Buying a Laptop in Taiwan

Shopping for laptop computers in Taiwan is designed to make the buyer feel they won a great deal through a series of flexible promotions. What an experience. A great deal has good CP值, cost-performance ratio, the all-important (yet entirely vague) metric for people who have activated their Asian grandma bargaining powers. On my way to becoming … Continue reading Buying a Laptop in Taiwan

How Much Money Do You Need as a Student in Taiwan?

As reliable as death, taxes, and typhoon season, every few months I was introduced to a student who wished they brought more money to Taiwan. You see, most budgets provided by schools understate what’s needed for a basic modern life. At least it isn’t a big problem. It’s just one you hate to see people have. … Continue reading How Much Money Do You Need as a Student in Taiwan?