今天都在加拿大🇨🇦的Trade Office好累。下個禮拜我的Emergency Passport來，可以回加拿大。
Checked into a new Airbnb which my mom thought was gonna be better then it was lol. But after staying with me in that small ass place in JP she’s kinda used to everything at this point lol.
Today was pretty uneventful, I finished the stuff with immigration with respect to paying overstay fine and getting the passport and exit permit, then mudder rested at home and I rode to the end of the MRT line and back three times. I don’t know why I’m so addicted to riding bike in Taipei but that’s literally been like my escape for years in Asia.
It’s like if you don’t have a scooter, or don’t have a car, you need to have some form of escape that your in control, or at least that you have an illusion that you control lol. A lot of times people don’t realize that methods that apply to “Culture Shock” also help out in the long term as well.
If I have friends visiting for like half a long ass time I’ll always be like, go bike riding. You don’t realize when your first dumped into another culture especially for those who aren’t familiar with the language, bike riding is such an escape and makes it easier to cope. At least for me part of culture shock or adjusting is that essentially when you start learning a language your like a little baby or a little child, and your independence is severely restricted from what your used to in your home country. So taking advantage of activities that make you feel independent or in control of things often help to alleviate those feelings.
Even now that I speak Chinese and Japanese, like I still love bike riding. Just like putting in your headphones, listening to that playlist and riding through the neon lights of the city never gets dull for me.
^ I love this picture haha. I hope at some point that I can be as comfortable with myself to just wear whatever the hell I want and just not care what anyone else thinks.
^We had Vietnamese food again from the place I blogged about last month haha. Actually we can get a lot of Hong Kong/Vietnam style food in Newfoundland and that’s the tastes that I’m used to growing up, this place is really similar to what we’d get back home, just better haha.
Tuesday, October 4th
Today has been pretty uneventful, we got up in the morning and went to MOS for breakfast, cause I had like 800TWD left on my MOS Card App and I figured I should spend it before we leave.
Had originally planned to fly out on Friday but we changed the flight just to stay the weekend cause I wanna go out with my friends, try and find my sister a dog, and to enjoy the pre-typhoon weather lol
Desserts @ MOS
Went by Poly to pick up some stuff for when I go back and to just stock up on UNO moisturizer and other cosmetic shit I can’t get back in Newfoundland lol.
Friday, October 5th
Normal Friday night, supper bike riding and then sleep lol. We moved into a new unit today and the bed is hard as fuck.
Had this craving for Rice Krispie squares and made due with what was available lol.
Last Day: Taipei Zoo
Obviously the Gondola wasn’t open for two days in a row because that would be too much to ask for, you knows like if a drop of rain falls or the wind blows in the wrong direction and they immediately close it for “Maintenance” for days.
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