Like tiny soldiers ready to conquer your tastebuds, Rei’O’s jams line up and wait at attention.

Formosa Improv Group 福爾摩沙即興組合(FIG) will be hosting Taipei’s first bilingual improv festival from December 3rd-5th of 2021 with the theme of “Embrace the Change” or 【擁抱改革】。Below we share the thoughts and expectations regarding this festival’s theme and how it relates to improv and the world around us, as told by the festival organizers.

The official festival logo designed by FIG Marketing Director and performer, Lizette Hansen. “Embrace the change” means for me to challenge myself to embrace changes instead of being controlled by by them.”

Expecting the Unexpected







Bright Moon Mountain

Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the humans.

Since April, employees of Pershing Technology Services Corporation (PTSC) have assembled a reading association for the company. Initiated by newcomer and member of the Strategic Product Unit (SPU), Sera Huang, the association holds biweekly meetings with each session being facilitated by a different member of the group. The recent Covid-19 wave hasn’t slowed down the group’s progress as meetings have smoothly transitioned to using Microsoft Teams. Below, members give feedback about the reading association as well as reactions to the first book chosen, Simon Sinek’s, The Infinite Game.

Some of the members of PTSC’s Reading Association in one of their earlier meetings. Clockwise from bottom left: Sera Huang, Nancy Chang, Jeffrey Schwab, Feby Chen.

“Reading can promote thinking. In addition, ordinary conversations only touch one side of people’s personalities. With a reading association, we can open up the exchange of ideas amongst people through book after book, taking a deeper dive in understanding the friends and colleagues around us.”-Co-Founder …

A Sit-Down with Einstein

After staving off the coronavirus for a year and a half, Taiwan is amidst its second wave of Covid-19, pushing the government to enforce level 3 restrictions since May 20th. While never having entered a complete lockdown, the restrictions have impacted life with most businesses initiating a work from home (WFH) policy. In addition to taking care of our own employees with WFH, Pershing Technology Services Corporation (PTSC), has also taken the time and care to reach out and help with donations to medical funds in Taipei and New Taipei City.

PTSC initiated a 1+1 fundraising campaign during the first week of June with the company pledging to match the amount donated by employees. The donations totalling 94, 800 TWD went to the Taipei and New Taipei City Government Epidemic Prevention Funds.

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American residing in Asia since 2004. Blogs focusing on life observations, improv, food, creating a learning organisation, management, and stretching time.

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