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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
... cool areas. We were planning to go for xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) for dinner, but it was too early and we were not hungry at all. We went back and hung out at our hostel for a couple hours before going to dinner. We went to the Dongmen area for dinner. There are tons of places to eat in this area! Dan ate like it was his last day ever eating!
It was pretty late after dinner and we started to head back ...
... good! Supposedly she spent a good while explaining in broken Mandarin from her phrase book that it couldn't have nuts, and in the end the lady worked out what she was saying and took a box around the various items of choice and filled it up with what was allowed! It was really good, it consisted of a big section of fried rice, with a fried chicken leg squashed on top (eat your heart out Colonel!), plus three more smaller sections, one of sliced green onions, the other of a ...
... crying babies, seat-kickers, or those who assume that they paid for my leg space as well as their own.
The one mildly eventful part of the trip was when, perhaps 5 hours into the flight, one of the flight attendants made an announcement over the intercom asking for a medical professional to come to a particular part of the plane. It wasn't our section, though I think I saw someone walk purposefully away from the lavs and ...
... The foreigner (in this case, me), is standing around at a shopping mall or department store of some sort looking at merchandise. A group of
Junior High School level students congregates in a corner and begin chattering excitedly amongst themselves. The foreigner takes note of them as 'wai guo ren' (foreigner) is mentioned and is followed by pointing (at her) by one of them. There is a discussion of some sort going on.