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Re: Is someone..?

Postby ceevee369 » 27 Jun 2012, 20:02

ROZA wrote:[quote="ceevee369"
oh, who tell u "I'm learning english in taiwan"? My major is business administration and all my class english. there is no one talk about where u should go to study enlgish.
okey no more comment!

Sorry - I was misled by your numerous grammar and spelling mistakes in enlgish and oversaw you are here for Chinese lessons....
Okay - no more comment neither :hand:
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Re: Is someone..?

Postby PapaAzucar » 27 Jun 2012, 20:09

If I was in your position, I would check out if there is a Korean student association at your college, or other international student groups.
Colleges are usually the best places to meet people.

For whatever reason that doesn't work out, then I would start checking out all the Korean restaurants in Kaohsiung.
My experience with the Korean community is that Koreans tend to congregate among themselves.
So once you go to the Korean restaurants, find out who the owners are and ask them where other Koreans hang out at (like karaokes, cafes or churches).

Pretty soon you will have more than enough friends that will keep you from studying. :discodance:
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Re: Is someone..?

Postby tommy525 » 27 Jun 2012, 23:24

Hang in there !! I feel certain you will run into some people to be buds with. Maybe go outside your class and see if you can find friends in the library and other public outlets in the school and cafes around the school? Also is there a bulletin board? Place a little ad there?
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Re: Look for Friends :)

Postby GC Rider » 28 Jun 2012, 14:29

Roza, I think language exchange is the way to go for you. Learning Korean has become quite popular here among young people, especially girls, due to popularity of Korean tv soaps, pop music, etc. Place an ad for Korean-Chinese language exchange at the nearest university or language school where Korean is taught.
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Re: Look for Friends :)

Postby tommy525 » 28 Jun 2012, 14:52

Yes i second that. Korean pop is now super hip in Taiwan. Maybe you can join a group who are practicing some of the Kpop dances at school? Look around , there may be some?

Join as many social activities groups in school as you find an interest in.

Shouldnt be too hard for a 19 year old girl to make friends.
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Re: Look for Friends :)

Postby UK123 » 14 Jul 2012, 01:31

After 16 yrs here I can say that Taiwanese are superficially friendly. They always promote themselves are being so friendly towards foreigners but its only if they can get the language from you for free or some backlash from being invaded by the Japs. If it does not involve any trouble for them in any way or form. It does not involve hanging out. Making real friends with the locals, ummm. Haven't found it yet.
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Re: Look for Friends :)

Postby tommy525 » 14 Jul 2012, 08:05

yes but you should seek out others with similar interests and then you can be friends. Also start hanging out regularly at a cafe/restaurant that you like. Get to know the owners. They will introduce you to their friends and other customers. Pretty soon you are part of the IN crowd ! Try it.

It doesnt take 16 years either.
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Re: Look for Friends :)

Postby delieadalish » 14 Jul 2012, 09:02

JessicaRabbit wrote:Im glad to hear that its fun and easy, the few Taiwanese people that I know here in America says that most Taiwanese are afraid of foreigners :cry: So im testing to see how hard it is to really get to know people before i move :)

HAHAHHAAHAAH are you sure they are really Taiwanese???? A lot of local people are afraid to speak English, but honestly most people can a little and will try. I don't' think in the 10 years I've been here anyone has been (EEK wai guo ren!!! scary).

Just curious do you only want local friend? Or other expats too (Ie do you dance with Chinese (dances with wolves reference that my friends and I use) and think us other foreigners are scum? ) I have a mix of local and expat friends. All of them speak English (even though I speak Chinese).

There are lots of different groups, most/many that are in English are organized by expats but every group I've ever seen has Locals who join up (to make new friends, hang out with existing friends, or maybe to make friends and practice their English).

On Facebook there is a board gaming group, hiking and biking group, the Taiwan east west culture project (mostly Taichi but they do other things too like hikes and bbq's) hmmm there is the want a sub need a sub group if you need work, the Taipei/Taiwan apartments and roommates group if you're looking for a place to stay. (there is tealit too.. but I hatesess :fume: them and while they have lots of posts, they SUCK.. often deleting or blocking posts for no reason.. making the site rapidly become more and more useless.) There are also several party promotion groups.. party Taiwan I think is the name of one, on facebook and the web... there are also several pages such as Taipei trends and Taiwan night that tell lots of parties to go to. Wednesday is ladies night (free entry and sometimes free drinks) at almost every bar.. I think brass monkey is the only exception being thursday.

hum hum that's all I can think of off the top of my head. But I suggest just typing whatever you're looking to do, (hike, taichi, party) into either google or facebook with the words taipei and or Taiwan. And you'll probably find some group doing that. :D Also you meet local friends through work, or I do anyway. I always make friend's with my co teachers (just a good idea in general for peace and happiness in work.. you DO not want your co workers to be against you) and then going out for lunch dinner etc with them, they often introduce me to more people.

hope this all helps :D cheers
PS I'm friendly if you wanna hang out just gimmie a hollar :) good luck and welcome to the wan (soon)
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meet new friend in taipei

Postby scottiie » 26 Jul 2012, 13:45

Hi all,
I am kind of in the same situation like other post I saw.
Came back for work, and lived in HsienTsu for a year and a half. Don't know anyone and been alone pretty much since the beginning.

Quit my job there and moved to Taipei, was kind of hoping to find better social life here but turns out the same.
If there is like a gathering here in Taipei, please do invite me to tag along.

BTW, is there a recommend bar here in Taipei, like offers socializing etc etc? I am not really interested in dance clubs.
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Re: meet new friend in taipei

Postby Diomedes » 02 Aug 2012, 17:32

just got to taipei myself, and I'd be going to the concert tomorrow night except my girl and i are moving into our apartment tomorrow and I'm thinking she needs some TLC....

PM me for drinks sometime?
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