Monthly Archives: October 2004

Sun Yat Sen

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Lorenzo and I caught some rays near Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall – one of Taiwan’s most precious national monuments and most ugly of buildings. Lots of kites and families (and not the free single women we hoped for). Still, the ridiculous hedges made us […]

ADSL & Skype

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I now have supa speedy ADSL in the apartment. I’ll be on MSN Messenger and also Skype for free voice calls (user name: jhbiddle). That’s all. The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Typhoony

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Lorenzo and I had crept out for a sneaky Sunday night pint (if they served them in pint glasses) and we got the call from Markus that a Typhoon was heading for the island and that work was cancelled. Obviously, this was goood news so […]

One night in Taipei

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I think this sums up Taiwan, Taipei and some of my experiences so far. One crazy night in Taipei. T.H., the president of our division, deemed that he would generously give us all in the department a meal out and a night out at Ministry […]

The day the earth moved

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I had my first real earthquake today. I have felt a few tremors up to now, but this was the real deal. It was at lunch time and I was in the cafeteria – underground – and even then it felt like I was on […]

Hong Kong 2.0

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My second visit to HK in 3 weeks (what a jet – setter I am) was for business this time. I was over visiting some audio companies and cool human interface sensing technologies. That was okay, but I also went to two trade shows, specialising […]

Mogwai in Wulai

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Mogwai, Scottish rock gods, blessed the island of Taiwan with their unique blend of intense riffs and ballistic delivery. I don’t really think the island knew what to expect – we certainly didn’t. This was no ordinary location -Wulai. Admitedly, I have now been here […]