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TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Pinoy Love in Taipei

Pinoy Love in Taipei

Gen Huang’s tale is of a true love that transcends cross-cultural borders. In 2007, she started Philtai: The Voice, a platform for Filipinos in Taiwan to connect with others that are also living there….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Island's Young Cellist

Island’s Young Cellist

13 year old Jamie Chan is a self-proclaimed Cello and Classical music fanatic, playing in the Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Whether at school or in the orchestra, he has a distinct air of maturity and elegance that is very different from…

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Old God Speaks Again

Old God Speaks Again

One should never judge a book by its cover. Beneath the rough appearance of toned muscle, a tattooed body, and shaved head lives a mentor of life, wisdom, and spiritual strength. This man is Ming-Chieh Hsieh, who once lived a rebel’s life….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Migrants' Park

Migrants’ Park

Each day, we pass by endless waves of new people as we each travel through life. For some, the chance to meet is fleeting, as they are only in our country for a short while – yet have you ever paid attention to listen to their voices? The voices of migrant workers….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Going Home

Going Home

When was the last time you went home? Or do you consider yourself already at home? Going home seems to be a choice for many of us, but for some it is impossible. In a modern world….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Ancestors' Stories You Were Never Told

Ancestors’ Stories You Were Never Told

Do you ever wonder who you are? Where you come from? Or why you exist here and now? If you have ever wondered about you and your family’s origins, you may be interested in discovering more about our common origins and the path of migration….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Sundays in Taiwan

Sundays in Taiwan

At age 25, Mario left his hometown of Luzon in the Philippines, travelling to work in the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. To overcome his homesickness, he once had the idea of using sand to draw his family’s faces on the beach, unexpectedly sparking his interest in “sand painting” as he discovered his talent….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Sundays in Taiwan

Sundays in Taiwan

At age 25, Mario left his hometown of Luzon in the Philippines, travelling to work in the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. To overcome his homesickness, he once had the idea of using sand to draw his family’s faces on the beach, unexpectedly sparking his interest in “sand painting” as he discovered his talent….

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