[Misadventures in Taiwan]



wild boars and "strange" uncles


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today's topics:

1. please check out Roger's Saturday Brunch if you haven't yet.

2. friday night is night market night:
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2.1. caged wild boars (山豬) next to caged birds (hello avian flu)
caged wild boars-06
caged wild boars-02 caged wild boars-03 caged wild boars-04 caged wild boars-05

2.2. "rag"-flavored mapo tofu rice (麻婆豆腐飯) and the stall in question
mapo tofu night market

2.3. hard to imagine, but there's a Kinks cassette tape album (even if it's not one of the good ones) in this huge-ass bin full of taiwanese language (taiwanese is different from mandarin chinese) soap opera soundtrack cassette tapes.
kinks tape 1 kinks tape 2

3. "strange uncles" (怪叔叔) are what they call pervs here. a story about a strange uncle on the taipei metro (as told by a friend).

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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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Comments (留言€):
Those little pigs are kind of cute but it looks like they definitely know that they are *not* going to be someone's pet... "Dead Pig Walking".

Where I live in Maryland, USA they have these markets on the weekends call "Flea Markets". I don't know why they call them "flea" markets because I have never seen any fleas there but that is just the common name for them.

Anyway, I have seen live animals in cages at these flea markets just like the ones on your blog. I have never seen wild pigs but I have seen ducks, chickens, pet birds etc.

A lot of the stuff sold at these weekend flea markets is just old junk that people are trying to pawn off but some of the bigger ones have fresh vegetables, hot food, music tapes, new clothes (usually knock-offs) and all kinds of interesting stuff.

You never know what you will find... I guess it is similar to the night market in many ways.
淑淑? it should be 叔叔.
to anonymous..
you're right! i suck.. i'm gonna edit the post right now. thanks for the heads up.

to j.t.:
ha. dead pig walking.
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