Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Daily Links, March 1, 2011

Shot this at the The Standing Room just around the corner from Hooters. Its bar food includes everything from Japanese style grilled fish to nachos to bagna cauda.

SPECIAL: Don't miss David on Formosa's excellent write up of the 2-26 Incident, in which peaceful student protesters seeking to protest Chen Yunlin were surrounded and intimidated and prevented from carrying out their protest by individuals who acted like cops. It's so great to see this -- now I don't have to spend the money to fly to the PRC to experience police state behavior!

Resources: Taiwan Communique 131 is out. The electronic versions will be uploaded to our websites www.fapa.org and http://www.taiwandc.org/twcom/index.html The hardcopy will be sent out to those who are on our mailing list at the beginning of next week.

*GROAN*: Kaminoge has been sharing gems like this all week:
A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The flight attendant looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'
Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums! Delenda est, baby.


Jenna said...

you lost the camera that you just bought for something like $400 (I know because I researched the same camera)?


Okami said...

I hope you find/get the camera back.

Tell your son, I'll wire the money to his bank acct for sparing us the pics of dudes in biker shorts. ;-)

Michael Turton said...

Yes, jenna. I paid $12,000 for it, gray market. Argh! Probably on the hill on my way out to the meeting point.

The pain!!!!!!

Michael Turton said...

LOL to you, Okami...

Jenna said...

correction: probably WAS on the hill. It's likely long gone now. I find the Taiwanese to be generally honest folks who won't randomly steal things, but if a camera is left on a hilltop no matter where you are it's probably gone forever (unless you're in Japan, in which case someone will take it and leave you a note to call them, and when you do they will meet to return it to you after cleaning it and warning you not to do it again).

My husband left the Nikon I bought him for Christmas in an Internet cafe in Honduras. Y'think he ever got it back? Ha. Ha. Haa. No.

vin said...

Sorry to read about the lost camera.

Yes, that Canadian woman was brave, but I'm even braver. When I turned on the light upon returning to my apartment the very first night after I moved in, I saw a cockroach scuttle across the floor. I'm not kidding!! And I couldn't bear to confront my landlord to compain about it, because she had a hideous "lucky" face mole that nauseated me.

I don't know why I didn't pack up and leave that first week.