I was going to post this on Forumosa.com, but then decided not to. Some people complain about how much Taiwan sucks on the forums over there. I wanted to write something to balance out the negativity. I’ll just put it here instead (why waste the effort eh?)
Someone some time back asked me to post about all the crazy stuff I get myself into around the island… Maybe crazy is the wrong word, perhaps interesting is a better descriptor. Anyway, the point is this friend thought I needed to post about some of the stuff I do/I’ve done because he gets/got tired of reading the negative posts about how much Taiwan sucks.
I guess [this post] (10 reasons I am finally leaving Taiwan…) sparked the flame that cooked up this thread. But I’ve been hanging out in the background for a while and there have been a few others like it over the past 2 months that added fuel to the flames.
Before I share anything I’m going to put this fact here in bold:
The reason a person doesn’t like/love Taiwan is because they are poor.
Allow me to elaborate. This poor is spiritually/emotionally poor (in my language I would say they lack mojo/pimp.) If you have the mojo, cool stuff will come to you.
Now on to a few stories. I’ll keep them short and add pictures.
Here in Taiwan I…
got to be a "professional" fighter.
played a full 18 holes of golf on this playeristic ass course.
have hosted a few video game or movie nights at the crib.
did mad gaming at game club (on and off over the years.)
practiced A LOT of BJJ. AND was actually able to spend the last 2 months ONLY practicing BJJ with a black belt from Brazil.
have been able to travel to a bunch of different spots in the region because of a good combination of free time and extra BLING.
whooped all forms of ass in competitions here in Taiwan and in the region.
had a pretty sweet birthday party.
met numerous pimps, players and hustlers.
competed in an international Taichi competition and took second place.
I could go on and on, and I hope others will add more. I know I’m not the only one living the pimp lifestyle on this rock.