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Savour a good afternoon snack like Fried Scallion Cake in Taiwan

Scallion cakes (Green Onion Cakes) are one of the famous street food in Taiwan, more popularly in night markets. This featured shop sells lbiscuits-like fried scallion cake. This food stall is a go to for those who want to have a afternoon snack.

The name of the store is Crispy Scallion Cake (北平李老爹脆皮蔥油餅), it is located in Wuying Road, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City that has been in business for many years and is branches scattered around Taiwan.

Just look for its signboard, though this store in Kaohsiung is the founding store (their flagship store). Its crust is a crispy skin taste, a bit similar to a deep fried egg, the cake skin is fermented in advance and then topped with white sesame seeds.

It is fried in two different pots, first set the shape with a lower temperature and finally with high temperature to make it crispy. The white sesame seeds brings a good aroma to the fried cake. Best to have oyster sauce mixed in it.

The cook cuts on the crust and the crisp sound was so sweet.  Half size costs NT$35 yuan and one whole costs NT$65 yuan, it is a bang for the buck food. The scallion cake has a good peppery taste that makes it delicious.

The store is open from 14:00 until 19:00 which good for a afternoon snack. Just find the store sign 北平李老爹脆皮蔥油餅 at No. 301, Wuying Road, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City (Chinese address: 高雄市鳳山區武營路301號) (Photos from Kaohsiung Food Association)

Research: Left-handed Men Are Likely To Be Gay

Having at least one older brother increase the likelihood of not being straight and left-handed men siblings are likely to be gay according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

The study is introduced by four researchers from the University of Toronto and one researcher from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The research came from 800 adult gay which they study their gender orientation, gender expression and three biomarkers namely handedness, fraternal birth order and existence of non-straight relatives.

Having at least one older brother has the percentage 14.8% tends to be being gay while a high 34% who are left handed are more likely to be gay.

It is estimated that 1 out of 7 homosexual males is due to their fraternal birth order effect. The researchers also found out that gay men are likely to be gender-conforming or they hide it.

“While the majority of both heterosexual and non-heterosexual men were grouped in the profile that did not have any biomarker, the three profiles associated with a biomarker were composed primarily of non-heterosexual men,” according to the researchers.

“Together, these findings suggest there are multiple distinct bio-developmental pathways influencing same-sex sexual orientation in men.” the researchers added.

Leofoo Water Park Offers NT$199 To Those Who Are Sexy And Macho

Leofoo Water Park has rolled out its  promotion offering anyone with thin or slim waists, tickets will be priced NT$199, regular price is NT$599 per adult, must be 12 years old and above. 

The "Water Snake Day" campaign was launched at Leofoo Water Park with men nd women with thin waist can save on ticket sales. The offer already started and will run until September 15, 2019

Recently Leofoo Water Park released the 'Buddha belly’ discounts for anyone having big waistlines. Its the slim waistline turn now to have discounts. Check below pic for sample of thin or slim waists (Photos from UDN):

Though in their announcement made through a facebook post, for anyone getting the offer must meet two conditions:

(1) Waist must be thin or slim and no stomach in
(2) The zodiac must be snake, with year: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

Tickets can be bought on site and the offer is applicable daily and also on holidays. For more info visit Leofoo website.


Undocumented OFW In Taiwan Found Dead Due To Accident; Relatives Seeks Help

In a facebook post that seeks help that is shared around Filipino groups in Taiwan, a OFW named Jonald Beltran Felix who encountered a motorcycle accident that cause its death.

Apparently, the body cannot just sent home Back to the Philippines because of being undocumented as they need a huge amount. He is illegaly working in Taiwan with no proper permits and documentations.

The family and relatives of the victim seeks help so that the remain will be sent back to Philippines.

On facebook post:


Six Cities And Counties In Taiwan Announced Suspension Of Work, Offices And Classes

Six counties now already announced suspension of offices and classes in Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Taitung, later Hualien and Wuhu also now listed.

Typhoon Bailu is accelerating at a speed of 29 kilometers per hour, moving northwest toward the southeast of Taiwan.

The southern region, Nantou, Hualien, Taitung, Hengchun Peninsula and Wuhu are expected to feel the wrath of the typhoon and the intensity will increase as the storm radius will expand.

Typhoon Bailu was packing maximum sustained winds of 100.8 kph, with gusts of up to 126 kph shows the data from Taiwanvs Weather Central Bureau and will expect a landfall un the southern most part of Taiwan.


Hiring Filipino Dairy Farm Workers For Canada (At least High School Graduate)

Dairy farming is one of the largest agricultural sectors in Canada. Dairy has a significant presence in all of the provinces and is one of the top two agricultural commodities in seven out of ten provinces. Canadian dairy farmers follow regulations to ensure biosecurity standards are maintained in the sectors of environmental protection, human health, animal health, and animal welfare.

1. Male applicants only

2. Must be 25 - 45 years of age

3. At least High School Graduate with diploma 

4. At least 5 years minimum experience in Dairy Milk Farming

5. with good communication skills in English

Recruitment Agency:
Visit and apply personally at 1st Dynamic Personnel Resources Incorpotred located at 3F, JLC Bldg, No. 8 N. Ramirez Street, Don Manuel, Quezon City, Manila

Qualified applicants may also send resume thru, you may contact the agency at 0955-402-4327.


Bus Conductor Climbs Over Passengers Ala Spider-Man To Collect Fares

Bus fares are commonly collected by bus conductors in the Philippines, looks like an easy job right? Though buses tends to be overcrowded specially during rush hour and even the aisle are occupied by standing passengers.

A photo uploaded by Rene Rivera circulating in social media showing bus conductor climbing the bus’ overhead railing, can we say the spiderman bus conductor.

The post has been shared all over social media a thousand times and counting. With most of netizens have given the conductor the monicker ‘Spider-Man’ because of how he’s able to move above the passengers and in the railings just to collect the fares. 

That is how dedicated the bus conductor to its job. The viral post of also opened a topic showing the lackluster transportation system in the Philippines. 

Even the reactions may be laugh or be amazed, there still a question of 'When we will have that good and efficient transportation system in the Philippines?'

Typhoon Bailu Slightly Shifted To Southern Taiwan

The storm radius has been expanded from 100 km to 120 km and the its path slightly shifted southwards and is constantky adjusting according to the data of Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan.

Taiwan will release an early sea and land warning to have everyone on a safety note. The data shows that Bailu will make a landfall by Saturday morning at the southeastern part of Taiwan.

The maximum wind speed near the center is 22 meters per second and is moving at a speed of 22km per hour. Rains and winds of Bailu can be feel by afternoon of friday (Aug 23).

Because the typhoon intensity is weak and the cloud system is still being integrated, the path has a shift to the south. There will be heavy rains on the 24th and scattered showers or thunderstorms in other areas.


Youth Activists Threw And Splashed Red Paint At CKS Memorial Hall

Two members of youth activists from the group From Ethnos to Nation (FETN) smeared with red paint on the bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek in the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, reported by Liberty Times.

Police arrested the two and immediately close the memorial hall for maintainance and clean up.

They held red-painted pigmented eggs and poured paint on the bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek, causing many floors of the lobby floor, reliefs and bronze statues to be dyed red. 

The stationed police found that they were prevented from coming forward and personnel in the hall immediately closed the door. The two were found guilty of violating the social order maintenance law and made them pay the penalty. 

After interogation and investigation by the Taipei District Inspection Office, the two were given a non-prosecution action and set free since there is no huge 'damage' done in a historic monument and said that they did not know that CKS Memorial hall is listed as a historical culture monument.

After the incident, the relevant members issued a statement stressing that the red paint represented the blood of the victims of the regime that kept Taiwan under martial law for 38 years from 1949 to 1987. They called the CKS Memorial Hall “a ridiculous sanctuary still at the heart of power of the Republic of China.”


Dig In A Set Of Fresh Seafood and Beer For A Cheap Price At Seafood Beer Festival In Keelung

The Starlight Harbor Seafood Beer Festival will be held at the Baduozi Tourist Fishing Port in Keelung on the afternoon of August 31st. The fishery will launch a limited edition of 2,000 seafood combos of fresh mixes, each set of serving will only cost NT$200.

The Keelung Fisheries Association said that the seafood combo of fresh combination includes crispy golden crab, freshly boiled pork rolls, gold tempura and a 330ml bottle of beer where each set costs NT$200 each. 

There will be music performances and play areas on the spot and beer cup competitions. Sales of seafood sets begins at 16:30 on the 31st. Enjoy food and beer on a affordable price.

If going with children, there is a children's play area in the area, which provides large air cushion slides, children's remote control electric cars, small electric bumper cars, children's bicycles which are for rent.

Baduozi Tourist Fishing Port is located at No. 211, Beining Road, Zhongzheng District, Keelung City, 202 (Chinese address: 基隆市中正區北寧路211號202)

(Photos from LTN and Keelung Fishery Association)

Hello, Love, Goodbye Fever Left The Romantic Rooftop Being Vandalized In Hong Kong

The Hong Kong-set blockbuster movie starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards tends to touch everyone who watched it. The two has their romantic scene in the rooftop spot for a one memorable moment.

The rooftop location was one of 10 scouted by the film crew in Hong Kong, until one trending netizen posted that she found the spot.
Photo from Star Cinema
Movie goers, fans, filipino tourist are also on their way to find the spot but not everyone are disciplined enough to vanadalize the rooftop as photo showing the vandalism that is shared in social media.

According to the staffs of Star Cinema, they had erased the 'Joy is here' statement in the railings which make sense since it must be erased with respect to the environment of Hong Kong.

Everyone must encourage discipline to one another even if you are a migrant worker or tourist in Hong Kong. Vandalizing means not giving respect into the place and every Filipinos must practice seld discipline. 

Intercepted Undocumented OFWs Uses Taiwan As Entry Point To United Arab Emirates

Bureau of Immigration (BI) in the Philippines stopped a total of 16 “tourist” workers at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) who attempted to leave the country with no proper and legal documents.

The group were intercepted (Aug 7) in NAIA Terminal 3 when they are about to board the Cebu Pacific flight where the first batch of 12 persons are bound to Taipei in Taiwan while other 4 are bond to Hong Kong.

“They all confessed during questioning that they are not tourists and that they were hired to work abroad by illegal recruiters,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said. “These syndicates just won't stop," added Morente.

The agency revealed the 12 Taipei-bound and mostly women passengers admitted that their final destination is the United Arab Emirates where they were recruited to work by a travel agency based in Manila.

Taiwan is aware of the press released by the BI of Philippines and has no plans to adjust its visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals at present according to their Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

The ministry is conducting an review of the effects of visa-free treatment for the Philippines (also include Thailand and Myanmar) based on the principal of reciprocity and types of offenses committed by citizens from the mentioned countries.

Philippine Tourism Produced P245 Billion In The First 6 Months of 2019

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that the country's tourism industry produce PHP245 billion in receipts. The corresponding total receipts incresed by 17.57 percent from international visitors in the first six months of the year 2019, reported by Philippine News Agency.

The data from Statistics, Economic Analysis and Information Management Division (SEAMID) that the January is the highest monthly receipts with PHP42 billion and second highest is June that reached to PHP38 billion, which is 30.56 percent higher than the same month last year.

The DOT is keeping up with its target to attract high spending and longer staying tourists in the Philippines.

According to Tourism Secretary, the economic numbers are exciting but the real purpose of why the government is working hard to push these numbers up year after year is for the Filipino people. It is the number of lives changed for the better by tourism that would truly count.

The DOT disclosed that 4.1 million foreigners have visited the country from January to June this year, indicating an 11.43 percent increase.

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