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Photo Caption Apps, apps that literally just put, well, captions or text on photos. I think it’s those emo/inspirational quotes all over Tumblr that inspired these text over photo meme(?) thing. So a seemingly simple purpose, actually has quite a few apps that are dedicated solely to it.
I went to Beitou, Taiwan today and took a couple of pictures, and placed a couple of captions on them.
So I played with InstaQuote, Typic, Tiny Post, Overgram and Instaplace (“Insta” and “Gram” is the new “i”?).
First up it’s InstaQuote, it’s basically a text caption thing for Instagram, it’s actually it’s whole name- “InstaQuote - Text Caption For Instagram”. By the way, this app is free.
So being Insta “Quote” and all you can start off with writing a quote, but since am not a quote-y person, I just typed the name of the place I went to.
You can use one of your photos as the background or use one from the background packs. Oh you have to buy the background packs. Separately, and they cost about a dollar, each.
So stingy me used one of my own photos. Guys, check out the Thermal Valley in Beitou. Steam is literally rising from that body of water. Pretty, but smells like sulfur.
Oh and then you can pick one of the styles. A couple are free, but the rest requires a Pro upgrade.
You can change the Text Color and the Punch Color.
You can also change well, Text Size, Alignment, Line Spacing, etc. I don’t really get what Frame Width is though.
You can “Fine-tune” the font, like change the font, but it also requires the Pro upgrade.
And finally “Open in Instagram”.
So from this:
The photo came with a “natural” filter, with the steam rising and all.
+InstaQuote. Oh it comes with a watermark.
And finally Instagram-ed.
Should I rate these apps with stars? If ever, I’m not really sure what to give this app. It’s okay and all, but a lot of stuff requires the Pro upgrade or some In App purchase.
Next up, Typic, I noticed this app because it was featured in the New and Noteworthy section when it first came out. And app screenshots from iTunes look really pretty. I’m not sure if it had always been free, but anyway, it’s free right now.
The splash screen is kind of cute.
The featured picture is different every time you load the app, and I found that quite charming.
So you can take a photo or choose one from your library.
The app has a scroll view type interface, and you just slide across to go to a previous or next screen.
So this app actually comes with filters.
The filter made my photo really pretty, I think.
You can tap on the Caption button to type your well, caption. Adjust Text size, font etc. Some fonts need to be bought too. But the free ones are good enough for me.
And then you can, well type your caption.
This photo is taken at the Plum Garden. Plum flowers can apparently bloom in winter, or maybe these were just token.
You can also add frame, in black or white. And if you chose frames, you can even adjust the corners to be a little rounded.
And you can also change your text color, black and white is also the only option though.
You can make your picture a litter blurry, to emphasize your text, but I chose not too, since the flowers are just too pretty.
You can also adjust your text opacity.
And yes, “Open in Instagram”.
So from this:
No need to add filters and stuff in Instagram anymore. Oh and no watermarks either.
Next, next, is Tiny Post. It’s free.
Tiny Post is kind of interesting because it’s not just a caption app. It has a social networking thing going on too.
You have to sign up for an account first, and then you’d have this profile, and whatever photo with caption that you make will appear in your profile.
It’s pretty, pretty basic. You take or choose a photo and then you’d get to this page.
Where you can well, type your caption.
And then change the font of your caption. I’m not a big fan of the childish looking fonts though.
And look, filters! Filters named after places, quite pretty.
Pretty basic, and slightly boring.
And there it is in my profile page.
This doesn’t have “Open in Instagram” in its Share options though, but you can share it to Facebook, Twitter though. Oh and Copy it’s URL, which means this photo is actually on the internet, then? Right, social network-y and all.
And then there’s Overgram. Over and Instagram, get it? This one is free too.
This app looks pretty hipster. Check out the splash screen:
This app can produce pictures like these apparently.
It starts off pretty standard. Choose one of your photos or take a new one. I like this user interface. It’s pretty slick.
You can crop it. Since it’s going to eventually end up in Instagram, it has to be cropped into a square.
Like the screenshot says, you can double tap to edit the text.
You can even change the color, while you’re at it.
Do you remember seeing a yellow triangle in the previous, previous, previous screenshot? So you slide that out and you get this round dial of a UI, which you can slide to see a variety of options.
Like… oooh… cool fonts… Upgrade for more fonts. But the free ones are pretty cool already.
And of course, “Open in Instagram”.
This app doesn’t come with filters since it probably figured that Instagram already has them.
So from this:
This is the Beitou Library. It’s a pretty eco-friendly building, and it’s one of Taipei’s green libraries.
Overgram produced this. It has a watermark. But you can remove it with a Pro upgrade, which costs about a dollar.
Plus a filter in Instagram. Oh and when you use Overgram to share to Instagram, it by default has this description already, the pretty standard “I made this with…” spiel, plus a tons of hashtags. So people can actually find your post easily. And one of the hashtags is like #pleaselike, so the nice strangers on Instagram will actually Like it. And Likes are always give me a nice feeling.
Finally, Instaplace. Instaplace, given the key words in its name, it adds the name of the place where the photo was taken as a caption on your photo, which you’ll eventually put on Instagram. It’s free today, but for today only I think.
So you choose or take a photo and that it usually automatically adds the location. Or you can also use the My Place or Locate button to help it detect the location.
There are a bunch of skins:
I think the skins are pretty cute. Some went a little overboard with the logo placement, though.
And then you hit that giant share button there, to share.
Yes, it has a watermark too. But I like recently discovered that you can remove it in the Settings (hidden in the More button).
This adds a bunch of hashtags too to your Instagram post. So yeah, likes.
And that about sums up my trip to Beitou, but my photo caption apps (slowly becoming) addiction does not end there.
Some other pictures that I took and added captions to:
So follow me on Instagram? @purplelilgirl
If you guys want me to check out any apps that you made, feel free to contact me, I don’t charge for reviews.
Sun Moon Lake, Nantou
Since we got started on the road pretty early (5:30 am!) we arrived early (around 7:30am), and waited a bit for the parking lot and then the ticketing of the cable cars to start.
We got our tickets and our number (200+!), then we had to wait for the cable cars to start.
Lookie here, my aunt’s chihuahua is a little sheep :) It was cold and the doggies need to dress for the weather too.
So we walked, rather were walked by my aunt and cousins’ doggies.
Stitch had to ride the cable car too!
You get a pretty good view of the lake from the cable car.
More cable cars. If you look closely, they are actually One Piece themed. The cable car we rode was red and had Chopper on the side.
A cute red owl.
And a red ladybug.
We walked from the cable cars station to a pier to take a ferry across the lake.
The prettiest doggie (my cousin’s daughter) on the ferry. Although she’s probably seasick too. We all got kind of seasick on the ferry.
I didn’t know that lakes can have waves. But there were strong waves.
Afterwards, we walked around and explored some of the shops around the area.
That’s about it of Sun Moon Lake. Oh and those are car ears on my hoodie.
We left Nantou around 2:40 pm, and we all slept like the dead in the car. And after many many hours… We arrived in Tainan around 7:30pm (yes, that is how traffic the highways are during Chinese New Year season).
We had 酸菜白肉鍋 for dinner (very very yummy) and then my aunt and uncle drop us back to Kaoshiung.
We slept early, because the next day, we would be going back to Taipei.
We got to Taipei (actually Banciao) around 4:30 pm, which is pretty early, so we window shopped a bit at Global Mall and Mega City in Banciao.
We had soft shell tacos and nachos around 5 pm and for our dinner, we had the waffles and yummiest chocolate cake from Aunt Stella’s.
And that’s about it of my Chinese New Year’s break.
Taipei -> Kaoshiung -> Pintung -> Kaoshiung -> Tainan -> Nantou -> Tainan -> Kaoshiung -> Taipei
Like a package, my sister and I have been transferred from one relative to another. And that is why this past Chinese New Year’s break, we have been to so many places, and it was fun :)
We took an almost 8-hour train ride form Taipei to Kaoshiung, because my sister wanted to see the seaside view of Taiwan. Taipei to Kaoshiung is literally the north to south of the country. The view? Wouldn’t know, I slept for the most of it.
Did I mention that we brought Stitch along for the ride? (and for his blog? http://stitchtravels.tumblr.com)
The following day was New Year’s eve, and we had a quiet dinner at grandma’s house.
On New Year’s day, we went to our father’s side relatives place in Pintung. Our cousin ordered food from McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut (complete!) :). And afterwards, we went to a park next to a brick factory and train tracks.
Sea of flowers.
Piggie sculptures made out of bricks.
After that, we went back to our grandmother’s house in Kaoshiung, and our mother’s side relatives are already there. We had dinner, watched movies and around 11:30 at night, we decided to go to a night market (crazy, right?).
The next day, we went to Pier-2 Art Center, because the movie set of “Black and White” is there.
Look a restaurant called Pasadena (FYI my subdivision back in Manila was called Pasadena).
It used to be warehouses, but they converted it into an artsy fartsy place by the pier. It’s very urban and very grunge and I like it.
The bar set of “Black and White” the movie.
Afterwards, we went to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (it’s a mall) next to the HSR station for some window shopping and dinner. Since it’s quite near grandma’s we decided to walk home. We also get to see Lotus lake and the night market stalls next to it.
The next day, we went to see even more relatives, in Kaoshiung City.
After lunch, we explored the shops around Xin Jue Jiang, which is sort of like Taipei’s Ximending.
We went back to our grandmother’s house, only to be whisked away again to Tainan (our aunt’s house). We bought dinner at one of the night market’s in Tainan. There were so many people there, because it’s New Year’s break and everyone went south.
We went to Sun Moon Lake the next day, it’s in Nantou, which is kind of far, that’s why we woke up really early and was on the road by 5:30am.
It was actually my first time to go to Sun Moon Lake, even if it’s one of Taiwan big tourist spots.
This post is looking pretty long, so am going to continue about Sun Moon Lake in the next post.
Found a new apartment and it’s walking distance from Bitan. It Started with a Kiss fans, this is where Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu had their first date. Love it :) I can go jogging every morning, if I’m masipag.
Yesterday, May 11 was my 1 year ‘Move to Taiwan’ anniversary. So yeah, I have been living in Taiwan for a year now. So my sister and I decided to make a compilation of our pictures throughout the year, 365 (more or less, rather less) pictures of Taiwan. I decided to post them by month.
So this is May.
This picture is taken at my house it the Philippines, before we went to the airport.
Who better to welcome me to Taiwan than Wu Chun!
I went to my first job interview on the second day. I love the building on sight, and yah, I was already biased to the company because I like their building. And now I go to this building every weekday to report to work.
After my interview, we went to ride the Maokong Gondola, it’s this really long gondola ride in mid air. I was really scared that time, because I am afraid of heights.
After taking on the gondola, I decided that a ferris wheel would be a piece of cake. Miramar is a mall, but it has a ferris wheel on top.
Guess where this is? It’s in a bathroom! At QSquare, which is a mall at Taipei Main Station. So I camwhored with my sis. My tita is also in this picture, retouching her makeup.
We rode the HSR (High Speed Rail) to Kaoshiung. It really is high speed, because we got to Kaoshiung in 2 and a half hours. If you took the bus, or a slow train, it can take up to 8 hours!
At an MRT station in Kaoshiung. This is where the first scene of the first episode of “Black and White” was filmed.
At Kaoshiung’s Liu He night market, eating Turkish ice cream, with my little sis.
In front of 85 tower. The tallest building in Kaoshiung. A scene in “Black and White” was also filmed here.
I think this is called Star of the Ocean or some other fancy name like that. We saw this appear in “Wish to See You Again”, a series with Vic Zhou. So we decided to check it out. This was also featured in “Black and White”, Vic’s girl died in an explosion here.
Love River. We rode a ferry there. It was shown in “Corner with Love”. Barbie even jumped into that river, because the sneakers that Show Luo gave her fell in. We got lost on our way there, and we found our way, because we saw some of the landmarks that we saw on the series.
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas in Zuo Ying. This is really near my grandmother’s house, and we used to come here a lot when we were kids.
Near Confucius Temple, with my sisters and my dad.
Outside my grandmother’s house in Zuo Ying.
Now the tallest building in Taiwan, Taipei 101.
Reading a book (okay, posing for a picture) at Daan Forest Park.
Sipping milk tea at a tea place near Gongguan.
This is at Nangang Software Park. I had a job interview there, and was offered a job on the spot. But Nangang is too far away, so I declined the offer.
At my family friend, Echo’s house, with her son, the adorable You Ji Hen.
That’s it for May. Coming up next, June. :)
"Skip Beat!" live action!!!
主角：始源 (Super Junior)、東海 (Super Junior)、陳意涵、白欣惠
March 11 - April 24
The entire day can be summed up with two words: 花博.
It was a weekday, so there are considerably less people, than when I went the first time. So we actually didn’t have to wait that long in lines, and got to see, I think almost all of it (at least those halls that doesn’t require you to take a number in the morning and then come back later in the afternoon).
I’m biased, because I like flowers, but it was sooo pretty!
The entrance ticket is 300 NT, but you are pretty much packed with activities for the entire day, because the expo is sooo big, there are four sections, and I think it spans MRT stations from different lines. You don’t even have to go out for lunch, there are bento lunches available for around 50 NT (cheap!).
Oh and it was also Valentine’s Day. Although, even though we were surrounded by so many planted flowers, we didn’t actually see any in bouquets that we can buy. So we just took pictures next to flowers that we want in our bouquet well I did, anyway).
Oh, did I mention that it was sooo cold, that we had to wear gloves, and the coffee we ordered from Starbucks cooled so very quickly. Yeah, the coldest day, ever!
After which, we went to Ximending’s Alley Cat’s (so called best pizza in Taiwan) and wondered around a bit, including Len buying treats in Sophisca, the adorable candy store.
This day started even later, okay, my fault, I woke up around lunch time. It’s a slow day, we went to have super late lunch at Saizeriya (this Japanese Italian place) in the food court next to MRT Taipei City Hall station. While we were having lunch, my sister went to have a book signed by Jostein Gaarder (author of “Sophie’s World”)!
After lunch we wandered around Xinyi district a bit (even though it was raining!). This is where Taipei 101, Taipei City Hall, the big ass bookstore mall Eslite are located.
There is also a Taipei Lantern Festival happening in front of Taipei City Hall, but compared to the sky lanterns at Pingxi, it was meh.
And then it was back to Taipei Main station for the underground mall and more winter wear shopping.
We started the day late.
We went to Taipei Main Station, and had US dollars exchanged to NT (there is a money changer with English speaking staff in Q Square, first floor, next to Starbucks). Then we had late lunch of Taiwanese street food (oyster pancake, fried rice, not really stinky tofu, milk tea) at the food court. Then we went around looking for winter wear, at least something with long sleeves.
Around 3 o’clock, we met upwith my sister and we took the MRT (Blue line to Zhongxiao Fuxing, and then change to Brown line to Taipei Zoo station). There are shuttle buses from Taipei Zoo to the Sky Lantern Festival in Pingxi. It’s a government sponsored event, so the shuttle buses to and from the venue are only 50NT (really cheap!).
We got to Pingxi just in time to see the president being introduced, say a few words and then light the first big lantern to kick off the event. The event: waves and waves of lanterns launched into the sky. So pretty~
We also got to light our own sky lantern. What wishes we wrote on there? Secret~
Spot the Doraemon!
This is related to my previous post, Hello from Taiwan.
Repost form my Gamasutra blog:
My previous blog post was about how I got my first job as a game programmer in the Philippines. But I gave up that job so that I can move back to Taiwan (I’m Taiwanese but I grew up in the Philippines). So ‘ere I am in Taiwan, in a tinsy tiny apartment (that isn’t even a third the size of my old bedroom), sitting in bed in my pajamas (even though it is already 1 in the afternoon), eating a pack of Lay’s (love junk food) and typing away on my laptop. That sounds like a bum and unemployed thing to do.
But I’ve got a job, I just haven’t started yet.
So how did I land myself a job, when all my relatives and family friends insist that finding a job is hard and there are a lot of college graduates who couldn’t get jobs? I have no idea.
On my technically second day in Taiwan (because my plane arrived 1am), I had my first job interview. A bit sudden. But because this company, I had sent them my resume back in April, or was it March when I was still in the Philippines, I even had a pre job interview with them through Skype. My sister also had a job interview that day, so we (my mom, my dad, my sister and me, yeah, basically my whole family, sans my little sister who was too lazy to get up) all went exploring the Taipei MRT, to look for the locations of the companies. My sister’s was pretty easy to find, it had a Starbucks on the first floor, which is where she announced to us (after around 30-40 minutes interview) that she got a job. And when it was my turn, the company is in Neihu Technology Park, which according to my mom is relatively new, and we had no idea how to commute there. We got off at the wrong station and we took a bus, wherein we still got off a wrong station, so we walked, asked for directions and walked and, ask for directions and walked, and still couldn’t find it (we did find the setting of one of my favorite Taiwanese dramas though). And finally we took a Taxi, who told us that the place we were looking (we told him a landmark, which is a electronics store that is supposed to be next to the office building) for is a block away, but we rode anyway. When we got to the electronics store, we saw a really sleek glass and steel building with a grand-ish staircase (my type of building, basically), but we didn’t go to that building (for some reason we didn’t think it could be it), so we went to the other side of the electronics store and asked someone there, and she pointed us to the glass building, and I think I shrieked (what can I say, I love glass and steel buildings, you know those type). And then the interview, I thought it went well, but at the end of it, they said that they would contact me, and that was it. I understood it as you know, in showbiz (in cartoons anyway) that when they say ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you’, means that they won’t. So yeah.
My ego was bruised. And when my ego gets bruised, I get well, of course, a little cranky at first, but I also go out and try to apply to all the game companies in Taipei.
I printed out a list of companies and addresses, I thought I could do walk ins.
But luckily, our family friend (who also studied college in the Philippines, and then moved back to Taiwan to work) told me about 104. Now, 104 is a job recruiting site, likes the JobsDB we had in the Philippines, but more effective.Once you sign up in 104, they have a format for your personal data, CV, resume (basically a really long form wherein you fill up everything about you and your work experience, and such). And when you have done that you can start searching for jobs (almost all the companies post their recruitment ads there). And whenyou found one that you like, all you have to do is click on the ‘Apply’ button, and they would even provide a format for your cover letter, which you can customize (but since I can’t type Chinese), I just used the default, and that’s it, they would send your application to the company. And if the company is interested they can either contact you through 104, or simply call your cellphone. So yeah, turns out applying to all the Taipei game companies wasn’t so hard after all, it doesn’t even involve walking and dropping resumes.
Okay, I didn’t literally apply to all the companies, but I applied to a great deal of them (around 10, I think, ahaha). And of all those, some has got to reply, right?
And they did.
I spent a week going to different job interviews. Some went well, and I had job offers, while one, I completely failed.
So what I learned about the Taiwanese game industry through job interviews? (this is the main point of the blog, sorry for the long intro)
1. Back then I thought my old company was small, because we only had around 50 people, while our China counterpart is three times our size. But according to the people I interviewed with, their company is just this tiny tiny thing compared to my old one (but their company had developed a lot of iPhone applications, and an entire iPhone menu screen of applications). Why? Because they believe that the edge Taiwan has over other countries, they have less people (but their people, according to them is more talented) so they still produce the same output as other countries with more people. Two companies told me this.
Of course, that also got me thinking, it’s because the companies hire less people, no wonder college graduates are jobless. My cousin, who graduated from a Taiwanese university attends trainings and tests for licenses, but still cannot get a job.
2. Back when we were in the Philippines, we had some Taiwanese channels, and most of the commercials we’d see is for Online games. My little sister and I even made a joke out of it, because at the end of the commercial they would say the name of the game and then ‘Online’, we would also say ‘Online’ together with the announcer. There are tons of MMOs in Taiwan. And there are tons of people who play them. My other cousin, a guy 5 days younger than me, I haven’t seen for years, because all he does is stay in his room and play online games, he even earns from them (he bought a high end computer with the money he earned). And the reason for the MMOs, according to one company, is because piracy is very very popular in Taiwan, so if you make a PC game, it would be pirated at onceand you won’t make any money, while MMOs, it can’t be pirated, so that’s where all their money comes from. And that is why MMO game companies are rich enough to make a lot of commercials, featuring famous actresses even!
Although in the commercials, they mostly focus on the actresses in costumes, and doesn’t really show that much in game gameplay. So I don’t really know how their games look like.
As for my interview with that company, well, it was a total fail. I was given a technical exam and the questions were all in Chinese and C++. I can’t read Chinese, and I don’t really know C++. So yeah, failed.
3. According our my family friend (the one who studied in the Philippines), that companies usually give higher salaries to employees who studied abroad (so that includes her). I’m not sure if that is still the case now, but I got a phone call from a company which I didn’t apply to (they just saw my profile on 104), and through the phone, he asked some basic details, like work experience etc. and then after that we scheduled an interview. So I went there, and I thought he would be asking me more questions of giving me a (God forbid technical exam in Chinese), but he didn’t, he basically just offered me the job. And he was telling that their other employees also studied abroad, but they do have some employees who are Taiwanese college graduates, but they had to take an exam. So huh, that works for me too.
Oh number 3 isn’t really about the games industry.
4. Oh, in the Taiwanese games industry, female programmers are also a rarity. And I think that was one of the plus points of my profile, the fact that I’m a girl.
Oh and another plus point is that I am young, I’m only 22, and I have already graduated college and have more than a year of work experience. Most of the Taiwanese college students don’t even graduate yet at 22.
I attended a graduate exhibit of basically all the design schools in Taiwan (because my other cousin is a design student), and most of the exhibitors are older than me.
5. Unlike the Philippines, which only has a handful of game companies, Taiwan has a lot. I had a long list.
Quirks about moving out of my parents’ house and into a foreign country (a little extra for this blog post): I may be Taiwanese, but Taiwan is quite foreign to me, the last time I’ve been here is 5 years ago.
1. Did I mention tinsy tiny apartment? It’s on the 4th floor, and there are no elevators. But but, the good things about this apartment is it’s only 7k NT per month, and it comes fully furnished (bed, ref, TV, aircon, washing machine and the best thing, internet!)
2. But living without my parents does mean that we would have to do our own laundry. And yesterday, one of my black tops dropped from our balcony to another neigbor’s roof! Aghast! And I had to rescue it with our shower curtain rod.
3. In Taiwan, there are no such thing as garbage chutes! You have to wait for the garbage truck (there is a schdule) out in the street and throw your garbage into it. Since our apartment is not on the main street, the garbage man (I mean, garbage collector) would park the garbage truck longer, and walk into our street while ringing a bell. Oh, the garbage truck tune in Taiwan is Fur Elise, poor song.
4. We (my sister and I) however, don’t have a kitchenette so we can’t cook, and so we will have to learn to get used to eating in night markets and street foods (restaurants in Taiwan are bloody expensive).
5. Our bed does not come with sheets or pillows, so we foraged sheets and blankets from our relatives, but none of them gave us pillows, so we had to sleep on stuffed toys (we brought one each from the Philippines) for a week. Thank goodness, my other interview location is next to RT-Mart, and pillows are on sale. The interview location is also however, an hour, at least, away from our home, so we took a Taxi to the MRT station and yeah, we basically dragged two huge pillows through the MRT ride.
Oh, do you know the Lay’s in Taiwan also comes in Kyushu Seaweed flavor? Yum.
I guess that’s it, so far. I haven’t actually started working yet, because the companies are not okay with day offs, and I am going to Singapore for 4 days for CGOverdrive, so I start working after that.
So anyone going to CGOverdrive, see you there.
Oh, and any Taiwanese blog readers, do correct my conceptions, if I am wrong.
Oh and the company that I first interviewed with, that is the one I’ll be working for, apparently when they said, they will contact me, they really do mean that they will.
Whoot! Has been in Taiwan for erm around 3 weeks? And I have literally been everywhere. I’m ‘ere in Taipei, but before this, I went to Kaoshiung, Tainan and Pintung, visiting relatives and such. Oh and the most important thing? EAT! I ate sooo much food, the food ‘ere is yummy :D I think I’m going to get fat >.<
Plus, my sissie and I have officially moved out. And then moved in to our very own apartment, which is actually a really tinsy tiny room :( but it is really clean and we have spent the past few days buying stuff for it, also raiding our relatives’ closets for towels, blankets and even tissues ahaha. Also we are extra excited today, because we got to buy pillows for only 68NT, which is really cheap :D:D:D, because normally pillows and stuff like that are really expensive. We also bought little cabinets and shower curtains, etc. It’s like playing house.
And oh, the important part, my sissie and I have officially moved to Taiwan and so we had to get jobs. And sooo, my sister and I went on job interviews and such. She got a interior design job on her first try :D Her very first job offer :D While, me, me, me, before I came here I already sent out some resumes, and there were those that replied and conducted interviews through Skype. And after I got here, I went to an interview to one of them, and we got lost on our way there, (it was our technically second day in Taiwan) and we run into SETTV :D (the setting of “Dolphin Bay”). And when we finally found their office— the building is gorgeous :D glass, water fixture and everything, fell in love on sight :D. But they didn’t offer me a job that day. And my ego got bruised, lols. And so, determined, I printed a list of other companies and planned to go on walk ins. But our family friend told us that all I had to do is go to 104, a job bank site and sign up. And I did, and what I did was I searched for all related jobs and then send them my resume, which is pretty much just a clicked of the button from the site. And sure enough, companies called me up for interviews :D. Applying for jobs in Taiwan is so easy :D. And so far, I’ve got 2 job offers and I have another interview for tomorrow.
Taiwan has so far treated me great. I especially love their 7 Elevens, which services to just about everything. I also love the MRT, it is only less than 5 minutes walk from my house, and it takes us to just about anywhere. MRT IS LOVE. And Taipei is so high tech that everything is automatic, especially the bathrooms, lols.
I will study Torque Game Builder next, for this other job I applied for. So yeah, I will try to post about that soon.
Link to 104: http://www.104.com.tw/