WuiT #034: Matthias and Angela Reetz (part 1)
Filed Under: Study Chinese, Love at First Sight, Taiwanese Haircut.
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Our listeners truly come from all over the world! This is becoming sort of the unofficial month for our supporters, sharing their feelings about Taiwan in the interviews.
The story is almost identical to that of Damon and Katherine. We have been receiving letters of support and useful comments from Matthias and his Taiwanese wife Angela since the early stages of “What’s up in Taiwan”. They met in Taiwan years ago and got married pretty quickly. Currently residing in Zürich, this was their vacation visiting family and friends, and we managed to get in touch for an interview.
We met at Angela’s brother’s coffee shop, where we were greeted by the warmest Taiwanese hospitality and free coffee. Matthias asked Angela if she cared to response first whenever we presented a question, a true gentleman. It might have been love at first sight over a decade ago, but we are sure the feelings have lasted. Speaking if “love at first sight”, you can pick up a little German lesson as a bonus for this episode.
Learning Chinese is certainly a global trend that has been really heating up recently, there are parents in New York forking out big money to hire Chinese baby-sitters so their children can grow up in a Chinese-speaking environment. There are many heated debates about learning traditional Chinese or simplified Chinese over the internet constantly. Matthias shared that 90% of the Chinese students in Germany decided to go to China; you can hear what he has to say being the minority.
Angela’s brother’s coffee is called KC Café in Taipei City; the phone number is (02)2393-6188. Pay them a visit, the coffee is excellent and there is free wireless internet access.
我們的聽眾真的遍佈全球，不是蓋的！這個月可以說What's up in Taiwan的忠實聽眾分享月。本週我們將繼續推出WuiT忠實聽眾的訪問。
幾乎與Damon和Katherine一樣的故事，從What's up in Taiwan推出不久，我們就常常接到Matthias來信鼓勵與建議，Matthias的太太Angela是台灣人，兩人在台灣相識、很短的時間就步入禮堂，目前定居瑞士蘇黎世。今年夏天回台灣探親，便與我們聯繫並安排訪問。