Wanhua -Taipei's old, down-at-the-heels district

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October 4th 2007
Published: October 4th 2007
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The Wanhua area of Taipei City has got to be one of the shadiest areas on the entire island. I was shouted at several times for taking photos, drunken taxi cab drivers were puking in front of their cars, and prostitutes were burning incense in front of temples asking the gods to please send more customers.

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The one nice homeThe one nice home
The one nice home

This house, now converted into a used book and CD store, is probably the only pleasant-looking structure in the entire district
interested in the mahjong gameinterested in the mahjong game
interested in the mahjong game

This guy had his eye on the game across the way.
want to free a pidgeon?want to free a pidgeon?
want to free a pidgeon?

75 NT or, roughly $2.50 US
another pidgeon selleranother pidgeon seller
another pidgeon seller

she was the first person to scream at me in
learn some Mandarinlearn some Mandarin
learn some Mandarin

"Exit" -chu ko

they got in the way of my shot...

pig feet, pig knees, and some other sections
having a smokehaving a smoke
having a smoke

too lazy to bring your trash down to the street when the garbage truck comes? Just leave it in the external windowsill -cha bu doah!
they succeededthey succeeded
they succeeded

They actually did get this thing tied down onto the scooter and drove off with it.
living mummy of a catliving mummy of a cat
living mummy of a cat

I debated not posting this. Too sad.
cool dudescool dudes
cool dudes

...this guy had a feeling I was going to turn and shoot him
2nd person to shout at me2nd person to shout at me
2nd person to shout at me

Check out his vehicle. I USED TO BE a motorcycle, and he converted it into a bicycle. That truck almost smashed him. He was irate that I shot him (3 times)
healthier cathealthier cat
healthier cat

going for a bien-don (lunch box)
Dear god, please send us more customersDear god, please send us more customers
Dear god, please send us more customers

This real pimp (eying me suspiciously) made his girls go to the temple next door to burn incense and do "by-by" and ask Buddha for more customers today. I'm totally serious.

9th October 2007

Oh Lord...
This is the best blog post ever...
15th November 2007

Yeah, this page made me laugh most!

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