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To explain about the history of the mountains my wife has a relative with a drug habit that fucked up his life and ended up living on the mountain and sand mining illegally. The police would drag him away and and then he would just go back again with his digger. All the inlaws were afraid of him as he is violent and has attacked and threatened them before.
I did have a crazy idea to do Hakka outdoor cookouts on weekends for city folk or tourists going to Dahu. I have to check how the mountain is located (only been there twice) and there are no dwellings or electricity up to the site I believe. Whenever there is a funeral or wedding the older inlaws get together and cook these amazing authentic dishes with locally grown chicken and duck etc.
headhonchoII wrote:Thanks for all your suggestions. I have to admit I often talk more than actually doing things, especially something that I have no experience of. Still it's given me something to chew over. Some experiments and real effort is in order! Sometimes when you talk to Taiwanese they kind of go negative, which doesn't help. Just got to go and do it I guess.
Not sure why but anytime I talk to a Taiwanese about economics its always negative, like we're somehow really poor and the economy is shit regardless of how the economy actually is. I think most Taiwanese has rose colored glasses regarding places like the US or Europe when it comes to money and politics. No matter who I speak to they'll always say that Americans are richer than Taiwanese even though it looks like the reverse is true (Americans may appear to be more rich, but the average Taiwanese not only have little to no debt, they often have a large amount of savings).
I have to admit I often talk more than actually doing things, especially something that I have no experience of. Still it's given me something to chew over. Some experiments and real effort is in order!
Sometimes when you talk to Taiwanese they kind of go negative, which doesn't help. Just got to go and do it I guess.
Pingdong wrote:HH: most mountain crops that require little work are either mango or betel nut. both are valuable and heavily watched by thieves. I had someone steal an 8 foot tree that had been in ground 4 years (= large roots) and drag it trough rebar I had laying in the weeds and lots of prickles for about 200m to their truck. this was directly behind a greenhouse, and I am well known in the area with 3 houses nearby. this was done in the daytime on a friday. the only way to prevent theft is live there.
finley wrote:Course it wouldn't. The guy was clearly a blithering idiot. If he wasn't, he would (a) have a proper job or (b) wouldn't have spent a few 000's on a truck just so he could steal worthless (after he'd finished with them) trees.
And that's why we need Mr Eastwood.
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