October 4, 2011
I'm retired and living about five minutes walk from the Nanshijiao MRT station. Due to hearing limitations, I have given up trying to deal with spoken Chinese and now I just practice English with anyone who cares to join in.
I took this group over when the original organizer decided to step down. I had been involved with two Facebook groups on the topic of Chinese-English language exchange and when I created an event here, linked to one of them, attendance exploded. New people keep joining this group despite there being absolutely no effort to publicize it. For this I give credit to our regular Friday evening event. Many newcomers to Taipei have found their friends at that event. Word of Mouth is the best way to succeed.