received one of my fave gifts, ever, from one of my fave people, ever. this is one of those weeks where this piece of art is giving me strength in more ways than it ever meant to. this week, i'll pick my battles and wage only the right wars. perseverance pays off, right?
Here lies a quick post to remember my not-so-quick trip to Taiwan by.
In May, I went back to Taipei. We all know how I feel about Taipei so I shall not expound further (because I have talked about it ad nauseum so many times [one, two, three, four, five, six, seven.]) It is embarrassing but I will not be embarrassed - I wear my obsession love loud, proud, and in stamps on my passport.
It was meant to be an eat/ pray/ love/ we’re a million lonely people sort of trip, in many ways more than one. Didn’t quite pan out the way I expected but the eating, as ush, was a staple in my itinerary. In 10 days, I took less than 20 photos so this post will be 0% comprehensive, jsyk. Let’s do dis.
I had many a meal alone:
Like, only person on the patio, alone. (in the rain)
And some meals, less alone (。⌒∇⌒)。
hi girls! @ NCIS sushi mayo laden american style sushi - yes please.
Finally got to try Hutong 胡同 after V’s rave review and it gets an emphatic four thumbs up from us. We ate double our weight in beef and boy, was it was the sweetest suffering. The service was impeccable and systematic, even though it seemed like there were about 80 people behind the tiny counter at all times. 80 very busy, very alert people. You barely had to glance at your plate and a perfectly grilled piece of meat would find its way to your dish. That might also be why we ordered way too much. Good on you, HT.
Also finally got to try Diary. After 2 years! Every time I’ve tried to make a reservation in the past 2 years, I’ve failed because they’ve always been that booked up. Thanks to a last minute cancellation, we managed to snag a spot and it really was lovely. I would go again more for the drinks than the food because they were potent and dangerously delicious to boot. 4 boozy woozy thumbs up.
hi coley companion~
We spent plenty of time getting up close and personal with TPE and her torrential rain but that did not dampen my love one, tiny, bit. See you soon (like, real soon, like, again), my best and brightest.
Many moons ago, we had to debate the topic in school - 'Are Singaporeans apathetic?' Our team was assigned to argue the affirmative and we spent hours upon hours doing research, arguing among ourselves and preparing our statements.
Last weekend proved 16 year old me wrong and showed that one way or another, many, many Singaporeans are not apathetic.
Pink Dot 2014 was a blast. It was my very first Pink Dot (for shame!) and I went in (pink), arms full with snacks, picnic mats and some of my best friends, not quite knowing what to expect. Well, the atmosphere was electric. Everyone was positively beaming. Heard no complaints, saw no grumpy folk. Not even one! Not even with the unrelenting heat and occasional snaking line! It was that kind of event, you feelz? Honestly, it felt more like a gathering of close friends of y'know, thousands. Thousands of like minded folks that truly wanted to be there and wanted to be happy there with their spouses/ friends/ kids/ pets/ people/ snacks/ pink paraphernalia. fwiw, it was totally free of all negativity and animosity so take that, you wearwhite crazies.
pink me, pink me!
throwing back blanc in the mid-day heat (i will admit to having taiwanese lychee beer instead.) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
There are issues that i am willing to discuss, viewpoints I'm willing to consider, standpoints I may concede. But I will always, always, always stand firm on the freedom to love. 'Freedom to love' sounds like such a pansy, politically correct way to say GAY RIGHTS, Y'ALL. But they're not gay rights, they're just rights. Not gay marriage, just, marriage. I will never understand why people have problems with consenting adults making their own decisions on who they want to date or sleep with or spend the rest of their lives with - especially when you don't get to choose who you fall in love with or who you're attracted to. It's Just? So? Preposterous?! That people would have vehement objections to people loving each other?! I have so very many Thoughts and Feelings on this, most of which wither me to a crying mess so I won't carry on but suffice it to say that it is something I hold very, very close to my heart.
I hope that in my lifetime, I will see change. Acceptance. That the next generation will not have to fear the same fears and toe the same lines and make the same choices that so many have been forced to make.
waving the pink flag balloon with pride!
no room for negativity here ♡
BTW, we celebrated the giant turnout with a night filled with jägerbombs and speed matchmaking. "she likes poodles". "she likes poodles too!!!!! it's perfect!!!!" The best part? Concluding the festivities with the hottest pot in town. Our light, our saviour - Haidilao.
!!! 3am super supper !!!
haidilao, we love you so much.
Everyone who knows me knows I'm patriotic to a ridiculous extent. I love my little red dot to pieces, but really, it's quite wonderful when it's dyed pink.