Taipei: Night & Day, How to travel?

bag

The above are only a sample of the vast contents of my bag. My doctor tells me to bring water and sunblock. Photography demands a camera. My art teacher says carry a sketch book everywhere. My writing teacher advises a novel and a notebook. Fashion magazines require mascara, coverup, foundation. (But I have given up on those.) Life asks for a phone, money, keys. The physiotherapist frowns.

What do you bring on your travels?

 

I’m still in Taipei, it is a strange and lovely place. As varied as any city.

Night & Day:

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Note the three little dogs in the basket.

 


Portable Joys & Taipei

happiness

Sometimes, when you are in foreign place it is the tiniest things that count. I’ve been in Taipei for two days, and of course, I take pictures of all the wrong things. A small flower at the bus stop, cynical cats, an apartment block on a grey day. But these are the things I want to remember the small sweet pleasures. The beauties that I can hold onto.

tinyflower

cats

castlebuilding


Taking Off

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Flying to Taipei today. I always get a little jittery before travelling. It’s just the way that I am. I’m not even afraid of planes, or crashes, or anything like that. It’s just the smell of a new city, a differently angled moon, strange cola mixes. I don’t know. Anyway, did this little doodle to calm down.




Yogurt

yogurt

So, I kept wondering why the hell Greek yogurt was twice the price of normal yogurt. Basically, Greek yogurt is twice strained yogurt. The straining makes it thicker and changes the proportions of its composition. Also I like drawing yogurt pots. Next post and we’ll be back to poetry.