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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby Zla'od » 05 Jul 2012, 17:46

You need a new religion! Just write down the names of 10 or 20 different ones, then pick one out of a hat, and presto! New friends.

(Sinners: substitute bars and nightclubs.)
“If a bodhisattva resides as a householder and there appears a woman who is clearly unbound to anyone, habituated to sexual indulgence, attracted to the bodhisattva and seeking sexual activities, the bodhisattva having seen this thinks, 'Do not make her mind upset, producing much misfortune. If she pursues her desire, she will obtain freedom. As expedient means [upaya] I will take her in and have her plant the roots for virtue, also having her abandon unwholesome karma. I will engage in impure activities [abrahma-carya] with a compassionate mind.' Even practising such defiled activities like this, there is nothing that is violated [precepts], and much merit will be produced." -- from the Yogācārabhūmi Śāstra

For even more saucy Buddhist scripture, see http://sdhammika.blogspot.tw/2010/08/st ... m-all.html
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby appa » 05 Jul 2012, 19:57

I am actually agnostic. I was raised as a buddhist/taoist, but I converted to Christianity in high school only to realize years later that it wasn't for me.

@cranky- Is there a contact I can get in touch with for the "Jack's 7/7 Birthday Happy Hour"? I feel kind of weird and rude to crash someone's birthday celebration without any acquittances.
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby scomargo » 06 Jul 2012, 08:25

appa wrote:@cranky- Is there a contact I can get in touch with for the "Jack's 7/7 Birthday Happy Hour"? I feel kind of weird and rude to crash someone's birthday celebration without any acquittances.

It's open to anyone who's interested. I guarantee you'll have a good time if you go. I know I always do. I'll be there starting at around 9pm, more or less.

I think there's probably not as much to do in Xinzhu, but there's definitely places to meet people if you get out there and give it a try.
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby Zla'od » 06 Jul 2012, 08:40

I am actually agnostic


Haven't heard of THAT one, but I guess we all believe in the same God!
“If a bodhisattva resides as a householder and there appears a woman who is clearly unbound to anyone, habituated to sexual indulgence, attracted to the bodhisattva and seeking sexual activities, the bodhisattva having seen this thinks, 'Do not make her mind upset, producing much misfortune. If she pursues her desire, she will obtain freedom. As expedient means [upaya] I will take her in and have her plant the roots for virtue, also having her abandon unwholesome karma. I will engage in impure activities [abrahma-carya] with a compassionate mind.' Even practising such defiled activities like this, there is nothing that is violated [precepts], and much merit will be produced." -- from the Yogācārabhūmi Śāstra

For even more saucy Buddhist scripture, see http://sdhammika.blogspot.tw/2010/08/st ... m-all.html
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby archylgp » 06 Jul 2012, 13:01

appa wrote:I would play basketball, but I am pretty bad at it. When do you guys play? May I join you?


Check out the university courts in Xinzhu with a ball and a pair of basketball shoes. It can get pretty competitive but players of lesser skill seemed to be welcomed. After a few months playing, you'll probably get better, too.

You could join an evening class. I bet there are a lot of interesting ones. That's something I've been wanting to do.
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby steelersman » 06 Jul 2012, 14:38

archylgp wrote:
appa wrote:I would play basketball, but I am pretty bad at it. When do you guys play? May I join you?


Check out the university courts in Xinzhu with a ball and a pair of basketball shoes. It can get pretty competitive but players of lesser skill seemed to be welcomed. After a few months playing, you'll probably get better, too.

You could join an evening class. I bet there are a lot of interesting ones. That's something I've been wanting to do.


At least in Taipei, you will quickly discover the players of your skill level to play with. Most courts have 4-8 hoops with 3-on-3 games. Usually there are people playing that are not that good.
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby purejunie » 07 Jul 2012, 01:30

Hi! I feel the same way!! I just moved back here a month ago and really haven't met any new friends... I'll be here until November. Any suggestions for me? I'm 27, female living in Taipei.. I saw there were mentions of scuba diving. I brought my basic gears with me, but haven't found any one to go diving with me or even where to go. If there are anyone interested, let me know!! appa, let me know if you ever want to hang!
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Please remerge into The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby appa » 07 Jul 2012, 08:49

Thanks for all the feedback everyone. ... [Mod note: question on guitar lessons moved to its own thread in WCIF]
@purejunie- YEA! Let's definitely hang out. You can be the first friend I make in Taiwan haha. I am actually going to Taipei today, and I am probably going to try/crash that happy hour birthday thing later tonight to meet some people. I see that you are living in Taipei, would you like to go? I'll PM you my email and my cell so you can get in touch with me if you are interested.
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby nemesis » 07 Jul 2012, 14:06

Get onto some of the Hsinchu FB pages; there are a LOT of activities going on, and there's even an ultimate frisbee group. If you need more info on the groups, PM me.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: The most antisocial 3 months of my life

Postby superguavaguy » 11 Jul 2012, 03:03

Look up the Hash House Harrier groups in Taiwan, there are several including one in Hsinchu,

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