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Collecting Experiences on Paper: Stamping Culture

Growing up, I used to love collecting stickers and stamps (the kinds you would use with paper). With so many things made digital now, talking about stamps and stickers brings to mind online conversations and messaging apps. With how future…

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Strolling Around Kenting Night Market

While in the resort town of Kenting, we checked out the beach and went zorbing. At night, we headed to the local night market along Kenting Road (墾丁路 / ken ding lu). The Kenting Night Market (墾丁大街夜市 / ken ding…

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Learning About Mochi Production in Taiwan

Growing up with mochi, I was surprised to learn that Taiwan had its own variation of the chewy and sweet confection. My first encounter with Taiwanese mochi was at the Taiwan Mochi Museum (台湾麻糬主題館 / tai wan ma shu zhu ti…

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Visiting the Birthplace of Boba Milk Tea

Boba or bubble tea has become synonymous (in Asian American circles) with hangouts and good times. As a self-proclaimed boba connoisseur, I knew I wanted to explore the tradition of bubble tea from history to production. When I found out that…

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Bringing Back a Sweet Gift

Omiyage is a gift or souvenir that you bring back home for friends, family, co-workers, etc. It’s a thoughtful way of saying to someone that they matter and that you care. Searching for the perfect omiyage to bring back from…

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Kenting During the Day

Located at the southernmost tip of Taiwan sits a small but fun area, Kenting (墾丁 / ken ding). Because of its proximity to the equator, the area experiences more wet, tropical weather year round compared to the rest of the…

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