Hotel Riverview Taipei
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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 ...
... be mine and Alexandra's 7 month anniversary, seeing as we hadn't seen each other on the 6th (or many previous to that!) we decided to try and mark it in a somewhat special way. Training went same way as usual, nothing special to report. But then after training we made the effort to take the MRT all the way over to Taipei 101! Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world not so long ago, now it's still third! So believe me, it was a big building! For people who know me well, ...
... people. The Sunflower Movement has stirred up a lot of already existing anti-China sentiments, and almost every speaker at this conference has felt the need to take a 30-40 minute detour during which they bash everything about China. Disagreeing with the CCP is one thing, but people have gone so far as to say things like "China will never advance because its people are dirty, rude, and brainwashed." This is the kind of discourse that I can't tolerate.
What's interesting is ...
... which are normal subways. This one is elevated above the roads, the trains have rubber tyres running on concrete rails and each train consists of four tiny carriages. I thought to myself, "Awwwwwww, look at this cutesy-wutesy little trainy-wainy, pwaying with the big boys!"
I took the Wenhu Line all the way to its conclusion at Taipei Zoo then changed to the Maokong Gondola, an aerial cable car which travels for four kilometres up into the hills to the village ...