Thursday, June 29, 2006

canada d'eh

canada d'eh

canada day party by the canadian society in taiwan

Event: Canada D'eh!
Date: July 1st
Time: 3:30-9:00 p.m.
Place: Daan Forest Park (near intersection of Heping and Xinsheng roads)
Price: FREE

whether you are canadian or not...

it doesn't matter

come out and have some fun

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

how rude?!

according to reader's digest

taipei's is one of the rudest cities in the world

taipei ranked 29th out of 35 cities surveyed around the world

according to them new york ranked #1 as the politest city

new york?

yea, my thoughts exactly...


here's the list:

#1 - New York, USA
#2 - Zurich, Switzerland
#3 - Toronto, Canada
#4 - Berlin, Germany
#5 - São Paulo, Brazil
#6 - Zagreb, Croatia
#7 - Auckland, New Zealand
#8 - Warsaw, Poland
#9 - Mexico City, Mexico
#10 - Stockholm, Sweden
#11 - Budapest, Hungary
#12 - Madrid, Spain
#13 - Prague, Czech Republic
#14 - Vienna, Austria
#15 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
#16 - Johannesburg, South Africa
#17 - Lisbon, Portugal
#18 - London, United Kingdom
#19 - Paris, France
#20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
#21 - Helsinki, Finland
#22 - Manila, Philippines
#23 - Milan, Italy
#24 - Sydney, Australia
#25 - Bangkok, Thailand
#26 - Hong Kong
#27 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
#28 - Jakarta, Indonesia
#29 - Taipei, Taiwan
#30 - Moscow, Russia
#31 - Singapore
#32 - Seoul, South Korea
#33 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
#34 - Bucharest, Romania
#35 - Mumbai, India

i just don't think that list is accurate

yes, folks in taiwan, particularly in taipei, can be pretty rude

but we are also some of the friendliest and most hospitable people you'll ever meet

different cultures, different standards

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Monday, June 26, 2006

once again

another weekend...

another drunken night out in town

the place?

duckbill darts bar & restaurant

a fun little bar with 5 electronic dart machines

those things are actually more fun than you'd expect

they've also got 3 large flat tv's showing the world cup

food is good and usually not too packed

music is not turned to deafening volumes, so you can actually speak to the folks around you with your normal voice

not need to be shouting all night just to talk to the person right next to you

it was a fun night

once again, i had one too many drinks

but it was a fun night

it's all good

some pics...

electronic dart machine
electronic dart machine

pro darts

new drinking game
new drinking game
new drinking game - if you drop the coin, you drink!

poor fishy

good food

the usual suspects 1
the usual suspects 1

the usual suspects 2
the usual suspects 2

good night

more pics here:

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

english bloggers in taiwan

english bloggers in taiwan

taiwan blog feed

are you in taiwan?

do you have a blog?

is it in english?

go drop your info here:

or here:

please help get the word out

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

endless summer party

endless summer party 2006

just got this in the email

free admission

if you are in taiwan

doesn't look too bad

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

the new champs

Miami Heat - NBA Champions

congratulations to the miami heat

the 2005 - 2006 nba champions

wish the series had gone to 7 games

hats off to the dallas mavericks for a great season

these playoffs have been one of the best ever

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Costa Rica

Seleccion Nacional de futbol de Costa Rica




these were the scores for costa rica's 3 matches in the fifa world cup

all losses

in order...

to germany

to ecuador

to poland

so disappointing

so angry

so sad

what a let down

regardless, my hats off to them for even being in the world cup

it was great to be able to see los Ticos in action again

see y'all again in 4 years

best wishes

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Friday, June 16, 2006

organized chaos

one of my biggest pet peeves about living in taiwan?

the traffic

there are lots of things i don't like about living in taiwan

but the traffic stands out the most since i have to deal with it everyday

just so much predictable and unpredictable stuff happens on the road

it's extremely frustrating and kinda stressful at time

i can write up a list and tell tons of stories that happen on the road, but i'd just end up writing a novel

wanna have some idea of what i mean?

check out these pics...

courtesy of poagao

we are only scratching the surface here with these pics

yup, now you know


a few more pieces about the traffic in taiwan...

the view from here - helmeted adults, helmetless children

taiwanonymous - road rage scooter style

access kaohsiung - taiwan road rules (fun version)

expat magazine - streets of confusion

expat magazine - the top ten traffic menaces

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

long time no see

the sun finally came out

good-bye rain...

hello sunshine

welcome back

it’s been a while since i last saw you

welcome back

it’s great to see you again

welcome back

i can barely remember the last time i saw you

it's been that long

you were missed dearly

especially the folks down south and in the central region

hope you stay a while longer this time around

at least stay through the weekend

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

never again..... for now

...all day long

the usual suspects

i will never drink again

yup, it was one of those

when you wake up feeling like absolute crap

then you tell yourself

i will never drink again

would not be the first time

would definitely not be the last time

10 hours of drinking will do that to you

went to ariel’s house around 3pm

had a beer in my hand by 4pm

by 10 pm, quite a few empty bottles of beer and a half empty bottle of tequila

it’s been a while since i hung out with jose cuervo

i sure missed him

went to the clover bar / café at 11 pm

met up with becky, jerry and victor

by 2 am and a table full of empty beer bottles…

it was time to go

just woke up about an hour ago, still feeling a bit buzzed

the sun is out for the first in which seemed forever

it feels like it’s been raining for weeks

it probably has

i just lost track of when the last time the sun was out, but it’s been a while

gonna see and try to go out and soak in some of this rare sunshine

feeling dehydrated as hell right now

so, at least need to go for a 7-11 run and get some coca cola

yup, coca cola...

the ultimate hangover remedy

i will never drink again

never say never

at least not until next weekend

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Friday, June 09, 2006

rest in peace

uncle at our engagement ceremony

R.I.P. uncle

thank you for being there

forever in our hearts

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006


NBA Finals & World Cup 2006

the next few weeks is gonna rock

NBA Finals & the World Cup!!!

it’s gonna rock!

rock on!

looks like a lot of late nights, TV and beer for me

i had the San Antonio Spurs winning the NBA title this year

so much for that prediction

the Dallas Mavericks can claim the best in Texas title for now

i’m actually glad the Spurs got knocked off

it’s great to see some new blood in the finals

i do feel bad for Michael Finley tho’

the Dallas Mavericks vs the Miami Heat

it’s gonna be a great and fun finals

i like boths teams…

so it doesn’t really matter to me who wins

it would be kinda fun and funny to see Mark Cuban as the NBA champion tho’

3 days left!

3 days and we have kick off

World Cup 2006 – Germany

my favorite is Brazil

i think they will win it all

they just play such a beautiful game

joga bonito

however, my sentimental favorite is Costa RicaLos Ticos


because i lived there for many years during my childhood

so, let’s go Ticos!

Tuanis y Pura Vida (birra)!!!

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Monday, June 05, 2006

happy birthday pumpkin

to my wife

happy birthday!!!

love always...

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

outback steakhouse

outback steakhouse

went to Outback Steakhouse last night

the food and the service were both subpar

not horrible

not very good either

definitely disappointing tho'

not what i expected

but then i think my expectations were a bit too high

i was expecting something along the lines of Ruth’s Chris or Lawry’s

not even close

it was more like TGI Friday’s or Hooter’s

in fact, i’d rather go to either of those joints than go back to Outback

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Friday, June 02, 2006

do "The Nash"

i'm sure a lot of you have seen these by now...

drunk nash & nowitzki

drunk nash & nowitzki

yup, that's right

that's steve nash and dirk nowitzki of the NBA getting drunk and having a good time

pretty great and funny pics

well, guess what?

it just got better

check this...

courtesy of

just nashty


how awesome is that?!?!

that's the back to back reigning MVP of the NBA!


how awesome is that?!?!

again, this is really great and funny

i didn't think nash deserved the MVP this year

but now he gets my vote simply for that picture

at least as the Most Valuable "Playa"

nash has always seem down to earth to me

and i've always been a fan

especially since he's also from vancouver

a lot of pro athletes think they oughtta be on a pedestal

people should worship them or some shit like that

but judging from all these pictures...

dude seems to be really down to earth...

and just seems to like to have fun...

and could care less what people thought

just get drunk and act the fool

just like the rest of us

how awesome is that?!

hey steve and dirk

if either one of you are ever in town...

holla at cha boy

let's go get drunk and act the fool...

but please steve, keep the chest hair to yourself

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

don't work too hard

don't work too hard

Worker dead at desk for five days

New York Times

Bosses of a publishing firm are trying to work out why no one noticed that one of their employees had been sitting dead at his desk for five days before anyone asked if he was feeling okay. George Turklebaum, 51, who had been employed as a proof-reader at a New York firm for 30 years, had a heart attack in the open-plan office he shared with 23 other workers.
He quietly passed away on Monday, but nobody noticed until Saturday morning when an office cleaner asked why he was still working during the weekend.
His boss Elliot Wachiaski, said: "George was always the first guy in each morning and the last to leave at night, so no one found it unusual that he was in the same position all that time and didn't say anything. He was always absorbed in his work and kept much to himself."
A post mortem examination revealed that he had been dead for five days after suffering a coronary. Ironically, George was proofreading manuscripts of medical textbooks when he died.
You may want to give your co-workers a nudge occasionally. The moral of the story: Don't work too hard. Nobody notices anyway.

what more can i say?

do work hard

but make sure to enjoy life and live it to the fullest

'nuff said

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