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So yesterday was shopping day and we took the MRT (subway) to Ximen Ding (ps. The subways here are amazingly clean and airconditioned-heavenly). Ximen Ding is basically a shopping/hangout mecca for the teenagers of Taipei. Picture street upon street upon street of clothing stores and food places and shops all for trendy teenager stuff and then add thousands of teenagers all walking in groups and hanging out. Damn this would have been amazing in highschool.

Nevertheless it was amazing for me because our first stop after meeting up with Tina’s other aunt and her 9 year old cousin Amber (who is adorable) was…McDonalds!!! After days of mystery food and nothing tasting quite like what I was used to, I was a teeny bit tired of noodles, tofu, and “meat”….so I got a happy meal, complete with Kung-fu Panda toy. Hamburger- delicious, fries- delicious, even the ketchup- which in France/Europe was horrible, was delicious. I will never talk smack about McDonalds ever again. Later in the day I succumbed to Dunkin Donuts as well. Chocolate icing and sprinkles—a little chewy not quite the same, but still good. My stomach was so happy. In reference to the title of this post, I learned the word for delicious a few days ago but sometimes I get too excited and say it wrong, instead of hao si I say hao si…yeah it’s the same word but the tone is different…so instead of good taste, I say good snake. Sounds like some sort of band and it gets freaky looks from Tina when I go around proclaiming “Good snake!”

After this, was shopping. – got a birthday present for Frank that is perfect, Tina got some black Chucks for 25$, I got a new purse that is larger than my brown one, is white, and has a zipper, maybe it’ll be a successor to my yellow behemoth of a bag. We took pictures with Amber in this place that is entirely filled with photo booths, but these are really fancy ones, Amber was so so excited and I would have been too if I was 9. You can pick from hundreds of backgrounds, and then adjust the lighting and after you take them put words or pictures anywhere you want on the photo and make them sparkly. So we took some adorable ones and I got a tiny strip of them, I’ll try to take a picture of them later so that you can see.

Tired, me and Tina head back around 6 to the business. Tina’s aunt takes us to get cellphones and pizza. Since I’m not Taiwanese I can’t get a phone there but they give me one of their old ones to use and buy a prepay card for, and its still pretty cool. Yay.

Today: health check at the hospital. Didn’t take too long, but I had to go from person to person to person, eyes, height, weight, ears, blood, x-ray etc etc. However this form that I get lets me get my ling-term visa for work, because right now I’m only allowed to be here for 30 days.

Moved the Beitou interview to tomorrow, since I had to go to the hospital then I couldn’t get my resume to print then photos then…we were just stressed out and didn’t think we’d have time. Actually we do, but the Beitou interview is looking less appealing everyday since its at a far-out location, and not a lot of hours.

I bought stationary and cards for everyone. Prepare for insanely cute paper smilies and letters in the future. If you want a letter, give me an address, its that easy.

Potential Future topics:

Smog: I can’t remember what blue skies look like / Hey I can stare directly at the sun!
Scooters: Dang there are a lot / Hey a lady is driving one while holding a baby!
Boys: Why have you spent more time on your hair than I have?
Fashion: Fake glasses, no cleavage, baby-doll dresses
Food: yay or nay – a jelly and blood diet
Tanning: Vampire look is in.
Staring: Can I start charging money for looks?
Fruit: Amazing and everywhere, fresh, fresh, fresh!
Language: Wo bu zhidao.

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