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So far John has created 42 blog entries.

The Windowless Building

March 9, 2023. Hanoi, Vietnam
Linh Tran discusses his story, The Windowless Building. When the elevator reaches the top floor, only two people are left to face the reality of what lies beyond the final door to the soul.

The Evolution of Art and Ideas

Jan. 1, 2023. Tainan, Taiwan
Unleashed from convention, art now reflects individual thoughts. The results are both awe-inspiring and confusing. We will discuss the evolution of art and ideas using examples from music, painting.

Open Discussion

Dec. 4, 2022. Tainan, Taiwan
Bring in a topic you would like to discuss. Start with a brief overview or description of the idea. Then ask a few provocative questions to begin the conversation. 

Ideas of Beauty

Date: TBD
Are sensual pleasures, 快感, and aesthetic beauty, 美感, the same? Is beauty objective or just a matter of taste? Does beauty require judgment? What are the differences between the aesthetics of East and West?

Free Will and Determinism

Nov. 20, 2022. Tainan, Taiwan
Does the past predict the future? Does free will alter the physical world? These ideas, discussed and debated for thousands of years, remain relevant, especially in the area of jurisprudence and artificial intelligence.

Hokkien Consonants

IPA Chart for Hokkien (Taiwanese) consonants with IPA, Zhuyin, Pe̍h-ōe-jī, Tâi-lô

Hokkien Vowels

IPA Chart for Hokkien (Taiwanese) vowels with IPA, Zhuyin, Pe̍h-ōe-jī, Tâi-lô

Open Discussion

Nov. 6, 2022. Tainan, Taiwan
The world is filled with answers--just ask Google. A greater challenge is often finding the right questions, the kind that can be used like tools to prise open the unknown.
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