Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Icon » 27 Apr 2012, 12:35

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Icon wrote:Dunno why I find it strange when "famous" people come to Taiwan, but this one is weird as he just got married:

A U.S. actor known for his role as "Mr. Big" in the TV show and movie "Sex and the City," said Thursday he is amazed by Taiwan's unique tea culture after visiting a century-old tea factory in Taipei.

During his first visit to Taiwan, Chris Noth said tea production in Taiwan -- from grading raw tea, sieving, curing to drying -- is so complicated that Western tea simply cannot compete.

"I don't think I will be able to experience other teas in quite the same way," Noth said during a trip to Wang Tea at the invitation of the Tourism Bureau.

Noth, who owns a tea brand himself, said that what impresses him the most about the production of Taiwanese tea is the incredible amount of labor and time involved.


From CNA

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In my defense, I was searching for other stuff when this caught my eye, OK? And I did an article on that same tea factory, which I like very much.


He was doing the rounds of local TV interviews. I think his wife got him into it , they opened a teahouse in Canada but it failed. Now he is promoting his line of fruit teas, he's a spokesman and PR for the company but he seems pretty genuine. This was not quite as weird as deuce bigalow male gigalo and his wife coming here for their honeymoon!


Rats, I missed those interviews. would have been interesting to see what he had to say about the tea. And I think it was also almost honeymoon, he had just married like a week before. maybe Taiwan is the kind of place where they can walk down the streets, no one would bother them, but I don't know how much as most of us get stared/pinched/probed at just for being foreigners.

Yesterday, I went to cover an event, in my capacity as sort of reporter. People were taking pictures of me, and asking me to pose with them. :s Maybe the weight loss is working. :D
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Icon » 29 Apr 2012, 13:12

Oh, just caught Mr. Big's interview on TBVS. Quite nice and refreshing to hear such smart talk. The only thing was the way the Taiwanese female interviewer phrased her questions. It was very difficult to understand, but the guy just took the lead and spoke in an interesting and remarkably revealing way. Furthermore, the reporter remained very professional, did not gush and awed and giggled her way through silly questions, that I am grateful for, as it is always annoying. She was actually very respectful. I was impressed. Oh, and he did plug in the tea. :D
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby kaikai34 » 16 Oct 2012, 01:17

I was walking my dog yesterday when I came upon my 10 year old neighbor and her grandmother. She was begging her grandmother for something and I immediately guessed that she wanted her granny to buy something for her. As I got closer, her grandmother with a slightly exasperated look finally relented and reached into her pocket. Out came a blue box. I thought that's a strange looking change purse. She opened up the box, reached in and pulled out a betel nut and gave it to her granddaughter.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Novaspes » 06 Dec 2012, 12:19

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So stop repainting your scratches. People in France happily plough into one another all day long. Italy too.


Not true. Even in the somewhat less regulated South Italy scratching or bumping into someone's car is a big deal and people try very hard not to do it.

You seem to be getting this out of a dated stereotype.


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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Icon » 16 Jan 2013, 14:28

Forgive me but still I find this quirky:

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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby hannes » 16 Jan 2013, 18:16

He spent his honeymoon in Taiwan with his hot Mexican wife. He IS a strange one.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby headhonchoII » 16 Jan 2013, 22:48

You know it's not that strange. He could visit Taiwan without getting mobbed and followed by paparazzi everywhere. Thats a really big plus especially on your honeymoon.

He got treated well and probably got the whole thing paid for by the tenren tea. Maybe he really does like Taiwan.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby navillus » 16 Jan 2013, 23:01

kaikai34 wrote:I was walking my dog yesterday when I came upon my 10 year old neighbor and her grandmother. She was begging her grandmother for something and I immediately guessed that she wanted her granny to buy something for her. As I got closer, her grandmother with a slightly exasperated look finally relented and reached into her pocket. Out came a blue box. I thought that's a strange looking change purse. She opened up the box, reached in and pulled out a betel nut and gave it to her granddaughter.



Seriously. Where do you live? Top of some mountain in Nantou?
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Icon » 17 Jan 2013, 11:33

headhonchoII wrote:You know it's not that strange. He could visit Taiwan without getting mobbed and followed by paparazzi everywhere. Thats a really big plus especially on your honeymoon.

He got treated well and probably got the whole thing paid for by the tenren tea. Maybe he really does like Taiwan.


Yep, I had said just as much before, but given that any foreigner here is treated like a panda, well, it is not much anonimity he's getting.

Mostly it is about the image. I mean, Mr. Big promoting tea, got it. Deuce Bigalow -his biggest role so far- well, not much. That's the mental link I'm making, not anything related Mr. Shneider the person.

And paparazzi here... oh, gosh... really awful...
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby mukashi » 17 Jan 2013, 13:21

navillus wrote:
kaikai34 wrote:I was walking my dog yesterday when I came upon my 10 year old neighbor and her grandmother. She was begging her grandmother for something and I immediately guessed that she wanted her granny to buy something for her. As I got closer, her grandmother with a slightly exasperated look finally relented and reached into her pocket. Out came a blue box. I thought that's a strange looking change purse. She opened up the box, reached in and pulled out a betel nut and gave it to her granddaughter.


Seriously. Where do you live? Top of some mountain in Nantou?


This is a scary story... I have never really paid much attention, but isn't there age limit or sth on the betel nut? Although I do think country side people around here just don't make some connection between what they give to eat to their kids and health... of course, some people
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