The 3rd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) begins today and will run until Oct. 30 in Taipei. With the theme of “Let’s Connect!” this year, the TIQFF features 40 long and short films as well as documentaries from well-known directors from Taiwan and abroadFULL STORY
A: I am breathless after climbing for three hours.
B: It’s worth it. Look at the beautiful scenery.
A: Wow. Those autumn colors are truly spectacular.
B: Yes, it looks like we came here at just the right time.
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature last week for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first singer-songwriter to win the award.
Dylan began his music career as an acoustic singer-songwriter. His first albumFULL STORY
A: Friday at last. Thank goodness for that.
B: I sure am looking forward to the weekend.
A: Do you have anything planned?
B: Yes, I am going hiking with some friends.
Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School student Peng Liang-yun was born prematurely. Despite being weak physically as a little girl as a result, she has a strong sense of justice. At school, Peng would stand up for and protect fellow students who were being bullied.FULL STORY
A: Why are you using disposable chopsticks?
B: What other kind of chopsticks would I use?
A: I always bring these reusable ones.
B: I suppose I should, too. Where can I buy some?
(chun1 hui2 da4 di4)
Spring has returned
英文中也有一個有趣的諺語“one swallow does not make a summer”，和這首宋詞有異曲同工之妙。在英文諺語中以燕子代替融雪，象徵新季節的到來。這句英文諺語以隱喻的方式提出警惕，字面意思為「看到一隻燕子不代表夏天就到了」：雖然出現改變的徵兆，並不代表情況已經改變。
(Every March, spring returns, and the garden is bursting with flowers.)
One swallow does not make a summer
The Chinese idiom 春回大地 comes from a poem written by the Song dynasty poet Zhou Zizhi:
The snowFULL STORY
Chiao Chung-hsing, a teacher at National Taiwan University of Arts, has been crafting handmade violins for nearly 30 years. In 1986, Chiao travelled to Italy to study vocal music, but after injuring his lower backbone in an accident, he had toFULL STORY
A : Look! That coffee shop is offering two drinks for the price of one.
B : Cool. Let’s buy two drinks and split the price.
A : Oh no, there are too many people lining up.
B : Never mind, we can try again in the afternoon.
South Korean company Samsung Electronics announced on Wednesday last week that it has revised its third-quarter operating profit forecast from 7.8 trillion won (US$4.66 billion) down to 5.2 trillion won, in order to reflect losses from the igniting Galaxy Note 7 handset disaster.
South Korean industryFULL STORY