Monthly Archives: December 2004

Life, Oh Life

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Had a sustained day of drinking with Phil n Graham today in town – it felt great to be with all the guys again and was just what I needed. We did the obligatory curry, pub run and of course ended up in life oh […]

A quick walk

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Took good advantage of being up early and wandered out to take some photos of the local area while it was still cold and frosty. I had a nice little walk through some of the local woods and thought a photo of a Church would […]

Back Home (in the pub)

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I landed after travelling for what felt like days without sleep and obviously took the wise decision to meet the guys in the pub immediately after saying a quick hi to the fridge and to my family. In The Anchor are: Phil, Omar, Ele, Moi, […]

The Future

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I just had a superb video conversation with Mum, Dad and Granny in Taipei airport … wirelessly. I hooked up Skype, MSN and my digi cam and was talking to them from the middle of the check in hall (I am now in the departure […]

Flying home for Christmas

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I am now waiting for my check in gate to open since I am 3 hours early for the flight. Very organised. Typically, I left packing until the last moment and therefore only had a few hours of sleep. This was delayed somewhat by wrapping […]

Christmas in Taipei

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The Taiwanese really dig Christmas. I think it gives them an extra excuse to go shopping and certainly to decorate everything with more flashing LEDs. This is the local shop of lights – at any time of the year you will find appropriate lighting systems […]

Andrew’s Birthday

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We had a nice wee celebration for Andrew’s birthday in the office today. It gives me a chance to introduce some people, too. Claire, Andrew, Cesare and Diego in festive mood The Incredible Fukang works it for the camera … and Mitch looks after the […]

Nearing Christmas

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I have not really written much in the last two weeks. I have found Taipei quite hard in the last fortnight because of work, and because of a that life seems to sway too much between that hard graft and rebellion at the weekend. However, […]

Taiwan Elections

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Taiwanese politics is usually better known internationally for its petty fist fights in parliment, but this week saw the Legislative Yuan voted in (I understand it as the equivalent of the Senate in the US). Michael wrote a much better piece on the subject and […]

Feline Fine

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My cat-related theme is continuing this week, it seems. Whilst shopping for blinky techno things I got sidetracked by this bag that someone was carrying … and it had a cat in it (hard to appreciate, I know). They were of course very proud of […]