On the left, a woman prepares incense sticks, binding them together with elastic bands. On the right, a Taoist priest performs a ceremony, painting in the pupils of the eyes of a god statue, cupping the leg of a statue with his hand. Both areFULL STORY
A：Why do you want to study Japanese?
B：I like the way Chinese characters are used in Japanese. Some are the same as in Chinese, some are different.
A：It’s the same with English and French. There are some words which are the same but mean different things, andFULL STORY
The 2016 Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival started yesterday and will end tomorrow. Apart from Taiwanese band Sodagreen performing at the festival again, singer Crowd Lu, Matzka and several other bands are attending this year’s festival.
According to New Taipei City Government’s Tourism and Travel Department,FULL STORY
A: I feel a bit odd today. I have a headache, I feel nauseous and my guts are not right.
B: What were you up to yesterday?
A: I was riding around in the sun on my bike all day.
B: The sun was really fierce yesterday.FULL STORY
Pop diva Chang Hui-mei, better known as A-mei, will donate NT$2 million (about US$62,520) to her native Taitung County for disaster relief and reconstruction in the wake of Typhoon Nepartak.
A-mei said that eastern Taiwan needs assistance and support because the path to reconstruction will beFULL STORY
A：Wow. You’re completely drenched.
B：The skies opened. I haven’t seen rain that heavy in a while.
A：Quick, get that raincoat off, change into some dry clothes. You’ll catch your death in this air conditioning.
B：Do you have any clothes I can borrow?
On Sunday, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) ultraviolet index (UVI) forecast indicated “dangerous” ultra violet (UV) levels for Hualien, Taitung and Penghu, while in all other areas of the country UV levels were “extreme.”
According to the EPA UVI monitoring system’s classification levels, a UV indexFULL STORY
A：Woe is me. How cruel life can be.
B：What’s the matter?
A：Why do I hardly ever get to see the people I like, but the people I cannot stand are always around me?
B：That’s just how things are. There are many things in the world which you cannotFULL STORY
覆水難收 (fu4 shui3 nan2 shou1)
(Sometimes harmful words cannot be retracted, it doesn’t matter how many times you apologize.)
(The divorce is through, he feels terrible, but it’s too late for regrets now.)
It’s no use crying over spilled milk
This isFULL STORY
On the Sunday afternoon after typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan, I paid my second visit to the Songshan Tobacco Plant. Standing in front of the plant’s warehouses, I fell into a reverie of imagining what had once transpired here.
Taking out my cellphone, I set aboutFULL STORY