jimipresley wrote: jdsmith wrote:
tommy525 wrote:Yes it was my impression (from this forumosa)
This is where you should stop. A large majority of Taiwan related posts on this site do not accurately reflect the reality of life and living here. You want accurate impressions of Taiwan? Look at the photo threads.
The big question I always have for you, since you do not live here and have no plans of coming back is Why do you care....so much...about every tiny thing that goes on here?
The same applies to Chewy, too.
Such nativism and localism on the threads
Let me rephrase it this way; With two stepchildren that are 100% Taiwanese, with a wife that is 100% Taiwanese, with a toddler that is a dual citizen, with 8 years experience in Taiwan working in government and for one of its biggest companies, and with friends on this board whose opinions and humor I continue to enjoy reading (and opponents I continue to enjoy pissing off), why the hell wouldn't I be a regular contributor/reader/
Some of us leave Taiwan to give our kids better opportunities or to pursue diverse job opportunities, but we're still very much interested in Taiwan. You spend a decade or so in another locale and when large parts of your family is from that place, it would seem even stranger to make a break where you didn't contribute/read posts.
That there is a Greater Forumosa section makes me think that the higher ups
on the site welcome people regardless of if they still live in Taiwan or not.
Tommy may post too much sometimes but as a person with a Taiwan mother/US father, the site is a great place for him to reconnect with Taiwan. People such as the Chief may get annoyed by him, but a Bay-area half-taiwanese person such as Tommy has just as much rights to use it as a Canuckistan hillbilly (the Chief)
or many Engrishy teachers for that matter.