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Postby almas john » 24 May 2004, 00:11

"What is this "apply daily" many of you speak of?"


It's a Chinese-language paper, very tabloid in style but much larger. It has an apple on the front so you can't miss it - available in most convenience stores. Personally, I think it is a waste of trees. (Of course, I can't read bloody Chinese so I would say that, wouldn't I? :lol: ).
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Postby lane119 (aka Cola) » 24 May 2004, 00:17

almas john wrote:
"What is this "apply daily" many of you speak of?"


It's a Chinese-language paper, very tabloid in style but much larger. It has an apple on the front so so you can't miss it - available in most convenience stores. Personally, I think it is a waste of trees. (Of course, I can't read bloody Chinese so I would say that, wouldn't I? :lol: ).


Almas John, you can always look at the photos. They tell most of the story. The photos are not in Chinese, Taiwanpsycho.
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Postby Grasshopper » 24 May 2004, 06:03

TaiwanPsycho wrote:What is this "apply daily" many of you speak of?
[/i]. :cool:


Go to any breakfast shop. They'll have many copies on their tables. The 7-11's, High Life's etc will have large stacks of them near the counters.
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Postby skeptic yank » 24 May 2004, 06:23

aristotle, the sun is shining! you got some hay to make!
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Postby skeptic yank » 24 May 2004, 07:34

for international folks outside of Taiwan: "apple daily" is the newest rumor sheet to be released in Taiwan. big pictures, big graphics, big stories equal big circulation. take a tabloid back home and hype it up everyway many times over and you'll have a good idea of what the apple daily means to taiwanese.
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Postby marcelk » 24 May 2004, 07:52

kelake wrote:This is a horrible thing to happen. It especially hits home since I live so close to that pub.


I don't know what to think of it. Sounds like
a good excuse to start avoiding upstairs P&W.
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Postby Tigerman » 24 May 2004, 07:55

spook wrote:Tigerman,

in Taiwan, if someone comes at you with a bat and you're unarmed and you rope them and kill them, what should your next step be?


Leave the scene asap.
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Postby Durins Bane » 24 May 2004, 08:28

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Size or sex doesn't matter, it is technique.


Then why do martial arts have sex/weight divisions?


That's for competition matches.
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Postby bobdobba » 24 May 2004, 09:10

Michael Botti - Good on you. I totally agree with everything you say.

The truth is that as long as we're a recognizable group here we had better act like a group. If people are willing to beat us up because we're foreigners then we'd better be willing to fight back collectively. If you're small or a (non-martial arts trained) girl, then that means giving the people who are down some much earned pain. If you're a decent sized guy then that means stepping in to fight if you see your own being attacked.

Danny, I totally relate to your felings of guilt - there was an incident at the Seduce bar in Taichung last weekend that did not go so far as violence but came very close. I held back too, but that was a mistake. I realize that the next time I see something going down, I need to tell other people what's going down as fast as I can and stand shoulder to shoulder. Or it might be my head on the bat next time, or worse yet my wife's.

At the same time, you did some very useful things, so don't beat yourself up too much. Just keep in mind the lessons for next time.
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Postby Comrade Stalin » 24 May 2004, 09:12

tigerman wrote:
spook wrote:Tigerman,

in Taiwan, if someone comes at you with a bat and you're unarmed and you rope them and kill them, what should your next step be?


Leave the scene asap.


Good advice......but you left out the part about taking the first flight out of Taiwan. :lol:
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