Say Hello to Taiwanese
Our history had a long period of bad days, people died of starvation during those dark days but not in the dark restaurant.
In the ancient starving time, ‘Are you full up?’ is the very first words to say hello of our ancestors. Taiwanese inherited the way to say hello.
Next time, when you meet Taiwanese, as they say to you:’ Are you full up?’ Do not misunderstand them, that the way they say hello to you with great enthusiasm. In other words, Taiwanese are very concerned about friends’ health. If people don’t have food to eat, they would die.
American has critical influenced Taiwan, it has a history reason. But nowadays, Taiwanese have a little more contact with other countries. Newspaper and TV news of Taiwan have reported more about other countries except US. Do you know what kinds of news that local media of Taiwan reported about British? I would like to tell you, and I am trying to make them as short as possible. I quote 3 pieces news which were published on May 17 (Thursday) by United Daily News of Taiwan:
1) British super-nanny earned as much as average annual salary of 28,786 pounds (roughly NT$ 1.9 million), which is equivalent to a monthly salary of 2,399 pounds, and to a weekly salary of 554 pounds.
2) Many British are more extravagant than before, they spent more money than they had earned.
3) Although the tuition and living expenses are very high in UK, the last ten years, the number of Taiwan students who has studied in England increased by 50 %. It was up to 9,600 last year. There will be one of every four students in England which is next to the number of United States.
My friends, how about your country? Does your media report more or less world news?
When teacher Alex said he was going to an unusual restaurant where the food is served to the diners in absolute pitch darkness. I feel that it’s weird and confused.
Then, after I read Ha_na who is from Paris/France commented ‘what you've been feeling, how it has opened your mind to what disabled people suffer from unadapted structures in the city’ , Suddenly I got to the point. Thank you, Ha_na.
The power of internet is infinite. Teacher Alex just threw a weird ball, someone catches it on the spot. It’s really amazing. I am very impressed.
Incidentally, Friday the cat is so cute and lovely, if teacher Alex can transmit her to me by internet, I’ll deeply appreciate your kindness. Even a couple hours are all right, and I would send her back, I promise.
My dear friends, are you full up today?
James Zhih-Cheng Wu
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