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What are the prospects for international work for a Special Ed teacher

I want to work in education. I want to work with English language learners with learning disabilities. I want to find a job in Taiwan upon graduating college. Eventually I want to work in Scandinavia. I don't particularly want to work in the American education system. What is the market like for American certified teachers who want to work with these types of students in Taiwan? [more inside]
posted by charlieharp on Oct 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Los Angeles: Season 1 of Sherlock with Chinese subtitles in a store?

Are there any stores in Los Angeles that might carry this version of Sherlock - Season 1 (region 3 Taiwan version with Traditional Chinese Subtitles)? I need it quicker than YesAsia's 7-14 day shipping estimate.
posted by bluecore on Jun 13, 2014 - 1 answer

5 days 4 nights for first visit to Taiwan

Hi MeFites, Here's the deal. I booked the tickets but have done nothing yet about actual planning. I tend to favor seat-of-the pants arrive and go with the flow, but that works for longer trips. Mrs. Gotanda prefers an itinerary and reservations, and we really have 4 actual days. So, we need a happy medium. [more inside]
posted by Gotanda on Mar 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Teach me how to cook congee.

I've searched previous instances of congee showing up in comments on the Green, but very few actual recipes. None of the recipes I've found online even agree on the rice-to-water ratio or cooking time. Recipes from any nation, savory or sweet and any serving tips or suggestions most welcome!
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Why is my jacket being held up in Frankfurt?

I ordered a jacket from Taiwan on Oct 2. According to the tracking ID, it arrived in Frankfurt on Oct 5. There have been no further updates on the "foreign information" tab since then. Why is it stuck there for 11 days now? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 answers

What is this game called... "Asia ball"?

Earlier today I watched a short clip of 2 teams playing a game of... what, exactly? It was an indoor game, and there were field hockey / small soccer goals on each end of the court. Like soccer there were around 10 people for each team, but unlike soccer players seemed to use only their hands to pass the ball -- they couldn't kick it or dribble it, but they could bounce it to each other or into the goal. The ball itself was smaller than a basketball, maybe about the size of a small volleyball. Anyone know what this game might be? This game was between teams from mainland China and Taiwan and the clip was from a Hong Kong news show, so that all leads me to suppose this might be a game played only in Asia. Bonus points if you know the name of it in Chinese!
posted by ditto75 on Jul 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Calling, texting, data for American traveler in Taiwan

I am traveling to Taiwan for about two weeks very soon. I will be there with about 20 fellow students from my university. Being able to communicate amongst us while about Taipei will be pretty important. What do you recommend to use around the city? Inexpensive and easy would be great. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Will my unpaid gym membership prevent me from visiting Taiwan?

Will I encounter trouble entering or exiting Taiwan based on my unpaid gym membership there? Also, will this affect my US credit in any way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Advice / recommendations wanted for 2/3 day stopover in Taipei

We are planning a 3 day stop over in Taiwan during mid-August and are wanting hints and tips for places to see / places to stay / places to eat. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jul 11, 2012 - 4 answers

What beachy vacation can take en route to Taipei?

I live in Toronto, and I have to go to Taipei in June for my brother's wedding. (I've never been to Taiwan.) In addition to the week i spend in Taiwan, I also want to go somewhere culturally interesting with good food and beaches, and i want to either fly there on my way to taiwan, or i want fly there and back from taiwan. Where can i fly to and from taiwan, cheaply? Or where can i stop en route to taiwan, without it breaking the bank? (Right now, my ideal beach vacation stop is Bali, but it appears to be an expensive flight from Taiwan, and it isn't a place i can get to as a stop en route.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Mystery Fruit

What fruit is this? Bought it at a produce market in Taipei a few days ago and I was told to wait five days before eating it.
posted by zxcv on Mar 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Japan to Singapore travel help?

Traveling from Japan to Singapore via Taiwan. WRINKLES: 12:30a landing in Singapore and leaving from a predominantly-domestic airport in Japan. Question 1: Can I do yen directly to Singapore dollars in Taiwan? Question 2: How best to kill time in Chengi airport until the buses and MRT start running again in the morning?
posted by DoctorFedora on Dec 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What to do in Taiwan?

I'll be spending just over a week in Taiwan, including New Year's Eve. I'd like to know what you'd recommend, both in Taipei and as a day trip somewhere else on the island. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

4 day Long weekend in Asia - where to go?

My wife and I are living in Manila and would like to get away for the long weekend in Late November/Early October. I was thinking of going to Japan but after watching a tv show on Taiwan, it looks amazing. I'm sure Asia has more to offer, so please help us pick a destination! [more inside]
posted by Admira on Oct 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Significance of cotton ball taped to water bottle in hotel room?

I'm staying at a hotel in Taipei. After the last time my room was cleaned (that is, earlier today), I noticed that a partially-consumed water bottle I'd left in my room had had a cotton ball taped to it. Any idea what the significance of this might be?
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Jul 23, 2011 - 10 answers

In need of a Chinese Video Release

How do I find a Chinese Release form? Chinese-Language video resources needed... [more inside]
posted by seansbrain on May 30, 2011 - 7 answers

what do you sell to the folks who sell us everything?

I'm headed into Taiwan in a short while. Not to be indelicate, but I want to know what carry-on luggage-sized items I could bring to sell for a couple of bucks. [more inside]
posted by seansbrain on Apr 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Foreign share trading (TWSE) in the UK?

I'd like to buy shares in a publicly traded Taiwanese company but I can't find a UK share dealing outfit who allow trades on the TWSE. Does anyone know of one that does?
posted by twine42 on Mar 3, 2011 - 8 answers

I'd ask George, but he doesn't speak English

Can you translate the Chinese(?) characters on this picture for me? [more inside]
posted by dyobmit on Sep 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Will a Taiwanese 3G cell phone work in the United States?

Will a Taiwanese 3G cell phone work in the United States for data? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on May 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Hongza - Unlucky houses for real?

Help me verify the existence of hongza - are the "Unlucky Houses" of Hongkong for real? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Feb 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me do Taiwan this summer?

How to do a cheap trip to Taiwan this summer? From California in July, returning in August. And what are the chances of earning a little cash there teaching English? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jan 21, 2010 - 4 answers

I am (not yet) a Taiwanese School Teacher

Travelfilter: Help me, oh well-traveled ones! (Taiwan, language schools, etc.) [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

What's the difference between a chinese potato and an american potato?

Ice Cream Filter: When in Taiwan a few years back, I enjoyed an ice cream that was described to me as "chinese potato." It was purple in color, and it tasted slightly sweet, but otherwise relatively benign. What the hell did I likely eat? (Googling brings up very nearly nothing.)
posted by disillusioned on Apr 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me to continue to do business with a manufacturer in Taiwan...

I've twice bought the same cosmetic packaging components from a specific Taiwanese manufacturer through a US-based middleman. I'm ready to re-order and want to circumvent the middleman and order directly from the manufacturer who we will call BG Manufacturing. There are some fairly compelling motivations and rationale for doing so. Important details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Jan 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Scrub-a-dub-dub, the boys came out of the tub

OldCommercialFilter: Taiwanese soap commercial - help me find a video on the tubes! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Does adoption in Taiwan legitimate an illegitimate baby?

[Taiwanese law question] Does adoption legitimate an illegitimate child under Taiwanese law? [more inside]
posted by Capri on Jul 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Sick as a 'gou'

It's the middle of the night in Taipei, Taiwan and I'm shivering with a fever of 101.7 degrees F - at what point should I head to the hospital? [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on May 14, 2008 - 20 answers

Philips Address in Taiwan

What is Philips' (Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.) main address in Taiwan?
posted by strangelove on Jun 7, 2007 - 1 answer

What to do in Taiwan?

Please give me Taiwan travel suggestions. [more inside]
posted by medusa on May 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Taiwan 2008 Presidential elections: What are the odds?

Taiwan 2008 Presidential elections: What are the odds? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Feb 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Teaching in China for just a few months?

I'd like to teach English in China, but only for a couple months. [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Dec 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Clothes shopping in Taipei/Hong Kong: What to get where?

I am going on a trip next week to Taipei and Hong Kong, and would like leave with an empty suitcase and come back with a full one. Can you help me prepare for what to get where? [more inside]
posted by jonmartin on Dec 10, 2006 - 2 answers

Translate Short Article From Taiwan

TranslationFilter: Can anyone give a translation of this short article at Taiwan Ellegirl? Thanks!
posted by mikepop on Nov 29, 2006 - 5 answers

should I have fun and make money or go through hell and pay dearly?

Should I study at TaiDa and incur a US$10,000 debt or teach English in Jiangmen (near HK) and, you know, not be broke? Primary focus: learning Mandarin for future international business/applied technology grad school/career. [more inside]
posted by dihutenosa on Aug 19, 2006 - 7 answers

ni...hao...m...m..ma?

Please help a confused student (US citizen) figure out how to study Mandarin in Taiwan. [more inside]
posted by dihutenosa on May 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Traveling to Taipei, Taiwan.

TravelFilter: Taipei, Taiwan. [more inside]
posted by DaShiv on Feb 9, 2006 - 4 answers

teaching in china

I have been asked to move to Tainan, Taiwan for one year to teach English and take a few Chinese classes. Is this a smart idea, safe place... [I have a few more questions inside]. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Aug 25, 2005 - 22 answers

California Gift and Taipei Diversions

Two questions: What would make a good California-related trinket/gift? And what's there to do in Taipei? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by numble on Dec 14, 2004 - 13 answers

Cheap electronics in Taiwan

I'm going to Taiwan and am looking for places to find cheap electronics. Is there any equivalent of Tokyo's Akihabara?
posted by calwatch on Oct 9, 2004 - 2 answers

Travelling to Okinawa or Taiwan

Advice on traveling from Seattle or Vancouver, B.C. to Okinawa or Taiwan cheaply. [General advice appreciated, three specific queries inside.] [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Apr 22, 2004 - 7 answers

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