkets, but I don’t really like the big crowds. After we had eaten, drank a Red Bull at 7-11, we were on our way.
Tags: electronic, entertainment, Kaohsiung, La Vida, Marco Bailey, music, taiwan, Vertigo
A DJ friend mentioned in passing about 3 weeks ago that Marco Bailey would come to Taiwan, but at some club in Kaohsiung. The last time that I saw him was in Montreal, a couple of years ago. It might have been Aria. Anyway, I’m a big fan of Marco’s hard techno beats (MB Elektronics), so I made sure that I had some tickets to the event.
Tags: asia, electro, electronic music, entertainment, erol alkan, Gongguan, taipei, taiwan, the wall
When a friend mentioned that Erol Alkan was coming to town, I knew I had to go. I arrived at around midnight and found that the main room was almost already full. Rory Phillips was playing a sort of disco beat, and it wasn’t bad. I met up with some friends and we spent the night having fun.
The main event started at around 1:30AM and I was pretty amazed at Erol Alkan’s mixing skills. Electro is a good for tricks of all kind, and I wasn’t disappointed. He even played a remix of Metronomy. The place was packed. The event wasn’t cheap either, at $1,400NT (~$48 USD). The stage was set against one of the side walls. Ironically, it didn’t reduce the dancefloor’s capacity.
Renaissance Man’s style starkly contrasted with Erol Alkan’s, and he basically emptied the dancefloor. People just left and went home, which is what I did as well.
Tags: asia, bunjibeat, china white, cloud no.5, entertainment, kay, music, pip, stanley, taipei, taiwan, Yoshi
This was one of the first electronic music events of the year in Taipei. Since it happened at the tail end of Chinese New Year, I was hoping that people would actually come back out and naturally they did. I arrived at around 11PM after arriving by taxi at China White, a restaurant that has these nights a couple of times every year. The place is pretty small, and there were some foreigners there, but who were a bit disruptive on the dancefloor. I quickly moved away from that.
Tags: asia, bombay bicyle club, electronic, legacy, metronomy, music, people's party, taipei, taiwan, the jezabels, the naked and famous, untitled
It took me a while to find the time to write down my thoughts about the People’s Party, which happened @ Legacy in Taipei, Taiwan, on the 11th of January 2012. I had bought my tickets the week before, but had been planning to go to this concert for weeks, as soon as I heard that Metronomy was coming to Taipei.
In 2011, Metronomy quickly became one of my favorite bands, as I listened hundreds of times to their latest album, The English Riviera. I listened to some of their earlier stuff, but We Broke Free, The Look, and Corinne were listened to countless times and made it into my five-star playlist on my main computer.
Tags: Angry Birds, blogs, politics, red, taiwan, Technabob, technology, tsai ing-wen
There’s no doubt in my mind that the Taiwanese love Angry Birds as much as everyone else, but check out this art installation of the red Angry Bird that was made for the Taiwanese presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen.
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