Sunday, February 13, 2011


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  1. I love what you did! : Matt Burgos$

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  2. It's sweet that you're defending your girlfriend. You're right though, I'm not sure if you mean Rotary as in Rotary Taiwan, but generally Taiwanese people get offended x10000 by the tiniest complaint. I remember that just because I said I didn't like onions the world exploded. They expect uniform thinking, uniform dress, uniform everything - much different from Western education. But that's the way they are. They are the ones losing out if they send your girlfriend home. So screw them.

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  3. We both appreciate your support Jane

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  4. I was an exchange student in Taiwan a few years ago. And I had the same kind of problems. I didn't have a blog though but I got in trouble for saying the truth! And all the things you write about seem a lot like the experiences Rotary but me through. But I agree with Jane about the culture difference. You can't fight it as an exchange student though. I gave them what they wanted and then went back after the exchange year trying to show them who I really was.

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  5. We go into Taiwan as ambassadors, many students forget that. It's not something to forget about. I'm not saying anyone should try to "change" anything. Only that the truth deserves to be out there so that people in the future will not be blind-sighted.

    Thank you for noting your experiences. It really helps the whole process.

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