Tag Archives: Ask Taiwanxifu

Are Taiwanese workers dumb? Managing Across Cultures

The August edition of Centered on Taipei magazine is now out, and in it is my latest Ask Taiwanxifu article.  This one was a little controversial.  At least I think so.  I addressed an issue of why some (foreign) managers … Continue reading

Posted in Eating | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Centered on Taipei magazine: Hostess gifts

Ever been invited to someone’s home for dinner in Taiwan and wondered what to bring?  Or have you wondered why Taiwanese friends prefer going out rather than inviting friends to their place for a dinner party?

Posted in Eating | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Centered on Taipei Magazine: how much money to give as a wedding present

The April issue of Centered on Taipei magazine is out now, and in this edition there is an ‘Ask Taiwanxifu’ column I wrote on page 13.  This column addresses a delicate etiquette issue:  People might tell you that ‘it doesn’t matter’, … Continue reading

Posted in Eating | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hot Springs Etiquette: Centered on Taipei magazine

The December/January edition of Centered on Taipei magazine is out.  And I am especially chuffed about my Ask Taiwanxifu article on pages 12 and 13 that has been included in this edition.  Firstly, because I have a big, warm soft … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Publications | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Ask Taiwanxifu: Centered on Taipei Magazine

I am excited to announce that I have started a new cultural Q & A column in Centered on Taipei magazine — Ask Taiwanxifu.  See the November edition (pages 12 and 13) for an answer to a question about Taiwanese … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Tagged , , | 2 Comments