Saturday, October 23, 2010

Read Read


OK OK. Time for some blatant self-promotion. *bidampam tish*
A few months ago, I packed off my bags and headed to Taiwan for a month! YES, A MONTH. Can we move on now?

The experiences were varied and the cultural exposure was invaluable. Plus, I made some GREAT friends.

And this month, Reader’s Digest (China) has carried an article written by yours truly. The article is about the quirky experiences I (an Indian) had during my stay in Taiwan.

PS: Yes, they were gracious enough to take the pains and translate it for their magazine.

PPS: They were generous enough to mention this blog!!

:D

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

well done
-M2A

Anonymous said...

update: just read ur other posts...seems u have gone completely international...international visitors have increased!-M2A

Hotwani said...

@M2A: Yup. They have. I guess it's a lot to do with China RD who mentioned the blog link with the article. In fact, I came to know that the article is finally out because a reader from US pinged me on FB. :)

Kok Leong said...

agree with u(what u write in that article),bcos i saw the thing u siad in taiwan while i study in cheng chee university 5 yrs ago.

tumblingwords said...

Wow! Awesomeness! Super proud of you. :)

Sonali said...

ooh! Firangi visitors to the blog!

Hotwani said...

@Kok: Great. Didn't know you studied there. My friends study at the Fong Chia university (In Taichung).

@Tumblingwords: Thank you, thank you!

@Sonali: C'mon. Do a garba! :P

jess said...

I've lived in Taiwan for a few years now, and quirky doesn't begin to describe it! I'd love to read your article and see what impressions other foreigners get.

radhika said...

Arre! Awesome! How will I read it? Can you translate in English? Vicko's global now:)

Hotwani said...

@Jess: Thanks for your comment. If interested, you may check out the posts from April 14 onwards. That's the time when I was in Taiwan and blogged regularly about my everyday experiences. Cheers.

@Radhika (Go Goa): Yes, I shall translate. Worry not! :)

Manali said...

That is super cool! :)

radhika said...

You read Chinese?!

Anonymous said...

Arrrre people...Vikas wrote the article in English...as long as he knows what article it is he has to just give the original...why would he go thru all the trouble of translating chinese....english>>chinese>>english (sort of ) ..hmm I think now
-M2A

Hotwani said...

@M2A: Dude. I am so proud of you. You prove that we belong to Jai Hind's 04 Electronics batch. Or in the words of a certain professor, "You are right. You are right." :P

kams said...

Great work...well done.....keep it up.....:)

Anonymous said...

Ya..I read from Chinese RD, really made me laugh...:-)Interesting!!!

moondrop said...

Hi, just read your article and that's so FUNNY! (I am a Taiwanese living in Myanmar, currently in Bangkok.)
I, too, always believe (most) Indians eat with their right hand, just like the Burmese do. (and I have to say that the rice and curry really taste better that way!:p)
Btw, do you know that there's an old Taiwanese song call 'A Little Umbrella'? The wordings goes like: "The two of us....together we are holding an little umbrella.... a little umbrella... "

Best Wishes.

Ps.Your encounter with the First Lady is cool~

Hotwani said...

@Manali: Thanks!

@Kamal Aunty: Thank you so much.

@Anonymous: Glad you liked it.

@Moondrop: I agree, when it comes to curry and rice, it's much better if you eat it with your hand. :) And thanks for sharing the song. Fits perfectly with my experience!! :D