i'm tired and a little bit tispy, truth be told, so this will be the quick version.
woke up at 11:40 to be checked out by noon. i showered and dried/straightened my hair in a record 18 minutes. then we headed for this bagel place that was listed on justin's fun map, but it was closed when we got there. luckily, this wonderful taiwanese coffee shop was open right next door. i had a waffle and ice cream coffee.
then we headed toward the cultural center to see what was happening there. they had carnival games set up and a drum/dragon festival thing going on. we played some basketball game and a wooden ball game and hung out for probably an hour.
i got some sacred year of the ox dirt for my expanding dirt collection. i hope it'll make it through customs.
there was an interesting exhibit in the cultural center with all kinds of cow/ox things for chinese new year since it's the year of the ox.
candy coated fruit on a stick.
rice dog. it's a hotdog thing on a bun made of rice.
HMM i can't remember what we did after that.. oh we went on a harbor cruise and had dinner at a cute restaurant in the harbor.
i figured out how to adjust the shutter speed on my camera for nighttime pictures and i think i got some cool shots of some of the freight boats.
it was a little chilly since it was so warm during the day that we chose to forego our coats for the second half of the day.
josh left for taoyuan around 8 this evening and steve and i walked half the length of the city in search of a movie theater. we found one i had previously mapped out with 10 minutes to spare, just in time to catch all of 'yes man' with jim carey. it was alright. i'd probably wait for it to come out on DVD.
(this is a stand at the fair. they always have things lined up like this in neat little rows.)
then steve had a burning desire to visit a bar so we hopped in a taxi and asked the guy to take us to a good bar. he dropped us at this pub downtown and we played dice and hung out for a little while. i'm tired though. it's 2:30. time to go to sleep.
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