Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Problem in Taiwan

There are a few problems which I face ever since I arrived at Taichung. Here I would like to share with you all a few of the major problems:

1. Plug


As you can see, all the plugs here are 2 pin plugs... damn mah fan at first cuz I do not have the adapter for it.

2. Mattress/Tilam



Some call this tilam, some call this "Macbook Air", but what I know is, this is what I sleep on. Sigh. Never thought there would still be people using this to sleep on. Pathetic.

3. Transport

Getting from Point A to Point B is really a hassle if you do not own your own vehicle here. The place where I stay at is very secluded. Besides a 7-ELEVEN, there's no other decent shops nearby. Damn boring can... TMD. Taxi is very common here but it ain't cheap. Sigh.... I miss my ride back at home.

4. Language

Everyone told me that there won't be a problem for me to settle down in Taiwan because I can speak Mandarin. But don't be too sure of that. Back in Malaysia, back in Kuching, the Mandarin we speak daily is not even standard Mandarin because for we tend to mix our conversation with English, BM, hokkien, hakka and other dialects... So when you want to speak to a Taiwanese here, it's common for you to pause left and right, searching for the right words.


Sigh... I still have a lot to learn here...

10 comments:

Soon Hui said...



Getting from Point A to Point B is really a hassle if you do not own your own vehicle here. The place where I stay at is very secluded. Besides a 7-ELEVEN, there's no other decent shops nearby. Damn boring can... TMD. Taxi is very common here but it ain't cheap. Sigh.... I miss my ride back at home.


Wait until you come to KL, you will find that the public transport system here is indefinitely worse than in TaiChong. And no, having a car here doesn't mean you are are free of the transport problem because the jam here is a patient killer.

Louis said...

lolz... kuching is the best!

-sHeiLa- said...

ur mandarin will be perfect after u come back to kuching. then everyone will be having question marks on their head wondering wat ur saying... hehe...

Louis said...

i dont think i wanna speak taiwanese mandarin when i get back to msia. dont want everyone to scratch their heads over what i said.

Stitch said...

Louis-san juz use "body" language lah ....hehehe...

GAMENiAC 电玩狂 said...

i love taiwan!

Eve! said...

Its good to know how your fitting into the taiwanese life style.

As the saying goes, there's no where like home!

*wink*

allen said...

mix mandarin with english.. then u become an ABC to them.. add some yo here and yo there.. you'd be popular..
next thing we know.. you're invited to a tv show by star search talent scout

Louis said...

[Eve!] There's indeed no better place than home.

[allen] hahaha....good idea. maybe i should just try that. might get the chance to appear in celeb show. hahaha....

COAX said...

Bro, it sound like a huge disaster. Anyway, its an experience that you can tell everyone about TAIWAN. God bless you my fren. Take k!!