All right, on a serious note. There’s a movement going on right now. The stage is being set. Taiwanese all around the U.S. are rallying around this one cause… To get TAIWANESE written into the U.S. Census. As a kid I remember having to tell people that I was Chinese (which is true, by ethnic background) but I wasn’t from China, I was from Taiwan. I’m Taiwanese. I speak Taiwanese, I eat Taiwanese food, I love Taiwanese music and culture. This is especially important in these eight states: CA, NY, TX, NJ, WA, IL, MD, and MA which are supposed to have the largest Taiwanese population in the country. There are an estimated 1 million Taiwanese people living in this country.
Check out the PSA video below and don’t forget to check the “OTHER” box when you fill out your census this year and fill in “TAIWANESE”.
Going along with our “where would you escape” theme. A four year old boy has just won exclusive rights from May until September, to an island in the Penghu county in the Taiwan Strait. According to the article from Reuters the Taiwan government has been pushing this lottery that included all sorts of prizes such as cars, houses, and apparently RIGHTS to an ISLAND adventure for you and up to seven other people with a cabin. That’s an amazing trip for the kids parents, but I’m just being honest when I say that I don’t remember ANYTHING I DID WHEN I WAS FOUR YEARS OLD. I think I’m just jealous. Good for the kid, if I was him I would have asked if I could exchange my island for a one week, all expenses covered trip to Disneyland.
This is where the kid is going...lucky bastard...
Map of Penghu Archipelago
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