Didn't finish the sequel to the Wulai trip just yet. It's a lot to cover, and I haven't a lot of time. I still need to get to some of the other stuff such as mountain climbing and stuffs, but I guess I can just write quickly what I did today.
7am - going to school, getting a few minutes late but gets ignored by the military there as they probably don't know (or dare) how to explain in english, that I they're unhappy about my lack of hardcore discipline.
Then: Sit in the class for two hours staring at a math teacher talking chinese, then going to a website-design class to draw stuff for a drawing competition by the MRT Amdministration. (I guess that's website design in some Taiwanese logic as you have to find the rules for the competition on the internet.) And I am not exactly good at using a chinese version adobe illustrator on a chinese version MAC. (Ever only found out how paint works on my Windows, that's my graphics experience.)
Okay, that's a standard school day for me now more or less, the more interesting part comes here:
Wow, what's that? About 1pm I was sitting at Starbucks eating danish candy.
While talking danish with some Irish looking beard man. His name is Ciarán Knakkegaard McLoughlin and he currently lives in Taoyuan.
Well, you should be able to tell the outline of our day in the title. Sadly, he's not in Taipei City too much as there's a bit long to there for him and also because he goes to Taiwanese school all day. Apparently he has a problem with people telling him he looks like Leonardo DiCaprio too, which is even more ridiculous than telling me, as you should be able to figure from his picture above.
Actually I just knew Gundam was some robot stuff before we bumped into this place just outside Taipei Main Station. Now I also know that Gundam is based off of some old anime series and immensely popular. Maybe even bigger than those warhammer figures you can paint by yourselve I'd say. They're quite cool, and honestly, I wouldn't mind having one standing in a glass box in my room. I doubt that it's inexpensive though, both money and timewise.
But what's Mikuru doing here? Took a break from that dominant god somewhere in the future without us knowing?
Gundam Base Taipei, eh? Well, now you can find it yourself with some Google skills I guess. I have to be carefull about going there again though. Already got a serious addiction to that arcade game Jubeat. If I start to look out for figures like this, it might very well hurt my pocket a bit more than just a few percent of my expenses.
So well.. Didn't take so many pictures except for a lot of the figures there (we were just there shortly, went to buy shoes and chinese versions of the lucky star manga and other japanese stuff. (Yeah, I might not write a lot about it, but I do mostly do taiwanese stuff around here.) By the way, I also peed in a urinal with an advertisement LCD screen ontop today. Wicked.
It's cooler now. And isolation is not really good around these parts, but I'm ok. It's not THAT cool, just somewhere down about 13 degreees celcius outside when it's really extreme.