Interesting Incident Illustration: “Wax Button”

One time during Mid-Autumn Festival, like everybody else, I was having a great time playing with candles. Unlike everybody else though, I had a dollop of hot candle wax dripped accidentally on my thigh. The pain was excruciating as the wax cooled into a little “button” and left a hole on my tender flesh. Today, […]

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Interesting Incident Illustration: Straw Mat Protection

Mom used to work night shift at a factory, so she had to catch up on her sleep during the day. As a child, I was pretty much left by myself out of necessity. With nobody else at home and a healthy imagination fueled by too many 80s horror films, there was a time when […]

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Good Time, Great Taste: Tainan

During my previous trip to Tainan, I had some really authentic local food. Most of them have been around for at least 50 years; same old recipes owned by family businesses, passed down from father to son. Listed below, are some of the food I had in Tainan worth mentioning. Sha Cha Sauce We had hot […]

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Interesting Incident Illustration: Congee Seller

Ordered congee for dinner tonight. The man preparing my congee had a permanent scowl on his face, no doubt from the insane heat from his stove. Cooking at such high temperature, the congee bubbled violently in the small pot. Each time a flying speck of hot congee hits his bare arms, he flinched. It is […]

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Interesting Incident Illustration: Melting Chocolate

As a child, I like to conduct experiment in the kitchen. Read an article about melting chocolate and decided to try it myself. The instruction was to place the chocolate into a bowl and put that bowl into a pot of boiling water. I misunderstood it completely and tossed a bunch of chocolate into a […]

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