Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
Chou Tzuyu is 2nd Most Beautiful Face 2018

Chou Tzuyu is 2nd Most Beautiful Face 2018

Tainan beauty and Kpop superstar Chou Tzuyu is the world’s 2nd most beautiful face! The 19-year-old TWICE band member is back on TC Candler’s annual “Most Beautiful Faces” list, with her highest ranking to-date. She placed 3rd in 2017, 8th in 2016, and 13th in 2015 Several of Tzuyu’s band mates also...
Vlog 17: Medicinal Milk Tea, MaoKong (貓空) New Years and Taipei 101's Best Foods!

Vlog 17: Medicinal Milk Tea, MaoKong (貓空) New Years and Taipei 101’s Best Foods!

This is the 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, cough syrup in your pearl...
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English in the News--the Pot Calling the Kettle Black 五十步笑百步

English in the News–the Pot Calling the Kettle Black 五十步笑百步

The pot calling the kettle black: 五十步笑百步,鱉笑龜無尾 (鍋子說茶壺黑) It refers to the fact that both cast-iron pots’ and kettles’ bottoms turn equally black when hung over a fire, and thus the pot is accusing the kettle of a fault it shares. Example: You are judging me for wearing revealing clothing to a party? That’s the pot calling the kettle black,...Continue reading
English in the News—Hold One’s Feet to the Fire 施壓,逼迫

English in the News—Hold One’s Feet to the Fire 施壓,逼迫

Hold one’s feet to the fire—施壓,逼迫,究責 to pressure someone to consent to or undertake something (to maintain pressure on someone in order to induce him/her to comply with one’s desires, to make someone feet pressure or stress, to cause pain) (Or, to hold someone accountable for his/her actions) Examples: The only way you’ll get him...Continue reading
Vlog #16:Vlog #16: Feel Good Restore Your Faith in Humanity Edition (and Dogs!)

Vlog #16:Vlog #16: Feel Good Restore Your Faith in Humanity Edition (and Dogs!)

This is the 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, all the stories that make you feel warm and fuzzy...Continue reading
Vlog #15: Gucci in Taipei, Money Safely Returned, and Midnight Snacks (消夜)

Vlog #15: Gucci in Taipei, Money Safely Returned, and Midnight Snacks (消夜)

This is the 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, Gucci on the wall, big bucks lost and found, “Xiaoye”...Continue reading
New Game On! Review: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

New Game On! Review: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Eric Gau and Leslie Liao are back on Game On!, with their review of the hot new Nintendo brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Click here to listen!  Continue reading
English in the News--Preach to the Choir 不必多費唇舌

English in the News–Preach to the Choir 不必多費唇舌

Preach to the choir: To convince people that are already convinced; to make one’s case primarily to one’s supporters (preach 傳道,傳教, choir 唱詩班) 白費唇舌 Examples: 1) Honestly, you’re preaching to the choir, but I just don’t have enough money now to donate. 2) Don’t waste your time telling us about the problem. That’s preaching to...Continue reading
Vlog #14: Marvel's Asian Movie, Six French Fries and Top Apple Apps in Taiwan!

Vlog #14: Marvel’s Asian Movie, Six French Fries and Top Apple Apps in Taiwan!

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, Marvel’s Asian Superhero Movie, six french fries ONLY,...Continue reading
Vlog #13: Nose Cello and Pearl Milk Tea Cake!

Vlog #13: Nose Cello and Pearl Milk Tea Cake!

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, Nose Cello and Pearl Milk Tea Pastry!Continue reading
Vlog #12: Receipt (發票) Lottery and iPhone Sushi!

Vlog #12: Receipt (發票) Lottery and iPhone Sushi!

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, the official way to track win the receipt lotto,...Continue reading
Vlog #11:Andy Lau (劉德華), The Richest Man in Taiwan and Christmas in New Taipei

Vlog #11:Andy Lau (劉德華), The Richest Man in Taiwan and Christmas in New Taipei

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, who’s the richest person in Taiwan? and Christmas...Continue reading
ICRT Singles Night Coming Soon!

ICRT Singles Night Coming Soon!

Cupid is sharpening his arrows for the upcoming ICRT Singles’ Night! This time around, ICRT is taking the beautiful people of Taiwan to ancient Greece (which just so happens to be SMEXY Live House in Songshan District). Drape yourself in robes of white, gold or green, and get into wild and interactive games with amazing...Continue reading
Vlog #10: Pokemon Go Safari Zone Success, Popular Surnames and the Golden Horse Awards (金馬獎)

Vlog #10: Pokemon Go Safari Zone Success, Popular Surnames and the Golden Horse Awards (金馬獎)

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, Pokemon GO takes Tainan, how common is your...Continue reading