Author: Stephanie Hsu

Must-see Taiwanese, Chinese and Hong Kong Films

I just discovered East Asian cinema (sadly, this is not an exaggeration), and since then I’ve been rippin’ through movies – and my kitting has benefitted – like madwoman. I’m ashamed to say that prior to these past half-year, the only Chinese-language film I’d watched was 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 (You Are the Apple of my Eye). 超丟臉. Rough Translation: FUCKIN’ […]

Taipei Bar Alert: East End at Hotel Proverbs Taipei

tl;dr: Despite boasting impressive credentials (co-opened by famed Japanese cocktail master Hidetsugu Ueno of Tokyo’s Bar High Five), cocktail bar EAST END on the third floor of Taipei’s the hotel-of-the-moment Hotel Proverbs suffers from an abysmal lack of service. Could not recommend. I’ve worked in some form of service before, and am friends with many F&B entrepreneurs […]

Chess Taipei Has Closed: Collecting the Pieces

How many corny chess metaphors can I fit into a single article? As famous American rapper Silentó put it: Watch me, watch me. This past week, hip-hop club Chess Taipei  (RIP, 2012 – 2016) announced its closing, effective at the end of February. While rumors have it that the late-night shit-show spot of choice is moving somewhere with a […]