“When we moved from the big city to Taitung, the pace of life slowed down. Sometimes one needs a little more patience, but I like the New South-Link Line and the Suhua Highway improvements. We often travel out and feel safer now,” says Patrick.
He goes on to say that he emigrated to Taiwan in 1998 and now has four years of living experience in the east. He describes to his friends who came to Taitung that moving to Taitung is like moving to another country. People in the east and west don’t feel the same when getting along with one another. “Once you step into this town, it feels like stepping into a completely different place,” he adds.
Whenever there is warm weather in Taitung, Patrick will take the children to the beach to enjoy the seawater. Patrick also likes to climb mountains. He often takes visiting friends to challenge the mountains in the east together. However, due to the increase in orders for hot sauce, there is not much free time for him. Nevertheless, he still feels that Taitung is a very suitable place for outdoor activities and strongly recommends that everyone visit should they have the chance.
According to Patrick’s observations, many people want to move from the metropolis to Taitung. “If you really want to move here, you have to think carefully about how to make a living. Taitung tourists are still very seasonal, and there will be fewer tourists after the end of the main events in Taitung,” he cautions.
The most difficult part of settling in Taitung is how to generate income. Now that Patrick has started a new life in Taitung, he is humbly thankful to the luck that has came into his life. However, duet to the joint efforts given by him and his wife Anita, their chili sauce products are able to be sold overseas. They are able to let more foreigners taste the amazing and delicious flavor originating from Taitung!