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January 2023

Upcoming Events

Happy New Year! Join TAP-Boston for a variety of events this winter:
TAP-Boston x SPARK Accel Startup Social Mixer
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 11th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Location:
 Wusang Road Tiki Bar (Harvard Square), 112 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
 

TAP-Boston is partnering with SPARK Accel, the nation’s first virtual startup accelerator and network for Taiwanese Americans, to host a social mixer to ring in the new year! Join us to meet other entrepreneurs and tech professionals in the Greater Boston area. Please RSVP here!

 

In addition, SPARK Accel is currently recruiting for the SPARK Accel Leadership Team.  It’s a great way to build relationships and a program that supports our community.  Check out our openings and apply! If you have any questions, please email spark@tacl.org.

Sign up here for the mixer!Sign up here for the mixer!
Volunteer with Bamboo Circle at the Rice Sticks & Tea Food Bank
Date & Time: Saturday, January 14th, 6-9 AM
Location:
 Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
 
Bamboo Circle has invited us to join their volunteer event: Located at the Arlington Street Church in Boston (351 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116) RST is a food pantry program serving low-income Asian immigrant and refugee families. Volunteers are needed to help sort and bag food for patrons, as well as to help them carry their groceries up the stairs from the basement to the street level. This event is at capacity, but stay tuned for further volunteering opportunities. Find out more information about RST through their website: https://ricesticksandtea.org/. For any questions, please reach out to mvemonis@gmail.com.
Learn more about Rice Sticks & Tea!Learn more about Rice Sticks & Tea!
Lunar New Year Celebration: Virtual Mahjong Night
Date & Time: Thursday, January 26th, 7:30-9 PM
Location: Virtual 
Zoom Link - Meeting ID: 985 2793 1470, Passcode: 509655
 
Let’s celebrate Lunar New Year with a night of virtual Mahjong! No worries if you don’t know how to play Mahjong — we will start the evening with a tutorial, where one of our own board members will teach everyone how to the rules of the game. This will also be a great chance to meet TAP members from other chapters, as all TAP chapters are invited! See you on Thursday January 26th at 7:30pm ET! For any questions, please reach out to flora.chang@tap-boston.org.
Sign up here for Mahjong!Sign up here for Mahjong!
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Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner
Date & Time: Friday, February 3rd, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Victoria Seafood, 1029 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215

 
Come celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with TAP Boston! Enjoy great food and even greater company, while learning more about culture and meeting new friends. We hope you can join us! Space is limited so please RSVP on Eventbrite. More details to come and please note that the ticket will cover the cost of the meal. We hope you can join us! For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.
Sign up here for dinner!Sign up here for dinner!
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Virtual Career Panel Workshop
Date & Time: Saturday, February 4th, 7-8 PM
Location: Virtual Zoom Link - Passcode: 671856 

 
Join TAP-Boston as we get advice from an accomplished career panel on how to maximize your professional growth after you graduate from college! We have assembled panelists from a diverse set of backgrounds (business, medicine, and tech) in Boston to give advice on topics that include:
  • Educational preparation and experience for different career paths
  • Perspectives on what it’s like to work in different professions
  • Summer - how to best use it to advance your career
  • Grad school - gap year and costs
  • Comparison on work culture and environments
Time will also be allocated for questions from the audience. Hope to see you at the event! For any questions, please reach out to anna.liao@tap-boston.org.
Sign up here to attend!Sign up here to attend!
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8 Spheres of Fulfillment Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23rd, 7:30-8:30 PM
Location: Virtual Google Meet Link

"Balance is not something you find, it's something you create." Feeling like work is dominating your life? Wish you were spending your free time more meaningfully? This workshop is perfect for anyone that wants to create more balance their lives. Together, we'll explore 8 aspects of a fulfilling life and reflect on what we need in each sphere. For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.

Sign up here for the workshop!Sign up here for the workshop!
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Mid-Career Resume Writing Workshop
Date & Time: TBD - Coming soon, more details to be shared
Location: Virtual
 
Join us for a virtual mid-career resume writing workshop if you are seeking resume tips and/or preparing for career changes! There may be time for resume editing during the event, so please bring your resume (excluding personal information) for constructive feedback. Look out for information on event details on Eventbrite, Facebook, and Instagram! For any questions, please reach out to kara.chuang@tap-boston.org

Get your TAP-Boston Merch!

Shop TAP-BOS Merchhere
Join TAP-Boston's LinkedIn Group!
Join TAP-Boston's Discord community!

Help Support the Community

Taiwan Necklace Order Form
The Taiwan necklace is back by popular demand! The classic design of a simple outline matches everything and every occasion. The necklace sells for $35 and includes pendant and chain. Please fill out the form if you would like to order your necklace(s) before we sell out.  Your email address will only be used for communicating updates regarding your order. Net proceeds from your order will go towards future TACL initiatives and conventions that support our national community.  
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December 2022

 Thanks for a great year!

Thank you for joining us this year at all our events and following along with TAP-Boston! Whether it was volunteering with us, attending a professional development workshop, participating in our EDGE Mentorship prorgram, or attending our many in-person and virtual socials like TAPpy hours, dinner series, paint night, picnics, etc., we had a great time. Plus, this year we celebrated TAP-Boston's 10 Year Anniversary at the Pao Arts Center!

Cheers to a wonderful year together and looking forward to what we have in store for 2023! The TAP-Boston board wishes you all a joyful holiday season and happy new year!
 😊

Upcoming Events

Join TAP-Boston for a variety of events this winter:
  • Dec 20th: Self-Care and Self-Reflection (Virtual) - Sign up: here
  • Jan 5th: Core Values and Goal Setting Workshop (Virtual) - Sign up: here
  • Jan 11th: TAP-Boston x SPARK Accel Startup Social Mixer - Sign up: here
  • Jan 14th: Volunteering with Bamboo Circle at the Rice Sticks & Tea Food Bank - Sign up: here
Looking for last-minute holiday shopping inspiration? Check out this Taiwanese Small Business Gift Guide and our Boston-specific recommendations below! 🎁
Self-Care and Self-Reflection
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 20th, 8-9 PM
Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be shared with attendees)

 
Stressing about work? Craving more balance in your life? So are we! TAP into wellness by learning about and sharing best practices for self-care. We'll also do some reflection on what we're grateful for from 2022, so we can wrap up the year on a positive note! For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here
Core Values and Goal Setting Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, January 5th, 7:30-8:30 PM
Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be shared with attendees)

 
Tired of New Year’s resolutions that don’t stick? Looking for ways to build a more meaningful life? Come join us and kick off 2023 in a strong and purposeful way. In this workshop, we’ll identify and explore the core values that are most important to you. Then, we’ll craft a life purpose statement and create goals that align with your core values. See you there! For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here
TAP-Boston x SPARK Accel Startup Social Mixer
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 11th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Location:
 Wusang Road Tiki Bar (Harvard Square), 112 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
 

TAP-Boston is partnering with SPARK Accel, the nation’s first virtual startup accelerator and network for Taiwanese Americans, to host a social mixer to ring in the new year! Join us to meet other entrepreneurs and tech professionals in the Greater Boston area. Please RSVP here!

 

In addition, SPARK Accel is currently recruiting for the SPARK Accel Leadership Team.  It’s a great way to build relationships and a program that supports our community.  Check out our openings and apply! If you have any questions, please email spark@tacl.org.


Sign up: here
Volunteer with Bamboo Circle at the Rice Sticks & Tea Food Bank
Date & Time: Saturday, January 14th, 6-9 AM
Location:
 Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
 
Bamboo Circle has invited us to join their volunteer event: Located at the Arlington Street Church in Boston (351 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116) RST is a food pantry program serving low-income Asian immigrant and refugee families. Volunteers are needed to help sort and bag food for patrons, as well as to help them carry their groceries up the stairs from the basement to the street level. Space is limited, so sign up if you're interested! Find out more information about RST through their website: https://ricesticksandtea.org/. For any questions, please reach out to mvemonis@gmail.com.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here

Taiwanese Small Business Gift Guide

Shopping for gifts this holiday season? Check out TaiwaneseAmerican.org's amazing "Made by Taiwanese Americans" gift guide! From apparel and jewelry to books and homeware, they've got you covered with the best gifts that are crafted by love from Taiwanese American creators and brands.
2022 Taiwanese American Gift Guide
We've also curated a list of Taiwanese/AAPI gift ideas in the Greater Boston area that you can support locally this season! Here are our gift guide for...
  • 🎨 Art lovers: Support local Boston-based artists!
    • Rayna Lo - Homemade tote bags, stickers, and calligraphy prints
    • Virtual Chinese Brush Painting Workshop - Hosted by the Pao Arts Center, treat a friend or yourself to an art class on 12/17. This workshop is virtual and supplies can be mailed or picked up.
  • 🍜 Foodie lovers: Gift a voucher to a Taiwanese restaurant (our favs are here) or Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea on Newbury St!
  • 💄 Beauty lovers: Shop makeup and self-care goodies at Tao's Boston.
  • 🎬 Movie lovers: Bundle together gourmet popcorn, a cozy blanket, and a DIY voucher for a Taiwanese movie night that you can enjoy together anywhere! (great Taiwanese Netflix list here).
Shopping on Amazon? We're on Amazon Smile! Search for "tacl" in your AmazonSmile account to support our parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League!

Get your TAP-Boston Merch!

Shop TAP-BOS Merchhere
Did you know TAP-Boston has a LinkedIn Page? Feel free to request to join!
Join TAP-Boston's Discord community!

Help Support the Community

Taiwan Necklace Order Form
The Taiwan necklace is back by popular demand! The classic design of a simple outline matches everything and every occasion. The necklace sells for $35 and includes pendant and chain. Please fill out the form if you would like to order your necklace(s) before we sell out.  Your email address will only be used for communicating updates regarding your order. Net proceeds from your order will go towards future TACL initiatives and conventions that support our national community.  
Supporting Boston Chinatown
Rice Sticks and Tea COVID-19 Support
During the COVID-19 crisis, Rice Sticks and Tea continues to serve its approximately 100 low-income households each month, meeting a critical need. To help Rice Sticks and Tea to continue the efforts, please consider donating online at https://ricesticksandtea.org/donate/

Partnerships



Boba Origin - Get your very own Boba swag!
We've partnered with Boba Origin (link) to get 5% off select Boba merch! 

Use the code "TAP-BOSTON" at checkout! 
i-Taiwan Window 
The i-Taiwan Window is an online platform of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, which is meant to offer overseas compatriots who want to seek opportunities in Taiwan, congenial services and integral information. For questions



December 2022

 Happy TAPsgiving!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for TAPsgiving last week! We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Five Spices House Chinatown and raised proceeds for Stop AAPI Hate.

The TAP-Boston board wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
We're thankful for all of you! 
☺️

Upcoming Events

Join TAP-Boston for a variety of events this December!
  • Dec 1st: TAP BOS x EY Networking Event - Sign up: here
  • Dec 3rd: Volunteering with the Prison Book Program
  • Dec 4th: Ice Skating and Hot Cocoa @ Canal District Kendall - Sign up: here
  • Dec 6th: Real Estate Investing Workshop - Sign up: here
  • Dec 13th: TAPpy Hour @ Scholars - Sign up: here
  • Dec 20th: Self-Care and Self-Reflection (Virtual) - Sign up: here
TAP BOS x EY: Networking Event
Date & Time: Thursday, December 1st, 6-8PM
Location:
 200 Clarendon St., Boston, MA, 02116 (more details to come)
 
Come join TAP for a networking and happy hour event with EY's Pan Asian Professional Network (PAPN) at the EY office! This event will be a great way to network with other TAP members and EY employees from different divisions: Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax. Drinks will be provided. For any questions or concerns, please message our Professional Development Co-Chair, Wei Chee Chen (weichee.chen@tap-boston.org).

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here
Volunteering with the Prison Book Program
Date & Time: Saturday, December 3rd, 1-4PM
Location:
 1306 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169
 

We'll be volunteering with the Prison Book Program! The Prison Book Program mails books to people in prison to support their educational, vocational and personal development and to help them avoid returning to prison after their release. We'll be helping to choose books to match book requests, double-check the selections of the pickers, and/or prepare packages for mailing. The volunteering event will take place at the United First Parish Church in Quincy. If you have any additional questions, please contact Monica Cheng (monica.cheng@tap-boston.org)

Sign ups for this event are full, and thank you to those who have already RSVP'ed. For those that aren't able to make this one, we'll have volunteering opportunities like these and many others to look out for in the future.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Ice Skating and Hot Cocoa
Date & Time: Sunday, December 4th, 11-1PM
Location: 300 Athenaeum St, Cambridge, MA 02142

 
Kick off the winter season with ice skating at Skate @ Canal District Kendall and then have a cozy chat over hot cocoa with fellow TAP members. If we have time, we can also explore the Canal District Winter Market next door. Please note that attendees will be responsible for the cost of rink admission ($6), optional skate rental ($10), and beverages/snacks. For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here
Real Estate Investing Workshop
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 6th, 6-7 PM
Location: To be announced

 
Ever wanted to learn about buying your first property or real estate investing? Come join TAP for a real estate workshop! We will have someone who has experience in real estate investing to give their personal advice and tips on how to leverage debt and find a property that is worth its value. For any questions or concerns, please message our Professional Development Co-Chair, Wei Chee Chen (weichee.chen@tap-boston.org).

Disclaimer: We are not financial advisors -- the content during this workshop is for educational purposes only. To make the best financial decision that suits your own needs, please conduct your own research and seek the advice of a licensed financial advisor if necessary.
Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here
December TAPpy Hour @ Scholars
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 13th, 6-8PM
Location: Scholars, 25 School Street Boston, MA 02108

 

Join us on Tuesday 12/13 for our last TAPpy Hour of 2022! This TAPpy Hour will be at Scholars, where we'll have a designated area reserved just for our group. This event is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and hear from us about some of the events that we have coming up. We'd love to see you there!

Tickets are $5 and will go towards shared appetizers. Be sure to get your ticket early, otherwise tickets will be $10 at the event. For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here
Self-Care and Self-Reflection
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 20th, 8-9 PM
Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be shared with attendees)

 
Stressing about work? Craving more balance in your life? So are we! TAP into wellness by learning about and sharing best practices for self-care. We'll also do some reflection on what we're grateful for from 2022, so we can wrap up the year on a positive note! For any questions, please reach out to info@tap-boston.org.

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here

 Membership Survey + Free Raffle

TAP Boston Membership Survey + Free Raffle
Take the survey: here
 
Help us better plan our events/mission this coming year to continue growing as a meaningful community! Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey here, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a pass for free admission to one of our events!

Get your TAP-Boston Merch!

Shop TAP-BOS Merchhere
Did you know TAP-Boston has a LinkedIn Page? Feel free to request to join!

Help Support the Community

Taiwan Necklace Order Form
The Taiwan necklace is back by popular demand! The classic design of a simple outline matches everything and every occasion. The necklace sells for $35 and includes pendant and chain. Please fill out the form if you would like to order your necklace(s) before we sell out.  Your email address will only be used for communicating updates regarding your order. Net proceeds from your order will go towards future TACL initiatives and conventions that support our national community.  
Supporting Boston Chinatown
Rice Sticks and Tea COVID-19 Support
During the COVID-19 crisis, Rice Sticks and Tea continues to serve its approximately 100 low-income households each month, meeting a critical need. To help Rice Sticks and Tea to continue the efforts, please consider donating online at https://ricesticksandtea.org/donate/

Partnerships



Boba Origin - Get your very own Boba swag!
We've partnered with Boba Origin (link) to get 5% off select Boba merch! 

Use the code "TAP-BOSTON" at checkout! 
i-Taiwan Window 
The i-Taiwan Window is an online platform of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, which is meant to offer overseas compatriots who want to seek opportunities in Taiwan, congenial services and integral information. For questions

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