If there’s ever been a bit of unsolicited advice that I would wholeheartedly share with my child, it’s that nobody likes a whiner. People who complain all the time are a drag, and they’re generally more than willing to bring you down with them. That said, my life in Taipei is somewhat stagnant. All work and very little play. But I don’t like to complain … Continue reading Only in Taiwan – Episode 4: Fruit Beer?
Timogan’s new blog, Taipei Scooter Style, celebrating the culture of Taipei’s predominant form of transport — the scooter. Or as locals like to call them, “motorcycles”. The scooter is the go-to vehicle in Taipei, but it’s not just a transport tool. It’s a home-away-from-home, a seat that carries you where you want to go, a magic carpet that expresses your identity. Check out the first … Continue reading Taipei Scooter Style
I spent so much time photographing the bicyclists and skateboarders at Taipei Cinema Park that I found out about a graffiti exhibition that was taking place there in early December. I was on my way to band practice the Sunday that the event was held, so I grabbed camera, video, and audio recorder and headed over to see what was up. The smell of spray … Continue reading Timogan’s 2012 Wall Lords Graffiti Battle
If you’ve ever seen someone go from hero to zero, you know that the fall from grace does not always come with a warning signal or a flashing red light. And it’s really hard to have a hero in a place like Taiwan. So many people I know, myself included, have vested interests and agendas that restrict our capacity for compassion as well as courage. … Continue reading Only in Taiwan, Special Lazy Bastard Edition