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I haven’t had a lot of time to think or post in the past weeks after returning from my holiday in Taiwan. This is due to the fact that I have returned to 2 weeks worth of unsigned letters and unanswered mail [I so want to murder The Buddha for not signing any of my letters while I was away], and the whirlwind of hearing dates in July.

This evening, after I rushed out an advice asking for an obscene sum of money before next Friday, I sat back in my chair and realised that hey, I have my camera with me!

So here are some of my favourite pictures from my 12-days in Taiwan (Kaohsiung-Cingjing-Taipei).

Arriving at The Splendour in Kaohsiung

Arriving at The Splendour in Kaohsiung

Walking along Cengqing Hu (澄清湖 )

Walking along Cengqing Hu (澄清湖 )

Lanterns outside the ginormous temple on Cijin

Lanterns outside the ginormous temple on Cijin

Black sand beach at Cijin

Black sand beach at Cijin

清境 - Is this place even for real?

清境 – Is this place even for real?

Path outside our chalet at Mingqing Farm (眀琴)

Path outside our chalet at Mingqing Farm (眀琴)

Sheep!

Sheep!

Walking downhill in the summer rain

Walking downhill in the summer rain

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake

Our view at dinner

Our view at dinner

Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

Breakfast!

Breakfast!

Hippos at LeoFoo Safari Theme Park

Hippos at LeoFoo Safari Theme Park

Field of flowers at Daxi

Field of flowers at Daxi

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Daxi Lao Jie

Daxi Lao Jie

Petition area

Petition area

Rainy day at Taipei Zoo

Rainy day at Taipei Zoo

Ximending

Ximending

All tired out

All tired out

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Oh I feel so much better about life looking at these pictures!

On the whole, I was unimpressed in Kaohsiung, fell in love with Cingjing, and had a really great time in Taipei.

Taiwan is definitely a place that I want to see more of in the future.

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lazy hazy crazy

When the outside of your office looks like this:

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And you have just returned from a holiday not too long ago from a place that looks like this:

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It well and truly sucks. Like my Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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ETA at 5:20pm

After I wrote the above entry, I ordered 150 kiddie face masks online for my kids because they don’t sell kiddie face masks at pharmacies and the hospitals are out.

Right after that, the PSI fell from 400 to 148.

The world hates me. I feel disowned by the Cosmos.

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First, we start by telling them that we are going to a Palace to find a Princess.

Then, we make up stories for the exhibits. For example:

Look at all this jade and jewellery boxes! These are the Princess’s things! She left them behind while fleeing the Witch!

You see that big metal pot (300BC) over there with the legs and the weird carvings on the side? The witch uses the pot to cook babies for dinner. Omnomnomnom!!

You see that large tower carved out of ivory? The witch trapped the Princess at the very top floor of the tower. Look into the tower! Is the Princess there? No? Oh well, she must have run away! Quick! Let’s go see if she is in the other room!

You see the cabbage carved out of jade and the piece of stone that looks like meat? The Witch wanted to turn the Princess to stone but she missed because the Princess runs very fast. So she accidentally turned the dinner into stone. If you are noisy, the Witch will turn you into stone too!

Then at the end of the journey, the Princess had inevitably escaped from the palace with the Prince (who carries an ancient jade-adorned sword which is also on display in one of the rooms). So we buy a cabbage-shaped umbrella because it is so hot out there, and leave in a taxi for Taipei 101 for lunch and a walkabout.

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What a great adventure 😀

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