Here’s the latest foreigners making the news in Taiwan. Eight “drunken laowai” were carousing on a train traveling from Taipei to Yilan. Fellow passengers complained to the conductor only to be told to move to another location. Apparently it was caught on video. So fess up if you were a drunken laowai, on that train, that is.
I see people climbing on the seats nearly every time I’m on a train – usually wee obasans trying to get their luggage into the overhead shelves. I guess it must be different when them foreigners do it, though.
What a bunch of racist bullshit. What does their being foreigners have to do with anything? Would they have a story about 6 Hakka passengers drinking beer and being noisy? What about six aboriginals? It’s a total non-story.
And all the blue uniformed Tzu Chi volunteers were waitresses?[/quote]
No cultural reference point for that. You might have a couple of nuns traveling together, but a whole pack of them? They might have thought they were a women’s air force unit, or a group heading to a retired stewardess’s convention.
Who could ever believe this story? When would foreigners ever distract themselves from their usual drug taking, stealing Taiwan’s ugliest women and destroying Taiwan for nothing more than drinking a beer on a train?
I don’t know. You don’t think drunken-stoned Brit stories make the press in Amsterdam or Portugal? Of course it’s cute as can be that a few people drinking beer is enough to upset Taiwanese [strike]society[/strike] media.
You’re right, Kea. I’m about 95% sure I saw someone in that video who is a leader in the Hash group. Those guys really know how to party from what I hear.
Edit: Yeah, my facebook contact confirms it was Hash. They seem to be enjoying this exposure they’re getting.