Killing Monday blues / Weekends in Taipei / SYS Memorial Hall / Dadaocheng / Big Tom / Laya Burger / Fun in Taipei / Relaxing in Taipei / Things to do in Taipei / Yakitori in the usual haunt / Bitan Xindian / Bike riding in Taipei / England beat Moldova 4-0 / Still playing mw3 and Zombies now and again / Tsingtao light

Weather has been great as of late and after another great weekend with Jody. Eating and drinking. Riding to Da Dao Cheng…..and later on the Sunday riding to Bitan. It is hard to get motivation on the Monday. Especially when your first class is a bunch of loud mouth kids who don’t understand any English. The answer ? None. Just effort. Coffee  and Solsbury Hill are my immediate answer . I guess That is a good a start as any. Maybe after a shower and such I will be ready to don my teaching persona and get on with it for 5.5 hours. Anyway back to the weekend. It started pretty slowly. I walked back  from Wanhua on Friday night in a good mood. Jody was out in Neihu with co-workers at Fridays. I got back and played COD and Zombies till late and that’s about it. I am really into drinking light beer. I had a 6 pack of Tsingtao light. Ok so it is never gonna beat a nice Kirin or Asahi but it does the job ( in that is it beery)  and is less calories and won’t get you hammered super quick. Saturday we went to Laya burger for breaky. See pics :

We then shopped at RT-Mart. I love RT mart, Perhaps I don’t talk about it enough. . It is a little like Carrefour but more Chinese. I picked up a  bottle of Jim Beam for 399nt ( around 8.50) . Have to be careful not to drink it every night like a wino tho.

Later we went for a ride to Longshan Temple. It was a tiring one as we haven’t done much recently. But we made it. Dadaocheng “big rice-drying field”. . We cycled along the water took in an old style show and had a beer and some snacks. Later we had yakitori and chilled out at home. I picked up House of the Flying Daggers for 79nt and plan to watch it later in the week. Yesterday we walked around SYS Memorial Hall.

The National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Chinese: 國立國父紀念館; pinyin: Guólì Guófù Jìniàn Guǎn; literally “National ‘Father of the Nation’ Memorial Hall”) is located in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a memorial to the Republic of China‘s National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and was completed on 1972. The total building area covers 29,464 square metres (7.3 acres) in an open space of 115,000 square metres (28.4 acres). It contains displays of Sun’s life and the revolution he led, and is also a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the public.

We had breakfast at Big Tom’s :

Finally later we went for a second ride to Bitan in Xindian :

We had a Stella by the water and went home. All in all a good two days! Oh and England beat Moldova ( I managed to find a good stream in which I could watch it). It was on too later to watch the whole game tho 😦 . Wellbeck scored a brace but it out of the next games with a yellow ( I am not a big fan of his but we are down to the scrapings striker wise). Ok I am off!


~ by richardpmurfin on September 9, 2013.

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