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Aaron’s M.I.T (Made in Taiwan) Movie Recommendation » 夢。見 MIDA ⇢ teaser
"Hey guys, I’m Aaron Yan. Actually, when I first heard that Taiwan was going to produce this anime film, I thought that it’ll be a really tough project because we haven’t had these kind of movies out for so long. Director Kent, I also have collaborated with him before. Having seen him to become so brave to fulfil his dream by making this first move, I really do respect and look up to him.
/he then goes onto blabbing about dreaming, cos that anime talks about having dreams/
This anime, “夢。見 MIDA” will premier across 8 cinemas in Taiwan on 11/15, one of which will be at Vieshow Cinema, Xinyi District. Those of you who like anime, please invite all your… Not just anime fans, but expand it to your family, relatives and friends to take a look at all the effort which Taiwan anime producers have put into this film. Let’s jia you together!”
Jioufen - the landscape.
We did a short day trip to Jioufen, a quaint little hillside village that’s about 1.5 drive from city centre. The make-shift roads were so narrow and curved, it was quite nerve-racking watching our driver navigate the giant tour bus up the mountain.
The history of the name Jioufen (literally “9 servings/portions”) was that back in the days, there used to be just 9 families living in the small village. Every time someone goes down to the town to buy food/supplies, they would buy 9 portions for all the families.
Nowadays, it’s become a tourist attraction, where people get to view the rustic village-style architecture, visit all the small food and tea shops, and come away with a variety of souvenirs at the novelty gift stores.
Upcoming posts will feature some of Jioufen’s food and street style.