September 28, 2007
the hotel is just next to sun yat-sen memorial hall (but we didn't go there until the last day). after unloading our luggage, we went to taipei 101 for sightseeing. there was a package during mid-autumn festival so we could go to 91/F (89/F originally) without extra ticket. took few shots there, we went to flagstore of eslite books nearby as one of us needed to buy things there. due to rain, we took our late dinner at shilin night market (the only one with cover) before back to hotel.
second day was away taipei city and went to northeasy side by train. we dropped off at rueitang, then took a taxi to jioufen. there were so many people as that was a public holiday in taiwan (the day before mid-autumn festival). we bought some souvenirs there. later we took a public bus to keelung under "nice" driving skill. we had a look at miaokou night market before we took another train back to taipei. this night we went to ximending for our dinner.
next morning we took metro taipei to have hot spring in beitou. few hours later we went to tamsui which is nearby. but we were a bit late, we didn't have enough time to take a look of hong mao cheng before the lovely sunset down in front of fisherman's wharf. dinner was taken at tan tsai noddle in downtown taipei and we continued to hunt for taipei night markets for rest of night.
the last day was credited to museums. first was chiang kai-shek memorial hall, but interior was under maintenance. so we quickly moved to another spot, national taiwan museum, to get some basic information about ecosystem and taiwanese aborigines. in bad luck that miniatures museum of taiwan was closed after public holidays, so we moved to din tai fung to take our last lunch in taipei. before going to the airport, sun yat-sen memorial hall which is next to our hotel was the last site we visited.
more: flickr gallery
September 22, 2007
September 19, 2007
i know you feel you have wasted time to study master of philosophy and now pursuit your future in another field. we are now your potential clients in order to support you surviving in this field. please don't push us too deep and hold your action a little bit to give some space for us. if you are still working so hard, we will scare you more and we are going to be further and further away. we will find you when we feel unsecured.
take it easy man
September 18, 2007
September 14, 2007
link: my 7990 gallery in flickr
September 13, 2007
September 09, 2007
the latest one is out and supports traditional chinese finally
windows live messenger 8.5 beta 2: no big difference to 8.1 except it doesn't show personal messages when mouse pointer is on your friend's name
windows live mail beta 2: can read windows live hotmail on desktop (open it when clicking messenger mail button instead of opening ie) again; separate screen for newsgroup, support feeds (but i use google reader!); more options on account settings
windows live writer beta 3: can download it again in hk market (quite good support to blogger) but no spell checking for non en-us interface; design for labels/categories is not as good as blogger web interface
an update is out. some updates are cool (like dressing, scoreboard).
2 new maps:
sf hospital se: harder than original one. ai are moving which block doors, stairs; and run across line of fire. and you need to prepare chopper before letting vip in.
but i hate every time update installer freezes my computer. and also previous settings are gone.
September 02, 2007
- glorious from natalie imbruglia - i love some of her songs but not enough to buy all albums, so compilation is the choice
- all the lost souls from james blunt - as good as first one or...
- new album from dido - must buy
- one more forgot to mention: ost from house - cool taste
btw, get 9 from latest "simply the best" from local hmv ($99 vs $150)
but ie doesn't work much better, cookie got messed and need to login everytime (even other google stuff and toolbar are ok)