Taipei Eating and Shopping Guide | Learning about... Myself

August 31, 2016

Yaaasssss. At last, I found the time to edit my Taiwan travelogue, featuring the night markets I visited and cheap shopping spots I found. Have you heard of Shilin, ShidaRaohe and all the night markets in Taiwan but don't know which one to go to? Wufenpu, XimendingATT4FUN, Breeze CenterTaipei 101 Mall — too many shopping spots to choose from, where can you grab the cheapest deals? Check out how to get there, the nearest MRT and what I think about those places in my video.

So that's all the shenanigans I was up to when I was travelling solo in Taipei. I still have part two coming up, where I hung out with my Taiwanese colleagues and lived a somewhat local life, so hit the subscribe button if you'd like to see more ;-)

After spending weeks in Taiwan and being exposed to different Chinese words that I never knew existed, I came to realise my favourite Chinese phrase is still 暧昧. There's no exact way to precisely translate these words into English while retaining its proper, original meaning, and I think that's the beauty of Chinese, or even languages in general — some words just can't be translated.

I have to mention it's amusing to see how everything falls so beautifully in place sometimes. I've always been somewhat of a wild soul captivated by my love for the unknown, and living alone for the first time during my recent Taiwan travel only magnified that. My burning desire for travelling amplified, I became more independent, learnt to let go of things that don't belong to me, adapted a slower pace of life, and most importantly, I rapidly discovered new things about myself.

Somewhere along my Taiwan travel, I started embracing ambiguity. Years ago, I detested that word and often rushed into things because of my longing for stability. I have since began to take things easy and just enjoy whatever stage we're living in while it lasts because no moment is going to be the same. Ever.

If it happens eventually, then it happens I supposed. Right now, I'm satisfied with what I have and I have no intentions of furthering things now anyway. Let's just say that I'm not interested in a relationship now till much later. Much, much later.

Just kidding.

Today a colleague talked to me about learning. Or rather, life-long learning. You shouldn't stop absorbing information in order to keep growing. I thought it was relatable because in the same way, on personal level, I'm finding out new things on a daily basis and I'm constantly learning to improve on myself. Right now, I'm working hard and focusing solely on me — trying to be a better person, to love myself more, to accept me as who I am.

Right now, I'm still struggling to grasp the concept of having control over my emotions — slowly but steadily. And before I have complete power over how I feel, I don't wish to burden another. I don't expect anyone to be able to handle me when I can't even understand my volatile mood; one second thankful and content, the other sobbing my eyes out. Why put both of us on a wild roller coaster ride when it's tough enough being on it alone?

If you love someone, you don't want that person to suffer. Even if it means I'm giving him the opportunity to go ahead and meet someone else. The way I see it, if we're meant to be, it will be. I shouldn't be afraid that another person will enter his life and he'll forget me. If that really occurs, we simply aren't meant to be.

Case of wrong time, wrong person? Maybe. Who knows.

(Oh my god, I initially only logged in to say I uploaded a new video but ended up typing so much.)

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