Sunday, June 15, 2014

Taiwan Trip - Day 2

Hello everyone!
I'm here to update on my Taiwan trip for Day 2.

We had a "great" morning because we started our day with earthquake.
There was a 5 degree earthquake at Hua Lian.
Even though it wasn't in Taipei, we can still feel the shakiness.

Actually, I didn't feel anything until my mum woke me up. I guess I was so tired that I feel nothing about it. My mum actually felt it and my eldest sis called our room to make sure we are fine.

Anyway after being awake, we then prepared ourselves before heading down for our breakfast. Frankly speaking the breakfast wasn't a spread but still, it does have the basic such as eggs, sausages, orange juice and breads. Enough to eat, but definitely would be better if we were to head out to have local breakfast.

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After having a filling breakfast, I headed out to the nearest mall with my eldest sis to get ourselves a pair of sandals because we didn't bring any for this trip. Well, everyone were telling us how hot the weather would be in Taiwan etc. 
In the end, only toward the end of our trip we get fine weather. Basically it was raining throughout my trip. =.=

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My best companion through the trip. Both are bought in Taiwan. 
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Toward the noon, My 2nd sis and I headed out to 五分铺 all by ourselves by taking cab. 
It wasn't that bad at all. 

The uncle is very friendly and chatted with us from time to time. 
Not those annoying one but there are definitely some that talk too much. Because on our way back we took cab as well but the uncle was really.... talking ALOT. 

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We shopped from early noon all the way till late noon. Finally found a place where we can have lunch and it was really cheap!! (ranging from NT100 ~NT390. There are some that sell really expensive)

I have no idea where exactly is the location of the store but it is in some dark alley. 
I think the burger was 1 of the best! Not really in term of taste but in term of their ingredients. 
I ordered cod fish burger and you can really eat 1 big piece of cod fish and its cost less than SGD$3!
Totally worth it! 
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Happened to know that Apple was also in Taiwan! So I whatsapp-ed her immediately to know whether will we have the chance to meet each other!
Just nice she was around my hotel area and managed to meet up with her for a short while before going for my dinner. I had never bumped into any friends/ meet any friends during oversea! So glad to have a short meet up with her and talked over milkshake!! 
Can't wait to meet up with her soon in Singapore!
 
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I had my dinner at this restaurant which was almost 2 streets away from my hotel. I think I am really brave to walk in the rain, not knowing exactly how to get to the place alone.

My phone's wifi got cut off during my meet up with Apple, so I didn't know my family was heading out for dinner until I reached back my hotel room and realised they sent me message and took my umbrella! T.T So, I wore my cardigan and asked the hotel reception for direction before heading out to find the restaurant. 

Ought to give myself a pat on the shoulder for being so brave. Haha!
We went to this Japanese BBQ restaurant called Gyu - Kaku. Heard from my sister that they actually have a few outlets in Singapore but really expensive! 

The one in Taiwan has really good customers' service and they are more initiative and attentive as compare to Singapore. Plus it was really affordable as compare to Singapore. We had meal for 5 adults and 2 kids meals in total cost less than SGD$100! 
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Last stop, we headed to 西门町 to shop, eat and buy some snacks back for my mum. My mum didn't went with us because Nicole want to stay in hotel and watch tv. LOL!
Anyway, I was eating some street food call 炸弹葱油饼. Really tasty! But super oily. I think that's why I gained weight. HAHA!
We managed to went to Stage but no luck in seeing Show. I didn't get anything too since J doesn't like Stage item anymore. Another must try in 西门町 was 阿宗面线! Even J texted me to go eat the moment I told him I was in 西门町. Oh ya, shopping. If you want to get shoes right, do get them in 西门町! Majority are selling at NT390! 
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Anyway when I went  五分铺 with my 2nd sis. my mum and eldest sis brought Nicole and Rayden to some kids playground. No idea where my eldest sis went but my mum brought Nicole to this place called Baby Boss

It was an amusement park that allows kids to role play and experience different type of jobs. However, everything were in Chinese and Nicole wasn't brave enough to be alone in the "class" or room. So after playing 3, she gave up. HAHA!

But heard from my mum, there were a lot of Taiwan kids/ family. They get to wear different costumes and even have the equipments for the jobs. However, the downside was you can't choose the job. They have a specific timing for different jobs. Therefore, you can only choose to skip if you didn't want to try out that or wait till you get the timing for the job you want. 

Definitely a place you might want to bring your little one to experience if they can understand Chinese. It really different and my mum say the environment was great. Just that Nicole was stubborn. Haha! 

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You can click the website over here
And the address I can get is 
台北市 105 松山區
八德路四段138號7樓
(京華城) 

I'm sure most people had heard of the slashing case in Taiwan MRT.
My mum and eldest sis family nearly board that train.

Thank god they didn't and change their plan to go to 101 instead.
I can't imagine if they board the train and went to that station. 
That's all for Day 2. 

Indeed filled with many "adventures".

Till then,
-Gwen (:

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