[Misadventures in Taiwan]



Taiwan On the Road

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2. Download/下載影片 → Quicktime (h.264 encoded .mov) file (4.77 mb)

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
old man and woman pushing an empty wheelchair the numbers biz sleeping guy man and a trolley of cooking oil

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some photos to check out

hi guys, i've uploaded a lot of new photos, please check them out:

random photos from my trip to taipei:
1. scenes from a train
2. scary food stall
3. some shots of taipei
4. snowman and elephant
5. photos of taipei graffiti
6. hey-song (popular Taiwanese soft drink brand) memorabilia exhibit

stocked up on booze too..





electric guitars

purple guitar gun shaped guitar guitars-16 angel hello kitty guitar

a few more
in my photoblog

here's a bunch of photos of electric guitars i took on my trip to taipei last weekend. the guitars are from a music shop called 阿通伯. 感謝你們讓我拍照. =) [update: Use this link when the photo album no longer works.)]

view the photo album before the photos start disappearing from my flickr photostream. i can only show 200 photos at a time and when i start putting up other photos i took on that trip the guitar photos will disappear one by one.

update: Use this link when the photo album no longer works.)





dead bird


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this innocent looking cat was responsible for the following. only click the following photos if you're brave (or if you have a strong stomach). being the weirdo loser that i am, i just had to snap photos of these.

scene of the crime (click for a larger view):
scene of the crime

thumbnails of the "victim's" corpse (click only if you're not easily grossed out):
dead bird 4 dead bird 3 dead bird 2 dead bird 1





a taipei road

Originally uploaded by hey-gem.

taipei road



redneck road

redneck road
(click photo for a larger view)

this house in 關渡, taipei has a sign that says "redneck road".




beverage stall
(click for a larger view)

looking at the sign, you'd think the drinks have frogs in them (but they don't)





graffiti at 西門丁

graffiti at 西門丁





*tainan punk*

*tainan punk*
Originally uploaded by hey-gem.

graffiti on a wall in this one street in tainan city, taiwan



spray spray spray

Originally uploaded by hey-gem.

graffiti on a wall in this one street in tainan city, taiwan





tiny gun

tiny toy gun from egg capsule
click for a larger view

curious? check it out.





trip to taichung (with photos)

Went to Taichung yesterday Dec. 26, 2004:
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Impressions of the place--
1. lots of shady people (more than Tainan, less than Taipei). the more north you go, the more shady people you encounter. my classmate theorized that it must be the pace of life there.
2. it's pretty warm. which is surprising because the temperature is supposed to drop the more north up you go in taiwan.

School--> Lung-Tien Train Station (20 minutes away)

Lung-Tien Train Station, rode Electric Train (2nd slowest of Taiwan's trains) to--> Hsin Ying Train Station

Hsin Ying Train Station, rode Tze Chiang Train (fastest of Taiwan's trains) to--> Taichung Train Station

*notes: Usually you can go to Taichung straight from Lung-Tien without changing trains but for some reason there were no trains for that afternoon going straight to Taichung from Lung-Tien.
For the trip from Taichung back to Lung-Tien though, we rode one train all the way withtout having to change stops.

*notes: I've never ridden the Tze Chiang Train (fastest train) before (to Tainan or Kaohshiung) because it never stops at Lung-Tien. It only stops at major stops.
So the fastest train I've ridden before yesterday was the Chu-Kuang train which is in actuality the 2nd fastest. Even then, it doesn't stop as often in Lung-Tien.

1. Saw a bottle of red-colored Sprite in the Hsin-Ying Station's 7-11. Ginger flavored. Didn't buy it. Too exotic for me.
ginger sprite

2. Saw this ginger bread replica of the Taichung Train Station outside the boarding gate when we were about to go back.
gingerbread house

3. Went to "Fun Street"
fun street

4. Stencil Graffiti (Taiwan's street graffiti are usually stencil stuff. There isn't a lot of spray can stuff.)

5. Heineken Green Tea
Heineken Green Tea





advertising on tissue packets

taiwan Santas
the santas were giving out candy and little packets of tissues.
in Taiwan, tissues are a very handy tool for advertising. they give away tissues every time you get your scooter or car filled with gas. tissues (little packets, big boxes, all kinds) are printed with advertisers' logos and are a really clever form of reaching out to people who wouldn't know about your company otherwise.
on this packet it says Liu Cha Presbyterian Church. one of the santas gave it to me yesterday. another one gave me candy.





dorm room balcony- Dec 12, 2004

plants on balcony


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