What's up in Taiwan
By Kuangchong Yu
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Letting you know the ups and downs of Taiwan through fellow travelers, learn about this wonderful island from their experiences.
||CleanWuiT #064: Terry Hornsby (prequel)||Filed Under: Expat. Download this interview! It’s Chinese New Year again! And here is Terry Hornsby to help you celebrate this important holiday for the second time. We shameless present the prequel of “Kung Hsi Fa Tsai” (May prosperity be with you||2/18/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #063: Travis & Vega||Filed Under: Video Game, Women, Learning Chinese. Download this interview! “Male Bonding” is the topic of this week, and it could exist no matter what country or culture you’re from. Travis and Vega have been friends for years, and they are honestl||2/11/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #062: Catherine & Miranda||Filed Under: Central Taiwan, Girls Talk. Download this interview! Many of the foreigners in Taiwan prefer to stay in the big cities when they visit Taiwan, but there are exceptions. Catherine is a young lady from Florida; she actually asked the school sh||2/11/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #061: Chris & Feelin||Filed Under: Sailing, Learning English. Download this interview! Like many of our loyal listeners, Feelin has set up a link in her personal blog to our podcast. We tracked back as always and noticed that she has a great spirit for adventure. Feelin enjoy||1/29/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #060: David M. Niddam (part 2)||Filed Under: Metrosexual, Shopping Spots for Men. Download this interview! Here is the second half of our interview with David, along with some links that he has sent us. Both of them are interviews he did with Taipei Times (a local English Newspaper). C||1/22/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #059: David M. Niddam (part 1)||Filed Under: Brain Research, Diving and Surfing. Download this interview! David is originally from Denmark and has been working and living in Taiwan for the last 5 years. He accepted our invitation and arranged a lovely little tour of his operations in t||1/15/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #058: Elias Ek (part 2)||Filed Under: How to Promo Taiwan. Download this interview! This week’s episode is a continuation of our interview with Elias. It is quite a thrilling experience talking with an enthusiastic entrepreneur, and Elisa shared his thoughts about Taiwan witho||1/15/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #057: Elias Ek (part 1)||Filed Under: Enspyre, Business. Download this interview! Elias Ek is originally from Sweden, he has traveled and resided in many countries such as the US and Japan, that is until he met his Taiwanese wife and moved here. The Taiwanese entrepreneurial spi||1/15/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #056: Orchid Island||Filed Under: Travel Recommendation. Download this interview! The show for this week is a special report of Orchid Island(A.K.A. Lanyu), Father Barry was gracious enough to share his memory of the island with us. He thinks of the island as the most beauti||1/1/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #055: Fr. Barry Martinson S. J.||Filed Under: Christmas, Chingchuan, Aborigines. Download this interview! It’s Christmas time again; this is the second Christmas since we started this podcast. What can we say? Time flies when you’re having fun! Last year, we had Father Jerry on our||1/1/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #054: Tony Masalonis||Filed Under: Learning Chinese, Lu-Wei, Matzu. Download this interview! Tony Masalonis if from The U.S. and currently working in Taiwan as an aviation safety consultant. He is very serious about studying Chinese during his leisure hours and gave us a very||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #053: Robin Erik Ruizendaal||Filed Under: Puppet Theatre, Museum. Download this interview! Robin Erik Ruizendaal is the Administrator of the Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum; he has been living in Taiwan for the last 13 years. Dr. Ruizendaal earned a Ph.D. in Chinese studies from||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #052: One-Year Anniversary||Filed Under: Henry. Download this interview! Happy Birthday "What's up in Taiwan"! Rate Episode #052:***** **** *** ** * 節目做滿一週年。||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #051: Rebecca Redhead (part 2)||Filed Under: Women in the Workplace, Approaching Western Women. Download this interview! We are unmasking the lovely Rebecca out of her scuba gear this week, and sharing her with the rest of the world. She doesn’t denied the fact of being a feminist, a||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #050: Rebecca Redhead (part 1)||Filed Under: Lawyer, The Art of War, Scuba Diving. Download this interview! Rebecca is originally from London; currently the legal representative of a Japanese company that is distributing parts to the new Taiwan High Speed Rail, which is being construct||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #049: Jamali Jack & Jeana Noel (part 2)||Filed Under: Differences, Tourism for Our Friends. Download this interview! This week is the second part of our interview with Jamali and Jeana, we asked the lovely couple to introduce their beautiful island. Jamali sent us some special music that we wil||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #048: Jamali Jack & Jeana Noel (part 1)||Filed Under: First Impression, Eslite Bookstore, Earthquake. Download this interview! Jeana came to Taiwan 2 years ago to attend undergraduate school. In order for her boyfriend Jamali to learn more about Taiwan, she started researching for information a||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #047: Linda Hinderer||Filed Under: Family Issues, Senior Friendly. Download this interview! One of our listeners, a student at Yang Ming University invited Henry to be a judge in the Toastmaster English Speech Competition. There, we met Linda who was one of the other judges a||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT #046: Tomer Feldman||Filed Under: Love Story, Sababa Pita, Neon. Download this interview! Tomer(front) is originally from Israel, worked as a chef in New York and fell in love with his current wife Jun(back) from Malaysia during their time there. After a trip together in Asi||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWuiT: Special Report 01||Filed Under: Self-evaluation. Download this episode! Double 10th Day is our nation's birthday, happy birthday to everyone. Music "Meeting Spring Wind" performed by Miss Cincin Lee Photo by Jesús Sandoval "望春風" 製作、編曲、演奏：李欣芸||12/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
Pleasant snapshots of true Taiwan!
I don't remember how I found the host blog and podcast. After I downloaded and listened to several episodes, I really love it! On the top of all, the show of "What's Up in Taiwan" is fun to listen. The host is funny, the conversation with the guest is sincere and casual, and each segment is short (~15 min). So it's stress free to listen to the podcasting in every aspect. For the content, it's great. The show is about interviewing with international people living in or visiting Taiwan for different reasons, either for a long term or only for a short time. They talk about their personal experience, good or not-so-good, about Taiwan. I'm a Taiwanese student studying in the US for more than 6 years. I remember the culture shock when I came to the US for the first time. I'm familiar the excitement and confusion about seeing the different things and facing the frustrated situations. I know how good it is to make connection with people more or less different from you. I know how good it is to feel yourself adapted to a new environment. And this is exactly what you can find in this WUIT podcast. It is not the stereotype presented from TV or movies, which can only be misleading. And only these little trivial things, good or not-so-good, and these personal perceptions, enjoyable or not so, can reflect the true life of a foreign country. To me, this 'foreign country' happens to be my beloved homeland. This podcast reminds me a lot of Taiwan that I almost forget. And yes, that is the true Taiwan that foreign people probably can seldom learn from the mainstream sources. I recommend this podcast to everyone who wants to learn more about Taiwan, to travel to Taiwan, or to just see the true color of living in an Asian country far far away. And of course, I recommend this podcast to every Taiwanese away from home. Believe me, you'll like the show!
One of the best Taiwanese podcasts
This is one of the best Taiwanese podcasts I have ever found. The host uses a very hilarious way to introduce the dynamics and culture of this beautiful island. What makes this podcast more valuable is that the host interviews foreigners who have been here for a long time, providing a vivid yet "naked" image of what Taiwan has to offer. Highly recommended.
Interesting and informative
The liveliness of the interviews is compelling. We don't know enough about this fascinating island and its culture. I enjoy the different stories and varieties of people/careers/hobbies. If you have an interest in new Chinese culture, take a listen.