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POTS Extra’s “Click Here” columns now archived on our blog

With the permissions of the original authors, we have archived online our old Forumosa column from POTS Extra. Back then, it was called “Click Here” and it appeared every other week in the English section of POTS You can read

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Fired without pay?

Guess what? There actually is effective legal recourse TWO WEEKS ago in the General Legal Matters Forum, a very disturbed Skipper wrote of suddenly being sacked: “I have been working as an editor for a company in Taipei for the

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Shop names give Taiwan a !@&# name!

Living in Taiwan > Most Offensive or Amusing Store name in Taiwan IF YOU’RE one of those people who thinks “fuck” is a word for mentally impoverished heathens, trailer trash, or that creepy Taiwanese guy with the red teeth who

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Nothing shagadelic about losing your mojo

How to fight the Vise-Grip of depression between the two new year’s holidays Wolf to barmaid: What does Christmas celebrate? Barmaid: (Strikes a thoughtful pose) It celebrates Christmas Day. Wolf: It’s Jesus’ birthday. Barmaid: Wow! Really? Well, the annual shopping

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Taiwan elects to keep useless legislature

The president expected too much, while much of the electorate may in fact be brain-dead TAIWAN’S LEGISLATIVE elections are over and the diagnosis has been confirmed – Taiwan is mentally ill, schizophrenic, to be exact. Half of the electorate is

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Adrift in Taiwan’s foreign dating scene

The ins and outs of cross-cultural pollination FORUMOSA’S NEWEST forum is called Dating & Relationships and is about fly-fishing in Montana. Well, OK…the fishing part maybe. My first reaction at having this kind of topic was that it would devolve,

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We are not the world

Foreigners and the “civilizing” of Taiwan YOU’RE ON the street, minding your own business and a mother and her six-year-old daughter pass you, but not before the kid pokes out a finger and says, “Waiguoren! Waiguoren!” What is your reaction?

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How can 59,054,087 Americans be so dumb?

As Aesop once wrote: “While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy’s toils than out again.” SO IT’S all over, including the shouting. Bush supporters are cheering,

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