WhatsApp Messenger - Updated to support Chinese... →
Finally! I’ve been waiting for this update for a long time. Make sure you update to 2.6.9. This update fixes that horrible problem where the Chinese keyboard would overlap over top of what you were writing.
GigGuide.tw -- Do you like live music?
Try GigGuide! It is a very well organized site showing upcoming shows in chronological order. It lists huge concerts and also little gigs at coffee shops too. If you know of any music shows in Taiwan, you can add them to the site too! Each ‘gig’ lists the venue with map, price and the date of course. It even gives you a bit of background on the artist including some YouTube music...
Betel Nut Teeth vs Long Pinky Nail Guys.
Both are disgusting in my opinion, but which is more disgusting? If you’re not living in Taiwan let me educate you. Betel nut is chewed as a mild stimulant. It is kinda like drinking a cup of coffee but it really messes up your mouth and gums. They are sold by sexy betel nut beauties. All the betel nut girls I see though are usually old women or even men. I guess I need to get out to the...
CIA World Factbook - Taiwan →
5 random interesting facts about Taiwan found in the CIA World Factbook. 1. Religion: mixture of Buddist & Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, Other 2.5% 2. GDP (purchasing power parity) $821.8 billion USD (another source) 19th in the world ahead of the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria. 3. Flag description White canton symbolizes the sun of progress The twelve rays are for the months of the year...
Ai Weiwei Piles 1,200 Bikes On Top Of Each Other,... →
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum hosts a large-scale exhibition of the Chinese dissident artist with his new work, “Forever Bicycles.” I wouldn’t classify this as “dazzling” but it’s still pretty impressive. Go check it out before this exhibit finishes! It’s on display until January 20th at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Billiards in Taipei
Asia Power Billiards 111 台北市士林區中正路392號 TEL: 2836-1297 Open 24 hours a day Good quality pool cues and tables. There are basketball game machines outside the front door. It is in the same building as CityMart and the bowling alley. A-One 台北市忠孝西路一段45號B1 (Taipei Main Station, exit M3) TEL: 2389-8833 Open 24 hours a day. Good quality pool cues and tables. Free water and soda. The lady is really...
Taiwan 15th in Internet Connection Speed →
Look at the internet speed in Korea! I truly miss being able to download 2 hour movies while I ate dinner, then watch them immediately after. Korea is miles ahead of everybody in their internet infrastructure. It’s a bit embarassing that even Romania has a higher average connection speed than Taiwan! If this was a measure of internet speed in Taipei I think Taiwan would be a lot higher on...
New MRT Xinzhuang line to be officially... →
You can ride the new subway line starting tomorrow, January 5th starting at 2pm. It seems to be opening suspiciously right before the presidential election happening in two weeks. Maybe it is just a coincidence?
Crazy "JumpFromPaper" bags designed in Taiwan
These ridiculous bags by JumpFromPaper look like they have been ripped right out of a sketchbook. Don’t be fooled by their appearance though because they are fully functional bags. These bags were just selected for the 2011 Year in Review: Best of Design Milk too! So if you’re looking for a funky new bag, check them out! Prices are around NT$2000 a bag. More information:...