Advertisements

A Women’s Mental Health Support Group: Going Beyond and Changing the Society for The Better

Depression has been regarded by the UN World Health Organization as the three major diseases of the new century. According to the UN World Health Organization, there are at least about 50 million people with depression in Asia and their numbers are on the rise. By 2020, depression and heart disease will have become the... Continue Reading →

Earthquake Survival Guide

Compiled by Tobie Openshaw topenshaw@hotmail.com   Looking back at the last 20-odd years of earthquakes and disasters in Taiwan and elsewhere in the region, one can learn a few lessons and prepare some necessities to ensure that you can survive similar scenarios to what we have seen play out here.     Disaster  scenarios  1.... Continue Reading →

Photos of Hotel collapse in Hualien spread online after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

On Feb. 6, 2018 at 11:50 PM Taiwan experienced another massive earthquake the largest in a series of earthquakes hitting Taiwan in the last few days. A building in Hualien has collapsed with photos emerging on social media right after the quake. The building is a hotel called Marshal Hotel (統帥大飯店). At this time it... Continue Reading →

A Series of Earthquakes Shake Taiwan On Sunday Night (Feb 04, 2018)

On Sunday evening, the peak of what is said to be the coldest weekend of the year, the island was struck by a series of earthquakes. The strongest earthquakes felt throughout the night occurred at the following times, all originating in or near Hualien County: 9:12 PM with a magnitude of 5.1, 9:56 PM with... Continue Reading →

Taoyuan CPC Refinery in Flames (Jan 29th, 2018)

A refinery owned by CPC Corporation (中油) in Taoyuan city saw huge blast that lasted nearly one minute, according to local residents. Many people said that their windows rattled and belongings on the shelves rang. The explosion happened at 6:42 a.m. A big cloud of smoke was hanging over Northern part of Taoyuan by the Freeway No.1... Continue Reading →

Filipino workers in Taiwan, unpaid this Christmas

It is tradition for every Filipino worker that had a chance for a stint overseas to send some money to their loved ones back home for Christmas. During the Christmas period in the Philippines prices of goods and services are way more expensive when compared with the rest of the year. For Filipinos buying Christmas... Continue Reading →

Linkou Freeway Crash, 3 dead 1 injured

https://youtu.be/aXBIDnDQ960 At 3:20 in the afternoon, just below a viaduct of recently finished airport MRT a terrible accident happened. On the Southbound part of the Freeway number 1, as many as six vehicles have collided creating a pile-up that eventually got partially engulfed in fire. The crash took place in Linkou, New Taipei City. As the result... Continue Reading →

Waterlogged gas pipes and a singing man, did he do it?

In the evening hours of a cold night residents of a building in Luzhou heard somebody having a loud karaoke session. A tenant went downstairs to check if it was in the basement, it wasn’t. It was on the second floor, which they went up to in order to check what was going. Upon reaching... Continue Reading →

Changhua Missing Girl Found

In the turn of events the 'Changhua Missing Girl' that failed to return home on Friday night has been found and is now safe and sound in her host's house in Changhua . A friend of hers was informed early in the morning on Sunday (December 17th, 2017), that the girl was found and kept... Continue Reading →

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: