Monthly Archives: January 2011

Review: Frozen (2010)

Some of the things that interested me about the movie Frozen was that it was a snowboarding/skiing movie and it was exactly the scenario I’ve talked with a few times with Mark. The summary from imdb.com sounded interesting: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous […]

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2011 New Year Resolution

Well, we are three weeks into the new year and I have finally settled on the resolution for this year. in previous years, the all-encompassing “be better” resolution was enough to satisfy curious friends. now, this isn’t to say I can’t get any better, trust me, there is plenty of room for improvement. this year, […]

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Shilin Night Market

Located across the street from the Jiantan (not Shilin) station on the Danshui (red) line in Taipei, the Shilin Night Market is one of the more famous night markets in Taipei. It is not only famous for the street vendors who sell all sorts of delicious street food, but also the stores and nightlife. By […]

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FAIL: Lost in Translation (Sign)

perhaps you should get someone to double check your translation before you make a sign and offend people.

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Taipei Subway

On a recent trip to Taiwan, I was introduced to the Taipei MRT subway system. My “home” station was the Jiantan station, located across the street from the famous Shilin Night Market. This station was shaped like a boat, and as I would learn later, all the outdoor stations all had unique designs.

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Packing: the Suit Burrito

I may have revolutionized packing without using a traditional semi-hard wheelie suitcase. mostly because I don’t own a wheelie case (except my snowboard bag), but the situation is I was packing for a wedding and vacation for two weeks in taiwan and my travel bag was my gregory palisade 80. This presented two major problems: […]

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Food: The Yelper Phenomenon

One of the boons of the internet is that anyone with a computer (or smart phone) can have their opinion posted online for people to see. Conversely, one of the banes of the internet is that anyone with a computer can have their opinion posted about you or your business.

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2011: Dawn of the New Year

Happy New Year! Yes, I realize this is a picture from independence day, I’ll have to post the real NYE pics later. I was thinking about resolutions and although I usually don’t make any specific ones, this year I think I’m going to try to accomplish something difficult with baking. this will either be macarons […]

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