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Jan 17, 2012

Only in Taiwan

I'm going to stay in Taiwan until May... I guess I will experience enough new stuff for more comics like this one.

102 comments:

Nefelen said...

genius

Nefelen said...

genius

Raineed said...

"Wo Yao NaGe" (I want that. 我要那个.) is really a golden sentence for all kinds of foreigners.

maya said...

some of those things happen too in Indonesia :DD

maya said...

some of those things also happen in Indonesia :DD

T. Roger Thomas said...

Great stuff!

I'm a coffee guy myself so I can't blame them for preferring it over tea.

La Bomba said...

You're so sensitive, awesome. :)

Me said...

just out of curiosity, do you stay at a hostel? I'm pretty sure it's rather expensive to stay for months even in a hostel. I'm also thinking of going to Taiwan so I want to know where I can stay for a reasonable price for several months

Tozé said...

Actually a lot of these things are also common in places like Macau and Hong Kong.

Lacrymology said...

La mayoría de estas cosas también pasan en Japón (viví en Tokyo 3 años, y fue una experiencia rarísima)

Alvaro said...

I completely understand you! I lived in Japan a year, and 7/11 were one of the best things!, I miss them a lot. Plus the art supply store are great, even if don't need anything, you just go and want to but everything!!!

chsu said...

i was born in taiwan and lived there for almost 12 years before i moved to the US. I agree with all your observations and drawings. Nice job! Im looking forward to reading more of ur comics.

specialk said...

awesome!!!
U're SO right about those things... I grew up in Taiwan but have been living in the States for over 10 years... everytime I go back to visit Taiwan I realized those things...

Starbucks = fashion statement ...
girls wearing tons of makeup and colored contact lenses
I did however experienced teenagers sync dancing outside MEMORIALS not MRT(which I found disrespectful)

and all other things!!!

Cintia said...

you got everything down correctly!!! Awesome

acanyi said...

Lástima que me fuí de Taipei hace unos 3 meses. La descripción es muy precisa :)

dgital said...

The fast food studying, annoying announcement in small shops, movie/games on cellphone and karaoke does happen in Singapore.

Megan said...

yyyyes this is SO ACCURATE!! i love it. as someone who taught english in taoyuan for a year, i can fully appreciate all of those things. so glad the trash trucks made the list.
i hope you go to ching xin tea shop every day and get lu cha, ban tang, yi dian dian bing kuai. green tea, half sugar, a little ice.

and have you had tsong dra bing yet from a street cart? dan bing?

Rob Tsai said...

having spent the first 18 years of my life in taiwan.. this is dead accurate. thank you for bringing back some fond memories! i am definitely one of those MRT dancing kids HAHAHA

Chunny said...

I can't stop laughing. Great blog. =D


http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

dEstinY said...

LOL yea. but i have to say, some of them can b found in singapore too =D welcome to asia

Adam said...

As i think the guy said above in some other language, most of this is right out of the Japan Play book.

Adam said...

I think it was said in a post in another language but Taiwan seems to have taken a page from Japan's play book.

outTake said...

why you don't have search button? I was attending to find one of yours photo, but i can't.. It was about the soup and tradition, when guy pee in the soup....

cakelamb said...

If you really like tea, I recommend going to Maokong when you are free. You can go there just by taking the Maokong Gondola. You can have tea while viewing beautiful scenes, and there are some tea-related dishes, like tea chicken soup, tea shrimps, tea rice, etc. If you want to have a try, i would recommend this to you. Enjoy Taiwan! http://www.xn--eut985eupp.tw/catalog.php?id=5

Jess Wu said...

going back to Taipei next week! i miss my 7-11s...Europe has nothing on Asian convenience and efficiency!

Sophia said...

This is so funny and true!

Dhsu said...

Good thing you're only staying until May, the summer heat + mosquitoes are killer.

One thing I'm surprised you didn't mention is the traffic and ridiculous quantity of mopeds EVERYWHERE.

Love the place though, the food is the BEST. And bubble tea <3

Andrew said...

this is brilliant. so true.

Andrew (Taiwanese)

Health Tracker said...

I love the Taiwan comics! More please!

Paper Boy said...

How much sexual harassment is going on over there? Smh. Thanks for sharing. Great Post

PB Illustrations

Ted Moss said...

Long time no post. Se echan de menos tus viñetas.

Ted Moss said...

long time no post. Esperemos que vuelvas a postear pronto.

dongala (wanderer) said...

Epic blog! <3

Yahir said...

Como haces para viajar así, es decir, como lo financías.
Yo vivo en un país tercer mundista y me encantaría comenzar a viajar, a vivir en cualquier lugar menos aquí.

Alex Noriega said...

trabajo como escort a traves de una agencia... aka: soy prostituta de lujo

Tara G said...

betel nuts have been around for ages in India! but they're not served by women like in Taiwan :D

Nic. said...

Many of this stuff happen in Malaysia as well! Visit us some day!

R said...

中肯!!!

Jay Chen said...

Nice pix!!Thx for your posting! Wait for more cute post...lol

Minway Hsu said...

very interesting!

簡睿廷 said...

Nice !

陳品筑 said...

......that is truth :-))

梅晉瑜 said...

love ur epic comics. look forward to more!!
and welcome to taiwan :)

張洋洋 said...

so cute ! I am Taiwanese .

TK said...

hopefully, one day u should go to Tainan National University of Art, it's a good place.

ajuju said...

Welcome to Taiwan ^^

楊存銘 said...

cute characters in poster makes me laugh a lot!

ANAN1050 said...

I am a person from amazing Taiwan!!WA HA HA HA HA~

secr-wsnake said...

It's so funny in your draws
welcome to Taiwan :p

Daniel Lin said...

Alex you made wonderful presentation in these little comics!
Thanks for sharing your life with us.
As a taiwanese, I can truly understand all your feelings and humor in your expression.
加油!
Keep going!

荳荳 said...

lol, nice one! Hope you do have a good time in my sweet motherland - amazing Taiwan :)

Saint Chih said...

this is great!! I love it!! keep on it please!!

wagner said...

so true
i hate those stupid high school kids

yeajing said...

cool~

Jessy Hsieh said...

indeed!!!!!
cool~
this is the place i was born and live~~~
love Taiwan <3

FactoryandGrass said...

thank u for coming!!

mc2 said...

good stuff. That's so true

林欣慧 said...

you're so amazing! Cool!!

黃歐滴 said...

Thank for sharing your observation and feeling in Taiwan.

wang yuli said...

lol~~~

Macastor said...

So right...

ㄐㄅ廷 said...

U r so cool man!!

AmyLord said...

It's so cute and you got everything right haha! "Color-lens alien" made me laugh so hard. Thanks for making my day! :D

Winnie Chang said...

Funny & Cute & Hilarious
I like the way that you drew about my hometown (^^)/~~~

Melody Wang said...

Alex, u r cool. I'm so glad to c ur comics. I grew up in Taiwan and now live in California. It brings back so many memories when i read ur comics. Thank u so much for ur work!

張紹中 said...

i come from taiwan website, this story so cute :DDD (L)

黃多喜 said...

7-11 is our second home! Haha~

Thank you for your lovely drawing and good recommendations to make more and more people know Taiwan:-)

L said...

I like and agree with your observations! :)

大毛 said...

So true~
Your drawing is awesome!

仔裏古 said...

I can't agree with you more.

Ya-Chu Chang said...

These are all reasons I love Taiwan ;) Reading your comic make me miss Taiwan!

Claire Huang said...

hahaha I like it.

鬍子 said...

I like it, great job!

NS said...

awesome!

Chiang said...

We can live without government but must have 7-11 in Taiwan!!

潘博韜 said...

i like it but why using simplified Chinese? just curious.

Chen Shenlin said...

You are right , I am a Taiwanese.
ps:我英文暴爛

My blog:
http://shenlinchen.blogspot.com/

^^y...

Chen Shenlin said...

You are right , I am a Taiwanese.
ps:我英文暴爛

My blog:
http://shenlinchen.blogspot.com/

^^y...

Unknown said...

You're awesome!!

Maybe the reason that we study in fast food restaurant is - you can buy only a cup of drink(maybe $1) but sitting there all day long!!And you can talk anytime which you can't in a library.

BTW I enjoy tea but coffee is necessary for office lol

Glad you enjoy our country :))))

Harry Young said...

Taiwan is awesome...
Really :D

Zena Tai said...

I think in Asia for ppl playing video or games on cellphones is conman:)

TonyQ Wang said...

Welcome to Taiwan. :)

Mn.Liu said...

i ganna be ur big fan after see ur product be posted on our country's(tw) famous internet magazine!!!!!!! ur products r allll cute and realitic!!! i love it sooo much~ keep going on!! and have happiness life with ur gf~

viv purple said...

i totally LOVE your comics <3 (btw I'm taiwanese) and i appreciate you spending your time in taiwan to observe and discover our culture :D
im so looking forward to your new comics! JIA YO!

abbey said...

cool!

周婉婷 said...

Welcome to Taiwan

This is a very interesting country :)

morsanga said...

Don't forget to mention how convenient 7-114 is, it can do almost everything for you haha.

Oh and there is one little but important thing...
We use TRADITIONAL CHINESE, not the simplified one. So we will use 買買買 instead of 买买买, and 我愛你 rather than 我爱你.

Happy to know you enjoy the time in Taiwan :)

Lily said...

Welcome to Taiwan and luv ur comics, its really cute!!:D I can't stop laughing lol

Janet Tseng said...

i'm taiwanese n this is so truee!! McDonald part make me laugh so hard lol
really cute drawings xD

快樂貓 said...

hi,your comics are cool,I love them and I am Taiwanese too,a little thing I want to remind you is that we use traditional Chinese character, not simplified chinese character as china people used, so your comics use "买" is wrong, in Taiwan we use "買", and tell you another interesting thing, there are only two place in this world using traditional chinese characters, Hongkong and Taiwan

楊峻嘉 said...

Taiwan does not use the Simplified Chinese

台灣不使用簡體中文~~~~

:D

迷戀~小日光 !!@~@!! said...

great

Wan-Chun Hung said...

It's sooo true! special phenomenon you'll find only in taiwan! I think i'm one of them using my phone in any transportation... --- btw i'm Taiwanese lol

賴慧雯 said...

So funny. I am from Taiwan. I have to say you are a genius! lol

King Of All Sustainability said...

Aliens!

林博仁 said...

Great job! :D

MettaJo said...

Sorry to say that I am not fully agreed, it happens in some places, but it cannot represents majority (eg. weekends in karaoke, shops constant announcement etc.) and of course it is also depend on where you went and what you wanted to see.

MettaJo said...

And I agreed with 楊峻嘉 that
Taiwan does not use the Simplified Chinese
台灣不使用簡體中文~~~~

MettaJo said...

I think you forgot to mention that many Taiwanese 崇洋媚外 agree with anything that outsider/Westerner says but disagreed with everything their same race says.

You have quite a subtle observation but need to see more of Taiwan in Taiwan.

deniseinblack said...

honestly, most asian countries study in fast food joints, play video games and watch movie on our phones, and wear tonnes of make up! Have you been around to Malaysia or Singapore??

lu chao said...

I've shared it on my FB!It's so interesting!

Amy said...

Please visit Tainan or any city that located in south of Taiwan.
You will be surprised by the differences between north ans south people in such a little island.

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