Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Foreign Language Books in Taiwan

I have been a long-time customer of Amazon.com for my books, but here is something I found out tonight that might save you some bucks on freight.

There is a wikipedia seach function based on ISBN numbers...which has a link to buy the book you look for in Taiwan at www.books.com.tw

So, in this case I was looking for this book, and you could buy it at www.books.com.tw in English! Cool! The website is all in Chinese, but the books are in English.

And if you don't want to read non-fiction, they have fiction, too. The selection is probably not super comprehensive, so IJ will be satisified with this book, but Karl will have to find his Maplethorpe's Tranny Ninja-Pirates Pictorial elsewhere.

As for pricing, Dan Brown's Angels and Demons is NT$ 350. Its US$ 10.19 at Amazon.com, not including freight to Taiwan, so it seems a good deal. (Not saying that book is good - just using it as a standard unit.)

Monday, May 25, 2009


Check out our new dog! He's the chocolate lab!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blogger blocked from C h i n a

Hello out there in blog land. C h i n a seems to be blocking blog spot once again?

EW reporting to you from the HTC Taiwan 3G sim card within C h i n a.....


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Almost 50 years ago, Joe Kittinger parachuted from space to Earth. As part of Project Excelsior, he made 3 jumps from a little gondola lifted by helium balloons. The last jump was from 102,800 feet up. That's 19.46 miles. Watch the 5 minute video here.

New links added to the sidebar: Reason.com and Reason.tv

I have been reading and viewing Reason for some time. They feature news, culture, politics, essays and more from a libertarian perspective - " Free Minds and Free Markets."

Here are some other videos that I like but will just give the links.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Computer Tip

Maybe I am the only idiot who would like to input Chinese characters with my Windows still in English, but here's how you can do this. You will need a Taiwanese keyboard though.

謝謝你, Pinyin Joe.

Warning: I was forced to learn this in order to assist my wife in buying Isotonix OCP on-line. Thanks to your wife, IJ, for getting my wife hooked on yet another expensive quasi-medical habit.

p.s. don't tell her I said that, dude, or I will get killed. Seriously. 

Taiwan makes FARK

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May 13, 2009 01:40pm

A TAIWAN carpenter bought a porn DVD only to find secretly taped motel footage of his wife having sex with his friend, whom the husband later stabbed.

The husband, identified only by his surname Lee, discovered the illicit sex on the DVD in 2002.

The sexual acts apparently had been recorded using a hidden camera and were on a pornographic DVD, titled Affairs with Others' Wives, which the husband bought from a vendor to watch at home. 

Lee, who lives in Taoyuan County near Taipei, divorced his wife after viewing the DVD. His friend, a butcher, fled their village. 

In August 2008, Lee spotted the butcher in Changhua City, returned with a knife and stabbed his former friend in the thigh. 


1. When having sex in a motel, make sure to choose a reputable establishment that uses two camera shoots and quality editing. 

2. Make sure the woman knows to fake a few orgasms and comment appreciatively on your size and skills.

3. Be wary of poetic justice. If you are a butcher, expect to be stabbed with a knife. If you are a teacher, expect to smothered in chalk dust. Be prepared.

This reminds me of the story, possibly an urban legend, of the foreigner in Changhua who was caught sleeping with the police chief's wife. That pretty much means your ARC is going to be revoked, dude.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mother's Day

R u ready?

jolly jokers

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Something 2 look forward two

Now that's a refreshing look on today..........


Tuesday, May 05, 2009