Live today

A message to some people out there...
xxx
Source: https://hackspirit.com/11-little-known-laws-mindfulness-will-change-way-live-life
It contradicts with my old quote "learn from the past, dream about the future, but live today"...but it aims for people who are pondering and need to move forward...
Another favorite qoute:

As Lao Tzu said: “The best fighter is never angry.”

Funny clip of winter 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of5cgecGIhg

Confusing MRT

I went on the MRT recently...
Even if it was in the morning...it said no MRT will arrive...typical industrialized country problem...luckily the MRT arrived after 3 minutes...

A quick visit to a mexican restaurant

I visited a taco restaurant recently
I been here before...not sure if they have any mexican owner...
I had tacos and quesadillas...and some nice cinnamon drink..."horchata"...very nice...

A 1 day trip to Danlin

I paid a 1 day trip to danlin recently
Passing Nanzi on the way there...
...and some nice sceneries...
typical pingdong environment...
...probably beetle nut trees...
When I arrived to Chaozhou Geai picked me up...
we stopped by a nearby 7-11 to buy stuff...
and some time later we went for a scooter ride...
The goal was to visit coffee stores...and we found once nearby Danlin...
Laiyi coffee...
They had some coffee plants there...pretty cool...
The coffee I had was just from the area...
Colourful coffee bar...
And the desk....it would b a cool bar here too if they wanted...
I got the same coffee in 2 cups...
Later on we went to a graveyard nearby...
And further up the mountain we passed by more aboriginal villages...
...Puljeti seems like the name...
We were pretty close to Beidawu...where I have been before...
The view from here was fantastic...
Also nice roads up here...
Taking pics while driving...(we are in the south of taiwan; thus the safety equipment we are using)...
We could see Kaohsiung from here...
At some mountain top we found this coffee place...
Geai took many pics from up here...
Their menu was in chinese...
I used my 200ntd and 20ntd to pay...as in the old times...
Higher up: greater view...
I got coffee from Beidawu...finally...
And some coffee from a local coffee farm...
I had an interesting cup...
 
 
 
After a while we headed back towards Danlin...
Geai looking like some rapper/gangster...or something...
As usual the roads here have aboriginal patterns...
When we got to Danlin we could see the sunset...
We made a short visit to the hanging bridge...and crossed it...just for fun...
Once back in Danlin, we had some beer...
We also had some whisky that a french guy brought earlier the same year...
...we also had BBQ at a nearby house...
And alot of food...
Later we moved to another location and drank more...
Some people did some arm wrestling...
In early morning I headed back up north...2019 continues...

Xiaoliuqui beer

I got beer from Xiaoliuqui from a friend recently...
...pretty cool...if i go there again I should buy more...
 

A visit to taipei fish market

I paid a visit to taipei fish market
They have alot of fish and seafood
and huge crabs...
...it was my first time here...
...some crabs were from japan...according to some people
IT was some restaurants that were in thea area, all selling fish...
Some dished were pretty expensive...but crabs are expensive here...even in Hsinchu I found a crad for almost 1000ntd...
Once the customer picked...the crab peices are put on some BBQ...it was an interesting visit...

International coffee at carrefour

I found coffee from many countries at carrefour...
I didnt have time to try the difference...maybe next time...

A trip to Taidong 2019 (part 2)

A visit to my faovitie museum in Taiwan...but not for entering the museum, rather check the fontains outside...
...passing a maze first...
...many locals were checking it out...pretty cool...
The fontain area was pretty big...
Full of locals...
I also found statues inspired by my favorite island in the world...
Bojun were taking pics...
...Pose in taidong...
I might make similar statues some time...
...some huge stone...similar but higher than some i raised at lilla bornö...once upon a time...
...act of balance...
Taidong by evening...
...later on I had some local food at Bojun place...
Later on I borrowed a bike an cyclled to taidong downtown...
I bought some sugar apples...
...and at a local place had a japanese beer...
Looked like this...
Later on I headed to the even more central parts...
Many people were there...
Some Amis-place....they have many aboriginal places here...bedtime soon...
In the morning I headed downtoen again...
Passed some shopping street first...
...and a recently opened hotel...which use to be an abandonned building...
We also had some milk tea...
...we wanted to try a new burgerbar...but it was closed...even second time we passed by...
...Buhan and Bujun checking some other lunch place...
Wow...a chill bike...
..a pretty nice place...
Continued the chaise for a lunch place...
...finally ended up at some japanese place...
...japanese decoration...
Omg...they had a 4.5kilo dish, which is free if you finish withing 30 minutes...
I had what Bojun recommended...some white soup with noodles...
...after lunch we kept walking in taidong...
I was then cycling after the boys to some famous mochi place...
...many people were queuwing up...
They had some paper certificate...
...speed up the bike after the scooter...
A peaceful ride in taidong...
After the ride, I picked up my stuff and we hit the scooter again...
Train back to Taipei...
...nice view of my favorinte part of taiwan...2019 continues...

A trip to Taidong 2019 (part 1)

I made a quick trip to Taidong recently
it was chinese new year and pretty busy country regarding travels...but I manage to get unbooked seat towards taodong...made a transfer in Kaohsiung...
nice scenery in southern taiwan
once in taidong I found the orchid island boat...a symbol for aboriginals...
Johnny picked me up
we soon there after headed to taidong downtown
and to petes pizzeria
Omg...type inin the menu...making it look very pricy...
they were also selling fireworks at many places...due to the new year...
we also visited the monument near the ocean...i have been here many times before...
some nearby islands...
I later on picked up my pizza...and had a taidong beer...(but i think its brewed in taipei)...
johnny and his brother joined up...
I later on went to some market down town...and took pics of these m illet flowers...
and had a millet wine drink...
some rainbow colour...
pretty strong...and atleast many colours...it took long time to make it...
I also found this nice balcony...
and some easter island decoration
might carve myself some when i get back to sweden
some people were playing some nice music on the street aswell...
day 2 we took the scooter downtown ad lunch...
the brothers wanted to do pullups...johnnys brother had alot of opinions about how to make them...
we also tried to buy burgers at this place...but failed...it was closed...
we ended up at a steak house...with osama forks...
we also went to one of my favorite coffee shops...cheela...
...they had some interesting art...
i might make similar things in sweden too
...the classic crack in the wall art...I took pics of this before...
they also had norweigan beer here...
i had some charcoal coffee...
and mullet wine coffee...
and some brownie...
then we continued home...
...peaceful taidon atmosphere...
the sky is blue here...i seldom see this in taipei...
...pingdong is south west from here...
We later headed to the pre historic museum in taidong...
They had some water expo...
and nicely carved logs...
more things to copy back home...
Might take some time to create this...
Seemed like statues of aboriginals..
Reminded me of some things I did in Sweden when I was young but these were more massive...
 
Some happy female statue...

Some end january events of 2019

I chilled around at the end of january 2019...
Saw this quote in nankan...
I also passed by a brewery...
And at the night of first of feb tried this wine...
Jason looked bored...
Some friends from the philippines looked happy...
I passed by some pizzeria some time later...it was nice pizza...near Daan mrt station...

Hash run in January

I joined a hash run at the end of january...
It was nice weather...
By some reason girls got to start before guys...not sure why, but some people said that they had to go to some extra check point...
It was an 8km run...pretty nice landscape...
I got to drink extra since I did pull ups at the finish area...
Many friends were there...or atleast people I recognized...
Poor guy had to drink from a shoe...2019 continues...

Tibet restaurant in Taipei

I visited a tebetian restaurant in taipei recently...
I like the atmoshere in tibet...very peaceful for most of the time...
I also had butter tea...very nice...reminded me of notherns china etc...
(Some of my previous Tibet experience:

Baibai William

I recently tried my taiwanese coffee at work...
It was from NTU...the large university in Taipei city...
We also had a drink for William...
Later on, I shared bus with some coworkers to taipei...
It was a rather empty bus...final glimpe of william...held on the hook on phone...

Sinas farewell event

Sina, whom I knowns since 2008 is leaving taiwan to USA...as it seems...
I joined his event some week ago...and many familiar faces were there...including Damian, my old roommate from 2010...
Sinas friends prepared a suit for him...
typical their kind of humor...
How it suppose to look like...
yep...almost the same...
After the dress up, we went towards a local night market...
...many people watching...
We also passed by a beetle nut place...
annd some night market..and this bar...
...they had some karaoke session...
And some final toasts...
They also printed photos that they took...
...later on we headed to some other bar...but never really found any...
This place was said to not be soo good...
We ended at a 7-11 for a beer...bai bai Sina...

Food events in taiwan

I attended some food events recently
Some at all you can eat restaurant
...with free refill of beer...
...alot of fruit...
...and sea food etc...
and ice cream...
I also found some dish called nigeria letter....interesting...
Some time later I also had dounts with friends...it was good...

Random events in January 2019

I passed by a store (vietnamese or filippino) and found BOOS perfume...
Funny logo similarities with Boss...
Passed by NTU campus and found this sign...what does it mean?
I also bought stuff from the NTU farm...wherever that is...
I found a good initiative to save the environment...where cusomter suppose to bring their own food...
I also had coffee with a swedish friend and met Kuoping in the MRT...he gave me vietnamese tea...since he just came back from Vietnam
I also cycled in rush hour and was reminded of the millions of scooters that taiwan has...every day...
...never ending...

Vegetarian restaurants (and Vegan) in Taipei area

Many people wonders, where can they find vegetarian restaurants in taipei area
I visited this place recently near technology building station...
They had this QR code...
...to access this map...
I had a vegan burger...
I also passed by this place near Taipei arena...
...and this place near JingAn MRT station...
There is an app called Happy Cow that it good for finding vegetarian restaurants that I was recommended...

Visiting aboriginal restaurant in taipei

I wanted to visit some aboriginal restaurant in taipei...I have during my years observed some...
One is near to taipei 101...
After some beer and walk I found it...but it doesnt open until 19.00 it says...
Instead I made a quick walk to taipei 101 area...
...and inspected the PM2.5 poll...in different cities of taiwan...
...some air from different place...
we also passed by Zhangmen...and had some rnaomd local beer...
Taipei 101 still goes strong...
The pic of the other aboriginal street view on google street view...near yongning...
Some friends took unfiltered pics of taipei 101...
A beer map...
Eventually we went back to the aboriginal restaurant in xinyi...
The walls had abiriginal looking paintings...
...it smelled like in NCTU DJs club...or atleast how it use to smell in there...
It turned out to be more of like a japanese:ish bar that there are many of in southern taipei...
But they had a "vuvu" on the menu...
It means grandma...most of my aboriginal friends has it...
After some time I finally got the meat...
I also passed by a wine store...there are many like this in taipei, but people seldom drink wine...2019 continues...

New years eve 2018 and some first days of 2019 events

New years eve started with some hamburger
...at AK12...
Watching fireworks, but not that spectacular from thie view...the clouds ate most of them...
I also went for hedgehog food...
And...inspected some training equipment that I might copy in some monthes...
I also shared some international x-mas cake with the office...
JC working...
I also tried some local beer...
And met up with some swedes visiting taiwan...
Oskar was here shortly...

Mellandags event in Taipei 2018

I went to a colombian X-mas event recently in Tianmu
The owner of the colombian restaurant was there selling food...
Some different sets...
I also got an address to a new brewery...I might check it out sometimes...
They also had some swedish beer I never seen before...
I also got some oreo cereals to taste...
I ate them and enjoyed the colombian bread buns...I put cinnamon on  some...
I also bought some expensive wine...for some reason...acctually looking for amarone...
Before the end of the day I took a picture of taipei 101 as a preparation of a potential new years eve event...2018 continues...for some more time...

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