Monthly Archives: August 2004

Weekend Drinking

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Well, I more or less managed to fill the entire weekend with drinking, or recovering from drinking. On friday I went out with the guys from the office and met Francoise – an industrial designer for an MP3 player company – and Dean – a […]

Breakfast & Typhoon

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Had a great breakfast with Anke, Lars, Tanja and Mickey…. Typhoon is great because we are off work for two days! Take a look below at the satellite image of the Typhoon…. at this precise moment it is exactly above Taipei, and all is quiet […]

Temple of Doom

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The second day of our central island tour saw us visiting a town, somewhere or other. Sadly, the Richard Claydermen music that accompanied the ride had subdued any meaningful mental processing, and as such memories from the day are very limited. However, when I awoke […]

Janfusan Fancy World

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We had a large company trip (400 engineers with families) to the centre of the Island in Taichung… this was possibly the most tiring thing I have ever done, since we were not allowed one split second of peace and quiet and every moment was […]

Shrimp Fishing

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One activity that is truly Taiwanese is to go shrimp fishing. A swimming pool area is reserved for the wee crustaceans and we fire at them with bits of liver and smaller shrimp babies on the end of rods. Now, these babies really are quite […]

Essential Beer

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Some great products around the place…. “Essential Beer”…. yes it is. And the ubiquitous Hello Kitty brand… it gets EVERYWHERE. Any product you can think of has been infected with the pink disease…. but this one is quite cool. It’s a CD player. An amazing […]

Guting

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View of Guting, in the south central area of the city: The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

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Klara and I scoot off to the tea rooms in the mountains to the south of the city. Here is a quick view of what it may feel like to be a on a scooter… The awesome power of 150cc’s. At the tea room, and […]