Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z

Mello Marsh and the Magic Toilet

Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z (台北一日遊) #1 in its category, an Amazon.com Bestseller and the highest-rated Taiwan travel book on Amazon.com! --Scott

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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In Taipei the book is available at Cherry Valley Bookstore, Tienmu East Road, Lane 8, #99,Tienmu, Taipei (behind TAS)(台北市士林區天母東路8巷99號) (02) 2876-9293. SPECIAL OFFER! Take 20% off for a limited time at Cherry Valley!

Thank you again for making
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shame on Burger King Taiwan (漢堡王)

Burger King (漢堡王) on Taiwan has a new marketing campaign featuring the slogan, "A different kind of flavor." One of the images in its ads is of an attractive woman holding up a French Fry with ketchup on it like a cigarette in her right hand with a box of fries in her left hand arranged like a pack of cigarettes. At a time when the Republic of China (Taiwan) government has banned smoking in restaurants and pubs and has been warning of the dangers of smoking, an ad like this, placed repeatedly and strategically at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station (忠孝復興站), alongside one of the longest and most visible escalators in the Taipei Metro system, is irresponsible, at best.

Shame on Burger King Taiwan.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z is available here, Amazon.com and at Barnes andNoble.com.

In Taipei the book is available at Cherry Valley Bookstore, Tienmu East Road, Lane 8, #99,Tienmu, Taipei (behind TAS)(台北市士林區天母東路8巷99號) (02) 2876-9293. SPECIAL OFFER! Take 20% off for a limited time at Cherry Valley!

Thank you again for making
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Monday, July 12, 2010

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z (台北一日遊) #1 in Category and Amazon.com Bestseller



Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z is available here, Amazon.com and at Barnes andNoble.com. In Taipei the book is available at Cherry Valley Bookstore, Tienmu East Road, Lane 8, #99,Tienmu, Taipei (behind TAS)(台北市士林區天母東路8巷99號) (02) 2876-9293. Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z (台北一日遊) #1 in its category, an Amazon.com Bestseller and the highest-rated Taiwan travel book on Amazon.com! --Scott

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Windows 7 Restaurant Opens on Taiwan

Hungry for Microsoft(R)? Love Windows so much that you just eat up the software?

Well, has Microsoft got a menu for you! The software giant recently launched "Hot Fried 77," a Windows 7-themed restaurant on Taiwan, complete with attractive promotional waitresses and Windows 7-themed meals for only NT $77 (US $2.31) each. The company teamed with a famous local seafood restaurant instead of partnering with a hotel, as local companies may do. The article was reported here. Photos and information in Mandarin are available here. The "hot fried 77" promotion is said to end in two months.

Better hit the bar before the Microsoft Paperclip Guy finishes all the Taiwan Beer! ;)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

China Fights Mangled English

Could this be the end of the "fried enema" on Chinese menus? No more "fatso" or "lard bucket" menu choices or "Slip and fall down carefully" on park signs? The article was published here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Taiwanese Vegetable Vendor Selected as a TIME Magazine 2010 Most Influential Person

Chen Shu-chu (陳樹菊), an extremely low-key Taiwanese vegetable vendor, has been selected by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the year for her unyielding philanthropy. In spite of having left school at age 13 (she was too poor to finish) to sell vegetables in Taichung's central market, Chen has donated close to NT$10 million (US $320,000) for various charitable causes, including US$32,000 for a children's fund, US$144,000 for a school library and US$32,000 for a local orphanage. Her generosity may have gone unnoticed if not for famed Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安). She is now heading to New York's Lincoln Center to receive her prize only because President Ma called her twice to implore her to do so.

Kudos to Ms. Chen, an inspiration not only to Taiwanese people but also to all who strive to make this world a better place. The story was reported here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z Back at NUMBER 1 Sales Position in Category on Amazon.com

Taipei In A Day: Includes Taiwan From A To Z is available here, Amazon.com and at Barnes andNoble.com. In Taipei the book is available at Cherry Valley Bookstore, Tienmu East Road, Lane 8, #99,Tienmu, Taipei (behind TAS)(台北市士林區天母東路8巷99號) (02) 2876-9293. Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day the highest-rated Taiwan travel book on amazon.com! --Scott

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z Showcased in Leading Asia Trend Magazine








Those drifting to Danshui may want to stop by Eddy's Cantina (艾迪墨西哥餐廳) for the best Mexican food on Taiwan: Zhongshan North Road, #151, Danshui, Taipei County (台北縣淡水鎮中山北路151號) (02) 2628-2638. Another hot spot is Donovan's Irish House (杜坊) (02) 2625-6234 by Danshui River (淡水河). Donovan's Irish House is formerly known as "Donovan's Coffee."

Taipei In A Day: Includes Taiwan From A To Z is available here, Amazon.com and at Barnes andNoble.com. In Taipei the book is available at Cherry Valley Bookstore, Tienmu East Road, Lane 8, #99,Tienmu, Taipei (behind TAS)(台北市士林區天母東路8巷99號) (02) 2876-9293. Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day the highest-rated Taiwan travel book on amazon.com! --Scott

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year (新年快樂)!

Happy Chinese New Year (新年快樂)! Xin Nian Kuai Le (Mandarin) (恭喜發財) Kung Hay Fat Choy (Cantonese) Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) Saehae Bok Mani Paduseyo (Korean) Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Vietnamese)

希望大家在今年都能發財!

Taipei In A Day: Includes Taiwan From A To Z is available here, Amazon.com and at Barnes andNoble.com. In Taipei the book is available at Cherry Valley Bookstore, Tienmu East Road, Lane 8, #99,Tienmu, Taipei (behind TAS)(台北市士林區天母東路8巷99號) (02) 2876-9293.

Thank you again for making
Taipei In A Day not only the highest-rated but also the NUMBER ONE highest-ranked Taiwan travel book on amazon.com! --Scott

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help Haiti

This article provides a detailed list of organizations that provide aid. You may want to provide others with this link or print the article out to distribute.

Tzu Chi (慈濟) (
http://www.tw.tzuchi.org/en/) is a Buddhist Compassion Relief organization not listed in the above article. I donated to this organization to help Haiti and others may want to consider doing the same.

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. ~Rainer Maria von Rilke