Myosotis (more commonly known as forget-me-not) is not a genus of flowering plants native to Taiwan—but many wonderful traditions and cultures are not native to the island. When the Dutch first discovered Formosa and Japan-born Chinese military leader Koxinga later defeated the Dutch, Taiwan's storied past began to set the stage for a vibrant and colourful future the world should never forget.
A large part of our lives today is about setting boundaries, as we have been taught to fight for the right of existence and self-determination. But a large part of our lives is also about smearing boundaries as we are urged to build bigger communities and stronger consensus.
Consequently, we have to find a higher meaning of life to combat the challenges of those paradoxes. After all, it's the ultimate love beneath these contradictions that fuels our progress and it's the endless passion behind the confrontations that inspires us in search of a better future. Without the love and passion, nothing matters.
Like Myosotis, Taiwan may be insignificant in the eyes of the world's giants. Taiwan is also reminiscent of many little stories with big aspirations around the world. Everyone matters as we always leave footprints in our paths, past, present or future. We are our own legacies and we dare the world to forget-me-not!
— Charlie Wu, Managing Director ACSEA