Sunday, April 20, 2008

Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

April 15- April 30

I came and went; my 2 weeks in Taiwan passed by quickly. There were wonderful reunions, happy gatherings, drunken times, delicious food adventures and sinful shopping trips.

I wish I had more time to relax and visit nature and culture establishments instead of just rushing from relative friends, stores to restaurants. It wasn't a peaceful trip but I did get a chance to take the new Taiwan High- Speed Rail and it was a trip. It felt like a combination of being on a train and airplane. Other than that it was mostly city life and didn't do anything new or been anywhere new.

Needless to say this was a costly trip and a lot of money were spent but almost no regrets. It was also the first time I ever shopped at one of those duty free cosmetic stores in the airport. To my amazement everything was about 2/3 of the price and double the sizes you would get at a regular department stores in the US. Over $300 dollars were dropped into the Taiwan's airport economy!!! :)

It's also painfully noticeable how much weight I have gained and it's been ages since I had even an ounce of courage to get on a scale. The anti-depressant pills and sleeping pills had really made me gained all these weight in the past few years and its time to get off it.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's been almost a year since I blogged on my Urban Pasadena blog but am back now or should I say "I will be back by before leaving for Budapest, Hungary May 17th."I am planning for a head- on full blog during my 4 weeks in Eastern Europe. It's very exciting to be doing my Artist in Residency program in Budapest.

It's really one of the last places I thought I would be doing art but it's going to be wonderful!I will also be leaving for Taiwan on May 15 and returning on May 3o. It will be diffcult but I will try to submit a blog or 2 during my stay.

Also stay tune for a new Flicker and a fully updated

Wednesday, April 9, 2008