Month: April 2016

Canadian caught growing, selling weed in pingtung

Red Brick Daily Staff An unnamed, 37-year-old Canadian national was arrested in mid-February 2016 after a two-month stake-out by local cops who got wind he was growing the ganja in a rented apartment in the Pingtung County’s Neipu Township. Neipu is home to perhaps as many as a dozen foreigners and three of those are probably Mormon missionaries, so the man must have stuck out like a sore green thumb. He was reportedly unemployed and spent his days at home, creating reasonably high-quality greenery using a simple but effective growing op. He was reportedly unemployed and spent his days...

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taiwan’s drug-sniffing dogs are not stupid

A 32-year-old Taiwan man whose family is originally from Kaohsiung, obviously spent too much time baking under the hot California sun. Sometime in his youth, Mr Tsung became a fan of marijuana edibles, or as some in Taiwan call them, “Happy Cakes.” Tsung discovered people in his native Taiwanese city also enjoyed happier cakes, and began a delivery service from California. Pot brownies or cookies have a long history in the west, but have only recently become part of Taiwan’s drug culture. And while a customs official may look at your ‘cookies’, see cookies and decide you are in...

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flip flop kaohsiung I-pass card lauded

Taipei has the EasyCard, which to be honest is rather easy to use to access public transportation and/or make purchases at virtually any convenience store, or supermarket. Some Taipei taxis have even installed EasyCard machines allowing you to pay with just a touch of your card. Not to be outdone, Kaohsiung started its i-Pass card not long afterwards, but to be fair, it’s taken a bit longer for the card to catch on quite as much as Taipei’s version. Luckily for consumers both companies are discussing finally collaborating to the point where we may only have to lug around...

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fashion – not just for living people anymore

There’s not a lot of cool things about being dead. On the plus side though, you don’t have to worry about being ‘fashionable’ anymore, right? -Wrong. In mid December 2015, models in Kaohsiung City staged a fashion show a local cemetery. The clothing they wore are known as ‘shou yi,’ or funerary clothes. These are the clothes one is buried or cremated in and they look pretty much like old Chinese ‘mandarin’ suits for men and dress-robe-things known as ‘cheongsam’ for women. The models displayed the latest in high fashion for corpses designed by the department of fashion design...

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