BGMC Passport to Taiwan
Hello! This is Buddy Barrel, and I'm about to blast off in my Buddy plane headed to Taiwan. I need a co-pilot to help me navigate, so hop aboard. First, download your BGMC Passport and all the cool info below. Are you ready?
1-2-3 … away we go!
CLICK HERE to download your BGMC Passport to Taiwan
Chang Ko rolls out of bed, rubs his eyes, and dresses in his school uniform. His mother is already in the kitchen making his school lunch. He gives her a morning hug and smile. His smile gets even bigger when Mom brings him a bowl of warm soybean milk and ma la goa, a small sponge cake. After breakfast, Chang Ko packs his school bag and grabs his lunch.
What’s Your Name?
People in Taiwan are known by two names. The first is the family name, and the second is their given name. For example, in Chang Ko’s family, everyone’s name starts with Chang. Ko is the name given by the parents. Using this name order, how would you say your name?
Whether they live in a city or in the country, kids in Taiwan go to school until they are 15. Chang Ko’s school day begins at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. After school, Chang Ko goes to karate class.
Education is very important, and kids work hard to do well. Students have to take a test to get into high school. To go to a university, they must take a much harder test. To get ready for these tests, some of them study all day, every day, for a whole year! Many think that is why almost all Taiwanese wear glasses by the time they are young adults.
CLICK HERE to read the entire Winnie's Newsletter about Taiwan.
Below: Map of Taiwan