Delmar Loop Trolley – A trip down memory lane

After months of delays the $51-million Delmar Loop trolley finally opened on November 15, 2018. Now locals and tourists alike can ride from the U-City library at the entrance to the Loop to the northern part of Forest Park at the Missouri History Museum. The whole line maybe only 2.2-miles of fixed route track, but…

2019 Suzuki Baleno GLX review – A car to take on the urban jungle

Launched during for the 2017 model year, the Suzuki Baleno GLX is Taiwan Suzuki’s foray compact sized car territory aside from the second generation SX4, which is now categorized as a compact. The Baleno is the first new model of a onslaught of new models to be introduced with the Ignis and new generation Swift…

Suzuki Go Unique Event

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend Suzuki’s Go Unique event at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Area. This was the final city of a three city tour with the other two cities being Taipei and Taichung. The event isn’t too big nor was it crowded. Three cars were on display, two Suzuki Swifts…

The Foundry Bakery – A Taiwanese style bakery in the STL

The Foundry Bakery in St. Louis opened over the Summer. It isn’t located on Olive St. or South Grand where much of the Asian/ethnic spots are located, but instead its located on Dorsett Rd in Maryland Heights with the storefront signage isn’t too well marked. Therefore, you’ll probably be making a U-turn or two just…

2018 Toyota Vios review – Basic transportation goes fishing for a new impression

The 2018 Toyota Vios has been given a facelift. Officially going on sale Summer 2018, it is now in-line with Toyota’s current design language. Love it or hate it, this big fish mouth Vios styling is much more aggressive than its predecessor, which was rather dull and uninspiring. Toyota Taiwan decided to retain the Vios…

Kia Picanto review (2017) – Solid affordable transportation?

The Kia Picanto a.k.a. Kia Morning in the Taiwan auto market is a relative late comer to the A-segment. Even though the car has been around since early in the decade, it was launched in the local market along with the Kia Carens/Rondo in 2015. The Kia used in this review is not a Taiwanese…