An observation of queuing culture in Taiwan
We are two days into the Year of the Sheep and personally I believe it is too early to be thinking cynical thoughts, but ‘sheep’ does bring to mind a certain social behavior that has been the butt joke of both traditional and social media in Taiwan.
3 Major Things I Learned from My First Job
- Back To Basics
During my half-year stay at a certain company under Oglivy & Mathers, I’ve learned that public relations is a hard, challenging, burning-not-only-the-midnight-oil but your liver as well, fast-paced, heart-stopping job that requires quick-thinking, fast typing, numerous bottles of eye-drops to moisturize dry eyeballs, a steady head in the face of a client’s sudden proposal or crisis…and… I could go on.
The Big Issue is a magazine that originates from London, England. Apart from publishing news that emphasizes social value, such as environmental issues, humanitarian and so on, the magazines are also sold by homeless people, helping these homeless people fend for themselves.
A for Apple iPhone
In my series of Marketing for Introverts, A for Apple is the first post for the A-to-Z Challenge. As an observer of social phenomenon, I will (try) and incorporate what I’ve learned in Marketing and my liberal arts background into this series. Read more
She wanted to caress that bicep.
It didn’t really matter if the world was already tilting away from her fingers, or that the chilly air couldn’t cool down her warm face. It didn’t matter that on the other side of the park from where they sat was a young couple, probably no more older than eighteen, sitting hand in hand, with the girl leaning her head upon the boy’s right shoulder.
Kaohsiung Part I
News of Tan Mei Typhoon approaching Taiwan was all over the headlines in August of 2013. Yet, after a brief planning session during an afternoon date at a coffee shop with my best friend, we still hitched on our backpacks, hopped onto the High Speed Rail train the next day and hurtled ourselves to Kaohsiung at around 300 miles per hour.
Within 18 hours, I was in Kaohsiung. Tan Mei Typhoon had just swept into northern Taiwan. Our plan was to backpack in Kaohsiung and Peng-Hu. We stayed in both Kaoshiung and Peng-Hu for two and a half days, making it a trip of five days in total.
→ Fiction assignment written for Memory and Place Literature class, 2013/5/19
“You’re too stressed out.”
“Stop overthinking everything.”
“If you can’t understand what my job means to me, we’ll never get through this.”
“I can’t always be your happy sun, even I have my emotional moods!”
“If you don’t open up to me, I’ll disown you for good!”
I stare at their backs. I could not see their faces.