Day #14 – Morning Meeting | Nighttime Ride

Taiwan 2018

Updated: June 13, 2018

It seems as if the beginning of every day begins with a meeting or lecture. And that’s because they usually do; today was no exception. When we left the ICLP building, we decided to make our way to the Post Office. At the PO, I could open up a bank account for my scholarship. It was a simple process, requiring only my 护照(hu4zhao4, passport), ARC#, and name seal. Once we were done with that, we went back home.

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A while after, we went to a convenience store a little while away called 顶好(ding3hao3, very good), or wellcome (they use two “l”s). Its like any other store you might find in the US, or specifically NY, but they are a bit hard to come by here. Also, the prices were not super inflated. I walked away with a tub of ice cream and some mochi. When it was time to break fast, I ate my mochi and a sandwich I bought at 小七(xiao3qi1, 711) while I made dinner. Then, we rested before heading out to the gym.

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On the way back, Janette was waiting for us to head out. We rented some YouBikes again and headed to a 24 hour 牛肉面 (niu2rou4mian4, beef noodle) shop. The food wasn’t super great; the food lacked some seasoning. The soup was akin to drinking spicy water, and the beef tasted like Chef Boyardee. However, I enjoyed the bike ride there (notwithstanding my poor bike riding skills). While the meal wasn’t great, the company I enjoyed it with was.

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