Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
ICRT Vlog #7: YouTube Outage, Taiwanese Art at the Louvre (羅浮宮) and Savory Tapioca Pearls (珍珠)!

ICRT Vlog #7: YouTube Outage, Taiwanese Art at the Louvre (羅浮宮) and Savory Tapioca Pearls (珍珠)!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some of the fun aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week, we chat about...
Kaohsiung Rails Go Underground

Kaohsiung Rails Go Underground

Residents across downtown Kaohsiung awoke on Sunday to an unfamiliar silence. After roughly seven decades, the sights and sounds Taiwan Rail Administration – or TRA – trains are history … after the completion of a near-decade-long project. From New Zuoying to Fongshan, Kaohsiung TRA train lines now run underground, freeing...
Vlog #6: Double Ten Day, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and 2019 New Years Eve Fireworks!

Vlog #6: Double Ten Day, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and 2019 New Years Eve Fireworks!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some of the fun aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week, we chat about...
English in the News--Tit for Tat 以牙還牙,一報還一報

English in the News–Tit for Tat 以牙還牙,一報還一報

  Tit for tat: (n.) an equivalent given in return (as for an injury); retaliation in kind; something bad that you do to someone because they have done something bad to you 以牙還牙;同等報復 A tit-for-tat action (Adj.用法) is one where someone takes revenge on another person for what they have done by doing something similar to...
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Vlog #5: Biting Camels, Marathon Waste and Pokemon GO Safari Zone!!

Vlog #5: Biting Camels, Marathon Waste and Pokemon GO Safari Zone!!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week, we chat about a camel that gets a mouthful,...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #4: Microplastics, Farewell S.H.E., and a Giant Marble Ball on a Roll!

ICRT Vlog #4: Microplastics, Farewell S.H.E., and a Giant Marble Ball on a Roll!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about a microplastics in your drinking water,...Continue reading
Kaohsiung Gets to Work on First “Rotating Bridge”  

Kaohsiung Gets to Work on First “Rotating Bridge”  

A horizontal rotating bridge will slash 30 minutes off pedestrian and cycling travel times between two sides of a canal near Kaohsiung’s Penglai Port and Industrial Area and become the city’s first bridge to swing open sideways, allowing for the passage of boats and yachts.    High-ranking officials from the Tsai Administration attended a ground-breaking...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #3: Cure for Baldness, Jadeite Cabbage on Tour and Rising Mooncake Prices!

ICRT Vlog #3: Cure for Baldness, Jadeite Cabbage on Tour and Rising Mooncake Prices!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about a cure for baldness, the renowned...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #2: Mid-Autumn Festival Bus Discounts, Jolin Tsai's Birthday and Taipei Livability Index!

ICRT Vlog #2: Mid-Autumn Festival Bus Discounts, Jolin Tsai’s Birthday and Taipei Livability Index!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about a new way to save for...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #1:  Student Safety, Prison Coffee, Innovative Breakfast and Viagra!

ICRT Vlog #1: Student Safety, Prison Coffee, Innovative Breakfast and Viagra!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about NEW ways to do old breakfast...Continue reading
Greenpeace Takes on Taiwan's Biggest Environmental Problems

Greenpeace Takes on Taiwan’s Biggest Environmental Problems

The international non-profit advocacy group Greenpeace (綠色和平) is spearheading several major environmental campaigns across Taiwan, working to issue in major systematic shifts that will reduce Taiwan’s carbon emissions and ecological pollution. Chih-An Lee, the project manager of Greenpeace’s energy team, says that human activity has already devastated Taiwan’s ecosystems. “We’ve see many ecological system collapse...Continue reading
English in the News--Go Bananas 瘋了,興奮到抓狂

English in the News–Go Bananas 瘋了,興奮到抓狂

Go bananas (Go nuts): to become irrational or crazy, angry or excited, to lose control 抓狂,氣瘋,高興瘋了 Examples: 1) If I’m home late again my dad will go bananas. 2) She went bananas when I told her the news—she just couldn’t stop jumping up and down. (CNN, 2016/09/01) This Chinese Fruit Juice Stock is Going Bananas!...Continue reading
Aaradhna to Perform at Matariki Festival in Taiwan

Aaradhna to Perform at Matariki Festival in Taiwan

New Zealand R&B and soul singer Aaradhna will be in Taiwan to celebrate the Maori New Year. The multiple award-winning artist will perform at a free concert at Tiehua village in Taitung this Friday.Continue reading
English in the News--Move the Goalposts 朝令夕改,改變規則

English in the News–Move the Goalposts 朝令夕改,改變規則

To move the goalposts: to unfairly change the rules or conditions of a procedure during its course 朝令夕改,改變規則 Examples: 1) A: I can’t believe the sales target has been changed again! B: Neither can I. It’s totally unfair! They keep moving the goalposts. 2) Many companies have, in recent years, moved the goalposts so that those...Continue reading
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" Stars in Taiwan

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” Stars in Taiwan

Actors Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are in Taiwan this week to promote their new superhero movie – “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Lilly arrived on the island late Sunday while Rudd arrived here in Taiwan this morning. Rudd waved to members of the press and fans on his arrival at Taoyuan International Airport and told...Continue reading
World Music Day 法國音樂節

World Music Day 法國音樂節

If you’re looking for a little exotic taste in food and music over the weekend, the Fete De La Musique, also known as the World Music Day, would be a great choice. Held at Taipei Expo Park on Saturday, the festival features live band performances and DJ, a French market and vendors offering French food...Continue reading