A night with Geai and ibangs birthday

My aboriginal frien had a birthday recently...
Chcoloate was there having a speech...
I had xiaomijiu...
My frenc friends gave rice as x-mas gift...so funny...
People were chilling outside alot...
...the french team...
I also had a ppink drink...
I also saw my friend got dog food as x-mas gift...and tried...
I also paid with 200 notes...the bartender spent quite some time checking if it was fake...
...later we headed back to taipei...
A guy was nice enough to give us a ride...
He was also to give us bluetooth speakers...such a nice guy...

We are connected taipei 2019

I visited We are Connected Taipei recently
It is an arena concert...with Alesso and Armin van Buuren etc...
Some coworkers joined up...and their friends..
...some were dancing...
It was in Dajia park..where most events are taking place...
I was wearing my Brun 7 t-shirt...
Many people were there...
Larege screens...
Dancing in the crowd...
Filming in the crowd...
DJ Cnnct had some voting session where the audience could chose the next song...
Flames...
...Alesso...
 
Swedish flag...it was my chalmers friend Arvid who was holding it...
Armin van Buuren...
They played one of my faovrite songs...Armin played it last year when he was here too...as well as Vini Vici did...
Later I had a drink...
...and some time later I went to tamsui...for a birthday bash...

Passing maji and cutting coworkers hair

I passed by Maji for some international food recently
I also had some local beer...pretty white...and bitter...
I had it with indian food...
I also cut my coworkers hair... he likes it short...
Later on I went for an all you can drink in ximen...
I drank for 2 hours...since ethe last mrt left at 00.20 something..
...some last drink before take off...

Burger and beer events in taiwan

I went to hsinchu some time ago
For some beer...mostly international one...
The nearby bar was also a beer place...
I had this porter...
it was pretty dark and a littlebit bitter...
I also had a fruity beer...
I also tried some white stuff...
And some local food...
Starward whisky I had later on..from australia...
And these spicy noodles...
...painful...
Later on I went to AK12...and had some coconut drinnk....that didnt taste that much coconut...
I also had a 4 cheese burger...which I often have here...
Laer on I went to another burder bar...because burgers are soo good...

Burger events

I went to eat burgers recently
It was good..., i also had soup...
It was a local burger near yaunshan (in maji)
I also had some chocolate drink...
Later on I went to nankan to help a friend move...
And I had another burger...

it hurts a littlebit

it hurts a littlebit, barely anyone knows why

All you can eat, and a night in AI

I went to an all you can eat recently in taipei
Started off with some dessert...
And later went all in on shripms and vegetables..
Later on I headed to AI...
They had some special event this night...
I also passed by M-taipei...

Slow train

I was heading to work some week ago...and faced a huge delay...
The train was atleast 50 minutes late...
luckily i took the bus instead...

A visit to Indulge bistro

I was visiting Indulge with Joie recently
This place is famous for the drinks i was told...but they also had alot of fusion food...like cheese and sausage platter...
And some crab pie...
I also had some interesting chocolate drink with smoke under the glass...
And some other sour drink...
Many staff were operating...
Also Aki, the owner supported in making some drink....pretty impresive, he use to compeete 12 years ago...
Some vodka inspired drink...2018 continues...

Danish day in taipei

I visited daish day in taipei recently...
I started with some sushi...
And then went to huashan cultural park...
They the danish hotdog store was there...
I had a thor hotdog...
They also showed danish cycling rules...they are also applied in sweden...
They also had a football team in taipei which had some danish decent...
Later I headed to Maji in yaunshan
And later on the the danish restaurant in gongguan
They had plenty of hotdogs on their menu
I had 2 hotdogs...just for fun...
It was a nice hotdog but the bread tasted like ikea bread...

A night at China Pa, Franks and AI

I went to Chian Pa some time ago...
With some whiskey....
Later I headed to AI...a rather big club...which i think replaced club electro...

Lucia event with svenska kyrkan och Swedish chamber or commerce

I went to a lucia event recently held together with svenska kyrkan
It was in tianmu in northern taipei
The priest was very funny
Carl was also there and henrik...
And after a while the lucia tåg appeared....
Mostly expats kids...
Later we had some snacks...
later on we went to an indian resturant...
With different colours of curry
I also had a beer at a nearby place...
They also had pics of taiwanese maountains...
I also looked for a geocach in taipei downtown...

Charity event end BBQ with coworkers

I joined up a charity event some week ago...
All I had to do is to speak english...
Later I joined a BB event...in Taoyuan...later on i headed back to taipei again...

A birthday party for Queenie

Me and some coworker gathered in zhongixiao fuxing recenty...
Anders and jens joined up...pretty rare...
Pretty spicky...kimchi...
Sean likes to eat alot...
We ended the night with a miango slized ice...

Saisiyat midget event (Day 3)

Waking up in miaoli, many people were still sleeping...
Some few people were still eating breakfast and sipping beer...
A fog over the area...pretty cool...
Most villages that has aboriginal tribes has these cool paintings...
...there are rougtly 5000-6000 saisiyat people left according to wikipedia...so these paintings should be more rare...
Me and some interns took the shuttle bus down to the car parking lot...
Some info about the event was taped on the shuttle bus...
Leaving the event area...
They also had some information about the local name of this place..."sky facing lake"...
...i didnt see the lake though...
Maybe next time...i will see it...
The bus also had grass...for protective reasons...
...still very foggy...
Once at the parking lot...our car was gone...
After some while our intern friend came with the car and we could head north...
We stoped at a local coffee store...which also made wood...
The owner was CNC expert...he even new my coworker...
I might do sculptures like this in some time...
Later I got my coffee...
The whole meal...
I was still wearing my saisiyat west...after a while we passed by a atayal place...with similar clothes...
And bandanas...
And ribbons...
The interns were impressed byt the view..
Omg...after a while we came to Lala shan, where I found this scooter...parked pretty long...
...it was fre entrnce to lala shan...
many people were heading u on the hiking trail...
And many old trees...
the intenrs were taking photos...of the tree...i took photoes of the interns...
Just like in other parks in taiwan they have plenty of old trees...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_trees (oldest trees with estimated ages...3000 years olf in Alishan)...
It seemed like they had 22 trees in this park...
...we were pretty high..maybe over 2000 meters...
After a while one of the interns wanted to go for some extra route...I oined up...
It was a 30 minutes extra route to see 20 old trees...(but with some shortcuts)...
High altitude road...the road trip finished here...it was a fun trip...

Saisiyat midget event (Day 2)

I woke up on a mountain, on the road to one of my old favorite moutnain "daba jian shan".
http://johansvennung.blogg.se/2013/march/a-daytrip-to-dabajianshan.html
I helped some neighbour with garden work of some kind...
We also got some loca breakfast
And mingled more with the local family
I later proposed to visit a local coffee place...
I also had some pizza bun...or something
a rainy day at alice coffee place...i went here some monthes ago...
omg...fortunate coffee...sounds good...
Next stop some budda statue...
The water was very good....
This coffee store was also interesting...and wished us mutual sucess...
they even decorated the coffee...
I had some taiwanese coffee from Alishan...
We also had time to stop the car shortly to take a pic of the buddhe statue...
Many places says they have the "biggest buddha statue in the world"...
The interns also took pics...
Many times, at different places in asia i hear "this is the worlds largest buddha"...i also heard this for this statue...
horizon pic...
Later we tried to get back to the hisnchu party, but hte road bas blocked...and we had to park the car and take shuttle bus...
wierdly enough this shuttle bus took us to the miaoli event, and not back to the hsinchu event...
The bus ticket...
Many police were checking cars...on the road...
After 20 minutes drive...we reached the point for the ceremony...
Pretty cool...
We also mingelled around here...and bought some traditional clothes...
Omg...even the scooters had grass around it to protect from the midget spirits...
I also got some new grass on my arm...
Many locals with traditional dresses...
And later on the cereony also was abut to start...
I had my west on...
After a while people started to dance...
And many people were wearing traditional clothes...
 
There were also people from each family who were carrying some backpack with chains that made noise when they shaked their but...to keep the phase with the dancing...
Many people joined up here in miaoli...
Red and white seems to be the colour of this tribe...
And tha traditional sun logo...
People wer dancing for several days here...
After a whiile we were invited by a local guy..he treated us local food...
His english was also rather good...
They also had people there keeping the fire alive...
People were sleeping in tents everywhere...
I later on had a beer...
People kept dancing...
There was some fight at the night market...and the ambulance needed to help 2 guys...
Some logo at the entrance.e..
People were suppose to dance for another day...2018 continues...

Saiziyat midget event (Day 1

I went to a midget event some time ago
There were 2 events...one was at road 122 in hsinchu...
We arrived some day early..but still enjoyed the local stuff...
Some friends joined up...
The even was held at this place...close to hsinchu...
Some stage...
It is usually a 10 days event but open for the public for 2-3 days...
Visitors are asked to wear grass, to sgare some pygmee spirits away
We had to buy some grass
and tie it on our arm..
 
We also drank xiaomijiu...typical aboriginal drink
the locals were practicing some dance...
This cute guy was funny...the eldest son was expected to prepare the preparations by their attendence...
We later minglelled around along the stores, to see if they ahd any aboriginal food...
 
More dancing preparations
They were dancing in ciricles...
Round and round...they were dancing...
The cute boy left the dance aftr some hour...
We drank with locals...who eventually showed up..
People here were very nice...
This guys name was small pig...
Some locals posing...
I got to borrow a local bandana...
We also went eating with the locals later...

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...

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