A YEAR IN TAIWAN
by Fletcher Bonin ’13 A rooftop view of Daya Lake
Ever since the premier of such classics as “Charlie Bit My Finger,” “Potter Puppet Pals,” “Lazy Sunday” and countless others, YouTube.com has established itself as one of the Internet’s greatest triumphs. Most people frequent the site in search of viral videos by which to distract themselves from the monotony of the human experience. I would guess that very few could attest to stumbling into overseas employment after watching one of the millions of short clips YouTube offers. However several video comments, a few emails, one Skype session and 8,000 miles later, I found myself putting down a security deposit on an apartment in Taiwan. Even for an Internet-trusting Craigslist veteran like myself, this was new territory. But let me back up.
WINTER Alumni BULLETIN 2018