Latest News: July 11th 2014

There is no hiding from the fact that the summer in Taiwan is hot, so much so that being outside for any period of time can be uncomfortable. So what, then, can you do with the kids? Thankfully there are options both inside and out to keep them happy, as Katrina Brown describes in our featured article this week, Summer Fun for Families in Taipei.

Staying on the weather front, we have added a six-day weather forecast to help you plan your week. Looking at Taipei for the next week the forecast given by Robin Williams springs to mind (see below, NSFW language at the end of the clip). A great time to be in Yushan though…

And as typhoon season is in full swing, we will also be announcing storms that may threaten Taiwan with updates until the danger passes, a with the near miss of Neoguri. The aim is to provide information from within Taiwan rather than comprehensive weather information (for which we will provide links), such as work/school closures and real time weather conditions, and as this will be on the forums we will attempt to answer specific questions for those not in Taiwan.

In Taiwan-related news, a student got into hot water last week for using heavy water to try and create a fusion reactor at home. It would have been quite a result if he had succeeded, but it looks like he’ll be getting a rap on the knuckles instead. As least it wasn’t a homemade fission reactor.

We are pretty sure that this was not one of the 50 ways to leave your lover according to Simon and Garfunkel. News that a couple in Taichung split after a poodle launched itself at the boyfriend’s nether regions causing a “gash”. Gulp.

In tastier news, the 36-year-old head chef of research and development at the 85C Cafe chain, Chen Li-Che, won first prize at the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge in Stavanger, Norway. A doff of the hat to Mr. Chen, and on that note I think it’s time for an ice coffee.

Thanks again for reading, have a great week, and if you have any feedback or comments, please get in touch.

Taiwan Ho!