Just wondering, what kind of people make up your social circle in TW? Do you find yourself befriending other expats that speak English, or are some of your friends locals as well? What’s a typical weekend like for you in TW?
Social circle? Do you realize how much time I spend on Forumosa?
intelligent foreign drunkards
3 big noses (although Erhu’s nose is pretty small), a few non-local Taiwanese, the rest local.
Most of what little friends I have here are local, including canine. But lately, I’ve been hangin out with a guy named me… a fella named myself… and a dude named I… but I’m fine… yep
[quote=“zerosum”]Most of what little friends I have here are local, including canine. But lately, I’ve been hangin out with a guy named me… a fella named myself… and a dude named I… but I’m fine… yep
I believe the politically correct term is “vertically challenged”.
Social Circle? What kind of Soc. pyschobabble is that?
A circle has no angles, and thus is an ill-suited metaphor for human interaction.
Mine looks like a parallelogram or rhombi.
Murderers, rapists, thieves…these are my people.
This is weird, I thought it was just me living the solitary life here. I lived in HK, Korea and Vietnam and had fantastic social lives in all…what gives in Taiwan?
I am not doing nothing, I go to the gym, rock climb at Y17 and occasionally drink with colleagues. Have tried hanging around MOP and The Tavern, but a social circle does not seem to be developing…unless you count the barmaids at MOP who talk to me as long as I am drinking.
Most of my socialising seems to be with the gf’s friends & folks…maybe I am just pussy whipped?
Go to the next Forumosa Happy Hour.
Large social circle but few allowed into the inner confines of my life.
Friends are just strangers that you accidentally met.
[quote=“Infidel”][quote=“zerosum”]Most of what little friends I have here are local, including canine. But lately, I’ve been hangin out with a guy named me… a fella named myself… and a dude named I… but I’m fine… yep
I believe the politically correct term is “vertically challenged”.[/quote]
Pffffft… not eve… :snooty:
With family, they are first. And the not in importance of frequency, quality or time.
Some of my wife’s university and high-school frieds.
Our employees and subcontractors
The few people that are here, with or without spouse,s from my home-country.
Some previous business accossiates (locals) that still like to keep in contact even if there is no business for us to do together these days.
So what do you guys usually do on the weekends? It seems in Taipei, all you can do is either shop or hit a movie. BTW, I’m not yet in TW, though just curious how my social life will look like, if any.
Well, I was very lonely for the first couple of years. Getting a dog helped. Then I just brought my own friends out…I’ve had 5 different friends come to visit me here (two of which I helped pay their ticket)…and one decided to stay. Got 4 more coming within the next year or so.
I like to hang out at the local scooter mod/big bike shop. I have something in common with whoever else hangs out there…a love for bikes. I don’t drink or smoke…so I don’t fit in too well at the bars/pubs. My roommate is almost thirty years old and just started smoking recently…to fit in better I’m guessing :loco: since his buddies all smoke.
When I ride a big bike…I just have to stop at any biker hang outs and I have many people to chat with.
But I’ll admit that a good part of my social life consists of forums . But considering I lived with 3 drug dealers in Canada…I think it’s an improvement.
Shop or hit a movie? Ha!
(all photos click to flickr for bigger)
You can wrestle animals:
Drink (Garlic) Beer:
Go to free shows:
Kick ass via board games:
Take first in Jujitsu competitions (in Thailand via team Taiwan!)
Drink (head shrinking) Beer:
Get knocked the fuck out:
KTV (of course):
Yesterday I Jujitsued and swam. Didn’t have a lot of energy for night time activities, so I drank beer and played Devil May Cry 3 (for PS2.) I’m not a big fan of night time activities anyway. Today is Game Club (SCHOOLIN’ folks in board games), then open mat at the Jujitsu club (SCHOOLIN’ folks in wrestling.)
I’m always suprised at the amount of free and paid things there are to do in Taipei. There’s always some artsy fartsy dance, play, art thing going on somewhere. Lots of good music (which I never gor see .) Lots of nature things to do. Museums to visit. Bike paths to explore. Hot springs to soak in. The list don’t stop.
Alright, I’m jealous. You are one cool cat miltownkid. Blessed with brains, looks, and a near perfect body. I hate you.
Anyhow, what’s up with those two pics? Why does Team Taiwan have more white faces than Asian?
And are you shooting a movie in the knockout pic? Or is that really from a fight?
I hope you’re grateful for all that you have miltown, because you truly do have a lot.
It’s more like a triangle or a square.