My name is Bhamv, I am Taiwanese, I live in Taipei, I work as an editor at a translation house (I have training in translation and interpretation) and I'm getting married in less than a month. Ask me stuff.
April Fools Day, because I'm a compulsive liar and prankster. And since everyone around me knows it, for April Fools Day this year I went around telling people things that sounded like lies, but were actually true. "Hey, it's raining really hard, remember to bring your umbrella when you go out for lunch." "Yeah right!" *cue victim getting wet*Favorite holiday?
龟 in simplified Chinese, or it's traditional version 龜. Fortunately I don't need to write "turtle" very often.Most annoying character to write?
Favorite street food would probably be "egg cakes" 雞蛋糕. They're these plain little cakes that usually come in small ovals, or in animal shapes. Incredibly plain, nothing on them, and they taste amazing. I first tried them when I was in elementary school or so, and I was amazed at how delicious a plain cake like that could be.Favorite street food?
Seoul, Tokyo or Singapore?
Do you do karaoke? Are you awesome? (Surely, you must awesome)
Who do you feel has Taiwan's best interests in mind: KMT, DDP, or NP?
Ever consider custom-made goggles for every day use?
DO YOU EVEN LIFT?
Traditional Chinese weddings usually involve a "red envelope" of cash from the guests. It's not a requirement, but it's a very strong custom. Weddings are very expensive affairs, but with the red envelopes, it's not uncommon for people to break even or even make a small profit. Of course, this means that when you attend someone else's wedding in turn, you're expected to at least match the amount they gave in their red envelope, or exceed it. This can get expensive, as one red envelope can be as much as one-tenth a person's monthly salary around here. In other words, if you have lots of friends getting married in a short period of time, get ready to take a hit to the wallet. So, to answer your question, please bring an envelope full of cash.What should I bring to your wedding?
Who should I not hit on at your wedding?
Will you wing man for me at your wedding?
Heh, I once asked my girlfriend if instead of Taiwan returning to China, if China should return to Taiwan and she said, "Well, that's certainly an option". She's not a CCP fan.I think all three of the parties have Taiwan's best interests in mind, it's just that they disagree on what "best interests" is. Some say we should piggyback onto China's booming economy and ease cross-strait tensions. Others say it's more important to ensure freedom and sovereignty. Me, I want a return to the "retake the mainland" policy we had fifty years ago.
Why, are you hiding something?Sheesh, what's with the seriousness, Chinaman? Are you using F to spy on your neighbours? Is HF a front for you to get access to sensitive Taiwanese information? (I'm kidding and interested, mind).
Japan is interesting. While Japan did, strictly speaking, colonize Taiwan at the time, the PC term these days is to say "the period of Japanese rule." Lots of the older generation (my grandparents, for example) still have memories of when Japan ruled Taiwan. The attitude towards Japan back then is surprisingly positive. Yes, Japan were harsh rulers, and yes lots of atrocities were committed. But at the same time, the Japanese did a lot to build up Taiwan. The perception is that their mentality was to stay in Taiwan for the long haul. So they built schools, factories, basic infrastructure such as railways, etc. They established systems that still exist today, for example they brought western-style banking to Taiwan. They also made education compulsory for the young.Heh, I once asked my girlfriend if instead of Taiwan returning to China, if China should return to Taiwan and she said, "Well, that's certainly an option". She's not a CCP fan.
How do Taiwanese (or you, personally) view Japan's aggression in WWII. Is Japan generally looked upon favorably in Taiwan (aside from territorial disputes)? What about Japan's colonization of Taiwan?
If someone were to visit Taiwan (or Taipei), give a couple things that one *must* see/do.
I'm pervy in real life, though also in a respectful way.Sheesh, what's with the seriousness, Chinaman? Are you using F to spy on your neighbours? Is HF a front for you to get access to sensitive Taiwanese information? (I'm kidding and interested, mind).
So, are you a "pervert in real life as well, or is that mostly on line persona? have you become less pervie since meeting your soon-to-be
victimwife? Is she just as much of a pervert as you?
I know you make jokes abnout being a little chubby Chinese guy, and I've seen your photos, but how tall are you, really? (also, not chubby )
If you had to move to any other country in the world, which one and why? And why not Belgium ?
We all know those "tongue-tied" phrases in English; which would you consider the worst of that kind of thing in Chinese? Please put something resembling phonetic in there as well because I can't read either simplified or normal Mandarin
Women in bathing suits vs women in lingerie: which do you prefer?
Masturbation for me rarely lasts less than five minutes, so yes. Yes I can.Can you make it to the 29th stroke?
My hobbies consist of porn and games. And maybe porn games. I'm a big consumer of porn, though I've never paid for it, so the porn industry probably hates people like me. And I'm a pretty avid PC gamer, though my rig's not the best these days so I can't play the newest releases like Bioshock Infinite. My favorite game is probably Dwarf Fortress, I can pick that game up and play it any time.Do you have any hobbies?
What is the biggest misconception about Taiwanese people?
What other profession would you like to attempt?
What is you curse-word of choice? English and Mandarin, please.
Weddings in Taiwan can vary widely, due to the combined influence of traditional Chinese culture, native Taiwanese culture, Japanese culture, and western culture. This means that any given wedding can have any or all of the elements from these diverse cultures. Of course, people are also free to invent their own unique wedding day, if they want.What is a wedding like in Taiwan?
Japanese porn censoring is actually part of Japanese law, so the porn we get from Japan is usually censored. However, I know some Japanese porn studios have gotten around the law by producing their porn overseas, which results in rare uncensored porn. Personally I have no preference regarding censorship, I enjoy censored porn just the same.Is the Japanese porn still censored?
How popular is Jeremy Lin over there?