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If you haven't guessed by now, you should know that Sara and I are both total 宅女 (also known as "otaku"). One of the geeky activities we like to participate in is Cosplay, in which one spends a ridiculous and unjustifiable amount of time and money dressing up as fictional characters from anime, manga, movies, and/or video games, all in the name of good fun. So when we heard that a comic exposition, dubbed Fancy Frontier, was being held at our doorstep, we couldn't help but check it out and catch a glimpse of the cosplay scene in Taiwan.
So, does Taiwan know cosplay?

I'll let these pictures speak for themselves. (Caution: image intense; has been known to eat slow connections.) )

In conclusion, I think the only words that can describe Taiwanese cosplayers are 厲害! If you get the chance, I would highly recommend going and seeing one for yourself, even if you aren't a huge fan of anime or manga. As far as I know, you don't need to pay to roam the outside area and take photos of cosplayers; you just need to pay if you want to check out the vendors' hall (and the price is usually nominal). For information on upcoming anime conventions in Taiwan, this site has it all: comic.com.tw (only in Chinese, but a translator can be used to get the gist of things if your Chinese is not up to par.)

Next up is the bigger ComicWorld Taiwan '26 on Dec. 11-12 at the same venue, the National Taiwan University gymnasium located on Roosevelt Rd. (臺灣大學體育館:臺北市羅斯福路四段一號) Check out those links for more information. Sara and I will be there taking photos and browsing the racks (unfortunately probably not in cosplay as our studies are keeping us too busy).

For those who can make it, hope to see you there!

---Lara
嵐嵐



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Sorry for the hiatus! I have been sick for the past couple of weeks, the first of which consisted of me lying in bed with a fever during my first typhoon in Taiwan. I am entering my third week of school here and my Chinese classes just started on Monday (September 26th), so I thought this would be a good time to sum up my class experiences.

I apologize for the relatively boring subject but I hope you will find some interest in how things are conducted here at NTU. Also, although I was not able to go out while the typhoon was at full force, I did get a taste of the amount of damage done to buildings, trees, and vehicles. I suspect I have yet to experience the worst of them...

「萬般皆下品,唯有讀書高」 - All Things Are Beneath Contempt, Only Learning Is Superior )

While Lara and I sort out our schedules and class workloads, we may post less frequently. However, we have a lot of ideas and adventures that we would like to share so please keep following us. 謝謝~! Thank you~!

Eating shaved ice at a place near the Taipei Main Station (MRT)
Yet to come: Eating a shaved ice dish (剉冰) with Lara and our Taiwanese friend from the States, Joyce, and other such escapades.


-- Sara
何靜寧



Disclaimer: "萬般皆下品,唯有讀書高 - All Things Are Beneath Contempt, Only Learning Is Superior" is from The Analects (論語), compiled by the disciples of Confucius (孔子)


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Delphine, Lara, and I walked among the many booths of over 100 NTU clubs during the clubs exhibition day. I was in a sea of sound, the only language being Chinese -- students shouting from all directions, advertising their clubs and their pamphlets. Dancers and martial artists filled the streets, calligraphers and musicians demonstrated their talents from within their tents. Every once in a while, a life raft carried by several shirtless men would parade through the crowd; there were two girls wearing swimsuits standing in the boat and holding signs advertising the NTU Lifeguard Club. Every single activity and hobby that one could hope to do was lined up and down the main street of 台大 (NTU), enthusiastically competing for new members and it was glorious.
The main street of NTU filled with tents for the NTU clubs exhibition.


If You Meet The Buddha, Kill Him )

-- Sara
何靜寧



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