英國網紅為愛留台 拍片圓夢談未來期望|British man shows care for Taiwan through YouTube channel

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【看CP學英文】來自英國坎特伯雷的 YouTuber 李大豐,又稱羅伯特(Robert),除了中文流利,也說著一口道地的台語,近來推出的影片備受台灣網友關注。

YouTuber Ta-feng (大豐), also named Robert, has recently received much attention on the internet for his fun and interesting YouTube videos documenting various aspects of Taiwan.

Hailing from Canterbury, England, the British man speaks fluent Chinese and Taiwanese, which have impressed many social media users.


Robert made his first visit to Taiwan in 2014 and was amazed by its civilization and convenience compared to other Asian countries.


“Western people still consider Asia as very mysterious. In Taiwan, it’s safe and developed. Yet, it’s also still very ‘Asia’ for many people,” he explained.


To Robert, the island encompasses everything a first-world country has, as well as a certain amount of adventure and excitement.


Having decided to stay for a while, Robert took Chinese classes at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung in the morning and worked as an English Teacher in Donggang, Pingtung in the evening. Durin that time, he spent at least two hours commuting every day, he revealed.


“It was driving me crazy. Then it felt like too much,” he confessed. The bustling schedule lasted for four months before he finally decided to pack up and head home.


“Obviously, I love Taiwan, but as much as I had fun, it was still quite lonely at times living away from family,” he admitted.


Yet, fate didn’t seem to want to let him go, as right before his departure, he met his wife.

他開心說道,「遇見了,愛上了,然後就結婚了!現在我有家人在這裡。如今,大豐已在台居住長達五年 之久。

“We fell in love and got married! Now I have my family here,” he shared. Since then, Robert has been living in Taiwan for five years.


Once he had settled down, he decided to start making his own videos, which was an idea he always had in mind.

He considered Taiwan an ideal place for the project, which was how his YouTube channel was born.


“In the beginning, it was very chaotic because I didn’t really know anything about computers, making videos, or what I should talk about. Even now I still get confused,” he chuckled.


By jotting ideas on a notebook, the YouTuber planned his videos in an old-school way. He’d also write down target numbers and goals for his channel to keep himself on track.


“At first, I would get quite nervous in front of the camera. Editing videos is also annoying because you get sick of hearing your own voice.”

“It’s irritating and takes a while to get used to,” he pointed out.


Despite all that, receiving positive feedback from viewers motivates him to continue and do a bit more.


“Once, I was walking on the street, and a guy riding a scooter saw me and started shouting my name to say hi and talk to me in Taiwanese.”

“He was so classic (Taiwanese). It was a surreal moment,” he laughed.


The British YouTuber started his channel 6 months ago and has made amazing progress, covering topics such as food, traveling, and story-telling videos.

One of his recent videos shared 5 disadvantages of living in Taiwan.


“I kind of have to do that because that’s my angle. I genuinely care about Taiwan as a country and a society, so I feel that it’s important to sometimes talk about issues that need talking about, both in a funny way or a serious way,” he explained.


When asked about future career goals, he responded, “I want to keep making videos relevant to Taiwan.”

“The setup in my little room where I do everything is quite limited at the moment; Hopefully, it can improve more in the future.”


In addition, he also expressed interest in going on TV, saying, “I quite like performing. I find it very fun. I can talk a lot of rubbish. Sometimes they make sense, sometimes they just don’t. The overall goal is to be on TV.”


Currently living in Kaohsiung, Robert hopes he will eventually be able to buy a house to live in with his family, perhaps in the countryside.


“My dream is nothing too extreme. I don’t need too much,” the British Youtuber said contently.

Follow 大豐 for more videos

大豐YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMS5s_FAW_j8JRsUy2ewOA

大豐Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtravel2020/

大豐 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fienns?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozNTM1NjE3OTI4MDc1MTJfMzU0MTc1NDg2MDc5NDc2

Netflix T-Drama ‘Man In Love’ is Coming to Netflix in August 2021

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Arriving on Netflix soon is the incredibly exciting upcoming romantic T-Drama movie, Man In Love. We have everything you need to know about Man In Love including the plot, cast, trailer, and most importantly the Netflix release date.

Man In Love is an upcoming romantic T-Drama movie directed by Yin Chen Hao and based on the 2014 South Korean movie of the same name.

Upon release Man In Love is the seventh Taiwanese drama to drop on Netflix in the 2020s, and the twelfth Mandarin-language drama internationally licensed by Netflix in the 2020s.

When is the Man In Love Netflix release date?

Thanks to the release of the trailer, we can confirm that Man In Love will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, August 20th, 2021.

What is the plot of Man In Love?

Hao Ting struggles to make ends meet, but despite her rising debts it doesn’t stop her from shouldering the burden of taking care of her father alone, and the cost of his care. Her luck begins to change when A Cheng, a local but kind-hearted debt collector, becomes deeply attracted to Hao Ting, and in exchange for spending time with him on dates, he will ease the burden of her debt.

Who are the cast members of Man In Love?

The following list is the confirmed actors of Man In Love:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before A Cheng Roy Chiu My Treasure | Dear Ex | Detective Chinatown 3 Hao Ting Tiffany Hsu Home Sweet Home | Battle of Memories | The Victims’ Game A Cheng’s Father Tsai Chen Nan What is Love | A Borrowed Life | Betelnut Beauty TBA Zhong Xin Ling Golden Darling | Apple in Your Eye | Fated to Love You Zhang Da-wei Wei Hua Lan The Mirror | Green Door | High Flash Shu-ling Peace Yang Wrath of Desire | The King of Romance | Lion Pride Yaya Lulu Huang Lu Zi Yin Borrow Your Love | Silent Code | Love More Hao Ting’s father Tan Qing-pu N/A

What is the runtime of Man In Love?

The film’s official runtime is listed as 115 minutes.

What language will Man In Love be available to stream in?

Man In Love has been filmed in Mandarin, but it’s highly likely that Netflix will provide dubs for a variety of different languages. These languages should include English, Spanish, French, and German.

Subtitles in various different languages should also be available.

Are you looking forward to the release of Man In Love on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

Taiwan son-in-law’s artwork ‘Taipei Map’ shared in Europe

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tom Parker, a well-known British illustrator whose spouse is Taiwanese, has created the artwork “Map of Taipei,” which has recently been shared by de facto embassies of Taiwan abroad.

Parker says he is very pleased his artistic creations are generating more international appreciation of Taiwan’s unique beauty, according to a Liberty Times report.

Recently, the Taiwan office in Provence, France, the Netherlands and other locations in Europe have reposted Parker’s artwork on Facebook and thanked Parker for showcasing Taiwan through his eye-catching illustrations. Parker also posted a message on Facebook, saying, “I am very happy that a corner of Taiwan is being seen in Europe, thank you everyone.”

Parker is also launching a crowdfunding project on the platform Zeczec to produce physical versions of the painting. He explains that he was inspired to create the illustration soon after he came to Taiwan and fell in love with the people, the fusion of old and new urban aesthetics, and little moments of everyday life, like seeing small black dogs balancing on scooters.

“I like ‘Taiwanese aesthetics’”, Parker says. “The coexistence of old and new, bustling cities beside the calm, quiet, mountain terrain.” He hopes people can find a “taste of Taiwan” not only in “Taipei Map,” but his other streetscapes too, per Liberty Times.

Parker says he likes to wander the streets, feeling the subtle rhythms of city life, and discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary. He feels Taiwan’s urban spaces are an endless source of inspiration. Despite living here for seven years, he still has not lost a sense of fascination that ignites his artistic drive to this day.

From planning the very first drafts through to adding the final touches, it has taken Parker one year to complete the artwork. Aside from ensuring the correct scale for painting and mapping out important landmarks, Parker also wanted to include facets of everyday life in the painting, such as a scene of a man covering his girlfriend in his raincoat on a rainy day.

Finally, Parker revealed he is working on the creation of a “Tainan Map,” followed by a series of cities, sharing the secret beauty he sees in his second home through the strokes of his paintbrush.