People in Taiwan love to follow the trend---They always love to try the new things.
The first example is egg tart stores. It's really very popular in Taiwan few years ago. In the beginning, there are only few stores in the street, then some people found it's tasty. TV news and newspaper starts to report, many people see the TV then also want to try it. Then there are lots of people lines up for the egg tart for one or even more hours. Then, many people see there is a market, the number of the egg tart stores boomed suddenly. Finally the supply exceed the demand, the stores suddenly disappeared and closed.
Taiwan people don't learn the lessons. The same thing happens in 2005.
The 2005's star is donut stores. You can see the pictures people line up for the donuts. In the evening, people still don't feel tired to line up. So you can know that Taiwan people's feet is very strong. And, because of people love to follow the trend, there are some other interesting things. For example, people will hire people to help him buy the products, even more, some stores will hire the fake customers to line up for their products to pretend their product is very popular. The more people line up, the more people want to line up. It's very interesting.
- WTLv 72 decades agoFavorite Answer
上面的文章錯誤很多耶 Taipei Times 不是英文報嗎?
2005-10-18 07:21:43 補充：
真的不好意思 剛才沒有仔細看 原來樓上是網友改的
還有 因為是在講自己的國家 所以除了批評 我也保留了些空間 總不能讓人家看低了我們
The Taiwanese love following trends and are always eager to try out new things. A great example is the fad of the egg tarts, which were very popular in Taiwan a few year ago. It began with a few bakeries offering egg tarts, but it's popularity soon rocketed as word spread in the street that egg tarts were quite simply delicious. The media soon followed with extensive reporting on the long queues outside the egg tart bakeries. Many entrepreneurs saw this as an ideal business opportunity, and within a few months there were dozens of egg tart bakeries in Taiwan. However, as supply exceeded demand, the market reached saturation and most bakeries had disappeared within the space of a few years.
Unfortunately, history often repeats itself. The same fad is happening again in 2005, and this time it's donuts. Out in the streets of Taipei, long lines of people amass, waiting to get their teeth into the latest trend - donuts.
Perhaps this goes to show the power of media manipulation, in a world dominated by marketing powers and hype. People have been known to pay others to buy donuts for them (so as to avoid the long lines) and store owners add fuel to the fire by paying actors to line up, posing as customers to create an illusion of popularity. And of course, the longer the lines, the stronger our desire for a piece of that cake. There may be an end to the donut fad soon, but there doesn't appear to be one for pure, human greed.
- Anonymous2 decades ago
Customers brave long lines to get their doughnut fix.There are many people in Taiwan who passionate to follow the trend---They always love to try new things. First example is egg tart stores. It's really very popular in Taiwan a few years ago. At the beginning, there were only a few stores on the street, and then some people found it's tasty. After TV news and newspaper started to report, many people saw the reporting wanted to try it. Then there were many people lined up for buying fresh egg tart for as long as one hour or more. Then, many people realized that there’s a market, consequently, the number of the egg tart stores boomed suddenly. Finally the supply exceeded the demand, many of them suddenly went out of business and closed. Taiwan people don't learn the lessons. The same thing happens in 2005 again. The star of 2005 is donut stores. You see pictures of people lining up for donuts. In the evening, people are not too tired to line up for donuts till late. Therefore, it is safe to conclude that Taiwan people's feet are very strong. Moreover, because of people love to follow the trend, there are some other interesting phenomena which is out of ordinary. For example, some people would pay to get help to buy donuts, even more; some store owners would hire some fake customers to line up for their products to give a false impression that their product is very popular. The longer the line, the more people want to join it. It's very interesting, isn’t it?