Friday, 16 February 2007
08:17:06 AM (GMT)
- The toilet paper doesn't come in a roll unless you're at a hotel. At my grandma's
house, they use these packs of tissue-like things that look unflushable, but they
don't clog the toilet.
- At some public places, such as subway/Metro stations, some of the toilets are
tubbish oval holes in the ground that you have to squat over. >.<
- Nearly every taxi reeks of cigarette smoke. (Are ALL taxi drivers addicted???)
- There are an unimaginable number of street vendors 24/7, who only pack up to go
home or when the police come around to catch them.
- Most of the population is Chinese/Taiwanese (no duh) so when they see an outsider,
like me (even though I'm half Chinese!) they give them two glances instead of just
one, maybe accompanied with a couple of disapproving expressions.
- Stray dogs can be found EVERYWHERE in Taiwan. They're all pretty friendly, but my
mom won't let me "muo nih ge gou," or "touch that dog." I mean, they LICK people's
hands - they wouldn't bite, would they?
- There are tons of cutesy little stationary stores, full of cheap Hello Kitty
merchandise and stuff like that.
- Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Roxy, Baby Phat, and a few other popular
American brands aren't distributed in Taiwan, so a genuine piece of clothing
advertised on the Internet is sure to fetch a high price from buyers.
- The new Sogo (department store) in Taipei is full of robots who repeat the same
verse in unison to every single person who enters the building.
Oh, and by the way, the little bracelets I bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond stink like
HELL. But they do keep the mosquitoes away, so I have to tolerate them.
Have a nice life!