Archive for the 'Bars and Girls' Category


I had no idea what this was until very recently.  I was having a conversation with a friend who has been in Asia for a while, and we were talking about girls (go figure eh?).  I mentioned that I’d seen a lot of Taiwanese girls puckering their lips in pictures – sort of  like when you go in for a kiss.  Not having seen too much of it back home, I figured that this was a Taiwanese thing.  He cured my ignorance and explained that it’s called Duckface; it’s all the rage in Asia.  Google served up a plethora of information, that I now feel obligated to share with you. Continue reading ‘Duckface’

Fishing bars

Fancy yourself the outdoorsy type, but hate the outdoors?  Love being near water, but can’t stand the bugs?  Know yourself to be a great fisherman, but just can’t catch anything because the fish refuse to co-operate?  Well then, the Taiwanese fishing bars are for you. Continue reading ‘Fishing bars’

Girlfriend Bars

If you are a man with money to burn and no qualms about paying for the companionship of random females (not necessarily for sex), then you may have been to one of the so called “girlfriend bars” I have seen around town.  I had heard about them from various people, but had never been to one until my 8th or 9th month.

Continue reading ‘Girlfriend Bars’

A close encounter with Taiwan’s KTV girls

Taiwan is obsessed with karaoke.  Everyone and their dog has a karaoke set at home for those heavy typhoon days, when they can’t go out and sing.  While exploring town in the first few weeks, I saw many, many signs for KTV (Karaoke TV) bars.

Now, there are 2 kinds of KTVs.

The PG 13 ones are where you can go, order beer, and sing your heart out.  I have even seen families head into these ones for a night of good, clean fun.

And then there are the R-rated (and sometimes X-rated, as I found out) ones which have all of the above, plus girls.

Needless to say, I was interested in learning more about the latter.

Here is a story about how I found out. Continue reading ‘A close encounter with Taiwan’s KTV girls’

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