Category Archives: Dear Meigui

Our own agony-aunt dispenses advice for newbies and the terminally naive.

Newsflash! U.S. writer/publisher declares presidential candidacy

The Wild East / Politics “I’m taking this opportunity,” April 1st, April Fools Day, “because it’s time for fools like you and me, to rush into democracy.” Presidential candidate Trista di Genova has declared presidential candidacy — while abroad. During … Continue reading

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The Wild East stands in solidarity today against mass surveillance.

The day we fight back: https://thedaywefightback.org/ The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact … Continue reading

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Dear MeiGui: My co-worker's hurting my chances

Dear MeiGui; I think my co-worker is falling in love with me, and I don’t know how to let her down gently. It’s not that she’s coyote ugly; in fact she’s a wicked natural blonde fox. The problem is I’m … Continue reading

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Dear MeiGui: My girlfriend is insanely superstitious

Dear MeiGui; My girlfriend is insanely superstitious, and I don’t know what to do about it. I have been working as an English teacher for the last few months, but my actual education is in finance. I came to Taiwan … Continue reading

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Dear MeiGui: Am I wasting time teaching in Taiwan?

Dear MeiGui; Working as an English teacher for me isn’t that bad. The kids are all really cute, and so are my co-teachers. Plus, I work in a private elementary school, which offers an awesome salary along with three months … Continue reading

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Minnesota teacher encounters bad case of ‘hello-kittyness'

Dear MeiGui: That old movie “In Praise of Older Women” is forever a hit with me. Back in Minnesota, I had my fair share of fiercesome romps with the cougar-set; but after landing in Taiwan to teach English; and being … Continue reading

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I get no respect from my wife, or Taiwan law for that matter

Dear MeiGui; Let me tell you; family law in Taiwan is chaotic. I am a 48-year-old, married to a mainland China wife man from PingTung, and not only do I get no respect from my wife, but I also get … Continue reading

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What's with the holiday hypocrisy?

Dear MeiGui, What’s with all this Christmas holiday hypocrisy? I’m really fed up! I work in a kindergarten in Tienmu, and we spent the six weeks leading up to Christmas endlessly rehearsing for our school’s giant Christmas Eve performance. The … Continue reading

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MeiGui, what's a 'chicken man'?

Dear MeiGui; I want to sound a warning bell for all those mid-level students of Chinese: Be careful of what you don’t understand. I’ve been here studying Chinese for two years, and as most students know getting the language does … Continue reading

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Dear MeiGui: What's Up With Nudie Photo Albums?

Dear MeiGui; Not only are my local colleagues making my experience as an English school teacher a misery, but so are the other foreign teachers. I’ve only been here for three months, and already want to go back to Vancouver. … Continue reading

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