Daily Photo – Fried Egg Salad [Blogtoberfest]

Fried Egg Salad
This is just one example of the delicious dishes offered during Blogtoberfest hosted by MJ Klein. The event was at a Thai restaurant near MJ’s home in Hukou, Hsinchu County. Cathy and I arrived in Hukou early so we went exploring around Hukou’s Old Street [湖口老街]. We ate a fairly large lunch and arrived at the blogger meet-up around 3pm. We were quite full from lunch, but once a few of the dishes such as the one above arrived at our tables we really couldn’t resist.

Several members of Taiwan’s English-language Blogsphere that I hadn’t seen in ages were in attendance: Carrie, Andres, David Reid, Mark, Craig, and Michael Turton.

Also in attendance were a couple bloggers I haven’t seen in a couple weeks: Darren [we went shooting together in Taipei recently] and David Edwards [who I bumped into on the Taipei MRT that same weekend].

I also got a chance to meet Ashish [both Cathy and I agree that your wife is adorable and you need to post more pictures on your blog], Wayne, Mei, and Neil at the event.

New Blog: KTV Xiaojie

Butterfly in Disquise

Kallima inachis formosana

If you like singing in front of your computer as much as I do, then you’ll love Holly’s new site KTV小姐!

Holly romanizes Chinese pop songs for your reading and singing pleasure.  I look forward to future updates Holly!

D40 Blog


Byasa polyeuctes termessus, 大紅紋鳳蝶

I recently stumbled across a blog devoted to the Nikon D40 and D40xThis post has a slew of links organized by topic that a some of my readers may find helpful.

I’ve been tagged! [twice!]

Crab-eating Macaque

It seems that David of David in Taiwan and Bryan of A Walk in Hachioji both tagged me, which means I have the obligation of listing seven random and/or weird things about myself.

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Hukou Blogger Meet-up


Over the weekend I had the distinct honor and pleasure of attending a Taiwan Blogger meet-up hosted by MJ Klein in the lovely town of Hukou in Hsinchu County. Several bloggers attended the event, it was a nice mix of the heavyweights and welterweights of the English-language Taiwan Blogsphere. Full reports are available from Michael Turton, David Reid, Carrie Marshall, and David Edwards. Also in attendance were Mark Forman, Andres Yu along with his lovely wife Karen, friend Jerry, and cousin Becky, Carrie’s fiancé John, and David[Edwards]’s girlfriend Catherine.

Looking forward to the next one!

UPDATE: Mark made a video of the event available here.

Wasai Wants You!

Dancing queen

I recently received an email from Louis Hsu, a graduate student at National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu whose project is chronicling cross-cultural experiences of foreign residents of Taiwan.  His group is paying participants $700 NT per article [300-600 words].

Here are the guidelines:

1.  Write about a personal experience or observation (in full detail) that best explains a contrast between Taiwan and your home country that lead you to be amused, confused, delighted, uncomfortable, or shocked.
2.  Please try to account for the reason(s) why this aspect of Taiwanese culture/society lead you to have such feelings.
3.  Please write about *one* aspect of culture or society per essay. Try not to mix topics.
4.  Each essay should be 300-600 words in length.
5.  Please write in a formal written style, but try to be creative, interesting, or humorous!!
6.  Please provide a title for your article.
7.  We welcome your related photos!

Send your articles to wasaitaiwan@gmail.com

For more information, please visit Wasai Taiwan.

Finished Editing


As of early this afternoon I am officially finished with editing old posts and categorizing them so that everything looks nice on the WordPress edition of The Daily Bubble Tea. I have been living in Taiwan for slightly over a year now, so it is an appropriate time to make a list of my top 5 favorite posts that I have posted since arriving. Here they are in chronological order from earliest to most recent:
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