Monthly Archives: November 2004

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

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I simply had to take a photo of a cup of tea I had the other day. As you can see from the top it says: “Familiarity Breeds Contempt” … Familiarity Breeds Contempt – I think they thought it meant ‘content’ The story of a […]

Street Walking

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Feeling slightly worse for wear from the previous night, I met up with Lorenzo. He was in a very relaxed mood, so we decided to street drink our way across some new parts of town. It is kind of like skateboarding, but with beer. The […]

Glas Vegas

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Robin Smith from 4C Design in Glasgow visited for an evening – an old friend off my university course, PDE at the Glasgow School of Art. He was doing business in Taichung and swung by on his way home. It was a real pleasure to […]

Model Shop Boyz

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I visited the model shop today to get my phone model ironed out. As ever (and this only seems to happen to me) it turned into an episode that of course everyone in the office found hilarious. It brought back delightful memories of my previous […]

Chilin in Shilin

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I had a quiet weekend (relatively speaking) and saw the Bienniel at the Contemporary Art Museum. I was quite impressed, and I plan to go back to catch the permanent exhibits as well. The building is pretty mental, in a modern Taiwanese mentally modern way. […]

The worst coffee in the world

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This coffee was so bad it was worth taking a photo. It was completely undrinkable. You can see the Hundreds and Thousands sprinkled on the top, which I have no real problem with. No, it was the white sugar slime that is usually found on […]

Ele in Taiwan

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A quick few extra fotos from Tanja… Ele in Taipei, during the moon festival (and hey Ele, if you have more photos please send them to me!) Moon Festival The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

We Reach for the Sky. Neither Does Civilisation.

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One of the most distinctive aspects of life out here is the transport. A day never passes without seeing something head-shaking strange. It could be a fork lift truck on the motorway, glass being transported by bike, food vending machines on the back of motorbikes… […]

Taipei Tourist – The Return

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I am at the 6 month point out here, and have reached a transition point somewhat. Work has felt like a drag of late, I am getting a bit tired of not being able to meet people so easily (what with my 4 year old’s […]

The Bright Lights of Taipei

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This week I have made a concerted effort to get back into exercise – it is too easy on this island to slip into a routine of staying until ever more impossible hours at the office. Tonight, while riding on my way home from the […]