Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Taiwan VI 2nd Half: Black Birthday Bunny

An Awkward Bird by williamnyk
An Awkward Bird, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
Took the Metro back to City Hall Station and we lunched at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi in Uni-Hankyu. Ordered an interesting fish broth ramen called the W. Fitting. Garlic came really fresh. They would give you several cloves with a metal hand press! Did the obligatory trip to Taipei 101 after that. Walked through their busy City Hall. So much hustle and bustle. And the best thing was, the staff all looked very cheerful. Took a short coffee break at Skypig Cafe before dashing across the road to see the landmark skyscraper. Sipped some coffee, enjoyed the breeze and the surroundings. Taipei 101 is just another tall building with luxury shopping space. Didn't spend much time there.

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

Trees & Balls

City Hall

Taipei 101

Did further shopping at the nearby ATT 4 FUN. Found a Private Structure boutique there and was fun to hear the sales guy explain that it's a brand from Malaysia. Didn't look like they were doing well. SK wanted to buy her Jimmy books, so went to Eslite Xinyi bookstore, Taiwan's largest bookstore, occupying 8,000 sqm2. Was delighted just browsing their interesting souvenier section with many designer baubles and trinkets. On the other hand, KH went looking at their gay mags. Quite a pain for me going up and down the floors because something we had bought earlier kept triggering the alarm.

ATT 4 FUN

Moved back to the metro after that, navigating through a stretch of booths for the new HTC One. Dinner was at Japanese at Uni-Hankyu again, this time at Xanadu. Food wasn't all that great, but the sake we ordered was. A nice way to unwind after a long day of shopping. It would have been perfect if not for the chatterbox beside our table. The guy could go on and on about himself. Practically talked his dinner partner's ears off. Went back down to the food court after dinner and we were drawn to the cutesy Aranzi Cafe. Took another excuse to celebrate KH's birthday again!

"That cake please."

"Black Bunny?"

"Huh? Oh yeah, Black Bunny."


Drink and be Merry

Sashimi

Black Bunny

The cake was really cute, but the taste wasn't all that super. Travelled back to Ximending, put down our stuff, and took another spin around the area. Basically roamed giant Uniqlo there. They have more stuff, but we didn't buy anything as the price wasn't really attractive. Didn't stay out late as we had to pack all our stuff for departure the next day. I don't wanna leave! That night, we filled up the small tub with hot water and dropped in a packet of Muji lavender bath salts to soak our tired legs. Had our final Taiwan skank and called it a night.

Uniqlo @ Ximending

4 comments:

ChatMate said...

Eh... No eye candies in this post geh. Sad

William said...

@Chatmate:
Thanks for noticing. lol

Twilight Man said...

What a silly awkward bird! LOL

The photo I took of Taipei 101 was at night and so ugly! It was Winter alright.

Ban said...

blaaaaaack...