Story of the Host

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Laile B&B | Jimmy.Transforming an Old House into a Home Where Passion Resides
A man with dark skin, wearing his salt-and-pepper hair short and some slightly curly beard on his pointed chin, this was Jimmy, a renowned interior designer for accommodations in southern Taiwan. As we first met, he wore simple clothes and with an indomitable yet gentle expression on his face. Speaking in high spirits, he smiled and said: ”Originally I was going to open a B&B in Kenting.” It turned out that he didn’t get his suntan in Tainan, but was an imprint from surfing a lot. So it made us wonder, what would be the twist of fate that brought him to create “Laile” in Tainan.    
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Ming Xing B&B | Karen.With love, embrace the ordinary within the rushing tides of life
Wearing a delicate green sweater and a navy blue denim apron, Karen, the host of Ming Xing B&B, is standing beside the bar to welcome us with a candid smile on her face. Her smile causes her eyes to curve like crescent moons, while the southern sun shines peacefully upon her wheat-colored complexion. She once left home to pursue the brilliant sunshine of Kenting, but left it behind to return to her hometown and succeed her father at the head of the welding shop he had operated for over 30 years. Speaking of this old house, and of Chinese cuisine, Karen’s eyes fill with firm conviction. She has used her inspiration and exquisite craftsmanship to preserve her memories between the walls of this old building, while her contemporary attitude allows the warmth that she recalls to endure.    
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Belonginn | Up and Me.Flying up Toward the Light, Brightening Our Aspirations
“How are you?” A simple greeting is the first impression we got from Up. With a deep voice, plain shirt and jeans, he presented a calm and no-nonsense demeanor. Next to him, Me also wore simple attire, while her short ombre hair gave her face a distinctive character. With an urban cultured image, the couple shared not only a similar look but also the same life goals.    
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