Lol. So much stuff has happened that I have lost track of time.
But whatever. Actually yesterday kindof was day 8, because I flew for a whole day too, but it was not my day 8 in Taiwan.
This also means that I actually wrote the "A week in Taiwan 1" too early, but yeah. Whatever! :-D
Today I went to a rotary district meeting. There I listened to another load of ununderstandable chinese/taiwanese for too many hours, but also got a bunch of information about my year here (the rotary rules, how things are going to work and what to do in certain situation aswell as some important taiwanese laws). A lot of it rather useless to me for some of it was incorrect because it was made by the american rotary which operates in a rather different way than rotary in Denmark. (Meh. xD Sorry taiwanese rotary, but I am so angry to be marginalized like this.) But if you take all the stuff away, that I had already heard at least 75 times before, then the information we got about Taiwanese laws was actually pretty usefull, because Taiwan just made a law that prohibits people under 18 years from smoking, so I can use that knowledge to make stupid little kids stop blowing that stuff into my head out and around, yeah! (Too bad for you, smokers. ;-D)
Juan (Mexico), Karla (Mexico), Songyee (Korea) and Maho (Japan), some of the other exchange students lucky enough to be on a non-blurred picture of mine.
But as you see, I was still able to see some of the other exchange students in my district. Not bad, eh? Not like I had the chance to talk with them though, so only collected some cards and pins so far. I really like the way the japanese pins are made. I should put a picture up someday. I still don't know what to do with the pins though. I think I'll just stick a few of the smaller, stylish ones on my blazer so I don't risk looking like a hobo. (No offence you other exchange student. Just my personal preferences. ^^;)
So later, Joni decided to give me another few crosses in my strange-stuff-i-have-eaten-book, just so that Nathalie in Japan knows what she is up against, so we went to a Japanese/Taiwanese restaurant to have some of the Japanese stuff she has been bragging with.
Let's just make this clear, Nathalie: I now have Mizo Soup, Suhsi (well, not like I haven't tasted every major variant from home already), udon noodles and oyster omelette. The first three are quite famous Japanese dishes I believe? ;) You can't see the oyster omelette here, but I promise you: all four are really good. Especially noodles and sushi. Yum.
Then finally, oh, such a long day this is, Joni took me up into the mountains to show me a spot with a very nice view over Taipei. Sadly, the depressing quality of the camera obviously can't in any way give you much of an idea of how it is to stand up there. The air is really good too, and a little cool even, which is really, really great when you've been running around in the constantly > 35 degrees celcius that it is 24/7 outside. Of course we have airconditioners in every house, car, bus, train, etc. but up here, I felt my first cool breeze for 8 days. It was really crowded though, because this is, after all, the last saturday before school starts nationwide again on monday.
I can finally get real sleep again because I don't have to get up early tomorrow, so da cha wan an.