a haircut for a headache

December 23, 2015 / 2 comments

During my last trip to Taiwan I had a really busy time. The days were filled with meetings and workshops and most of the evenings business dinners. The friday night of my stay in Taipei was the first. I had a phone conference at midnight my time and two more between 7am and 9am the…

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the old fashioned way …

July 28, 2015 / 5 comments

I know I’m often posting strangers I found in Taiwan. Does it mean that Taiwanese are pretty open to have their pictures taken? I’d say, yes. Taiwanese are friendly and very polite people, still being interested in strangers crossing their way. Or is it the fact that wherever I travel, I bring stories back. Even…

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Graduation Day

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Today, Saturday June 26th, is Irene’s big day. Today, she graduates from a Taipei school with a bachelor degree in international business. Today, Irene is all smiles and happiness as the picture shows. She must be hot in the black robe and the hat. It’s 38°C outside and even hotter inside the crowded Sun Yat…

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free hugs

June 8, 2015 / 0 comments

On the way back from picking up my mobile phone at the police’ lost and found office my friend Nico and I passed by Liberty Square again. We found a group of young people offering free hugs. It turned out the students from Yang Ming University were not only there to give free hugs and…

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on a northbound train

May 5, 2015 / 1 comment

The other day I was sitting on a northbound train out of Munich. It was just past 9am. I got a coffee and a sandwich before getting onto the train. I just settled my stuff and got my kindle out when a group of Chinese walked in looking for their seats. My first thought was 我的天阿…

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the red house market for artists and designers

December 17, 2014 / 0 comments

the red house market for artists and designers is located close to the ximen subway station in taipei. they sell all kinds of cutesy stuff like things for the house, clothes, bags, pictures and all kinds of accessories. a lot of the things are designed locally and very individually designed pieces. i noticed t-shirts with…

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doggy, what are you doing

November 19, 2014 / 0 comments

Sometimes it’s just impossible to get involved into a nice, long conservation. It could have been OK since the old fellow bathing his dog had a lot to tell. Yet, I didn’t understand, or at least not much. I pointed at the camera in my hand and he nodded. I took this as approval to…

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what happened during the school excursion

November 18, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s Saturday morning. The sky is still a bit overcast and the sun tries to come out. I’m in Tainan, a city in Taiwan’s South. I’m sitting on a little stool waiting for the square in front of the Confucius temple to clear in order to take a shot. Suddenly, a bunch of school kids…

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