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ciz&iz’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2006

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

MapHallu guys,
Hope you´re all doin´well. We´re enjoying Taiwan´s National day and so day off work for us, but it´s pissing down outside, so a good day for home entertainment and Chinese homework;-)

Lately has been busy with work during the week and party during the weekend - yeah, I know, this is normal to y'al, but it's taken a while for us to get used to again. We've finally tried out Taipei's karaoke scene, and it's an experience in itself, but beware, if you go with the locals, you will have to fight to get the microphone out of their grip... You get your own hotelroom with room service and all for the whole evening and then you just rip it up. Never thought that karaoke would be my thang, but now I don't think it's that bad... Also went to some work do with Ciaran's crew (his boss is the maffioso man of the suburbs and is married to 4 wives...). This was just around Chinese New Year, so according to tradition the boss gives out red envelopes with money in (ah, don't you just love tradition some times!). Now, to get one of these you had to get to the karaoke machine and sing a song. Our first karaoke experience here, and quite different to the one last weekend... Anyhow, after so much whiskey we gave it a shot and got our fare share of the envelopes ;-)

Other than that, we're enjoying Taipei more and more and are finally getting our sweet behinds in gear to look for an apartment. Anto, friend from Ireland, is here now also, looking for a job and cooking delicious food for us to come home to after work. Great stuff!

So, till we meet again, keep in touch and stay well!
Lots of love to each and every one of you,
Liz & Ciaran xxx

P.s. Pics are on the way, really...