RSS

Back From Hong Kong And Taipei

January 20

Originally we hadn’t planned on going to Hong Kong this Christmas, but because my brother got married last year and wanted to have a family dinner with our relatives in Hong Kong, my family went after all. My brothers and Tina also went to Taipei for 5 days. We were kind of busy for the two weeks the trip lasted, so I didn’t even really have time to shop as much as I wanted to. On a related note, I have a growing suspicion that I may be addicted to shopping. Oh well, did get to buy some random cool stuff, other than that, mostly met up with relatives and friends and eating a lot. According to my Wii U Fit I gained about 3kg during the trip! The Wii U step counter estimated I’ve walked almost 100km in total, which is apparently not enough to use up all the food I’ve been eating.

Hong Kong was quite cold the first week, down to about 2°C in Sheung Shui where we lived! Taipei too was quite cold, but it got warmer the last few days we were there. Besides my brother’s wedding dinner, I didn’t really do much interesting in Hong Kong, so here are some random picks of my photos from Taipei:

My brother found this board game shop in Taipei, it was kind of cool and had quite a few board games! We could also try as many games as we wanted for 80TWD per person.

My brother found this board game shop in Taipei, it was kind of cool and had quite a few board games! We could also try as many games as we wanted for 80TWD per person. The shop is called Alchemy and you can find directions to it here.

Found this light gun horror game at an arcade in Taipei. It supported passive 3D glasses (the ones they use in cinemas)! The short demo video I watched really liked jump scares. Didn't try.

Found this light gun horror game at an arcade in Taipei. It supported passive 3D glasses (the ones they use in cinemas)! The short demo video I watched really liked jump scares. Didn’t try.

The hotel we stayed at in Taipei wasn't all that clean or high class, but it did have this awesome art piece! Apparently it's a print of the cover for Spider-Man: Timestorm 2009-2099.

The hotel we stayed at in Taipei wasn’t all that clean or high class, but it did have this awesome art piece! Apparently it’s a print of the cover for Spider-Man: Timestorm 2009-2099.

Bought this from Cold Stone Creamery just before I left Taipei, should've gone there more often! It's great! (Though not that cheap.)

Bought this from Cold Stone Creamery just before I left Taipei, should’ve gone there more often! It’s great! (Though not that cheap.)

"Pancakes" with red bean ice cream, bought at Jiufen

“Pancakes” with red bean ice cream, bought at Jiufen

New Year party near Taipei 101, though we didn't bother staying untill the countdown.

New Year party near Taipei 101, though we didn’t bother staying untill the countdown.

 

I was going to say that life back in Oslo has been rather uneventful, but I did go to a wedding, celebrate my father’s birthday, and have an operation, so I guess that wouldn’t really be accurate. The operation was extensive enough that I have to stay home from work for almost two weeks, and because of the pain and inconvenience of the operation wound I have just been staying home and will probably mostly stay there untill the two weeks have passed.

I have been operated.

I have been operated.

 

I started playing Puzzle & Dragons too, I agree that it is decent fun. Got kind of tired of Marvel Puzzle Quest that I had been playing before. I also tried Tower of Saviors which really seems like a ripoff of Puzzle & Dragons, but with better user interface and easier startup (you get more diamonds and it seems somewhat easier to get useful cards/monsters in that game for the starting dungeons). But I haven’t played it much since Puzzle & Dragons take enough time as it is.

Also I got a new phone at work! Nexus 5. It’s basically more powerful and has a full HD screen, not that I need that high resolution for anything in particular, but I guess web surfing does look better on that screen. At the very least it is certainly nice that I don’t have to wait several seconds before something happens whenever I tap something on the screen. Though factory resetting my old phone and not installing dozens of useless games and apps on it probably would have helped too.

Nexus 5

Nexus 5

 

Anyways, here are some photos of some of the stuff I bought in Hong Kong/Taipei:

In addition to this One Piece towel, I also bought a One Piece sweater and a One Piece hoodie. Because I do like One Piece, but also because they were the first "useful" anime merchandise I found, and I never got time to find more.

In addition to this One Piece towel, I also bought a One Piece sweater and a One Piece hoodie. Because I do like One Piece, but also because they were the first “useful” anime merchandise I found, and I never got time to find more.

I wanted to buy more MotionPlus controllers, and found those awesome Mario and Luigi Limited Edition ones in Taipei, so now I've got MotionPlus controllers in all kinds of colors!

I wanted to buy more MotionPlus controllers, and found those awesome Mario and Luigi Limited Edition ones in Taipei, so now I’ve got MotionPlus controllers in all kinds of colors! Above: Old “regular” controllers with stickers. The gold one is the Skyward Sword limited edition, and the black one is a “regular” MotionPlus controller from Wii U Party.

150 pieces, finished it in a couple of hours one evening! Thought I'd need longer. Maybe I should've bought a bigger one after all!

Totoro puzzle and photo frame. 150 pieces, finished it in a couple of hours one evening! Thought I’d need longer. Maybe I should’ve bought a bigger one after all!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Posted by on 2014-01-20 in Traveling

Leave a comment

Tags: