Back to NJ, US. My flight was pretty eventful, in a sense. I left Taiwan CKS airport at 6:20 pm on Feb. 12 local time, then the airport was closed due to the biggest fire in 27 years for 3 hours since 7 pm. I learned how big the snow storm was and the Newark airport was closed at my stop in Seattle, re-entered my plane without knowing if we were going to fly out that day. Finally I made it to NJ, but it was already 1:30 am. The biggest fire and the biggest snow storm, what a day I chose to fly !
The real chef behind the movie "eat, drink, men and women" is my dad's friend, and Chef Chang is also the chef for the President in Taiwan. We had dinner at one of his restaurant today, it was absolutely delicious ! His cooking style actually fuses solid traditional Chinese cooking trainings and all sorts of international flvors together, just like Taiwan, blened well with old traditions and new cultures. As the pictures of food that day ... well, once the food was on the table, everyone was busy eating, espcially me; I realized that I should have taken pictures much later after we ate and packed some extra food as gifts from the chef.
Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world. It's simply too tall so you can see it almost from every corner in Taipei. It has light shows, this one on it shows 2006 and the word "Spring" in Chinese, which symbolizes the Chinese New Year.
Most of the time I take subways and my dad's car to travel around in Taipei, but I was going somewhere only the bus can reach the other day, so I took the chance to take the bus and found that there are LCD TVs in the bus ! Actually, for the long distance-cross cities buses, most of them are equipped with large individual arm-chairs with personal TV which you can watch TV or play games. oh, and they provide water and snacks.
The Chinese New Year is all about family reunion, eating and ... gambling. Every year, this is the only time I get to play the MaJong game with my grandmoms and the rest of the family. So, once I get to refresh my skills of it, then I'm on my way back to US. Actually I can only say I know a bit more than half of the whole game, I can play, but my grandmoms do the counting and calculation parts so fast that I never get to learn it.