Beer event and drag show night

I joined a beer even recently...it was rather expensive...500ntd, just to enter, but we had to pay for he beer inside...
When we left we got 2 bottles...but still...
I bought some beer badges...which cold be traded to beer...
Many people inside...
I had some random american beers...
I also met some people who were at last weeks hash run...
We also got some free trials of beer...
and i had some toast with chips..
...omg swedish cans...strange...
occasionally I bough some beer...
we were also asked to tae pics..with mustasch...
Craft con asia..maybe the name of the event...
Later we went to a drag show with aboriginal participants...
Many people were there...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And some atayal, amis, paiwan and bunun were representing...
This perfoerm had a good voice...
This one had a lot of makeup...
This one had an operaton I think...not sure if that counts...
all contestants...
and together with the hosts...
And some awards...
All seemed to get a price....
 
 
 
Pose with a paiwan...I had my oktober fest outfit minut läder hausen, due to the beer festival in town...
My friend Sean also wanted to pose with a trans
Later on we headed to AK12, where my friend tried to finish a 800 ntd sandwich...
He was committed....
I had my favorite...the 4 cheese burger...2018 continues...

Sweden day in taipei 2018

There was a sweden day in taipei 2018 recently...
Many suited people showed up...
It was the third year I was there...and the same people from the swedish chamber of commerce was there...as well as people from business sweden
I also got introduced to some whisky I never heard about before...
Some young professionals headed to ximen red building afterwards...

A hashrun at the east coast 2018

I joined a hashrun some week ago
It was at the eastt coast...
Seeing the east cast is nice...pretty calm...
I was wearing my gothenburg hash run harrier shirt...
I didnt take any pics alog the trail...but after some hour I finished 9km....and I wasa ready to drink beer...
More and more people joined in...
Also chips...was served...
People wer taing care of ther previous parts...and many people also showered before the hash run ceremony...Iguess cus the late commers were very late...it durned dar before some of my friends showed up...
We also stopped by a local restaurant...
My colleague Sarah was cuddling...
I also passed by some place here they reomcmended places to visit in taiwan
Like hualien and nearby areas...

Another birthday bash event 2018

I went to ximen some days ago...
Andhad a nice milk tea at G2 paradise...
And anohter one later on...
Some hours later I did elephant mountian 2 times...took a quick shower and then headed to Neihu for some kebab...near miramar...
It was some small wrap with yohurt...
I also got some Brandy from a friend.....pretty nice...
I later also had some potato and cheese wrap...
My coworkers had prepared some cake...
I made some fair slizes...
We headed to le ble dor after that...
I also saw some nice log carving I might bench mark some day...
Next stop was a burgerbar in Nanjing fuxing...
It was said to be good...
I had their biggest burger...
It wasnt that big...but still ok...mainly flavours of mayonaise...I might come back some day for a take away...

2018 birthday bash

I had some minor birthday bash with random friends in nankan some weeks ago...
At a local beer bar...
1 liter,...i know the guy who has the brewery...its fun with local stuff..
We played some music and talked for a while...
Later on I also joined some other friends to brass monkey in taipei...some other friend was said to have a birthday event there...
I was wearing a tie...just like the other birthdays i had recently in tajpan...

A useless 1 day trip to Kaohsiung

I went on a 1 day trip to Kaohsiung recently
A company paid...if we could waste 4000ntd on a trip per person and show receipt
Taking high speed rail for 1480ntd south...after lunch...headin g to eat lunch...
Some exciting interns...looking for a resturant in kaohsung during the trip south...we found luckily something that was more than 800ntd per person...
We arrived at 14.40 to Kaohsung and found the resturant rather quickly...
They had alot of nice food....
A useless trip photo...
And some 4th or 5th batch of dessert...
Another blur 66% group pic...
100% group pic...
With some food in the background...
Next stop was 85 floor building...
I been to kaohsiung maybe 20 times...but never to the top of this building...
Omg...Will found his favorite motorbike while walkin to the tower...
JC was also inspecting some random art...
We went on an elevator 296meter high...to get to the top...
And then we inspected the view...
They also had some hello kitty and aboriginal expo up here...
With patterns from the 16 tribes...
I have a rukaii friend...
And some atayal friends
I know a saisiyat guy...
And I stayed at a yami family once in orchid island...
I dont know any sakizaya :(
Nor "Saaroa people"...but maybe I met some....without knowing...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saaroa_people
Tsou i might have seen in the mountain in north middle taiwan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsou_people
Amis i know some....and seen many at the east coast...
Bunun I met a few, but have no friends that I know of...
Paiwan is the tribe I know most about...since I have a paiwan family in the south i use to visit alot...
I also have a couple of seediq friends...they have a famous history...
I dont knnow any puyuma either..just know about a few...
I dont know any Kanakanavu people either
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanakanavu_people
Thao people i might also have seen but I dont know any...
They live near sun moon lake...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thao_people
I also know some truku people (tailuge), and even have a west from them (got from one of my friends)...
Later a local guy showed us around in the building...
He liked westerners and had many local stories to tell...
Omg...hello kitty wine...probably xiao mi jiu...
I also saw the roof top...its like a pyramid..some 20 meters above where we were...
A pic of soe carving someone did from a log...I will do the same someday at the west coast of sweden...
After the 85 floor building we were done...and had t head home....
A new ticket was bought for 1480ntd...some 4000ntd wasted on a random sunday 2018...good job...

Taipei pride 2018 and a birthday dinner

My friends mom had a birthday recently...
I had a hambburger at ak12 the night before as a warm up
And a french toast at a ressturant near SYS memorial hall at the birtday day...
I also had some chocolate drink from starbucks afterwards...
Omg, i also saw some intersting book in a local book store...not sure if its good but it had an interesting title...
I also saw this book, I loke this guys nike commercial...about his "system"...
Later on the same day we went to se the 2018 pride parade...
Plenty of people, it was extra poitical this year due to some national
election about equality...
I was there with Cind and Will...
Later on I met up with Boju and other locals...
The day ended with some drinking at the red house in ximen...
 

Pizza in yonghe

i passed by a pizzeria in yonghe recently
It has been pen for some timme already...
They had hawaii...around 300nt for a small one...
It was an ok one...
I had it with some yiland beer...it was nice...

A visit ti Taihu brewery and shilin night market

I jined the swedish chamber of commerce young professionals yesterday
To Taihu brewery...
We also got to try beer...
A big group...
Somoe items that is related to beer brewing...
We also got to try some beer in the brewery...
and later we could buy beer, and got a glass...
later on I joined some intern to shilin night market...
We also went to a colombian restaurant...
And had alot of dishes...
I had a colombian hamburger again...
It seems like there are alot of illegal endors in shilin...many times I heard people reporting "the police is comming" and all street vendors on the middle of the street dispeared in to the alleys...very entertaining..but strange logic, they just pushed people away in their desperacy...
 

All u can eat with the interns in taipei

I went to an all u can eat hotpot in taipei recently, the same i use to go to every week, some years ago...
Some interns...
some shrimps...
I went all in, on shrimps...some fish and passion fruit...

A swedish jounalist at enspyre

My friend Jojje was having a speech at enspyre
He talked about his latest books and about a swedish guy kept in prison in china..and how china is deaing with author that critisises china...
These are the books he has written so far...

A quick visit to Waiao and jiaoxi

I went to waiao and jiaoxi recently..a day trip...
I saw some interns there..
We later on ent to jiaoxi for some beer...
 
They had alot of saxophone players there...it was a nice concert...
 

All u can eat hamburger in taipei (4th time this year)

I went to ikea som time ago and bought swedish beer...
 
Pripps blå is one of the original tastes when it come to beer, in my opinion...
 
I also passed by an all u can eat..for alot of burger meat and cheese...

Late night out n Taipei

I got really long hair...
It easier to experiement with looks abora,d especialy in aisa,, since people judged u based on ur look, already due to ur race...(in my experience)
Later i went to ximen...
It was clsoe to some ntional day in taiwan..they closed half the city in the souther side...strange police, i had a tendency to igone people..maybe some chiense culture...i heard long time ago that police has a culture of being "uber mensen", superiors...
I also went to a studie and got a skin fade...second time i went to the barbre shop...but they didnnt charge me, since they wanted to take pictures of my hardo...a gray yellow blue steel...
I also had some late night snack in jingan-yongan...
Some burned bread n stuffing dumpling...

A cycling day in Taipei

I passed by the Myanmar street in taipei recently...
They have alot of curry dishes...
I picked this place occasionally...
And had some yoghurt drink...
I remember when I was in myanmar last time...
Johans Myanmar trip with yinqian:
I also went along the riverside north..at some places they had lounge music and pizzerria...
Beer and cheese...präst cheese is pretty fat...
Omg....daniel welllington and fjällräven store...a swedish theme...
Next stop was a colombian resturant...
They had alot of decoration...colombian flag...
some images which are typical for colombia
They use to be at yuanshan before but move recently...
Pineappe colada... and coconut lomonade...ill take 2!
I also had colombian burger...
2018 continues...

A farewell event for the polish people

My old friends Robert and Maria are leaving taian back to poland...i kow them since 2010...
we went to a motel where the party was..not sure why the motel charged each person 500nt to enter a hotel room where they said occasionallly...greedy...we played misic all night long...some people swam...this is a song that robert picked:
I played mostly latino and lounge songs...
They allso had cake for harry and costco pizza...
Eric was also there...
Such a cute guy...
Many polish people were there...and other NCTU student...

A search for pull up station in jingan

I ran around looking for pull up stataion sin jingan...its always a mystery why the government invests in many other machines (same back in Alingsås-Sweden)
Luckily i found one here..with dip bench as well...
Might b many night visits here...

Summary of what makes you happy

I get some quetisons sometimes about important things in life. Dependig on values and culture there might be different things that people try to acheive, but one common denominator is the result in happniess or in meaning/purpose. Happniess is something temporary.
 
In short happniess is: "love what you do and be grateful for it", other sources mentions more complicated steps to acheive this:
Below i summarised some lists what to do to be happy:
 
List 1:

1. Exercise more – seven minutes might be enough
2. Sleep more – you’ll be less sensitive to negative emotions
3. Move closer to work – a short commute is worth more than a big house
4. Spend time with friends and family – don’t regret it on your deathbed
5. Go outside – happiness is maximized at 13.9°C
6. Help others – 100 hours a year is the magical number
7. Practice smiling – it can alleviate pain
8. Plan a trip – but don’t take one
9. Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness
10. Practice gratitude – increase both happiness and life satisfaction

(taken from: https://open.buffer.com/be-happy-today)

List 2:
The Mexican philosopher Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a book that advocates personal freedom from beliefs and agreements that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. The list is:
 
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(image borrowed from https://jetsetweekly.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/lie)
 
List 3:
  1. Savor Everyday Moments
  2. Avoid Comparisons
  3. Put Money Low on the List
  4. Have Meaningful Goals
  5. Take Initiative at Work
  6. Make Friends, Treasure Family
  7. Smile Even When You Don’t Feel Like It
  8. Say Thank You Like You Mean It
  9. Get Out and Exercise
  10. Give things Away, Give It Away Now
https://charterforcompassion.org/discovering-happiness/10-things-science-says-will-make-you-happy
 
List 4:
  1. Sex
  2. Gratitude
  3. Close Connections
  4. Exercise
  5. Pets
  6. Sleep
  7. Meditation
  8. Good Company
  9. Travel
  10. Helping Others
Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/wellness/10-things-proven-to-make-you-happier/ss-BBAhphv
 
List 5:
  • There are also some happned and satisfation fallacies: cognitive dissonance such as the free choice paradigm:
  • Trying to redude the amount of choice you have to make will make you happier, or atleast redude your anxety (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Paradox_of_Choice)
  • "our longings and our worries and both to some degree overblown, becasue we have ithin us the capacisty to manufactri the very commodity we are constantly chasing when we chosse experience"
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy?language=en#t-1182141
 
Lost 6:
  • Rita Mae Brown stated happniess as: “Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.”
Other things that affcts happnies from my experience are those things mentioned in the lists above, such as  exercising, drinking alcohol (short term, and in small amount), and to eat healthy food and sleep well..
 
 
 
 
 

Strange logic at post office

II wentto send some postt cards today...
I gave the post cards to the clerk and they gave med trackable codes and a sticker large as half the postcars to get on...usually in many countries when u want to send postcards, they usually ive u stamps for less than 10g...but not here..I had to pay a fortine for this tracking codes...very cute...

Random events in Jingan (south of taipei)

I cyled around in jing an recently...and some other parts of taipei
I found a nice image of dabajian mountain...pretty ecpi..i went there some years ago...
I also visited  amyanmarr street Huaxin street in southern taipei...pretty nice...
They had many myanmar restaurants here...
Huaxin street...
And some small supermarkets...
I also went by ikea to buy stuff...like juice...
...andn beer...
...and IPA of some kind...
I later on also visited some surfing place...and tried a kebab..it was ok, but reminded me more of a taco...
I also had some blanc beer...
Here is the kebab...later we went to gongguan and ximen...2018 continues...

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