I came here with $1500 almost 3 years ago with no friends and no contacts. I stayed in a shitty hostel in Taipei for 2 days and moved myself out to Taoyuan thereafter. I took over the apartment, scooter, and private students of a guy I just met who was moving off to Thailand. I saw his ad in Tealit called "Life for sale." I made friends with his friends and lived where he lived. I lived in Taoyuan for a year and a half and then moved back to Taipei. Overall, it was a good decision in the beginning, but I had to shell most of the money I saved. Although not having to worry about buying a scooter, finding a place to live/job was a big relief.
"Hoy yo, como ficha del imperio yanqui, me siento obligado de romper relaciones dimplomaticas con el senor Hugo Chavez. Como muy pronto me voy para leer el MBA en los EEUU, el hogar del diablo capitalista , llegue a conclusion que voy al camino basurero de la historia y estoy enfermo de odio. Porque si no aceptas todo loque dice el senor Chavez, claramente eres un mamon." - ME
"Al acabo de los anos he observado que la belleza, como la felicidad, es frecuente. No pasa un dia en que no estemos, un instante, en el paraiso." - Jorge Luis Borges