Reporting and Essays on Society, Culture, Lifestyle. Plus a dash of creative non-fiction with questionably funny pictures.


Life in a taiwanese hostel. The evening laments of the plastic bags


I sigh and remove my headsets, leaving the amazing world of Kliment’s dark techno to meet the gaze of my roommate.

The Rise of Taiwanese Horror: Corpse Brides and Little Girls in Red

Originally published on The News Lens International

Two recent horror flicks suggest that Taiwanese directors are finally willing to break some longstanding taboos, with promising results.

Taiwan’s Drinking Culture: the Tale of the Unfortunate Goldfish

Originally published on The News Lens International

While Taiwan isn’t particularly known for having a strong drinking culture, a growing number of voices has been expressing concerns regarding the rise of alcoholism in recent years.