[quote=“kage”][quote=“walile”]For places to meet local people, you can try language classes. Korean, Japanese, French(if you don’t already speak it)[/quote] Uhm… isn’t the OP in Taiwan to learn Chinese?
[quote]Young adults often meet people throug reunions(同學會) or inter-office meetups(聯誼).[/quote] This may be a challenge for a student who has only been here for 5 months…
Lots of other good advice given. Hang in there, it’ll get better. You’re doing lots of the right things.
I usually talk to everyone I meet. Everywhere. I have heaps of conversations in my abysmal Chinese in the park, on the street, in shops, all over. Smile first.[/quote]
If one barely speaks the language, how do you expect him/her to “penetrate this culture” so easily? Superficial friendship is good enough for any F.O.B.