I got a call today from a 台視 dating show, 王子的約會, inviting me to be one of their eligible bachelors. Trouble is, I no longer have an ARC, only a student visa. Is there any way I can legally appear on the show? It sounds really interesting (and God knows I’ve been single long enough that it wouldn’t hurt to try something new ), but I don’t want to get in trouble with the law.
By nob do you refer to the head of a person or to a person of high social standing?
By nob do you refer to the head of a person or to a person of high social standing?[/quote]
I thought he was speaking about this bloke:
Um, yes you can. The TV station gives you some sort of temporary work permit. I’m not even going to ask what a nob is.
If anyone could chime in with some helpful information before I head off to the studio tomorrow afternoon, I’d appreciate it.
I believe a work permit is tied to an ARC. So if you have an ARC, and the TV station gets you a work permit tied to that ARC, then you should be fine.
EDIT: I just saw you do not have an ARC, so I am not sure if you can get a work permit. Maybe, but I have never heard of a work permit without an accompanying ARC???
Ehem, having been there -same program, still running?!- a few comments, as this is a one time gig and hence a grey area:
Technically speaking, you are not working. You are a guest, you are being interviewed. That is my story and I stick to it. Would you be working if a reporter stopped you in teh middle of the street and asked you which is your favorite Taiwanese snack?
They do give you a little “help” to pay transportation costs -hey, it’s all the way in the boondocks, and early too!- which if I am not mistaken is cash so it is technically a gift.
You will have to leave your personal data and mailing address -for your growing legion of fans who will write to you.
Thanks, Icon! I’d love to hear about your experience on the show. Did you meet anyone you liked?
Unfortunately, the TV station said I definitely had to have a document from my school or they’d get in trouble with the Council of Labor Affairs, and my school said they couldn’t give me a work permit since I don’t have an ARC. So, even though I totally agree with Icon’s first point, it looks like I’ll have to meet that special someone another way.
Er, and by “studio” and “TV station” I mean “production company”, if that wasn’t clear.
Yes, ignore these clowns who say you will get busted and deported, the TV station wants a paper trail less than you do, just get your cash from a producer before or after and be on your way.
Tell them your name is ‘Mister John’ or ‘Miss Joanne’ or something equally dumbed down.
Nary a fuck will be given, you will be just another faceless cracker there to entertain your Chinese overlords in the circus that is local TV. They’re the Russians, you are a bear, so ride your bicycle and we will all be dumber if we happen to witness any of it.
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[quote=“haokaiyang”]Thanks, Icon! I’d love to hear about your experience on the show. Did you meet anyone you liked?
Unfortunately, the TV station said I definitely had to have a document from my school or they’d get in trouble with the Council of Labor Affairs, and my school said they couldn’t give me a work permit since I don’t have an ARC. So, even though I totally agree with Icon’s first point, it looks like I’ll have to meet that special someone another way.[/quote]
Well, at that time, my Chinese was not up to the task, that was the main problem, so even though I did meet a couple of interesting people, it was difficult to communicate and we did not pursue further. Afterwards, I met more guys in other ways but currently Icon has handed in the towel where it comes to local guys.
Seems weird the TV station is so “careful”. Oh, well, their loss. As said, this program is more for entertainment purposes, wouldn’t take it that seriously.
AFAIK, to be on TV, you’ll need to CYA and TCB with the MOE or CEA, with an ARC or APRC, or you’ll be PNG with the NIA and the FAP will have you at CKS PDQ and it’ll be SYL to the ROC.
I have a similar situation I’m actually on my visitor visa still, for the last 5 months and since I have been unemployed, I’m also a cartoonist so the mom-in-law told her friends and a neighbor made me make like a dozen of his friends to help me make some money or “donations” anyways he got carried away for it and now he got me an interview on the news so I was like “cool more costumers”, nevertheless I woke up in the middle of the night with an epiphany “I’m not suppose to be making money, I’m gonna get deported if I make the interview” so I told my wife to tell him that I was going to go out of the country soon son couldn’t commit. So I think I did Ok right?