The following words appeared on the Facebook page of the Bulareyaung Dance Company, in the Paiwan language: “Returning home is a continuation of a complete life, so Bulareyaung is opening the door.” This marked the opening of a rehearsal space following choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava’s return to Taitung to pursue his dreams.
Making Dreams Come True in a New Land—The Dream-Building Program for New Immigrants and Their Children
Not all dreams are especially ambitious, but having the courage to make your dream a reality is a great accomplishment. Since it was launched by the National Immigration Agency in 2015, the “Dream-Building Program for New Immigrants and Their Children” has so far benefited more than 250 people.Taiwan is a diverse, welcoming country, with a friendly atmosphere in which people from all over can grow up happily, confidently contribute to society, and shine with the light of wellbeing.
In recent years, mothers in Taiwan have enthused about Su Mei’s Giving Birth to a Child: The Magical Cure for My Over-Sentimental Personality. The author describes trenchantly how motherhood transformed her from a tender-hearted young culture vulture into a woman whose daily life requires her to take the bull by the horns.
Taiwan Panorama, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation, and National Chengchi University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies recently co-sponsored the second New Southbound Cultural Salon.
Rachel Huang and Chris Li at Kuai Shan Fang started to exhibit their product abroad as soon as they had successfully distilled an essential oil from the endemic Taiwan hinoki, or Taiwan yellow cypress. Few can rival their enthusiasm.
The Yanagawa burdock root grown in the Guilai Community of Pingtung City has a rich flavor and fresh, tender texture highly favored by epicures. Guilai burdock can be wonderfully incorporated into many dishes, including Japanese-style tempura, French-style lobster, and Italian-style chocolate.
The Chung Tai Museum opened in Puli, Nantou County in 2009, and in 2016 the Chung Tai World Museum was completed, with the original building serving as its Wood Sculpture Gallery. The museum’s collections are the result of more than 30 years of collecting and restoring religious art, based on the vision of the “Five Directions of Spreading Buddhism” of Venerable Master Wei Chueh, founder of the Chung Tai Chan Monastery.
Whether converting an 83-year-old bathhouse into a library or renovating a Japanese-style home in downtown Taipei, architect Johnny Chiu consistently aims to make room for the sky in the crowded urban jungle. The founder of J.C. Architecture, Chiu always pushes to make spaces a little more interesting, and to bring new possibilities to old buildings.
Your house is your larger body. It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night; and it is not dreamless. Does not your house dream? And dreaming, leave the city for a grove or hill-top?
—“On Houses,” from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Completed in 1960, the Chapel Building of St. Joseph Technical Senior High School in Taitung City is a work of the late Swiss architect Justus Dahinden.