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August 10th, 2014. 5:20PM. Taipei, Taiwan.
Light refracts through the prisms
of a trillion strangers' eyes.
Someone disappears into
thick air. Someone’s feet
the yellow earth. The
still. The sea: apathetic
When you wonder if you are the first
... the heat anymore (even with AC breaks in some of the buildings).
Our next stop was to Ximen station. There is a market just outside the station and we walked around. It was still quite hot outside so we went to eat iced desserts. The place was pretty packed, but the dessert was quite nice. It was the perfect afternoon snack for a blistering hot day!
We walked around some more and were shown a ...
... KTV! KTV is a big thing in Taiwan, it's where you hire a room for the night, and it's full of sofas and a big wide screen tv, which is linked up to a karaoke machine! So you go along with all your friends, get drinks brought to your room, then just sing the night away! We had a great time. My song I requested and sang (even though nobody sang by themselves!) was Mambo No. 5! Great fun. Robbie Williams got switched on though because only a few of us Brits knew and could sing a ...
... kind to a stranger.
Norah, one of the Taiwanese delegates of the Taiwan-America Student Conference, has been waiting for me at the airport for an hour. Although I've never met her in person, she offered to meet me there (an hour away from her house), and come to Taipei with me to help me find my hostel. Then she has to go back to her dorm, which is an hour and a half from here. While I know it's inconvenient for her, this time I'm not in a position to decline. It's ...
... cream that is actually pretty good, just takes getting used it. I thought it was some local specialty but I guess as food and merchandises go, they aree never entirely localised to just a small town. Finally we walked on the train tracks for a while (I swear they were the same ones as in na xie nian!), took photos and went to our next exciting place, PingXi.
The town for which this line is named. ...