Monthly Archives: September 2006

Grafitti in Taipei

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For me, Grafitti is not simply defacement of public property, but an intrisic part of urban culture – a reflection of the city, and a barometer for its political climate, sense of humour, tolerance and a thousand other things that people feel the need to […]

Ups & Downs

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Certainly, one of the disadvantages of living an ‘international lifestyle’ is that the very freedoms that you arrived to seek are the ones that bite you in the ass. I have been here for getting on for two and half years – which is scary, […]

2056 – Supermemo

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Yesterday, I passed rather a milestone – I have now learnt more than 2000 characters! I have not spoken a great deal about my learning Chinese, except for the occasional moments of frustration or amusing anecdotes. But, it does consume an enormous part of my […]

Taking the Dog for a Walk

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No comment needed. Just a couple of inane photos from Taipei this weekend. “Rock is never die” – Paul’s awesome t-shirt Spotted near ShiDa University – taking the dog for a walk The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Construction Signs

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There are many things that mark one culture from another, but it is often in the small details that some of the most striking differences occur. Take construction site signs in Taiwan – cute, friendly and certainly with a heavy Japanese influence – a stark […]

This is Broken

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This is Broken have posted an entry from me! – the sign I took earlier this year while having dinner with Danny and Rich. My Louis Vuitton Dental Clinic post link. Still rockin The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Campo

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Taipei is fast discovering a hot grass roots design scene, and it is great to be involved in it. One of the things that I have been looking for of late is ‘Campo’ – a fashion and accessories market run by the young things, with […]

Andres

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I have finally got round to posting an entry about Andres – possibly the loudest person I have ever met, but somebody who became a great friend in his time here. He has now gone back to the US to continue study and prepare for […]

Duck : Be Pure

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I haven’t put a post up in a little while, so i think it is worth getting it running again with a classic ‘Scooter English’ post. I should also point out that there is a large collection of other ones at the link here. Duck […]