Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ye Shanghai

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In Shanghai and Hong Kong for a few days of business and pleasure. I haven’t quite found time enough to talk about the amazing number of visitors to Taiwan in the last couple of weeks, and indeed my intrepid parents in New Zealand, but I […]

Down With the Kids – Mountain Biking in Taipei

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Schooled We struck it lucky with the yesterday, and penned in an afternoon ride to make room for the previous night’s activities (Japanese Rockabilly Punk, anyone?). As ever, Mark and I winched up for the climb and met the taxi crew at the top. Just […]

Andy Warhol in Taipei

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Andy Warhol at the CKS The latest ‘hot’ exhibition to visit in Taipei is th Andy Warhol retrospective at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (at least, I think they changed the name back from ‘Democracy Memorial Hall’, when the DPP were pissing around with […]

Goodbye Year of the Pig

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It’s a little bit late to celebrate Chinese New Year, but these pictures have been sitting on my hard drive yearning to be posted. After living in Taipei for so long, it’s rare these days that I get a ‘holy shit!’ moment. But happen they […]

Pingxi Sky Lanterns

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The town of Pingxi, East of Taipei, has train tracks running through it, with trains regularly passing through – especially crazy when thousand of people are trying to launch sky lanterns at the same time. Formation flying. As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, […]

Open-Source Architecture

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Open-Source Architecture in Taiwan I am sure I could find some earnest academics somewhere postulating about Architecture 2.0, or some such thing, but the fact is that it is happening here in Taiwan right before your eyes. Unlike in the West (see top layer of […]