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Is Living in Taipei City All It’s Cracked Up to be?

10-10-2017

I lived in Taipei for 7 years.  Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Yep the first couple of years were enjoyable…that’s granted but suddenly and slowly I started to realise think is it…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Parking

11-02-2017

Parking in Taiwan can be a thing of amazing wonderment and idiocy which I’ve never had the joy or the pleasure of witnessing up close and personal anywhere else in the world. The beautiful king…

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Kick Abouts Back on 5th January

24-12-2016

We will have kick abouts back again in the new year, thanks to the help of a Magpies team member.  Everyone is welcome to come but must follow our conditions to let us know if…

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MagArmy Scooter Trips

21-12-2016

So some of the guys in the team have been doing massive scooter trips on the weekends.  Either staying all weekend and camping, or just blasting there and back in the same day.  They have…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Work Banquets

01-10-2016

Many moons ago while working at my first job in Taiwan at Joy English I got to learn all about the politics of the work banquet.  There was one banquet in particular that stands out…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Buxiban Nonsense Part 1

24-09-2016

This is one of many stories I have to tell of the nonsense that goes on inside Taiwan's many buxibans.  In my previous job for the biggest buxiban chain on the island (if you live…

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Kick Abouts Are Back

21-09-2016

We have kick abouts back again tomorrow (22-09-2016), after a 2 week break.  The kick abouts take place at Fujen Catholic University, which is easily accessible via the MRT.  Kick about starts at 7:45 prompt,…

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Magpies Paintballing

21-09-2016

We will have a team day out at the paintballing in Neihu this weekend (25-09-2016).  The last time we went it was fun, but would of been better with more people joining us.We are meeting…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - The T.V Harassers

13-09-2016

Earlier this year I kept getting loads of random messages on Facebook from people I didn't know or wasn't friends with.  All of the messages were all in Chinese so I popped them into Google…

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Sumo and Darts Night

06-09-2016

This coming Thursday 8th September, we will have a Sumo and Darts night instead of kick about.  This is due to the kick about pitch being unavailble.  Mark Buckton will run an hour sumo session.…

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Magpies Night Out

22-08-2016

We will have a team night out, and any friends, ex players or people in general interested in going out please check out this event.  Magpies night out. Please check this group

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - The Weirdest Door Knocker...EVER!

08-08-2016

This is one weird story which took place, back in my first year of working at Hess.  I often found it difficult to complete work in the office as there were too many kids making…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Life as a Hairy Man in Taiwan

01-08-2016

Are you a hairy man living or working in Taiwan. If you are, you may have come across the same wonderous fascination as I have.  If your not you might just want to know how…

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Next Weeks Kick About Cancelled (13th July)

09-07-2016

Next weeks kick about at Fujen University is cancelled.  This is because the school are using the pitch for an international children's competition.  So we have been informed it is closed to the kick abouts.We…

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First Kick About at Fujen a Success

03-07-2016

We started a new chapter in our clubs history last week, as we took up an offer from Royal Blues to share Fujen Pitch for our trainings/kick abouts.  The first one was last Thursday and…

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Magpies Kick Abouts Are Back!!!

26-06-2016

Exciting news everyone!!!  We finally have mid week kick abouts back.  These will take place at Fujen University on Thursday nights.  The kick about will start at 7:45 and finish at 9:45.  Please be 15…

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Guest Writers Wanted

09-05-2016

We are currently looking for anyone interested in being a guest writer.  If you have any interest in writing about Taiwan; food, travel, any kind of general information thats awkward or difficult to find. Or…

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Magpies Fantasy Premier League Coming to a Conclusion

03-05-2016

The Magpies Fantasy Premier league is coming to conclusion in dramatic fashion just as the actual premier league did. Lewis and his team Gimme My Mane have been in top spot all season, but Mark's Sporting…

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Magpies at the Baseball

03-05-2016

As a football club we are again organising more social events and activities for our players, friends and colleagues to get involved in.The latest one of these events was a trip to the baseball match…

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Magpies Are Off to Watch the Baseball

07-04-2016

We will go to watch the baseball in Xinchuang on 30th April.  We are meeting outside of Xinchuang MRT Station exit 1 at 4:30pm.  Brother Elephants will play Uni Lions.Any Magpies players, ex Magpies, friends…

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