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As many of you BUSTies know, the holiday season is in full swing, and unless you’ve been hiding out under a rock, or hibernating in the depths of your over-heated apartment, that usually means a fair amount of travel. Plane, train, automobile or whatever the method, schlepping your tired limbs and overcrowded luggage across state lines can be understandably exhausting. Read More
  “Master, I have finished preparing your order;” unfortunately, female workers at McDonald’s stores in Taiwan are encouraged to adopt this language. And as part of an annual holiday competition, McDonald’s Taiwan stores participate in an outfit-of-choice competition. A McDonald’s near Taipei Station chose to dress female employees in an anime inspired-maid outfit, complete with bows, pink frills, and thigh-high socks.     I’m all for a costume party, but this seems downright degrading, like a holiday Hooters. Read More
Get ready to cry your eyes out over this crazy cuteness. At Taipei Zoo in Taiwan, this li’l panda was injured just a few days after birth and had to be separated from her mother for treatment. Yuan Zai was placed in a special incubator, where she was cared for and closely monitored.Now, about a month later, Yuan Zai is healed and the unbearably cute creatures can have their family reunion. Although it might look like the mother, Yuan Yuan, is trying to bite her kin’s head off, she’s actually just moving her into her lap for maximum cuddles. Read More
Of the 6.78 billion people on Earth, over 60% of the population belongs to Asia. In the last two decades, the Asia-Pacific population has been growing at a slower rate compared to the rest of the world, according to the United Nations. A recent study by the East-West Center, a research center based in Hawaii, reveals that a great societal change is taking place in various nations of East and Southeast Asia - the marriage and fertility rates are dropping significantly among Asian women. Read More

Say Whaaat?

BY Intern Stephanie G in General

A few days ago, a 50-year-old Taiwanese man was arrested for tricking over 20 women into having sex with him. Huh? Hsu Hsien-ming, a stock market analyst, duped women online by presenting himself as a 30-year-old man named Angor. Using photos of a young male model, Hsu told the women that he was the son of a Taiwanese father and French mother, and was desperately looking to marry a Taiwanese woman. The catch: you have to sleep with my dad. Read More