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…

St. Louis Lambert Airport Wingtips Lounge review

St. Louis Lambert International Airport now has a new common use lounge for travelers to use. The Wingtips Lounge is located in Terminal 2 of the airport. Though this lounge has been open since mid-January its impossible for me to visit it unless I flew on a Southwest flight. I don’t often fly Southwest as much…

Ford Escort review – Familiar value oriented name returns

The subcompact car market in Taiwan is already quite saturated with several offerings by various automakers. Ford still sells the Fiesta sedan in some markets like the United States (Until the end of 2018 model year though), while in Taiwan the sedan Fiesta was discontinued after the 2014 model year due to poor sales. The…