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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
... MRT to go home. Marianne helped me stop by a beauty shop for me to get some things for Sharon and I ended up buying a lot of stuff for her (lots of freebies were included!). The lady at the store probably thought I was dumb since I didn't know anything about any of the products or the differences between them. Luckily Marianne was there to help explain things to me in detail.
-- Ryan L.
... took part in some salsa'ing which was a great laugh - I think Alexandra and I did a pretty good job aswell! On our way back, we decided to get a snack so wandered over to a nearby KFC. As soon as I handed my little slip of paper over saying "I can't eat anything with nuts in, or anything that has been cooked in nut oil" - in Mandarin - we got turned away! No KFC for us! So we settled for old reliable Mr McDonald instead!
Wednesday was our last day, we had been told already ...
... my eyes and let my stomach drop as we navigate through the turbulence. After nearly seventeen hours of flying, half an hour doesn't matter. The next time I open my eyes is when we less-than-gracefully slide into the ground on the runway.
The woman sitting next to me is a middle-aged Taiwanese woman. Oddly enough, she's an English teacher. When I hear her thick accent, I suddenly understand why schools are so anxious to hire foreign English teachers, even unqualified ...
Woke up early today at 7am because we got a long day ahead of us. First thing in the morning we head over to 南港 train station to take the 8:35 train over to Ruifang.
This is an actual small town outside of Taipei, surrounded by lots of mountains and nice scenery. Really has a town feel. First order of business is breakfast: we ate at a beef noodle stall that the ...