Naturalized hoops player to sing national anthem at New Year event


#1

For those not in the know, ‘hoops’ means basketball. What message is the president trying to send?

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201812200020.aspx


#2

“The theme was chosen to shine the light on the nature of Taiwanese people”…by letting non-Taiwanese sing the national anthem? That’s an odd choice.

In before:“they’re naturalized!” -> I don’t have my “mice born in a barn” image here.


#3

The message is, If you’re not as great as him, don’t bother applying


#4

Look, play basketball and we will give you ROC nationality.


#5

Worth getting up at 4am to stand in the security line to get in. Cool.


#6

Rifat the Youtuber is getting naturalized? Cool.


#8

Let’s all open a YouTube Chanel to promote Taiwan back home! This is the easiest way to receive the citizenship without losing your original one. Total JOKE!


#9

Just walked by a buxiban. They are offering courses on how to become a YouTuber. It that allows me to work from home and get ROC nationality, I’m in.


#10

2019 Resolution!


#11

I wonder if the singers were chosen just for their prominence, or did somebody ask them if they could sing (and knew all the words of the anthem)?


#12

You might already know the answer to that


#13

Did you hear the mayor of Kaoshiung singing at New Years? He and his companions couldn’t sing but was the first thing I heard in 2019.


#14

Quincy, unlike the Turkish fellow et al, actually renounced his original U.S. citizenship, even though his naturalization period was otherwise streamlined.


#15

There’s a voice from the past.