Summary of the 2nd Day in Taiwan

I realized the last post title was wrong since I was talking about my first day. Haha. But well the 2nd day has been quite fun, except in the morning because their departmental stores do not open until 11am. So there was nothing to do since all shops are closed and we can only walk around the hotel. They are more of a night-life kind of people I guess; in the morning there are not many people walking on the streets.

We went to this steamboat lunch buffet which was really cheap; considering the quality. It is about the traditional Marina Bay steamboat price, but the prawns are fresh. They are still alive when brought to the table. The taste of Taiwanese prawns is very different, somehow it tastes a little sweeter. There are also the bamboo clams which are very nice; ate 3 of it. Lobster salad which is basically the same kind of topping you can find on an inari sushi; except that it is a lobster inari.

Late afternoon we went to Sogo to shop. The place looks like Takashimaya; first floor is the cosmetics section with all the really pretty models having their faces as the endorser of each brand. The lift has this uniformed girl who will walk out and ask if anyone wants to board. Basically she is like the operator of the lift. Something not seen everywhere.

I saw something called the boyfriend jeans. Anyone know what it is? Well at least I think it’s for girls only. That much I can deduce.

The items there are expensive compared to the night market. We went to 一中街’s night market to look, having been full from the buffet. Oh ya a random cut in: We had bubble tea, which Zijuan told me via twitter that it is actually Koi; no wonder the taste is the same. We also had this thing called the 奶酪 which is really nice; wonder if they sell it in Singapore, perhaps it can be a product of a shop. Maybe I should learn it and sell it in my future shop. Lol.

Bought 500+ bucks worth of clothes. The salesgirl helped to mix and match, which is a challenge since I am so skinny. But it all turned out well. Thankfully I’m not in Japan else it would have been more expensive. And my budget from Japan can be used for the clothes. Ah well. And I was lucky enough to do the lucky draw. 5 times since I bought so much. So I got a 200, and another 200 so the sales girl said 手气不错. Then I got a 100, and then she said to try for the largest prize so I asked what it is. I took out a 200 and she said its a 500. So last chance and guess what? I got the maximum prize. So NT$1200 worth of vouchers. Slightly less than SGD$60. Probably going to the Shi-lin equivalent to redeem NT$1200 worth of clothes.

Didn’t have much appetite for dinner so ate a little and bought the ji-pa back. Wasn’t as nice as the Feng-Jia night market’s one. Then it’s back to hotel where we rest and sleep. 🙂

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