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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 ...
... 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 ...
... But anyway, we went to a bunch of museums, ate tons of delicious vegetarian food, and saw "The Fault in Our Stars" with Chinese subtitles. I spent half the movie crying and half the movie admiring the creativity of translators.
Now I'm at the Taiwan-America Student Conference. I didn't realize until I got here that this conference is completely student run. Considering this, they're not doing a terrible job. But it's the first year this is happening so there's a lot of kinks ...
I turned off the alarm clock on my phone this morning in the hope that if I had a deep, natural, uninterrupted sleep, it would give my body a chance to shake my flu. It seems to have worked to a point; after eight hours' sleep I woke at ten o'clock without coughing my lungs up. Still not a hundred percent, but I awoke feeling that I could function.
Today was a "tying up the loose ends" kind of day, just going to various sights around Taipei I hadn't had the chance ...