- Rich Matheson on the origins of the Bajiajiang.
- Jim visits Shanchiao Elementary School in Miaoli.
- Shuflies reports on the best macaroons in Taipei.
- Carrie interviews Matt Gibson, the publisher of Xpat Magazine.
- David attends the Amis community end of year celebration in Sanying.
- Two for Tainan: The Tainan City Guide with information on the Golden Beach and Wandering Taiwan visits Tainan’s Anping Tree House.
- The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato reports that the arms sale will not affect ECFA talks.
EVENTS: Taipei Big Street New Year Shopping Festival January 29 through February 12. Freak Out Beast a free indie music concert runs February 6-7 outside Ximending’s Red Theater. Taipei Game Show February 5-9. Taipei Artists Exhibit February 9 through 27. Cosplay at NTU February 20-21.