Kaohsiungeditor wrote:As we all know, Taiwanese people are incredibly kind and go out of their way to help.
Eh? What makes you say that?
Many Taiwanese people were lovely, once I got to know them, and learned a little Chinese. However, when I first arrived in Taiwan, people stared and pointed at me in the street, locals tried to rip me off and my boss was a lying, cheating bully. The first week I got here, I had an accident in the street and people actually stepped over me. It took forty minutes to crawl home, covered in blood. I could also write about how four hospitals refused to treat me.
I stayed in Taiwan for seven years and loved the place, but kind and helpful to strangers? I always found Taiwanese people outside my immediate circle reserved and reluctant to get involved unless face was involved. Are you sure you're not thinking of Thailand? I have some lovely stories.