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White Crysanthemum-Taiwan

“ Another Folk tradition or I guess a superstition is that you don’t give white chrysanthemums unless it’s someone’s funeral. If you do then it is considered extremely rude and you wish death on the person. While I was in Taiwan I don’t think I saw them in a normal flower shop but you have… Continue Reading »

The Rodeo Queen

Context The interviewee is one of my housemates and we often engage in conversation about our different hometowns. This folklore about a festival comes from a dinner where the house was sharing various stories from our childhood. ——————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from the story told by the interviewee. “In my hometown, we had… Continue Reading »

Broken Ceramic, Broken Hearts

Context This was an incident that occurred during my cousin’s wedding that caused quite a bit of argument within the family. ‘Jie’ refers to my older sister. The interview is with my mother as I get her to recount the incident. ——————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from a conversation between me, (M), and my… Continue Reading »