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I imagined this happening in my late twenties, exactly ten years after high school graduation. A few of us would meet in Taiwan. I had just received my first promotion and at dinner, I’d humblebrag to all my friends. Justin–who would be earning the most–would pay for drinks, then pass out in the car. A few of us would be married, most of us single. Instead, I found myself back in Taiwan with almost a hundred alumni, reliving experiences that were once my last. Lunar New Year, homecooked meals with grandparents, weekly Karaoke—the routines I’d given up when I crossed the Pacific.  Read More
The Kaohsiung Film Festival is known for its fantasy-oriented selections of films, but in the last few years, it has sought to spotlight VR films. Apart from that the festival initiated a competition for VR films, it funds and supports Taiwanese VR projects and productions. It also opened the very first VR theatre in Taiwan—the Kaohsiung VR FILM LAB—bringing the latest and various VR films to the local audiences all year round Read More
New Bloom members Peter Freestone and Brian Hioe pick some of their favorite indie albums from 2021, mainly focusing on bands from Taiwan. ​This is the fourth in a series of Best Album lists compiled by New Bloom Read More
New Bloom member Peter Freestone picks some of his favorite club EPs from 2021, mainly focusing on music producers from East Asia. ​This is the second in a series of Best Album lists compiled by New Bloom Read More
New Bloom member Peter Freestone picks his favorite psychedelic sounds from 2021, which are primarily experimental albums by music producers from East Asia. ​​The following list doesn’t follow in the order of No. 1 to No. 10 in the standard sense of a Top 10 list, but is ordered in a way that makes sense given the theme. This is the first in a series of Best Album lists compiled by New Bloom. Read More
Brian Hioe spoke to Levin Lo, or DJ Rainbowchild, a veteran of the queer party scene in Taiwan. Among other things, Rainbowchild was the DJ that played at the wedding banquet party that celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in Taiwan in May 2019, as the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Rainbowchild currently DJs at Locker Room, CÉ LA VI Taipei, and other venues, having also DJed at the Werk parties, Fairy, and other venues Read More