Taijung Gangster and his Gun

18 09 2008

I ran across a discussion about this online in on a site called [Forumosa].  You gotta admit.. ‘foreigner attacked by gun wielding mad man’ or something to that effect is rather attention grabbing.   Generally I don’t read Forumosa, but I went to check on news about the typhoon and as it was horrid outside and I couldn’t go out and play (and grounded from TV) thought a would have a little peak at what was on there.  As usual there was the common Drivel… but then! bam!!  [guns guns] I read a little about and it’s so crazy, but honestly not that surprising, that I thought I would share with you guys!

side bar!!! just found this video from the typhoon

Anyway I thought the whole story was insane.. especially the business with the police and the justice system (if you can even call it that).  If you’re interested in more of the story just follow this link to the news paper article [here] or reads this blog of another guy who put it all quite well (so I’m not going to :D) [here].





Taipei is floating away!

14 09 2008

Well it’s isn’t, yet… but seriously if the island was ever going to sink or float off. Seems like now would be the time it’s been absolutely pouring rain for 3 days straight, with no end in site today, or tomorrow or could even go to Tuesday.

Honestly there has been much more exciting things in the way of flooding in the city, once all my friends came to my house because they didn’t’ have power and I lived on a hill so my house was dry and had lights. 😀 that wasn’t even a Typhoon.. just a really long rain storm and some bad drainage.

I went out to the park to check it out and took some video, but then the rain really picked up again so I went home. Here is what I got before the rain got too heavy. I wish I could go film now, as it’s been ages since I was out and it’s been shitting rain ever since, but it’s dark and you wouldn’t be able to see anything. Oh well 🙂 Although one good earthquake right now and the whole country would probably land/mudslide right into the ocean…. eep

Here is my video:

ha and here is one from yesterday.. actually I have 3 or 4 more but I’m saving them… plus the 7 blog posts that are written or have started to be written and are saved as drafts 😀 The things that happen when you are trapped inside, and are ‘off’ TV…