Category CLD

BBQ meat from Yi Sang, Taipei

Cheap eats in Taipei: Where to eat under NT$100

Want to know the secret to finding a bunch of cheap eats under $NT100? Just eat where all the uni students eat…

Oh why, why, why: Singing in Mandarin

Dear Taipei, When you’re learning a language, sometimes you have to throw all your dignity out the window and do a terrible tone-deaf cover in front of your whole class. (Video below…) The other day when our teacher said that in lieu of our usual weekly speech we would instead have to perform something in […]

Lesson #725 in Chinese: Word order is very important.

Dear Taipei, Just a quick post for now because I have to start my homework (my, what a convenient time to be blogging), but thought I should share this. Lesson #725 in Chinese: Word order is very important. In a recent chapter test, I had to rewrite an incorrect sentence to make it grammatically correct […]


Dear Taipei, Truth or dare? (Please pick dare, lest you RUIN my blog post). Oh, dare? Good choice. Watch the below video. All 5 minutes 42 seconds of it. MULTIPLE TIMES UNTIL YOU WANT TO RIP YOUR BRAIN OUT. I promise you that is the PG version of what torture you will want to inflict […]

First day at Chinese Language Division (CLD), NTU

Dear Taipei, 好久不見! (Long time no see!) Impressive, right?… NOT. I “learned” it in class last week, but alas, my abyssal memory and the fact I haven’t been revising enough means I haven’t learned it off by heart. Anyway, it has been a long time since I’ve updated. To be honest, I have just been […]