Sunday, May 27, 2007

20 Things I’ve learnt in Taiwan:


I’ve been there for three weeks so I’ve been used to leaving in that way. I’ve been on the 6 weeks tour 2 years ago, so they’re the same banana. Hehe. Got that line from my accounting teacher. Well, let me rephrase my title, “things I’ve mastered in Taiwan” because I’ve already learnt this years ago.

  1. I’ve learnt to eat almost everything using nothing but chopsticks.
  2. I’ve learnt how to do my own laundry.
  3. I’ve learnt how to depend on maps.
  4. I’ve learnt to depend on mrt for my transportation needs. (Although I’m already good in riding mrt 2 years ago, I still got confused when Kelvin asked me to transfer in a wrong stop going to jiantan. Haha. So we waited for another 5 minutes. I wasn’t on my mind that time because I was thinking of buying 3 watches that was worth 3knt each.)
  5. I’ve learnt how to value time. Time is gold.
  6. I’ve learnt how to cherish every moment that is given to me. ( I actually realized this on the end part of my trip)
  7. I’ve learnt how to think of others, on another perspective and not just on my side.
  8. I’ve learnt that having white skin means sacrificing the tour. (Not going with the tour means no exposing myself to the scorching heat of the sun.)
  9. I’ve learnt that coffee has not effect on me. ( I drank coffeeplaza about 3-4 times a day)
  10. I’ve learnt that Doritos Nacho cheese is the food of Spiderman.
  11. I’ve learnt that having long bus ride is good; it can help me catch some sleep.
  12. I’ve learnt that bottled water boxes can be used as tables for pusoy dos games.
  13. I’ve learnt that people get paranoid when many people will be using a common bathroom, so they do it in advance. Some would take a bath at night, some would wake up as early as 4, like us, to beat the crowd. Try to relax, bet, maybe the bathroom will be empty at 7am.
  14. Be careful with money management. Make sure you have money all through out the weekend. It is very hard if you run out of money in a foreign country, on a weekend.
  15. I’ve learnt to be careful with bedbugs. Make sure your bed is safe of insects before sleeping.
  16. I’ve learnt that taxi flagdowns vary in every place in Taiwan.
  17. I’ve learnt not to rush in buying things. There are more stalls through out the night market. Try to canvas prices, but it will normally take time.
  18. I’ve learnt how to bargain using my ID and saying “我是學生”.
  19. I’ve learnt how to bargain using quantity.
  20. I’ve learnt how to control my shopping urge. I actually bought fewer now, than two years back.

I’ll try to post more soon. If I remember saying more.

3 comments:

杨宝茹 said...

Number 8 is so, very true. The sun is our best friend!!!

I love number 18. 我是学生!The best!

tina said...

wow.. youve learned a lot! hehe

Katia said...

Simply said, you've become a little bit more matured in a few weeks. :)