Tag Archives: Taiwanese

Taiwanese and Taiwanese American.

Chen Kuan-Hsing is anxiously at home in Taiwan; I am anxiously not-home in the United States.

Inquisition on a barstool.

The drunken white man asked me where I am from. I told him I was born in Wisconsin. He clarified that he wanted to know if I were Chinese or Japanese. So I said I’m Taiwanese. He began recounting his travels across Thailand.

Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

This director keeps a distance from Taiwan to which this twinkie can relate.

Dialogue with Pakistani friend.

A: Sometimes I can’t believe you speak English. B: Sometimes I have the same reaction looking in the mirror. 

Less and more.

You accuse me of not being as American or Taiwanese as you? Yes, I am far less—and much more.

Vanness Wu was named after a street in Los Angeles.

How appropriate that I have to watch Taiwanese soaps to see an American born Chinese acting like a badass.