Tag Archives: 台北

Follow the bookstores

At Eslite Pier 2 誠品駁二.

Wednesday evening, at Eslite Pier 2 誠品駁二, coloring books are still on display… Should I get one for the four day long Dragon Boat Festival 端午節 week-end?

My attention drifts towards the impressionists coloring book, reviving nightmares of art class in middle school, and then locks in on the 1000 Dot-to-Dot book cover. Continue reading Follow the bookstores

The Search for General Tso 尋找左宗棠

Third floor viewing room. Surprisingly, it didn’t feel like watching a movie inside a fridge, the air-conditioner was set just right 😌.

True to my word, I finally went to watch a movie at the Kaohsiung Film Archive (KFA) 高雄市電影館, and even signed-up for a KFA membership, woohoo, exciting, isn’t it? The process involved going to the second floor of the building, interrupting the posse of volunteer obasans in the middle of their gossip session, filling-out a form (need the ARC card), paying nothing, and walking away with yet another membership card, pre-loaded with three points. Continue reading The Search for General Tso 尋找左宗棠

Minsheng Community Urban Garden 慈恩眷村的社區園圃

Location-tagged as “最美麗的社區…”, meaning “the most beautiful neighborhood”. Local residents are undoubtedly proud of their community. (source: @dearclarissa)

Community urban gardens have become quite the craze in the “Western World”, so much that many cities even have waiting-lists to get a plot! For some reasons, I was under the impression that the Minsheng urban garden was a long-time fixture of the neighborhood, but looking back at the picture above, dating from the beginning of 2015, it actually appears to be a recent project. Continue reading Minsheng Community Urban Garden 慈恩眷村的社區園圃

Taipei – Minsheng Community 民生社區

The Minsheng Community, split into its neighborhoods 里.(source: blame Living Lab for the low-quality of the map 😵)

I have to admit that Instagram is not a bad APP to discover places or just about anything that strikes your fancy.1 Some snapshots from IG (as Instagram is commonly referred to in Taiwan) actually got me motivated to explore a new part of Taipei, in the Songshan district 松山區.

I originally wasn’t planning on writing an introduction of the Minsheng Community 民生社區, but as I read more about it, I felt that it deserved its own dedicated post. This shall also provide a little context for some upcoming posts. Continue reading Taipei – Minsheng Community 民生社區