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2nd Annual Maker Faire in Taipei, Taiwan

Wow, that escalated quickly. Seriously. Last years level of participants and attendees was fairly low, almost quaint. There was open space with which to move without having to force another human being against an exhibitors booth and walk around without needing to worry about accidentally stepping on someones 6-legged crawling robotic creation. This year was very, very different.

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Tomy Beyblade, Bakugan, and Scan2Go Toy Fair

Remember the Tomica (Tomy) 40th Anniversary Fair I reported on about a year-and-a-half ago? They must have some sort of deal with Mitsigoshi because they’re back again. This time it’s to celebrate their three current marquee brands: Scan2Go slot cars, Beyblade fighting tops, and Bakugan…those ball-things you roll or toss then they pop open into some […]

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Display at the Taiwan Hakka Expo

Taiwan Hakka Exposition 2008/2009 2

  Food. Lots of Food. Wait…I should probably explain what a Taiwanese Hakka is, just so you know. Just in case you don’t know. In broad, general strokes, Taiwan has 3 ethnic groups: Aboriginal, Hakka, Hoklo, and Immigrant (a.k.a “Mainlanders”). Aboriginals are those that are native to Formosa (and surrounding islands that make up Taiwan). They are […]