Third time in Taiwan and I still love this country to bits! (But still no Chinese speaking skills, hehe) I spent a few months in Taiwan last 2004 & 2009 for study tours so this country has a very special place in my heart.
Christmas decorations were still everywhere since we visited December 26-30, 2013.
Ichigo overload c/o my dad’s acquaintance, Angel. Made me miss Tricia though 🙁 Her family was supposed to be in Taiwan for vacation on the exact same date/s as we were. Too bad their flight was moved one week after ours.
First stop for the night, Jian Tan station. Right across it is the Shi Lin night market.
For those who are planning to visit Taiwan, you HAVE TO try the famous Chi Pai (Fried Chicken) – street food found in Shi Lin but also in other night markets. If you can tolerate the smell, you should also try stinky tofu – which I heard is super good (but smells like the sewer, eeek). I particularly love the cold almond tea drink and the caramel coated strawberries.
Winter clothes because of the cold front.
For the Chinese New Year 😀
The following shots were all taken in Ximending Night Market.
* Ximending station by MRT
Adventure time! Spot Finn 😀
This doggy is in winter attire too.
I wanted to bring this cutie home 🙁
Thank goodness I brought an umbrella.
Can you spot the boobie slippers? HEHEHE.
Bought these Disney Princess socks. Easily my favorite purchase from this trip. Too bad they didn’t have the others 🙁
This magazine store sells Japanese magazines as well as eMooks. Super updated~ they even had VIVI February issue already!
Arashi restaurant (*cue in Arashi music) near the magazine store.
Really, really good ramen.
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse collection <3 I’m getting better at taking ninja store display shots. hehe.
Wiring lvl : GOD SKILLS !
Taeyeon! My forever SNSD bias <3
With my cousins~! (they love to photobomb, rrr)
Last stop for the night : Shinjuku Plaza
They have Japanese and Korean brands but bring cash if you’re planning to drop by and shop since most stores do not accept credit card. You might also want to drop by earlier (Around 6pm since the shops close early – around 9pm)
I took so many photos I have to post 3 separate blog entries, mehehe. Part 2 coming up! 🙂
Kirin Disney milk tea (7-11) and Chachago (Ximending) to end this entry.
Hope you enjoyed my photos 😀