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click to continuethis 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):
thumbnails of the "victim's" corpse (click only if you're not easily grossed out):
Went to Taichung yesterday Dec. 26, 2004: read more
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.
Journey- 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.
Photos 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.
2. Saw this ginger bread replica of the Taichung Train Station outside the boarding gate when we were about to go back.
3. Went to "Fun Street"
4. Stencil Graffiti (Taiwan's street graffiti are usually stencil stuff. There isn't a lot of spray can stuff.)
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.