Date: Aug 21, 2015
By: Marcus Aurelius / Contributing reporter
Most Westerners who come to Taiwan spend a year teaching, save some money and
then move on. Sometimes, however, something magical happens in that first year. Because Taiwanese are extremely welcoming and those passing through Taiwan are stimulating, deep bonds are made in a short time, and soon that first year inexplicably becomes three, and then five and then 10.
This story is true for Fratzuki (real name Dominick Fresnia), who deejays and emcees at Elektro four times a week. He arrived in Taiwan after traveling the world and was in need of a financial windfall. In the decade since, he has been a party promoter, worked as a magician, started his own booth that sold deep fried oreos at the Raohe night market, made a hip-hop album in Mandarin, and has been an all around hustler since he has stepped off the plane.
The people that have a hard time in Taiwan usually get sick of teaching snotty-nosed kids rather quickly and are frustrated that there are not a ton of other opportunities out there. Fratzuki’s advice to them is to find something to do that you are passionate about. [FULL STORY]