Let me first start this by saying I went out way too much in DC. Taiwan has really been a breath of fresh air. Well maybe just new air, because the inner city is full of street food smells, normal drainage smells, exhaust smells, and the humidity takes it all and paints circles with it on your face. But it’s ok, I’m on an island.
Last night a group mixture of Dutch, English, German, Danish, and I went to Roxy 99. It’s okay to say that it was a pretty western place. This has been my first real night outing here other than a drink or so somewhere in the evening. Before we entered they checked my ID and scanned my forehead to read my temperature for the H1N1 Swine. For some reason this is hilarious to me–they do it everywhere. At least 15% of the people here wear doctor masks, and someone got the idea to print cool designs on the masks and now they are mass produced in plaid, polka dots, stripes, etc. I feel like a lab rat but Im starting to like knowing I’m not sick and no one around me is. Taiwan, you’re so smart!
So anyways, cool venue, and yeah, all western music– Lady Gaga, Michael J, Katy Perry, etc, and I was corrected for saying “American music” by the English because they played one Oasis song.
Alcohol is expensive here, around 200$NTD per drink, which I had crossed my fingers to be half that when I got here. I mean 6 dollars, you won’t break your bank account but after eating a whole meal for 50$NTD’s i did get excited.
The bar scene was all Asian women with all European men. You will see Euro men with Asian women, Euro men with Euro women, but you will never see Euro women with Asian men.
Anyways, hurting today. Realizing that since I am drinking and eating less here, it is probably a good thing to continue to drink and eat less here.
Roxy wooooooweeeee Tawain hott spot!!!! ow ow i found these classic photos online:
see what I mean?