Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Today's WTF?

Check out that caption from this article...

...and then here's a comical story about a family from Dallas trying to make it in the brutal world of .... Tienmu. I hear some places are like a ten minute walk from the metro.

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7 comments:

TaiwanJunkie said...

Wow! That's a jaw dropper!

So instead of "Where's Waldo?" Want China Times has changed the game to "Where's Whitey?"

The complete lack of professionalism is beyond shocking.

Anonymous said...

Ranked 12 of... 12?

Marc said...

Michaelthis might be nudge-wink copy by you-know-who

Brian Castle said...

I read the story about the family from Dallas. I missed the comedy. In fact I was disappointed. The comparisons were boring (missing American Barbeque, have more independence). There were a couple common mistakes (the "Chinese" equivalent of Home Depot). The only thing that seemed possibly funny was the reference to the "busy" round-about intersection. I spent time in Tianmu and only know of one round-about. I double-checked Google Maps and it appears to be the only one. And it wasn't "busy" when I was there. Calling it "busy" might be funny, but that was 20+ years ago and perhaps it is busier now. For example one of of the dirt roads that led away from it has been well-paved since then.

les said...

This was my WTF? moment for the day: http://disp.cc/m/163-8GAz

Govt. plans to outsource manufacture of next generation of ID cards to China, will give them the database from which to make the cards. Any confirmation this is for real?

Nick said...

I also failed to see the comedy in the Dallas story. In fact, I was rather surprised at your mocking tone. I'm sure it is an adventure for the young family to relocate to Taiwan. Didn't we all once feel such excitement?

Michael Turton said...

The comedy lies in the depiction of Tienmu, one of the swankest parts of taipei, filled with expats and american chains and boutiques, as someplace exotic and difficult to live in. Overpaying a bill? Puh-lease.

This article was met with amusement by those of us who have lived here a while.