I woke up to more looming dark grey clouds today and by the time I left my hotel, the drizzle had started. I was still feeling very optimistic that the wind would blow the horrible storm clouds away and was praying that come afternoon, I’d see some sun shining down on me.
I stopped by Shinkong Mitsukoshi, which is just down the road from where I’m staying. It’s like a big department store and they have several dotted around Taipei. I got there just before it opened and saw their pre-opening ritual. The picture is not that great but if you look closer, the staff are standing in rows and their manager is motivating them up the front telling them to do a good job for the day. Pretty cool, ain’t it??
By the time I stepped out of the shopping centre, the heavens had already opened so all my plans for the day were dashed. I rushed off to find a cheap brolly and instead, went on a walkabout around my neighbourhood and saw this park. One thing I find amazing about Taipei is for a densely populated country, there are so many parks dotted around the place. I think it’s fabulous because it just gives you that sense of peace and calm in an otherwise chaotic and busy world and it is always literally just a hop, skip or jump away.
It’s raining hard and it’s wet and all the scooters are getting soaked!!
My brunch from Gino Pasco bakery. I had an onion and bacon roll and tuna and egg sandwich. Not a lot as I’m trying to get back to my regular diet after my week of gluttony in Malaysia.
Foosball showcase in q Square
A bell around Zhongsan Metro Mall.
Oyster and large intestine offal from Jing Ma Chen with a Taiwanese sausage (similar to lup cheong) on the side and sour plum juice.