Thoughts of a Canadian Exchange Student

1) About & Index

The purpose of this blog is to convey my thoughts about my exchange (2007-2008) to National Taiwan University (台大) from the viewpoint of a Canadian born Chinese (CBC) university student. In addition to taking classes at NTU, I was learning the Chinese language and exploring Taiwan. Hopefully my words will be helpful and entertaining to those who are reading my blog and/or interested in going on exchange. Cheers!

Please use the index below for random reading.


Index:

Last updated: January 1, 2009

A

Adjusting to Toilet Paper Disposal Practices (January 21, 2007), 80

Alishan (阿里山) (December 31, 2008), 105

Autumn Commentary (October 2, 2007), 54

B

Banking & All Administrative Work: DONE!!!! (September 17, 2007), 35

Benefits of an Arts Degree: The History Major, The (June 23, 2007), 1

C

Cantonese and KTV (September 2, 2007), 20

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial and the MRT (August 30, 2007), 14

Clubbing at Lava (December 13, 2007), 71

Clubbing at Luxy (September 6, 2007), 25

Clubbing at Party Room (January 9, 2007), 78

Commentary on NTU’s Main Library’s Study Facilities (September 19, 2007), 49

D

Danshui (September 9, 2007), 27

Discover Taiwan (發現台灣) (December 22, 2008), 95

Dorm Welcome Party (September 16, 2007), 34

Dormitory Life and Eating Out (Constantly) (September 4, 2007), 22

Dragon Boat Festival at Xindian (新店的端午節) (December 29, 2008), 98

E

Exercise and Dog Bites (September 11, 2007), 30

Experience with a Taiwanese Guy (Part I), An (September 19, 2007), 40

Experience with a Taiwanese Guy (Part II), An (September 19, 2007), 41

Experience with a Taiwanese Guy (Part III), An (September 19, 2007), 42

Experience with a Taiwanese Guy (Part IV), An (September 19, 2007), 43

F

First Few Days, The (August 28, 2007), 10

Food on Campus: Mos Burger, Xiao Xiao Fu, Miscellaneous (September 17, 2007), 36

G

Getting a Cell Phone and the ARC (August 31, 2007), 17

Golden Horse Film Festival & Some Electronics Expo (December 2, 2007), 65

Good-bye Taiwan (再見台灣) (January 1, 2009), 108

Green Island Trip, The (October 6, 2007), 55

H

Hong Kong & Macau (香港和澳門) (March 6, 2008), 87

I

Ice Skating at Taipei Arena (台北小巨蛋) (December 3, 2007), 66

Indoors (January 31, 2007), 81

Informal Learning (September 19, 2007), 44

Inter-Department Competitiveness (August 31, 2007), 18

Internet, The (August 29, 2007), 12

ISWAK 2 Autograph Session (惡作劇2吻的簽名會) (December 15, 2007), 72

J

Japan: Himeji Castle (姬路城) (December 31, 2008), 101

Japan: Kyoto (京都) (December 30, 2008), 100

Japan: Osaka (大阪) (December 31, 2008), 102

Jiufen (九份) (April 19, 2008), 90

K

Kaohsiung (高雄) (December 31, 2008), 104

Keelung (基隆) (December 22, 2008), 96

L

Lantern Festival at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (元宵節:國父紀念館), 2008 (February 17, 2008), 85

Laundry and the Shida Night Market (August 30, 2007), 13

Leofoo Village Theme Park (六福村) (December 28, 2008), 97

Lin Family Mansion (林本源園邸) (December 12, 2007), 70

Little Pocket of Happiness, A (July 3, 2007), 4

Lounging at Mint (December 26, 2007), 76

M

Mail from Home (November 8, 2007), 60

Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車) (April 26, 2008), 91

Mosquitoes and Cockroaches (September 14, 2007), 32

MRT Easy Card & an Update on the ARC (September 9, 2007), 26

Music for the Dead (September 19, 2007), 47

My Congee Adventure (November 4, 2007), 59

N

National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院) (December 1, 2007), 64

NTU’s Club’s Day (September 14, 2007), 31

NTU’s Guitar Club Performance + Emil Chau (台大吉他社的表演+周華健) (December 26, 2007), 75

O

Orientation and Bike Love (September 10, 2007), 28

ORZ Boyz (囧男孩) (October 4, 2008), 93

Outdoors Club (登山社團), The (September 26, 2007), 52

P

Papaya Milk (September 15, 2007), 33

Paper Sizing (February 4, 2008), 83

Penghu Islands, The (澎湖群島) (December 29, 2008), 99

Piano (October 2, 2007), 53

Picture of the Pre-Exchange Experience, A (August 2, 2007), 7

Pinghsi Lantern Festival (平溪天燈), 2008 (February 21, 2008), 86

Pre-Exchange Experience: Part 1, The (June 30, 2007), 2

Pre-Exchange Experience: Part 2, The (June 30, 2007), 3

Q

R

Rain in Taipei, The (August 31, 2007), 16

Rest of the Day, The (August 28, 2007), 11

Rock Climbing at Longdong (龍洞) (October 24, 2007), 57

S

Second-Class Asian?, A (July 12, 2007), 5

September 19, 2007 Posts: Table of Contents (September 19, 2007), 50

Shampoo Bottles (September 19, 2007), 45

Shida Night Market II (August 30, 2007), 15

Shilin Night Market and KTV (士林夜市和好樂迪KTV) (January 17, 2007), 79

Snow Tubing at Cypress Mountain (February 5, 2008), 84

Stamp Collecting Day (Registration Day) (September 5, 2007), 23

Starting Chinese Classes at the CLD (September 3, 2007), 21

Switching Dorm Rooms (September 11, 2007), 29

T

Tainan (台南) (December 31, 2008), 103

Taipei 101 (台北101) (November 30, 2007), 63

Taipei Zoo (台北市立動物園) (December 4, 2007), 67

Taiwan’s National Museum of History (國立歷史博物館) (November 23, 2007), 62

Taiwanese Aboriginal People’s Concert (人住民音樂會) (November 10, 2007), 61

Taiwanese BBQ-ing (September 21, 2007), 51

Taiwanese Halloween, A (November 1, 2007), 58

Taking the MRT or the Automobile (坐捷運或坐車子) (December 31, 2008), 106

Taroko Gorge (太魯閣國家公園), Hsincheng (新城) & Hualien (花蓮市) (April 7, 2008), 89

Temples, Temples, Temples (December 6, 2007), 68

Term 1 is Ending! The Final Push (January 6, 2007), 77

Through the Visa Pipeline (August 11, 2007), 8

Transforming (September 19, 2007), 46

Trip to Tofu Alley, A (October 13, 2007), 56

Typhoon Fun? Dorm Problems (September 18, 2007), 38

Typhoon Learning (September 18, 2007), 39

Typhoon Worries (September 17, 2007), 37

U

Useful Information: Passing on a Link (August 16, 2007), 9

V

Vancouver Aquarium (February 1, 2008), 82

W

Waiting… (July 18, 2007), 6

Walking Through the Neidong Forest (內洞森林) in Wulai (烏來) (December 16, 2007), 73

Winter Solstice (冬至) (December 22, 2007), 74

Wulai (烏來) (December 22, 2008), 94

X

Xitou (溪頭) / Nantou (南投) / NTU Experimental Forest Trip (December 8, 2007), 69

Y

Yangmingshan (陽明山) (March 15, 2008), 88

Yehliu Geological Rock Park (野柳) (December 31, 2008), 107

Z

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