- Not your average Happy Hour...
Happy Hours usually guarantee good drink
specials, but conversations at the bar can be hit or
miss. It's a good night if there's an exchange of one's
"personal digits". But what are you really
left with at the end of the night besides the old cliches?
Now here to redefine the term "Happy Hour"
in Kaohsiung is ORIENTED.com. ORIENTED is a community-based
organization for English speaking residents, newcomers
and visitors of Kaohsiung alike. ORIENTED.com began
as ORIENTED.org in 1998 as a not-for-profit, volunteer,
online resource for Taiwan's English speaking community
- including message boards and discussion forums on
topics ranging from apartment hunting to work visa issues.
The key to getting "oriented" in your community
is finding a core group of friends. In 2002, the ORIENTED
Happy Hours began in Taipei and Shanghai - now they
run in over fourteen different locations around the
world including: Beijing, Sydney, Toronto, Los Angeles,
Tokyo and New York. ORIENTED Happy Hours began in Kaohsiung
in May 2005. They are held on the last Thursday of the
month at various local establishments. For the latest
details on upcoming ORIENTED Happy Hours visit www.oriented.com
--By Felicia Lin, translated by Annie Liu