Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Day 9
Last night my older cousin, Art, came home for Chinese New Year’s holidays. I was obnoxiously excited to talk to someone in English and socialize with someone closer to my age. I’ve been surrounded by people around my dad’s age and above.
My cousin doesn’t like living in Taipei. He says Taipei is too crowded, people are always in a rush, and there is a long wait time for everything. Sounds like Los Angeles and any other big city to me haha But I am curious to see Taipei – I’ll find out on February 18!
Even better, my cousin took me shopping to a market in Kaohsiung City all afternoon today. We took the newest subway system in Kaohsiung, MRT. I love riding subways, metros, or trains. They are just so convenient and it amazes how everything and everyone just synchronizes to get from one place to another. We are like robots.
My cousin tells me about how expensive the infrastructure to the entrances to this new MRI subway system is and how it is privately owned. And that they are not as popular as expected. It has an airport feel. It is so big and there are so many levels and connections and entrances. You can easily get lost trying to find the right train. Overall, it is a really comfortable train ride – very spacious, smooth, and clean.
Here are today’s finds. I got a lot of things for so cheap – about $55 USD!
I get too excited at these markets – I forget to take pictures but next time, I’ll take market pictures to post!
PS: Found this sweater – Little Pussy lol
PPS: Here is a shot of the sunset with 85 Sky Tower’s silhouette.