Category Archives: Fun activities in Taiwan

To Share: Useful Video Links of Taiwan Tour

If you are not joining a guided tour, here are a few videos you can watch beforehand about Taiwan for your reference! All these are based from the six-day itinerary I wrote the last time at post: To Share: A Real-Life, Jump-Packed 6-Day … Continue reading

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To Share: My One-Week Travel Itinerary of Amazing Taipei

Most people don’t give Taipei a lot of credit preferring mostly to spend their vacations in Hong Kong or Singapore. However, having stayed in these countries for prolonged periods, I still find Taipei to be the best travel destination in … Continue reading

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One-Day Taipei Itinerary: What to do if you have ONE day in Taipei?

Follow this map and you’ll never go wrong… made for fun prior to my MBA when so many friends and clients were requesting for an itinerary on what to do while they’re in this lovely city: Yes, I’m feeling generous … Continue reading

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Top 5 Snacks at the Shilin Night Market

Trader and I visited Taiwan last weekend and gorged on its cheap eats at the Night Market. Boy, Trader was like a little boy let lose in the candy store. He LOVED everything! I took him to the cheapest place … Continue reading

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Cultural Headtrip: The Future is in Eggs

My friend HH will be making out in public with this extremely cute gay guy. Who would miss this? Kicking off the experimental theater series “Young Stars, New Vision” (新人新視野), these two short plays feature young performers working to bring … Continue reading

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Butterflied and Jazzed

“Couples who eat out… are they usually this quiet?” I asked myself as I chowed on my deliciously fattening Greek Omelette (extra sausages please) care of the new Diner branch. Around me, it’s rare to find a couple talking animatedly. … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise…!

Yesterday, I did all I can to avoid Barcode, everybody’s perennial hang-out place because I wanted to avoid “him” to which we have yet to call by any name save for M. For one, he has already extended an invitation … Continue reading

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Top 10 Brunch Places in Taipei

As spending a leisurely weekend morning with a friend or two is one of my most favorite pasttimes, I’ve been quite fortunate to sample some of Taipei’s best venues for having brunch. I’ve been wanting to come up with the … Continue reading

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The Long Weekend

I’m slightly melancholic after the long weekend. Not because I had no company — I had tons. However, sometimes I wish I can just keep the company of a single person all throughout. Anyway, it was a pretty eventful few … Continue reading

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How am I special?

Feeling a bit blue, I need to pop myself happy a bit. And what better to do than to make a slightly more narcissistic post than before? 🙂 As I was riding the MRT home, I asked myself, what made … Continue reading

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A Good Day

Today was 2/28 — a Taiwanese holiday. It’s a one-day break right smack in the middle of a work week that you choose instead to stay behind in Taipei than to fly off somewhere else to spend your annual leaves … Continue reading

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Facebook Blunder

Scenario: My friend had his “Facebook-themed” housewarming party this weekend. As a source of fun, he had: * set aside one “poking” room to place coats and bags (i.e., poking rhymes with coating)* people write their “status” as nametags* prepared … Continue reading

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In Brief…

…because I have to sleep extra early today, I can only summarize what happened during this crazy weekend. Hopefully, I’ll have enough time in the week to post some photos. They’re pretty hawt! 😉 Friday: Had a nice local Taiwanese … Continue reading

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Laos: Vang in the Vieng (Part IV)

I wanted to wake up early because I wanted to try one of two Vientiane’s most famous bakeries, both of which were situated near the fountain. There was the Scandinavian Bakery, which failed to appeal to me at all. Maybe … Continue reading

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Relaxing Weekend

There’s nothing better than having a relaxing weekend shopping. Yup, you heard me right — Raven has caved and done some retail therapy. Luckily too as it’s sale time these days. And where else did I go but Marks & … Continue reading

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Sheesh…

I am so out of shape. Just went climbing this evening despite my Top-Climber flaking out on me… and was just surprised on how ungraceful I felt on the wall. My hands were going in all directions while I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Fortune Telling

I interrupt my regular update of my Laos trip to share with you something interesting I did tonight… This evening, after a delish Korean BBQ dinner, my girlpal took me to see a fortune teller. To be exact, he checks … Continue reading

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Conversation at the Driving Range

Raven: So what happened? Golf-Buddy: It was crazy. One day, the girl I was seeing showed me her new orange bag and asked, “Guess how much this is?” Raven: How much was it? Golf-Buddy: NT$160,000. Raven whistles. Raven: That’s just … Continue reading

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A Marathon Weekend — Again!

This weekend absolutely rocked! Our company had our year-end Christmas Party last Friday at one of the top hotels in Taipei. Red envelopes were given to every employee, and over NT$1 million was given out via lucky draw. Mind you, … Continue reading

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Something to Look Forward to…

On March, one of my colleagues from Zurich is visiting Taiwan. The extent of my interaction with him: A few phone calls arranging a client’s trip late in the afternoon. From our calls, I’ve learnt that he’s an obsessive-compulsive perfectionist … Continue reading

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Linkin Park comes to Taiwan!

“Linkin Fuck! Linkin Fuck!” chanted the huge crowd this evening at the Yuan Shan stadium. “Linkin Fuck?” I thought as I smiled. “Wow, that’s new…“ They were actually chanting “Linkin Park,” who performed tonight, November 16 (Friday) at the Songshan … Continue reading

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Another Crazy Marathon Weekend!

Since last Tuesday, I’m 27 years old! *Shudders* NOT a good thing when a day before your birthday, you bump into an acquaintance, who after finding out you’ll be turning 2-7 the next day nonchalantly comments: “Oh, so you have … Continue reading

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Typhoon Taipei Weekend

Sorry, but it’s been a so-so week for this Taipei blogger. Blame it on the huge typhoon that hit our poor city yesterday, holing me back home for the entire day — probably the longest I’ve stayed at home ever … Continue reading

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Report: Librans Attack!

After a day of studying, I headed to Barcode for BC’s birthday. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw that the place was absolutely packed, and no wonder — incidentally, 4 of my friends were celebrating their birthday last night! … Continue reading

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Wearing my comfortable high heels and beige halter dress, I looked ready for a picnic. Instead, I was going to a BBQ near the Shida FenPu (heck, I thought the venue was at the Shida Park which was a different … Continue reading

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Movie Reviews: Yeay to Last Kiss — Nay to Because I Said So!

There were multiple lessons I’ve learnt from this long weekend. What’s funny was the source of these lessons were a handful of movies that I watched with my girlfriends last Friday — we had a pirated movie marathon at AT’s … Continue reading

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100 More Things About Me

It’s typhoon day and I found myself finishing this list — at long last! It’s been over a year since I’ve come with a list — and at a point of being uber-narcissistic, am again recording my legacy by listing … Continue reading

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Crazy Weekend

This weekend was just CRAZY. So, what else is new? To summarize, I went to Room 18 not once but twice. Watched Mamma Mia in the middle of nowhere. Tried out an A-Plus restaurant. Dropped by a KTV party. Did … Continue reading

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Fun & Games — And Everything Else!

My life should be changing once again. Instead of studying, I’ve spent yesterday in a coffeeshop chatting on what may seem to be one of the most important conversations I may have in my life. “Decide,” my friend said. “And … Continue reading

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The Fisherman and the Beggar

There was once two good friends who lived in a town. One earned his living as a fisherman, and though money was tight, made enough money to support himself and his family. The other was a beggar who stood outside … Continue reading

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Laughs and Rings

Apologies for falling off the side of the earth. It’s just that I’ve been extremely busy with life, work and what-nots. It seems that blogging requires a lot of commitment, cause when a lot of stuff are happening in your … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Mamm Goz

Today, I discovered a fellow food lover, AT. We were supposed to have dinner last Thursday to no avail. So we made a date to see each other today and it was really fun. So what is a food lover? … Continue reading

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What I Did This Weekend…

1) Rushed to Albert and Brenda’s Farewell Party @ Mei’s Tea House and gorged myself with a buffet-load of food, including sauteed mushrooms, pickled cucumber, delish smoked ham and pepperoni, tasteless pasta, soft bread and more! 2) After receiving 20+ … Continue reading

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Marathon Weekend: Lasertag + Some Culture + MORE!

Last weekend was just a marathon! On Saturday, I met up with my friend SC, for an early brunch at the now-famous Diner at Rui-An Road. The last time I was there, it newly-opened and I remember that their prices … Continue reading

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Wild Weekend (2 weeks ago)

There’s so much that I’ve done, yet so little I’ve written about. Guess, every person only has 24 hours a day, and unfortunately for me, I’ve maximized these hours to the limit. For example, for today, I’ve only had around … Continue reading

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Busy Bee!

Why do I always get involved in organizing community events that I do not profit from? They are costly in terms of time and effort, as honestly speaking, I have too much stuff juggling in my hands to actually bother … Continue reading

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Lazy weekend

Talk about one of the best movies this year. Just this evening, watched the heart-stopping, adrenalin-pumping and testosterone-filled Frank Miller movie, “300,” which relates the based-on-the-real-story of 300 Spartans trying in vain to march against around a million Persians. Based … Continue reading

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SCUD.?? veut vous parler !

Honestly, I have no clue what that means. It’s French. And the source is from this pretty cute Frenchie that I met yesterday. At the gym of all places. Not that I’m that interested. But let’s just say, looks-wise, he … Continue reading

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Diet-less Local Weekend

Wow, all I can say is that this weekend’s theme is “Local.” I can’t even count how many local things I’ve done this weekend! Let’s start off with… Friday This past week was pretty laidback, as my friends and I … Continue reading

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Last weekend…

When will I ever have a quiet weekend? 🙂 Friday To start off my not-so-quiet weekend with a big bang, Friday night begun with an extremely nice dinner at the not-so-cheap Sonoma Teppanyaki steakhouse right at the corner of Hsinyi … Continue reading

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Babel

After weeks of waiting since nobody wanted to see it, finally got to watch “Babel” tonight. My friend’s verdict after the lights came on again: “Ummm… did you get the story?” My verdict: I like it. Sure, it wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Sick — AGAIN!

Phew, how the weekend just went by so fast. Resulting to poor lil’ Raven with ANOTHER cold. Yes baby, am sick again. 😦 Damn, either the flu virus has again been going around, or my immune system just really suck. … Continue reading

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End of the Line

Enough is enough. I’ve reached the end of the line with all the partying. My lil brother who never gets out because my daddy’s super strict will kill me for saying this, but too much partying is truly bad for … Continue reading

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Charge! Paintball!

* Written yesterday, but posted just today due to problems on blogger photos. I survived the war, though did not come out unscathed. Yes siree, that’s a big swollen welt on my upper thigh, and as usual, I have a … Continue reading

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