Saturday, September 10, 2016

THE ARRIVAL of the little one

9 months has gone by so quickly.

Thank god we went through 9 months without any complications and that my wife did very well throughout the whole 9 months.

Our little one came to us during the wee hours in the morning which I think its good. No traffic, no queue, no need to panic, given the priority needed.

I went into the labour room and cheered together with the nurses in support to the mother who needed a great pat on the shoulder. From what i've seen, I learned to respect women even more and especially my wife who gave birth to our little one.

Just one day after my birthday you are the greatest present to me, welcome to the world Jesslyn.

We love you heaps.

Friday, June 17, 2016

貳拾陸巷│Somebody Cafe

Woke up to a beautiful day at Ximending and decided to walk around and hunt for breakfast. Weather was nice and chilly and it wasn't raining so it was a perfect day for a hot cup of coffee.

 We stumble upon this little cafe upstairs, cozy enough for the two of us and since it's somebody's cafe, why not. The ambiance was so good that our picture can portray the exact same feeling.

 Yup it felt like that.

As we chat away and waited for our breakfast while the cafe is occupied by us, a lovely group of young teenagers came and joined the serenity of this cafe. With a little of Hong Kong accent coming out from them, it reminded us a little bit about Hong Kong. Now I miss Hong Kong.

A sausage and some french toast for me.

And some waffle for the wife.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ay Chung Flour Rice Noodle, Fisherman's Wharf, Tamsui Old Street, KFC

The next day started with rain and actually it rained almost any other day. We brought the rain! Then again nothing can stop us from going out. With the cold and a hot cup of oyster noodle is just a perfect combi. 

We moved to Midtown Richardson which located just across the Ximending night market which tells me that everytime we go out and reach back, there is a night market to stop by. Gosh.

It was free and easy so we decided to take the train for that farthest we can and hitch a bus ride to the Fisherman's Wharf and to the Lovers Bridge.

It was so funny, the wind was so strong that our umbrella flipped. With the strong wind and cold, we had to use whatever we can to shelter ourselves and cross over that bloody bridge. Haa.

Stopped by their local mart and got ourselves hot taiwan sausage and sweet potatoe.

Tamsui station was the last stop where we took a bus ride, so once we head back to town we decided to explore around. Sadly because of the rain, many stalls were closed.

Met this aunty who was so friendly, I think shes the friendliest unfamiliar Taiwanese we ever known. Since the weather was so cold, she offered us so much of ginger tea with all sorts of flavour. It was so good we bought quite a few bags from this women.

She was so genuinely helpful, she even took our heavy shopping bags and kept inside her stall. She said you come back and take, now you have a cup of hot tea and go walk around.

She didn't look took fishy so we said Ok. When we came back, she quickly made a few more cup of hot tea as the weather was really cold.

Got back to Ximending and hey it's supper, let's try their KFC. Thought it would be great to have a familiar taste but hey their KFC tasted really flat. No spices nothing, and their ketchup is not as tasty as ours either.

But interesting to know that they have egg tart and load of fries that comes in their set.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Day 2 - W hotel

We had BBQ at Hutong at the heart of Taipei City. Was a great combination as it was raining and it was freezing cold. After crossing over from malls to malls, we finally get to warm ourselves.

After that? Crossing back malls to mall to W Hotel for drinks.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Day 2 in Taiwan - Food, Raohe Market

This is the only hotel i've ever stayed in that serves McDonald's breakfast and served right at your door step. How cool is that?

So we all gathered at the lobby to hunt for more food outside, the Taiwanese roti canai for breakfast is a must. Mine is with bacon, egg and onions.

So after a quick light meal, we took a stroll around and realized Sogo Zhongxiao Fuxing is just around the corner. We had plans for an early "night" market shopping so we head down to Raohe next.

Since we were a little too early, we stopped by at a random beef noodle shop. Hey that's what they say if you are in Taiwan, you gotta eat beef noodle no matter what. So beef noodles it is.. to kill some time.

and the leg cramping, heel pain and heavy plastic bags begins. haa.