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  1. Love the layout and content of your blog. China can feel like a different world sometimes, especially coming from the States. Fascinating stuff!

  2. Hi there,
    Just wanted to say that I find your blog fascinating. While my parents grew up in Taiwan, I was born and raised in the United States. I just recently came back from my first visit to Taipei in over 10 years. That trip has renewed my interest in Taiwanese culture and I really appreciate your perspective. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your future posts!


  3. I have read only a few posts, but I am already hooked on your blog. You seem like a well-educated, open, and earnest guy who genuinely cares about understanding people from different cultures. As an Italian-American who has wanted to travel to Asia for as long as I can remember, I really admire your insight. Your blog has definitely helped me to further understand and empathize with the Taiwanese mindset.

    I'm looking forward to future posts!




  4. Seldom reading articles in G+ or FB or......, but yours interests me. So glad that you're in my country-Taiwan-a small island, but a lot of subjects to see. Look forward to see more sharings from you with a third party comments. Cheers.


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