[Misadventures in Taiwan]



march 3, 2005 podcast


i was stuffing myself with danko brie cheese while doing this podcast. i finished more than half of the tin doing this.

i watched Super Size Me during dinner tonight here at the dorm with my friend (my friend cooked a delicious hotpot 火鍋 dinner). i was just worrying about having an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle and now, a few hours later, i'm stuffing myself with cheese while sitting here at the computer.

An interesting thing shown in Super Size Me was that school in Illinois which had a really good exercise and physical education facility, where lots of the kids are exercising on treadmills and climbing up ropes, and yet the movie said that's still one of the fattest places in the US. the movie showed that all the food from that particular school's processed stuff that are just reheated.

last semester we finally had a 7-11 here in the boonies of Tachi village. 7-11 is ubiquitous in Taiwan, true. it's there for everything in your life. you can pay your phone and bank bills there, have books you ordered from books.com.tw and a bunch of other shopping sites delivered there, local shipping companies (like FedEx and stuff) ship stuff for pickup there, etc..

but up here in the mountains where our art school is located, it's a 15 minute scooter ride to the nearest village (tiny tiny village with maybe less than ten streets) if you need supplies. good thing a 7-11 opened here right on campus around summer last year.

anyway the 7-11 in school had tables for meals. and there were lots of those prepackaged processed meals (pasta, beef noodles, everything!) that the 7-11 guy can microwave for you and you can eat right there. i was so hooked on those for months and months. the 7-11 baked goods line (calzone, burrito, pizza, hamburger) sucks but the noodle, pasta and rice line rocks. i probably had 4 meals a week eating their microwaved food for a couple of months.

anyway whatever. i just thought of that after typing that thing about the school children eating all those prepacked food that's "cooked" by reheating.


Sept. 17, 2007 update:

my free podcast host Rizzn.net has ceased to exist since 2005, and I lost the original files, so the audio

podcast file in this post is forever gone, i guess.

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