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You all know that I like Brown Eyed Girls. I actually spent a huge chunk of my trip to Taiwan listening to Brown Eyed Girls’ albums (especially the first two), and then I realized something. I LOVE JeA, like… so much.

But I have a confession to make~ I didn’t really “get” her at first. To be honest, I was way too distracted by GaIn to notice anything, but as time has passed by… I finally get it. JeA, you’re amazing just the way you are. I’m sorry I took you for granted when I first started listening, but now I have a deep-seeded respect for you (as a person) and your talent. Your voice is beautiful, layered with feelings and experience that just flows towards your audience. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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Goodbye, Taiwan~

March 20, 2012 — Leave a comment

Taiwan, it was really nice to meet you~~~

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Korea, here we go~~~

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We’re in Kaohsiung, still heading south. The plan is to still head south and then head back up through eastern Taiwan all the way to Taipei.

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Hey, guys~ it’s nearly 9am in Peru time, nearly 10pm in Taiwan. Currently staying in Tainan… the longest we’ve stayed anywhere until now.

Visited three museums, including the History museum… the Fine Arts one (but that was another city) and some museum they’ve just setup, so we didn’t have to pay. Learned loads of stuff about Taiwan’s history with Mainland China, the Dutch occupation… and, of course, the Japanese occupation. Taiwan is a unique mixture of China and Japan, with a dash of Hawaii.

There’s loads of walking, and a lot of Taiwanese fearing us getting lost in the city, so we’ve gotten the reputation of the Peruvian tourists that can’t read Chinese. When we’re not walking, we’re eating ~ which is good to counter all the walking. I think I’ve literally drank my weight in bubble tea. Loads of milk tea, and I had some winter melon one today.

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Same with street food… there’s just no stomach enough to try everything at least once. Though, I did go to a proper hot pot place tonight and had some very spicy soup. Luck is mine since I didn’t carry a camera then…

When we’re ready for bed — like I am now — there’s loads of TV. Funny thing is that MTV Taiwan and V channel are swamped with Kpop. I’ve never seen so many performances from Music Bank and Inkigayo. Similar with Kdrama… loads of them on air, even though they’re dubbed. Jpop is minimum, though MTV did show some Kat-tun mv like five times on a day.

Anyway, it’s getting late and I have an early start again. Will have to gather thoughts at a later date. Expect posts on Korean Air, American suing culture, Taiwanese tv shopping, and more~~~

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I gotta admit… with the cars, the scooters (the scooters!!!!!) the people, the noise, the smell of food and all the signs in Chinese… my first Night Market experience was a little overwhelming.

I think this is… Taichung. Not really sure what the name of the market was, though. Got some really exciting pictures with the Nikon camera… can’t wait for them.