Gothenburg Hash run harriers: Christmas hash

I joined a christmas hash in gothenburg some time ago...
Due to the snow, fluor wasnt usable...but wooden flakes...
The runners group was like 6-7 people...
...the walkers group were almost 15 i think...
it was a nice feeling...i was driving to there...so i had ti limity my alcohol consumtion...
I ended with some polkagris in some beer... (folköl)...
 

A visit to Alingsås

I paid a visit to Alingsås some time ago
Some immigrants taking pics of snow...
It was snow when I arrived...
But no ice on the lake...
I tried some local beer....or atleast sweidsh..from the middle of sweden...i will probably gain alot in sweden...if i eat non stop...(common sense altert)

Why people on islands (maybe near the coast) lives longer

I had a theory that ocean makes people more calm...
I read this recently which might explain (no reference to any study though)...
 

Danlin dec 2017 (day 2-3)

There are many mountains in taiwan...
...Nandawu is the mountains name up on the hill...
..not much sleep...we were heading to some church event...
...omg...a stylish 7-11 building...
...many people queuing up...
...it was very warm...i felt sorry for people who had to stay in the sun...
...many people were joining up for a parade...
Most people were part of some kind of church...
...I also joined up, waiving at people...
...not sure where we were heading...
I was blue today...on the top...
Some girls from last night joined up aswell...seems like a big event in the area...
It was a very long parade...
...with many kids...
...almost like a mix between swedish lucia and midsummers eve...
...some more christian stuff...
...we later went on for some stinky tofu...
...and Uday was thinking of peircing his ears...
...he also wanted to revisit the church...
...inside as well as outside...
...omg...these ikea shirts are very popular in taiwan for the moment...
...some nice light pic 1...
nice light pic 2
....nice light pic 3
We went to Mcdonalds in Chaozhou after some photo shoting...
...om taro pie...interesting...
we...back in danlin we had fried fish...as what this blurry pic is illustrating...
...and some other local vegetables...pretty good....
I ended the day with some hello kitty beer, and heading back to reality...

A visit to Danlin in december 2017

I paid a visit to Danlin recently
We had some noodles in a big metallic bucket...
And went to a wedding ceremony...
My frend Geai was talking...
Some photographer had an ironman logo lookalike shirt...
We also went for some food...
It was paiwan and amis wedding...
They had alot of performance...
Many amis people dancing...
I was asked to mix music in advance...for my friends dance performance...
Cute friends...
Some performers...
My friend Bubba and Jacky tried to get some amis dancers attention...it didnt work that well...
Later we went back to pingdong to buy stuff and pick up an indian guy...
Omg...29nt for a half liter beer...(that is like 10 SEK)...
Once back to Danlin we got dressed with Paiwan traditional clothes...
Many people dancing...
Including amis people...
...later it was more individual dancing...
Popular dancers...
...after this, it was more food...
...and millet wine...
...we went to some neighbours for eating...
...I got to see my friends batman logo scetch...not bad...
people were also drinking paolity...some taiwanese energy drink...
...Awei was there too...
The foreigner gang...
People were partly dancing partly eating...
And after some while people were also singing...
I had my pingdong beer...amber style...
...People were coming and going...
My indian friend has only been to taiwan for 2 month..and didnt speak mandarin...
Gunai was also there...
Uday was mingeling with many people, it was his second time in this villagee...
Omg #Metoo....
The night went on with drinking and eating...tomorrow morning more events are waiting...

Winsten in Taiwan

My old friend Winsten is in Taiwan
He spent 1-2 days in Taipei....we had some walk and talk in ximen area...it was a fun recap...

A revisit to modern toilet cafe

I went to a modern toilet restaurant in Hsinchu in 2008...
recently I went to an other one in Ximen...
...I dont really see the fun in this place..except that the music was good and that they ahve alot of chocolate dishes...
They have many rules...such as "pay upfront" etc...strange...
I had a chololate slized ice with some sauce...

A visit to Gudetama restaurant

I went to gudetama restaurant recently....
...and passed by moomin cafe on the way...
...i didnt have the chance to try the moomin food...
...the Gudetama restaurant was popular...
...it means "lazy egg" or something in japanese...
...It is very popular in asia...
I had a burger and soup...it was pretty good....

A visit to the alpaca cafe

I paid a visit to an alpacacafe some time ago
...at the north coast of taiwan...
Some discrete entrance...
...does barely say cafe at the entrance...
...omg, they had a batman pillow...
...a d alot of animals inside their porch...
...some alpacas...
Some few of them were even inside...eating on the chairs...
They also asked visitors to not put things on the tables in reach of the animals...
Locals feeding the animals...
..I had a coffee...
...it was also leaking fromthe ceiling
...I also had a gratain...
Sea view...
The staff also had to take many pics with animals and visitors...
...feeding them carrots...
Easy to find at the north coast...

Beast runner Trailrun 2017

I joined a trail run in Puli some weeks ago with Taiwan beast runners...
Seediq theme...
They had a long list of equipment I had to bring, to not get disqualified...so my luggage was very heavy...I later found out that not many people brought everything of that...
We were chasing these peices...
It was in the lasnd of Seediq, Atayal and Bunun people...this uy was bunun....
We ran and ran...up and down...
I stay at some camp where they made some interesting coffee...
They also had nice aboriginal performance...
This is Petr...who is hosting the event...
...there are several euoprean looking houses here in puli...pretty nice...
We also got some BBQ  at the end of the run...it was a fun run...up and down up and down...

Some aboriginal Expo

I went to som art event recently...
Paintings of taiwanese aborginals were in focus...
...omg, also old signs of rockcarvings...I wish to see these....
Some name...
..."Kopacas"...is where it is...i need to visit there some day...
It was an inetersing expo...colourful...

Another brick bar opening

I went to Another Brick in atipei recently..they opened a dance floor in the bottom...
Many of my sufer friends were there...
It was normal standard tiapie prices...they also had kebab but it was all sold out...to bad...
Pat was there also...the most innocent but still so guilty person I ever met...might see him at school next week to...we met at soo many coincidences recently...most people here i knew about ended up the Korner later...

A quick visit to Singapore

I paid a visit to Singapore recently...
...and passed by DC coic store in bugis junction...but didnt find any hip thing this time...
,,,omg Daniel Wellington seems big here...its more expensive than in sweden...
...I also went for some local beer...i think i were here before in 2011...
...some local stuff...
...omg some house with gardens...which i also spottd last time i was here in 2014...
...and an epic buffet...
....pretty many things..including indian food, which i never see in taiwans "all you can eat"...
...and sea food...
...and some pumpkin soup...i love this since my ironman in penghu....
...and some espargus...it use to be good to prevent cold, i read in the 90ies...i remember i went looking for it in paris when visiting my sisiter there...and since then i often eat allot of it...
...what did johan eat today?...more food...indian this time...
...and some cheese...and dessert...
...later on it was time for walking and geocaching...
...a nice view on this cache...longest escalator ever...
...some day after I went to the city again...seeing the lion fish statue...as I also seen before...
...I also passed by another DC comic store...
...they had plenty of things...alot of justice league commercial...
...and some historical aspect of some super heores...
I had some milk shake a la batman...
...and some bow with a hamburger in...
a "batman burger"...
...I also tried some chocolate dessert...pretty sweet...
...omg...they had a pic of robin and behing him was batman...saying "get your billionair bf to pay"...gay connotation alert...
They also had alot of DC comic pasteries...
...and some batman motorcycle...
...and a batmo car...i can recall i seen images of this one in the Malaysian DC comic store....
It use to be the higest ferris wheel i was told:
I was it while go geocaching...near the building that holds the ininity pool
I also went buying some local beer...they dont sell beer in stores after a certain time...i wonder why...
I also had my batman cake...it was a cheese cake...
...omg...i also found out that they are really wasting plastic bags in singapore...got like 4-6 of them...in sweden maybe 1 for the same amount of items...(paper bags are not so environmental friendly either...I love my backpack or ikea bag)...stands my use year after year...
I also went by the swedish cafe Fika...it was close to where I lived last time i visited singapore...
...swedish and english...useful...
some random swedish paintings on the wall...
...but no swedihs host i think...
...I had a kladdkaka (brownie)...
...later some indian restaurant was visited...
...curry or masala...
...and more curry or masala...
I also saw the ferris wheel in action again.but in night time...
I ended the trip by inspecting a hello kitty statue in the singapore airport...last time i was here... i took a geocachin in the airport green house...but not it was pretty late in the night...

Uppsala University alumni event

I probably studied at about 17 swedish universites...2 merged to one...but is known as Uppsala university...
...I was invited to an alumni event in Taipei for former uppsala university students...
...they had some cute quetsionaire so that we would get to know each other more...
...they also had some swedish stuff...like snack, cider and beer...
...and some singing...and greetings from uppsala...
I was in uppsala earlier this year...some students graduated some years abo from there...however last course I took in uppsala (where i also attended classes in a classroom was like 15 years ago)...but i was in the city in this may-june...
They rented a room in taipei city...pretty convenient...
Soe guy was from korea another from india...else most people were from taiwan...

Taipei Pride and some club mingle

Omg..they have cream at carrefour from Arla...almsot like home...
...but not that many locals buy this...
: later on met some friends at taipei pride
...many people this year...
...and many people dressed up...
...I saw a guy with a funny hairdo...
...pretty crowded...
Later on i went eating with some friends...some tried to be halloween prepared...like my firend joachim...
They also ordered a pink drink for me...pretty cute...
And on this night only johnnie walked golden label was good enough...

Unsafe taipei?

Omg...someone snatched my front wheel recently...
Strangely enoiguh the police here thought I was more keen on getting the theif than getting my wheel back...they dont have a system where they collect found items here...I wonder if they even want to find stolen things...
...nor did they propose to watch the cameras...i guess it was too dark...

Some late night evens in xinyi

I went out with some friends recently...
...eatib local food, but it was more l ike fusion...
...they also had bowie paitning...so hip...
...I spotted this place near tipai 101, but was initially hard to find
...it had a french name...
 
...later on we went to a bar near SYS memorial hall
...many people on the street...
...at next bar we got to pick the songs ourselves...i played alot of tropical and deep house...
They also had an agressive dog...very cute...
....i had an orange drink...it was sweet...
...some random wall decorations...
...later on I tried a milk drink...
...the hosts were kind of waiting for us to leave...it was already 3am, but they didnt tell us...
...last  drink...it was a fun event...

A revisit to danlin

I went to danlin recently
Chillin in Geais car, from the tran station
Its usually very hectic when im here...we decided to go for an aboriginal culture park cirely after arrival...
...pretty nice...alot of culture...
And many tribes representative...
Geai had his sunglasses on...i got to borrow a pair too...
This is a long bridge...one of the longest in taiwan...
We headed for some dancing and clothing show...
"Nalywan Theater"...
And people dancing with aboriginal clothes...
Pretty interesting...differnt clothes and dances depending on tribe...
...ater the audience also joined up...
...wee continued to the entrance by foot...i wanted to buy some xiaomijiu...
...."Pacuntapana" means "a place to view over the river"...to warn if it starts to flood...
...once arrived to the entrance, I found many kinds of xiaomijiu...surprislngly many were made in Taopyuan...
...I also med my friend Ken here...he was travelling with his wife, to visit his parents in law...
....we also went to by some coffee..I wanted to try to make an aboriginal "white russian"...
...they had some wierd stuff in a drawer...
...ok...johans aboriginal white russian...it didnt taste as good as the Badasan aboriginal restaurant in taipei...
I found that the coffee here was from the pingdong area...
Near "bei da wu"...I passed by some years ago...they always say "this is the only coffee farm in taiwan"...
Once arriving to the bridge...(longest one)...it was closed...
Some aboriginal pattern...
I also bought some panncake stuff...in pingdong...
...and later joined a birthdya party...where i drank my xiaomijiu...
...I also got some "aborignal pizza"...I wasn told...
,,,,and I ate allot of cake...no one else seemed to want...
Some girls were taking strange pics of some beer bottles...
We also got the house xiaomijiu..it was pretty bitter...
many houses here have cool paiwan pattern...
some symbolic pot...
I also heated up some pizza...
...back to samulavan later...continue drinking...
...later we went to 7-11 to continue drinking...
...and in the morning I started to make some swedihs panncakes...
...its easy to impress people with swedish food...
...or "european"...
.I added cream and jam...
...a flower...
...a skull....
...a smiley...
...a mouse...
....beer and coffee...day 2 in danlin can start...
...we later on continued to some local waterfall...
...and some other water fall...local kids were playing around....
More beer...
...and some local soup...
...and sushi from the ocean...pretty exclusive...
...alot of loca food...very nice...
...I brought some parmesan cheese...others thoguht it was super salty...i thought it was awesome...and ended up eating mostly all of it...
...I also bought a 4-cheese burger..and added a parmesan in it...so not it was a "5 cheese burger"...
More beer and fruits...
....day 3 I visited a coco factory..recomennde by my friend, a norweigan guy who lived 65 years in taiwan...
Coco beans...
"DIY" just like the chocolate factory in taoyuan....
And some methods to make chocolate...
...they also had a big menu....of sometimes wierd chocolate stuff...
...they claimed they were the first chocolate place in asia...(something)...
...I had some choclate slized ice...
...and i tried some french fries with choclate...
...later on I went to see a cool bidge...and passed by some cows...
...it was filled with optical illusions....
...made by some angle...
It was popular in sweden some years ago...
...geai was doing some vlog...very cute...
...we later on went to chaozhou city...or somewhere nearby...where i found some nice houses...
...looking almost like "not in taiwan"...
...and a very old church...
...it said that some first christian came here 1215...thats like in the viking age...strange...
..."1170-1221", thats long time ago...i wonder what documents proves this...
...later a visit to a coffee store was made...
some cute quote...
...I had a vietnamese coffee...
...and also tried some local coffee...
...the wals were filled with strange paintings...
...omg a rainbow...spotted on the way back to danlin...
...where more cheese were consumed...
I also got some local grabs...very nice...but also very spicy...
...I got it withsome other local stuff...
...it also started to rain heavily...
...we also went to some dancing and singing performance in the area...very entertaining....
And some aboriginal rapper...
Omg...this guy had a flat top...thats R.E.S.P.E.C.T....
...later back to some house for BBQ...
...a very nice skewer...
...I also helped my friend with some nail painting...batman, green lantern and hello kitty...
Some birthday celebration...
...and some guy drinking too much...
Later on more..beer and soup.....
...the heavy stuff...paolita...
An amis vuvu visited...she was from the east coast...her grand daughter was to marry a local guy from danlin...she was very cool...
...after some short while we had many short of beer...
Many people often sit and obserrve, while a few people drink...not sure why...maybe the rule is "if you are far away from the table...u dont need to follow the drinking manners"...(there is often alot of manners when it comes with toasting i found out)....after some wine I had to return to the north...2017 continues...

A chill trip to the east coast

I went to ximen some time ago...
Yummy...fish and cheese...
I also went for a chocolate...it was nice...
.second drink...tai ppl often think the word "drink" means alcohol...non of these had any alcohol as far as I know...
...omg an ikea shirt...ppl are wearing these even in ikea...cute...
...next stop the drifters in waiao...
and some pizza...
and some local beer...
and root beer...pretty sweet...
some muscle guy...
omf...pork 7:30...
it was some small slized on hamburger meat....
I also picked a nearby geocache...
...the live band was pretty good...
chill environment in waoai...many foreingers...
I later also had a sallad...
They had to close at 22...
Some people were dancing...
Some students from zhongli univ...
Some funny guy...
Pat was there...my american friend..
Later on I went to the beach...they had yilan beer tables...
and many signs...
Waiao beach...
With a classic christmas tree...
I had beer and some pizza...
They also had some surfer store...I bought some shorts...since the ones i bought here 9 years ago are gone...
Omg...I also foudn some le ble dor in a local family mart...but they didnt offer me receipt...
Some sport place in jiaxi...
The owner participated in many competitions...
...i had more yilan beer and some noodles...
Omg...my 2 favorite beers...side by side...
Some dog and beer...

A dinner with mountain climbing people

I met some mountain climbing peopel recently...they wanna do some of the 14 peaks above 8000 meters...I have seen some of these tops when I was in tibet...
http://johansvennung.blogg.se/2011/february/in-tibet.html
It would be fun to do an easy 8000 meter top some day...we had some chiense beer while planning some trips...
Later i went to ximen honglou...always crowded...

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