October has come and gone, and could have done without yet another food scandal. On the bright side, I unleashed the GMO watch-dogs who brought back some optimistic news for the future. In the middle of it all, I had the honor of being asked for a radio interview to discuss the organic farmers’ market trend in Taiwan, but honestly, aside from slapping some information together on the subject, I am no expert (or am just too modest ), and so I kindly suggested someone more appropriate and knowledgeable, hehe (Annie, I hope the interview pans out for you!).
With two months lefts, before we roll into 2015(!), my self-assigned challenge of eating through and reviewing the 100 establishments from the 雄好呷 book before the end of the year is clearly a lost cause 😄 . I’ve actually eaten at more than the 15 places reviewed, but the inspiration to write isn’t always there, and I’ve also kept going back to some favorite haunts instead of venturing into unknown territory. Ah well, as they say here, 慢慢來.
Tomorrow is October 31st, so Happy Halloween! And enjoy yet another monthly mash-up, courtesy of yours truly. Cheers! 🍸
Bridge in the Sky 天空雲台, enjoy pictures or a time-lapse video of the the long-awaited final addition to the Railway Park 鐵道園區 park near the Pier 2 Art Center 駁二藝術特區. (A must-visit area(!) if you come to Kaohsiung)
The Kaohsiung Food Show will take place, November 6-9, at the beautifully designed Kaohsiung Exhibition Center which opened this year. The event seems to be geared towards a crowd of professionals, but is also open the public with an entrance fee of 50NT.
Some changes on the brunch menu at One on One Café, the food is still good, but drastic cost-control actions have been put in effect.
NaNoWriMo, Taiwan. I’d heard of NaBloPoMo in the past, but National Novel Writing Month is news to me. Not that I’ll take part in it, but it’s nice to see there’s a group of enthusiastic writers in Taiwan taking part in it. For all the English teachers out there, I guess this can also make for a great assigment for students 😈 .
A Trip to Taiwan’s Magic Noodle Mountain. A tale of noodles served by Vice Munchies.
The Kitchen Network – America’s underground Chinese restaurant workers. A nice read, and to dig deeper on the subject I recommend The Fortune Cookie Chronicles.
Flash mob proposal at Kaohsiung Airport. I usually wouldn’t post this kind of video here, but gotta represent my neck of the woods, plus, it rocks some ABBA, haha. 80s greatest hits still have some golden days ahead of them, here in Taiwan. 😄
Selected tweets of the months.
(@taiwanvore) October 04, 2014
(@taiwanvore) October 04, 2014
(@taiwanvore) October 08, 2014
@taiwanvore I'm also impressed this time. There're several food scandal in recent years, but I've never seen this kind of boycott before.—
Richard Lee ☂ (@dlackty) October 13, 2014
(@taiwanvore) October 16, 2014
(@taiwanvore) October 18, 2014
(@taiwanvore) October 21, 2014
Can't believe mosquitoes manage to bite thru my sweatpants... on my butt of all places! I guess I am bootylicious to them😅🐝 #TaiwanProblems—
(@taiwanvore) October 22, 2014
Not so secret anymore, and an ordeal to get into. // The Secret Starbucks at Taipei 101 buff.ly/1rkiiHx—
(@taiwanvore) October 23, 2014
(@taiwanvore) October 26, 2014
Awkward place for a tree 😕 http://t.co/WPqc4PmhbB—
(@taiwanvore) October 28, 2014
Winkler Partners (@WinklerPartners) October 31, 2014