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Taiwan Taichung Neon Mall

20 March 2014

Rear of station

I was tired from todays ladder climbing, so crap photos of nothing, get lost.
I did see the waitresses at Cold Stone Creamery, with a tambourine, doing an actual song and dance to no customers when the alarm on their countdown timer went off. How embarassing.
I saw a dog get beaten up by a cat, something I have seen before in an Asian city.
I saw a bus drive around a blind corner on the wrong side of the road and send a heap of scooters flying into the gutter running into each other, they just drove off as if nothing had happened as they untangled themselves from each other, parked scooters, pot plants.
I saw a homeless person with a gas mask thing like the Japanese have, and a tube of hand sanitizer which he used before eating the garbage he had scavanged.
I saw someone wearing what looked like Google glass with 5 people staring at his face and taking photos.
And finally I saw a speed boat go across the road in the traffic. I am sure it had wheels, but I didnt see any. It had no ads on it or unusual lights. Just some dude driving home in his converted speed boat.

Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - My hotel is at the rear of the station. Until now I have always gone in front of the station. This mall is one street back. It is very weird, it has t

My hotel is at the rear of the station. Until now I have always gone in front of the station. This mall is one street back.
It is very weird, it has this huge indoor atrium, yet the shops that go 15 floors up are very tiny. The atrium is much bigger than the floor space of the shops.
Theres little more than a corridor on each level with a couple of stools and a bench.


Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - Under the mall though is this large food court, and for 2 levels under that is a 24 hours Carrefour mega supermarket thing.

Under the mall though is this large food court, and for 2 levels under that is a 24 hours Carrefour mega supermarket thing.


Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - My foodcourt dinner. I think its Thai food, I dont know! The ingredients suggest so, the flavours do not. However the lady that served me yelled at th

My foodcourt dinner. I think its Thai food, I dont know! The ingredients suggest so, the flavours do not. However the lady that served me yelled at the chef, in Chinese, American, very small chilli.
I recognised this, and screamed at her in Chinese, VERY BIG CHILLI!
She was very embarassed, but also laughing, and then also screamed VERY VERY BIG CHILLI! at the chef.


Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - I think theres 7 shops in this photo, 6 of them are bubble tea shops. I have no idea how they all stay in business.

I think theres 7 shops in this photo, 6 of them are bubble tea shops. I have no idea how they all stay in business.


Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - Tonight motion blur long exposure from an overpass nearby rear of station.

Tonight motion blur long exposure from an overpass nearby rear of station.


Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - This is your typical Taiwanese restaurant. It is largely outdoors, the seating is where the footpath is for the stores surrounding it, making everyone

This is your typical Taiwanese restaurant.
It is largely outdoors, the seating is where the footpath is for the stores surrounding it, making everyone walk on the road into traffic to get past.
This one has the kitchen in that area, but many have indoor/outdoor seating behind plastic blinds, and the kitchen on the footpath, with portable gas bottles and a trolley with burners.
Presumably this stops their indoor area filling with smoke.


Taiwan-Taichung-Neon-Mall - Meet Fresh Taiwan, in Taiwan. Unfortunately the waitress who took my order assumed I would take away, despite me sitting at a table. Or maybe she didn

Meet Fresh Taiwan, in Taiwan.
Unfortunately the waitress who took my order assumed I would take away, despite me sitting at a table. Or maybe she didnt want me at a table. Regardless, I sat in the store and ate my red bean soup with various taro and sweet potato balls, and drank my sickly QQ whatever tea.
There is a meet fresh on Hindley street in Adelaide now, if you want to sample Taiwanese dessert.
It might not be there for long, its in the wrong area and gets very little patronage.
Adelaide people can try Dessert story on Gouger street if you can get in. Its the same concept.


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