Recreation, Vacation and Memories Formed

August 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

After hearing so much about Taipei, I finally got the chance to visit the wonderful place with a very wonderful person that I have grown up with. It was Eileen and my first trip out together, and after knowing each other for more than a decade, our first time spending 5 whole days non-stop together,

I finally got to see what the hype was about. Taipei was simply amazing. I fell in love with it on the very few days i was there.

Even though it isn’t my first time overseas without my folks, i actually felt very grown up and it was an amazing experience for me. I got to explore new places, did plenty of shopping, did quite little sightseeing because i think we were busy shopping most of the time, tried out clubbing in a different place (quite an interesting and amazing experience) and met new people and made friends there too!

Day 1

Landed in Taipei in the morning and the first thing we did was to grab some some breakfast while waiting for the mobile prepaid shop to open at the airport!

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Transiting to look for a place to eat in the airport at 5 IN THE MORNING.

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Took this photo at 5 am in the morning when we landed, doesnt it look like it’s 9am?!

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BREAKFAST TIME!! πŸ˜€

After breakfast, we proceeded to drop our luggage off at the hotel, and headed out to lunch! It was my second time to a themed restaurant, and I had the pleasure of going to the much-loved and adored Hello Kitty cafe! It was surprisingly affordable to much amusement and surprise, the food was simply amazing too! Watch out, picture vomit on Hello Kitty cafe coming up!

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obligatory touristy photos with the hello kitty sign while waiting for the cafe to be opened!

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Starving like crazy and Bestie wont let me start eating, so here’s my tantrum-face hahaha

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Here’s me attempting to pounce on the food while she takes the photos

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The pretty bathroom! Obligatory taitai photos here! πŸ˜‰

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Day 2

We did plenty of shopping afterwards, Went to Wufenpu for like two consecutive days, and checked out Raohe Night market. So of course, not much photos here πŸ˜› Who has time to take photos when you get to shop?!?!?!

Day 3

Shihlin Night market was a total disappointment though, It had the signature food of course, but it’s like 30 different stalls selling like 8 different types of food. Raohe definitely had more choices.

After that, we headed back to our hotel, and decided to check out the night life. We showered and got our party on at Club Myst! The crowd was amazing and the drinks were good. Plus the guys there were cuuuuuuuuuuteeeeeeeeeee πŸ˜‰ It was definitely a night to remember. But of course, what happens in Taiwan, stays in Taiwan! So let’s just leave it at that πŸ˜‰

Day 4

We also visited Danshui and I bought many of my souvenirs there. Not to mention the lovely Lover’s Bridge we got to visit! It was an amazing sight-seeing day because we also got to go to jiufen ; where it was like a little village but very touristy so a lot of things were very expensive. A good experience nonetheless! That day was especially windy, a good change of weather Β for once too! (Did i mention it was summer heat there?! It was basically bordering on 30degrees at least when we were there and no clouds!) Β We still had some time left so we also went to do our hair before dinner! Here are some of my favourite and already edited photos! πŸ˜‰

We headed for dinner after that with Michael and Eileen, parents of my dear lovely student Nicole who happened to be vacationing in Taipei too πŸ˜‰ It was so nice, catching up with them in a non-school environment. I learnt a lot from them, while they shared their experiences. It was also the time where i think it’s safe to say, a nice bond and friendship was born. I think that this is one of the good things about this job. Not only do i get to work with kids, i get to bond with them, get to know their parents who are really nice as well. People who can share their wisdom, all to better prepare me for a phase of life that i will be entering in the future. It is always nice to know people you see regularly outside for once instead of at work where there is so little time to talk and know each other better, and i am just thankful for knowing such wonderful people. πŸ˜‰

Forming friendships on the go.

Forming friendships on the go.

Here’s a picture with Michael, Eileen and me, taken by my lovely Eileen bestie. (i know waaaay too many Eileens. Lovely people all with a lovely name) Anyway, don’t they look young?! I hope that when i become a parent i would look as young as them, with just as much experiences to share!

It was a beautiful end to my trip to Taipei, a much needed vacation after a very eventful year so far.

Needless to say, and judging by the huuuuuge amount of pictures and words and the update i’m finally blogging about, I enjoyed the trip so much that i hope to go back to very soon.

Now it’s time for bed, back to reality tomorrow, 4 more weeks of teaching, and I am really gonna miss my kids.

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