October 1, 2013 |
TAIPEI, Taiwan - An American woman who used a mocking video to quit her job at an animated graphics company here has virally showcased Taiwan's demanding work conditions, which sometimes mean taking a cot to the office and have even led to death from fatigue. The video posted Monday by Next Media Animation content editor Marina Shifrin shows the writer and comedian dancing through her Taipei office at 4:30 a.m. to lyrics to the Kayne West song “Gone.” As she makes her way toward a dark doorway, presumably for the last time, video subtitles say that for two years she has sacrificed time, energy and relationships to work.
August 22, 2013 |
"I feel like I'm 50 again," exclaims a giddy octogenarian biker in "Go Grandriders," a sweet, slight documentary chronicling the two-week, 730-mile journey by scooter a handful of adventure-seeking seniors take around the perimeter of Taiwan. With an average age of 81, the 17 riders count among them a calligraphy master, a former kamikaze-pilot instructor, a pastor and a housewife. The trip is bumpy and eventful: On the first day alone, the group's sprightly captain succumbs to an ulcer and another senior dozes off at the wheel.
August 13, 2013 |
Yuan Yuan the giant panda and her new baby had a heart-melting reunion at Taipei Zoo that began with the cub swinging gently from her jaws and ended with the pair asleep in a heap on the floor. The female giant panda cub was born July 6, bright pink and tiny at about 6 1/2 ounces, according to the Taiwanese zoo. The cub, called Yuan Zai, is the first offspring of giant pandas Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, who were given as a diplomatic gift to Taiwan by the Chinese mainland. The cub was "slightly injured" by her mother in the first days after her birth, reported the AFP, so zookeepers separated the infant and placed her in an incubator.
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July 31, 2013 |
Bok Dong Kim was 14 when she was forced to travel to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and other countries as a sex slave for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Now the petite 88-year-old travels the world on her own, speaking out against the atrocities she suffered to pressure the Japanese government to produce an official document apologizing to the nearly 200,000 so-called “comfort women” taken as sex slaves from Korea,...
July 22, 2013 |
Justin Campbell of Simi Valley had three hits to help the USA 12U national team defeat Hong Kong, 18-0, at the International Baseball Federation World Cup in Taiwan. Next up for the USA team is a game against Russia on Tuesday. Eric.email@example.com
July 17, 2013 |
Justin Campbell of Simi Valley threw a complete game, striking out six, to lead the US 12U national team to a 2-0 victory over Panama on Wednesday in the International Baseball Federation World Cup in Taiwan. Campbell, the younger brother of Simi Valley High pitching standout Matt Campbell, allowed three hits in six shutout innings. He struck out the side in the final inning. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org