I spent my CNY in the south and east of Taiwan. I was in Taitung (East) and couldnt help but noticed the long line queuing up outside of this Stinky Tofu place, my friend from Taitung also told me its a must eat! However, let me highlight a characteristic of this Taiwanese snacks, Stinky Tofu/chou4 dou4 fu3/臭豆腐: As you can tell from its name, it stinks! I grew up eating stinky tofu; I dont find it so stinky though. :P Yet the smell bothers many foreigners I know here in Taiwan as they drive or scoot by a night market. This video not only introduces Taiwanese delicacies but also recommends you to try it on for size if you ever visit the east coast of Taiwan, Taitung(台東). Zhu4 Da4jia1 Xin1 Nian2 Kuai4 Le4!!! ;)
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Fun Taiwan, a program on Living and Travel, one of Discovery family channels,aiming at exploring culture, food and people of Taiwan, is now searching for a co-host. Many introduction videos have been uploaded on Fun Taiwan Group page on YouTube,it’s been a tight competition. In fact, the word “tight” doesn’t even start to describe it. Since viewers are allowed to vote for competitors continuously, a competing phenomena has appeared between contestants, is that some contestants’ supporters or even a contestant him or herself are obviously voting a particular video up with nonstop clicks while voting down other contestants’ videos, certainly without a honest evaluation being made. This has continued for weeks and it looks like it’s the way it goes. I don’t even think the numbers of vote on your video is the judging criteria of whether you are one of the first round candidates or not. It keeps at it anyways.
This is Part I of "How to Make a Hotel Reservation" in Chinese.
This is the continued lesson of Part I. Make sure you watch Part I first before this one in order to form a better understanding of the whole lesson.
I've begun to vlog about my life here in Taiwan. I try to capture interesting things, such as culture, food and people. Hope it'd be resourceful for those are traveling to Taiwan to take a glimpse at the island first and people who want learn about Taiwanese culture as well. It would also be a listening practice for lntermediate Chinese learners. I hope you understand most of what I said without having to looking at the English subtitle. Jia1 You2 Ba5! :D
My oldest sister, Jessica and I were convinced by my father to accompany him to join this one day trip to Nantou. It was like a reunion trip held by a group of retired military men who served at the same department many years ago. (Retired military men benefit well from some policies of the governement in Taiwan, such as paying less than an average person to see a doctor.)
While everyone seemed to be so routine to the scheduled agenda, Jessica and I were very much agitated by it. We did not get to stay long enough at each spot we visited, especially Sun Moon Lake. Moreover, these people never seemed to sing enough of karaoke. They sang all the way to Nantou and every chance they got whenever they were on the tour bus. This was the greatest torment!
(From left to right: Jessica, my dad and me)
Here are some pictures of the places we visited within a day: