First trip of the year–Taiwan

I cant believe the first month of 2010 is already coming to an end and it just shows how time really flies by. So go do what you gotta do before its too late!!! Anyhow, i thought the best way to start the year would be to share some happy memories from my trip in Taiwan. I actually celebreate NYE there too.

101 Tower

On the night of New Year’s Eve, my friends and i headed to the 101 Tower to watch the fireworks after a delicious seafood dinner. I have to say it was a crazy night fighting our way to this gigantic tower. Everyone was heading to the 101 Tower and the crowd was so massive that i thought we would never get there in time but thank god that wasn’t the case:) The wait was totally worth it though after experiencing the breath taking view of the fireworks. I have to say, some of the photos were taken by my sister’s professional camera but even so, it still dont really do it justice;)

This photo was taken in the bus where we bussing it to see the fireworks and i was just amazed by how many freaking scooters there were outside! I know that scooters are Taipei’s main means of transport but this was like a hurdle of them! Never quite seen a scene like this before!

Food

OMG, i discovered this donut place “Mister Donut ” that i totally fell in love with. Apparently it is from Japan and they have opened up more shops in Shanghai too!!!  These donuts are not as sweet and with a softer texture to the dough, a difference to what I have tried in the past with Dunkin Donut and Krispy Kreme. I guess its to cater to the Asian market or maybe its just to promote a healthier way of eating junk food, lol. Here are the yummy donuts from Mister Donut!!! Im drooling just looking at them, gosh how i miss you all!!!

This was a cupcake shop i saw in a shopping mall and being the cupcake addict that i am, i went and bought two!!!! But i was really disappointed because the looks did not live up to its standard in taste, lol.

Crazy city life

I don’t know how on earth people commute in Taipei! This bus was beyond packed, it was people jammed, lol.  I found it halarious at the time so i just had to snap it! hehehe. I dont often see this and not even in a busy city like Hong Kong!!!!

101 Tower/Tiffany & Co. Christmas tree

I still remember that moment when i saw the Tiffany & Co. Christmas tree right infront of my very own eyes.  It was standing so tall and pretty, and i just wanted to take it home all for myself, hehe.I loved the colored coordination and how they put cute little ice skates and snow flakes on the tree. Its really these little details that make it look so beautiful altogether.

The night view of Taipei taken from the 89th floor on 101 Tower!!!! Breath taking view isnt it? For some reason, this view reminds me of the night view in Chicago that i saw off a friend’s photo album. Then again, i suppose all big cities share the similar night view.  But i still think that Hong Kong has the best night view!!! YAhh!!!!!

Trip to Wulai

This was a short one day trip to Wulai, about 1.5 hours away from Taipei. You wont believe it but we went all the way there just to get our feet cleaned by gazillion small fishes. They were nibbling on my feet and eating up the dead skin!! I know that sounds gross and it felt nasty too! It was like a weird feeling where a bunch of things were tickling and biting you at the same time, lol. Dont worry, its not that bad so try it if you ever get the chance! Wulai is also known for their beautiful hot springs and scenic views  and I was lucky enough to capture a few good shots of the water falls despite a few rain drizzles that day. 

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