2/13/2006

WuiT #011: Jonathan & Angela Raabe


Filed Under: Valentine's Day, Marriage, Romantic Getaways
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There is nothing more suitable and envious about a beautiful couple for . We are talking about Jon and Angela Raabe. Jon came all the way from the opposite end of the planet to find his perfect soul mate in , we'll leave it to them to give you all the romantic details...

這個星期的節目,原本都已經製作好了,事後才發現遇到西洋情人節,經多方聯繫、在最後一刻,Henry找到了Jonathan與Angela上節目,請他們暢談相識的過程,與異國婚姻的情況,當然,也請他們介紹了台灣好玩的地方。

祝大家情人節快樂!也希望你給這個節目提出批評與指教。

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved this show! Henry - keep using the sound effects and funny stories and including Taiwan's cultural tidbits.

Thanks again and again for putting in the effort to keep making these wonderful programs.

:D
~Peter in San Diego, CA, USA

Julian Yu said...

Hey, wait a minute, I am the effect guy! Thank you very much, Peter!

Henry, how much should I pay you for hosting this show? Tell me about it...

Henry said...

Thanks Pete, I'll continue to do the best that I can and try to ignore those that are trying to steal other people's thunders while attempting to put a price on art...bitch...bitch...bitch...

thanks again for the support, please come and visit Taiwan A.S.A.P

Henry

Jessica said...

I enjoyed this episode a lot but had a question- Is Jon not fluent in Chinese? When he mentioned only being able to say a few words to Angela's father, I wondered if it is because he cannot speak the Chinese (or Taiwanese) language. I assumed that because he has been in Taiwan for quite a few years now that he would be fluent in the language. If he isn't fluent, is it common amongst other foreigners as well? Is it hard to live in Taiwan and rely on English?

Jonathan said...

I am not fluent in Chinese. I am working on it..slowly. Most of my time here so far has not been spent learning Chinese but developing my trade business. I have difficulty speaking to Angela's father mainly because he is from northern China and his accent is very strong. Actually the main issue with foreigners who do or don't speak Chinese actually has to do with weather their spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend can speak English. If they can, usually they communicate in English which is the case with Angela and I. It is actually not that hard to get buy in Taiwan not being fluent in Chinese. Most of us can order food, tell a cab where to go, and have simple conversations but to be honest finding people to talk to is quite difficult. This is quite a shy culture. Interactive social opportunities of any language are far and few between in Taiwan. You really have to go out of your way to get practice speaking Chinese even when living in Taiwan. The best thing it to go to school which I plan to do soon. I also hope to learn more this year.

I think a more interesting issue is how difficult it is to get people to speak Chinese to as a foreigner. Almost everyone I try to speak to in Chinese will respond to me in English.

Angela said...

Sorry, honey, I should speak more Chinese to you, spank me if I respond to you in English again next time....

jessica said...

Jonathan and Angela, thanks so much for your comments! It is interesting how it is more difficult to get many Taiwanese to speak Chinese to foreigners rather than English. I want to visit Taiwan. It seems like an interesting, wonderful place to visit!

Angela, you are so cute ;)
Jonathan, good luck with learning Chinese and with your trade business.