Photos by Malcolm Willig (University of Puget Sound), Student Correspondent for CET Taiwan, Fall 2019 This photo was taken at the 中正紀念堂 or the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall on Double Ten Day (10/10). This national holiday commemorates the beginning of the 武昌起義 (wǔchāng qǐyì), or the Wuchang Uprising, that occurred on October 10, 1911. In 1911, these series of revolts eventually led to the downfall of the last imperial Chinese dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and led to the establishment of the Republic of China. At 中正紀念堂 several weeks ago (in 2019), there was an amazing parade… that I unfortunately missed. However, a friend of mine and I saw the floats on display afterwards- this is just one of them! The view from our apartment one Sunday morning. Many small public parks are located in Taipei, our flat happens to be right next to one. What would a CET photo essay of Taiwan be without a picture of a 夜市? Also known as a night market, these markets only appear towards the end of the day and close around 11pm. Usually the night markets are full of food stands, having anything from 臭豆腐 (or stinky tofu) to 刨冰 (or shaved ice), as well as arcade games and performers. I could write an entire essay on the culture and history surrounding night markets (we actually had to read one for our internship class), but I will simply say that they are amazing and awesome. At the 南機場夜市 (the name of one market that we went too) with Emily and 林捷！ The world’s biggest moth. Enough said. 台灣同志遊行 or Taiwan’s gay pride parade! This year, same-sex marriage became legal in Taiwan, the first Asian country to do so. In addition, apparently Taiwan’s Pride is the biggest in all of Asia. Some of us at 三峽, a city in 新北市 (or New Taipei City). We dyed tablecloths in one shop during our time there. I didn’t totally understand how the process worked, but I think all of our fabrics turned out pretty nice! Most of us at 宜蘭 (yílán) where we hiked, some some churches, a really big spider, and 3 awesome beautiful waterfalls. Like in many other places in Taiwan, 宜蘭 has a center for fish that nibble at the dead skin of your feet. Most of us were a little nervous putting our feet in the small swimming pools at first, but I like to think that we were all glad that we did it. This center had many different varieties of nibbling-at-dead-feet-skin fish. Some fish tickled, some felt nice, while others actually left small red bruises on my feet. After I got out, my feet felt as soft as a pillow. FamilyMart at 1 in the morning in 宜蘭.