“We wrote an episode of the show that’s largely about our parents.
Aziz’s parents are from India, and mine are from Taiwan.
We have no hardware to sell, no shows, no products, it is all about the generous giving of ideas and knowledge.” Based in the capital of Taiwan, Taipei, OISTAT offers theatremakers an international presence without the strictures of a guild or union – which rarely bring the same world outreach or, indeed, interests to their members.
For executive director Kathy Hong, the body’s ethos is a clear one: “No one can have enough knowledge in their profession.
Popular female stars have the pick of rich businessmen or handsome actors as suitors, but not everyone ended up marrying their "equal".
“What OISTAT especially focuses on is tapping into those cultures that don’t have much access to that knowledge at the moment.
Stefanie Sun, 37, is one such star who married a non-celebrity.
She got married to Dutch-Indonesian entrepreneur Nadim Van Der Ros on May 8, 2011.
Could too many choices in online dating be a bad thing?
According to some newly published research out of Taiwan, it may be.
So I didn’t want to write a show people could categorize as an Asian show.