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Punishment

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The Taiwanese God of Torture was clearly in a humourous mid-winter mood. He (and it must be a he) made sure the weather was perfect for doing all the things we really wanted to do – like cycling, going to the beach or just chilling […]

Team Building

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We had another company trip last weekend – this time, only the ID dept. After the previous experience I knew what to expect a little more and to sit back and relax when 6 cars, all armed with allarming levels of GPS, head off in […]

Andrew’s Birthday

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We had a nice wee celebration for Andrew’s birthday in the office today. It gives me a chance to introduce some people, too. Claire, Andrew, Cesare and Diego in festive mood The Incredible Fukang works it for the camera … and Mitch looks after the […]

The funniest people in Taiwan

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Some of the names of people I have met, names I have heard, or names I have seen are simply astonishing in their originality and vision. This is a summary of my favourites: Adolf Angle Asterix Audi Ball Bighead Bluck Bossism Cupid Dodo Dog Dolphin […]

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

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I simply had to take a photo of a cup of tea I had the other day. As you can see from the top it says: “Familiarity Breeds Contempt” … Familiarity Breeds Contempt – I think they thought it meant ‘content’ The story of a […]

Model Shop Boyz

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I visited the model shop today to get my phone model ironed out. As ever (and this only seems to happen to me) it turned into an episode that of course everyone in the office found hilarious. It brought back delightful memories of my previous […]

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 […]

Model Shop Romance

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When we get models made, since we do not have our own workshop (gripe no. 274), we outsource it to one of a number of model shops in the local area. When Aken, Sandie and I went along we met with the boss and chief […]

Work Buddies

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Some photos taken a while back with an on-loan Motorola camera phone with 1.3 Megapixels. I should note that it has a ‘Disco Mode’ with multiple colour flashing LEDs. At first I dismissed this as a meaningless blinky function… but after a couple of hours […]

Some Notes on Corporate Life

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Good days in the office mean I find the frustrations and difficulties in the office an amazing learning experience. Bad days in the office mean I get totally wound up by being subjected to ‘The Taiwanese Way.’ I think it is important to remain philosphical […]