Taipei Garden Hotel
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... Everyone else’s eyeballs
still rolling around in the sockets
lazy, still contemplating wallpaper. And
The first one in dreams, the first one
intoxicated. All those pixels around you
still pretending to be people. What you
want is to write them all down. Hold
them each still until you paint the ...
Today we spent the day hanging out with my McGill buddy Marianne and her friend Jonny. He volunteered to show us around a few touristy spots in Taipei! The first place we went to see was Longshan temple. There were lots of people there because of the "ghost festival" that happens in July. There were lots of fruits, incense, and paper items that decorated the grounds.
We wandered around ...
So our training was due to last 9 days, with one day off on the Saturday in the middle. HESS have regularly asked us to not divulge any of their training methods or teaching strategies, so to play it safe, I'm not going to write about any of the training days, just things that happened on those days away from HESS and in the evenings. I can say that the training days were great, our 4 tutors we had were all really fun and easy to get on with, whilst also being brilliant teachers. ...
... which would not have affected the shop's revenue anyhow; but I bought three boxes of pineapple cakes, an indication not only of the quality of these cakes but also of the extent to which I was impressed.
The two of us met with the friend who took me to the airport the day before. It felt good to see friends from your local community in a foreign place. Coincidentally all three of us happen to be plane fanatics, so the hype we felt when ...
... we missed the sunset because I lost track of time. We then went up to the 90th floor to see the view in the open air. It's not as nice a view but you really feel the night because you can now hear the sounds of the city below you.
It took us more than half an hour to get down as apparently all the tourists wanted to go down to eat dinner. There was 2 guys speaking French behind me and one was especially loud about the chinese tourists from China ...