Video Sundays – 2010 August 29

From now on, only these girls are allowed to do the news in Australia.

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My counterpart in HK again.


Radio 5 “air locally” program, thousands of air preaching, the degree of countless affinity, every Sunday the sound of law spread to radio drama interpretation of Buddhism, in-depth family. This year, the program entered the 20th year, in order to commemorate this meaningful day, the 5th Hong Kong and . . . → Read More: My counterpart in HK again.

Hungarian Sailors

I was walking up to the top of a hill in Keelung, to kill some time before my boat left and after having done some clothes shopping for essentials for my holiday.

About half way up I came across a group of maybe half a dozen men sitting on a large . . . → Read More: Hungarian Sailors

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – all on a sesame seed bun

In Kaohsiung, I was walking down the street. I decided to stop off for lunch in MacDonalds. I could see they had a special where if you said their jingle, in Chinese, you would get the special. I can’t remember what the special was.

The woman a the counter slid the . . . → Read More: Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – all on a sesame seed bun

The three fingers

The next day I headed out to the temple complexes and religious sites around the town where I was staying. At first I headed down a long steep stair in a field of stones down the narrow mountain valley to the valley floor.

I then headed cross country to each of . . . → Read More: The three fingers

Sating a desperate need

I had been on the road on my own for nearly a week, with no-one to talk to. Snippets of short conversations with Taiwanese who were friendly, but knew little English. And one ten minute conversation with a Swedish girl in Taiwan to teach English.

I wandered into the Buddhist temple. . . . → Read More: Sating a desperate need


I headed out to Tainan station. I lined up and gave the man my destination and time I wanted to travel written in my best Chinese on a chit of paper. He looked at his computer and then concentrated hard. He said in good English, that train if full. I was happy he . . . → Read More: 山牛肉

Ambushed at Macdonalds

I was walking along a street in Kaohsiung with a British man who had been living in Hong Kong with his Chinese wife. I thing it was about 7 or 8 pm.

A group of about half a dozen teenage girls in school uniform inside the MacDonalds spotted us and came . . . → Read More: Ambushed at Macdonalds


One of the most surprising things about the temples was just how alive they were. Nothing like the sterileness of ones in other countries. In a way I felt that this was the china that would have been if the Nationalists had won.

The first temple I went to was a . . . → Read More: Temples

IRA and the Triads

G2000 ad – best for triad by jason_weemin

I was in Taiwan in the middle of 1999 reading the paper, probably one of the versions of the times. But I cannot remember. There was this article about the Taiwanese being annoyed by the face that the IRA was training the local triads . . . → Read More: IRA and the Triads