Personal space much? (Claire: best face ever, and Michael: best profile shot.)
Reading glasses are provided for filling out forms at the Taipei airport. Either officials are really considerate, or there's too much small print.
Apparently, people have happily been selecting music at this hotel for the last ninety years. (It didn't work, but I would have been interested to hear what music they had.)
I'd heard about the Asian habit of wrapping remotes in plastic, but this amused me nevertheless.
I'd also heard about the garbage trucks playing music. I laughed when I heard a truck playing "Happy Birthday." Here's a video that I did not make of a garbage truck playing music in Taiwan:
"Insert to Gain Power." If only it were that easy!
Watch out for rock lizards.
These chairs at a Japanese restaurant were cool . . .
but the way these tables and chairs worked together was even cooler.
Winners of the best hats award.
This wedding invitation blew me away with its gorgeousness. I love that rich, rich red.
Michael captured this great photo of a hawk. Hawks always make me think of my dad, who keeps a pair of binoculars handy for watching hawks that live across from his work (I'm sure the people who see him wonder what the heck he's doing).
"Cockchafer" is a good name for a screw gunboat. Sorry if that's too much . . .
Safty food. I'm glad for the reassurance, but what all is going on in there?
Yay, more involved males/consideration for involved males.
Taipei had diagonal crosswalks. Cool.
At our wedding luncheon with relatives in Taipei,
I thought that this little guy looked like a young Michael.
And this black meat scared me.
And I took matters into my own hands and created a burrito out of a lettuce wrap and a Chinese tortilla (that's supposed to be eaten with duck meat and sauce, I think).
Mint and chocolate together! This was the first time I'd seen this match made in heaven in months. Yum!
I was amused when I realized that Claire was talking to her mom in the designated smoking area.
Meanwhile, Michael was being artsy.
These ducks were so funny. They gathered around me, but every time Michael turned in their direction, they nervously walked away.
This rock tried to give me bones. (But I already have some. That's punny.)
Michael's old school has unicycles in the hallway. How convenient. I wish I'd seen students riding them to and from class or something.
Egypt, honey, American flag, blessings . . . I feel confused. What is going on here?
Asia has the weirdest/best products for zits. Mmm, zit putty.
I was just craving some pie crust. How did they know?!?
Not sure if these bunny slide-ons are shoes or slippers.
Santa couldn't find the chimney.
Michael with his taiyaki gun.
This is the taiyaki stand of deliciousness. I don't know why there is happy poop on top. Maybe taiyaki has fiber in it?
This was in our hotel room. Who should check out? The gifts? What if they're not ready to check out? Okay, yes, I'm being really picky with the English here.
The Church of KTV of Latter-day Taiwanese. In other words, this church has been converted into a karaoke place. I bet the acoustics are good.
I like these convenient outdoor sinks and mirrors for customers of food places.
You'd think someone would have told them to go with FEAT instead of FAT. Maybe "feat" means something negative in a language in Asia?