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].





Sicky micky ….

15 09 2008

I’m sure I have some wonderful, interesting and fun things so share…. but not today. I’m getting sick and am feeling mighty useless at this point in time. So I’m curling back up in bed and hoping some sleep will kick mr cold out of here.

Instead of finishing and posting one of the drafts I have saved, I’ll just share the video of my apartment, I should really get a full tour all the rooms and everything :). I’ll get on that.

And here is an article about the Typhoon we had this weekend… crazy bridge collapsed… typical Taiwan shoddy construction from, I have zero faith in local engineers and their ethics….





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…





Let’s get it started

14 09 2008

So it’s going to be an interesting few days /weeks
I’ve decided I want to get a few things done and I’ve been really crap about it. I’ve always put things off until the last minute. Well I’m trying to not do that now. Also I know it’s true but TV is a time sucker.. and it’s fine if you’ve finished everything and then you wanna veg.. but I veg and then try to finish things… appears it doesn’t work that way.

I honestly enjoy watching certain programs, I have always really enjoyed silly fluff I always will it is part of my whimsical side that I like to nurture so I’m not cutting Tv out of my life, permanently that is. But for the next couple of weeks no TV, well no ‘shows’. At the same time I doing the Master Cleanse (sort of, I’ll do it how I want to), and being a Nazi about getting up in the morning. Should be interesting, I get up early and can’t watch tv.. I’ve read all my fluffy books which means I’ll have to dig into those thoughtful or learning type books I’ve got.. :P. Every time I try to do the cleanse I just sit around watching TV.. plus I want to break the habit of sitting watching TV nibbling and eating.. I eat when I watch TV and I always watch tv.. can’t be healthy. Also when you do the cleanse you have nothing but time on your hands so much of your day is taken up with food, thinking of it, buying it preparing it, cleaning up after, etc. well after I have made me some lemonade and some tea.. I’m done. Which leaves loads of time for reading, running, biking, yoga and seeing some friends. Which is what I really want to be doing when I’m outside of work anyway. Tv was never meant to fill the majority of my day.. just the bits when I had nothing else to do.

Speaking of I’m going to make some tea.

Actually I wrote this a few days ago, so I can follow it up with an immediate update. The cleanse business is over, in part because I wasn’t that interested in doing it in the first place and Costco was out of maple syrup. I have stuck by not watching TV, which has been a skitch on the difficult side as we had a typhoon day on on a Sat. I haven’t been training this week, but I’ll be on that as soon as the weather improves (something I always forget about cleansing is running and things are difficult do to you tend to be afraid to venture too far from the potty 😉 ).

The typhoon wasn’t very bad, just dull as usual. But Melissa came over and some silliness ensued. And we went to Emma’s house in the evening for a little shindig. All in all a fairly fun time, and a LOT of rain.