August 2008

Around Formosa(Taiwan)

08.29.2008 by Mark Forman

Click To Play Moving around Nantou and Lukang:Central Taiwan with the Saito's


A Taiwan History…

08.27.2008 by Mark Forman

Got a comment on recent post from PJ Cabrera that made me dig out this history of Taiwan. It was the Dutch and the Spanish that first established formal political powers on Taiwan, marking the beginning of Taiwan's transformation that would move the island from prehistoric obscurity into the modern world, forged through the Age of […]


The 3rd in the Trilogy

08.25.2008 by Mark Forman

This is the last in the series of 3 photo essays centered around my friends-the Saito family. This portion is from our trip to Lukang-the 2nd commercial center of Taiwan after Tainan and marking Taiwan's commercial development gradually migrating north. Founder of Acer Stanley Shih is from Lukang as well as the powerful Koo family. At […]


Nantou with old friends

08.21.2008 by Mark Forman

Nantou is the largest county geographically in Taiwan. It borders Hualien, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Changhua, Taichung and Yunlin counties. It is the only land locked county in Taiwan. It has some of Taiwan's most beautiful scenery comprised of mostly mountains and it contains Sun Moon Lake as well. Generally, whenever we get visitors from overseas we […]


Reconnecting: The Saito’s in SanYi

08.18.2008 by Mark Forman

About 2 years ago I got a crazy idea: why don't I try to find 2 Japanese friends from back in college over the internet (after 20 some odd years)?? Only info I had was the English spelling of one friend's name, his field of study (archeology) and memory of home town name in Japan. […]