Of The Warm, The Generous, and The Neighborly

It was a scalding and busy Saturday for me, full of sleep-deficient-related headaches while nailing the major portion of the errands I set out to do for the day. After, I went out for a cooling walk to get a lemon-passionfruit drink with my reusable mug at the Coco Tea street shop.  I

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Break Into Travel Writing, with expert Steven Crook

The Wild East / Travel & Leisure When it comes to travel writing, veteran travel writer  and guidebook author Steven Crook wrote the book — literally. Next month, Sunday, June 26 Steven is leading a workshop in Taichung, central Taiwan, showing the ropes to a small group of select, aspiring freelancers. And

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The Great Ugly Monkey Controversy

Taipei residents are somewhat embarrassed, and slightly disgusted by the Taipei City Government’s choice of mascot for this year’s lantern festival. The ‘monkey-gourd’ uses the monkey theme to celebrate the Year of the Monkey, and the shape of a gourd to symbolize fertility. Artist Lin Shu-min (林書民) was inspired by

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‘Ridin’ with the wind’: A jazz singer is born in Taiwan

  The Wild East recently caught up with American comedy writer, artist and now singer/musician Trista di Genova, who is following her bliss in Taiwan  after performing her debut  ‘Riding with the Wind’ at Chez Maurice in Tamsui on Christmas Eve.  She calls on other would-be artists to ‘carry a guitar

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Balladeer Scott Cook back in Taiwan – briefly

Hey there friends,   It’s about time you had a word from me.  I’m writing you from a hotel room in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city, where I’ll be playing later this evening, mid-way through a two-week round-the-island tour.  I’ve just come down from three days spent alone motorbiking through the

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Bon Jovi Woos His Chinese Audience with a Taiwanese Love Song

It has generated great publicity for Bon Jovi’s upcoming Asian tour, and a fierce debate between Chinese speakers on both sides of the strait. At the time of writing, the song has enjoyed more than 1.2 million views, 11,462 likes, and over one thousand comments on youtube. One point of

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Check yourself at this July 12 Taipei yoga workshop

Confirm attendance on <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/events/1672052289683562/“>Facebook</a> We welcome you to join us for a nourishing day of yoga and transformational Bio Behavioral activities to help you resolve negative habits and thought patterns. In this half day workshop, we have a professional psychologist to guide us in making mental and behavioural changes

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Exclusive interview with hip-hop artist SHAMAN

The Wild East / Exclusive  Rapper/Songwriter The Shaman, a.k.a Shaman Dragon, Sha Dra  玄武, ELAV8, has released a hot new self-produced single, PEACE UP.  He took the time to grant  this exclusive interview to The Wild East magazine. The Wild East: Love the new video, PEACE UP! Shaman: Glad you liked

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Passion for Painting in di Genova’s SEXY CITYSCAPES

The Wild East / Arts & Entertainment Starting this month, two American artists Trista di Genova and Megan Angele are exhibiting their work in a two-woman show at DV8 in Taipei, opening this Sunday 2pm-2am. The two are featured in this month’s Centered on Taipei magazine. Trista di Genova is

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Two-woman art show, SEXY CITYSCAPES, opening Nov. 9

SexyCityscapes-Poster The Wild East / Arts & Entertainment In this two-part interview, The Wild East interviews Megan Angele and Trista di Genova, in the lead up to their two-woman show SEXY CITYSCAPES, opening at DV8 bar in Taipei Nov. 9, 2014. Megan is a classically trained painter from Oregon who

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