Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I last went to Taichung in 2009, when I was exploring whether or not I should be setting up a drinks business.

I had 3 impressions of Taichung back then:
1. There are a lot of nice drinks shops in Taichung.. It is, after all, the "birth place" of bubble tea
2. The Fengjia Night Market is very big and probably one of the nicest I've been to
3. Taichung people are very friendly.. Someone offered to help me with my luggage up and down the stairs at the train station, which did not have any escalators

This trip to Taichung with The Husband and Little N, I still think that the above holds true.

Except I also think now that:
1. Things in Taichung are very affordable.. compared to Taipei and certainly compared to Singapore
2. The Yizhong Street night market is smaller than Fengjia but nicer.. with delicious street food, good restaurants and small shops selling nicknacks
3. Food in Taichung overall is of very high quality.. and there are lots of options available

Most Singaporeans tend to travel to Taipei when they travel to Taiwan. With some direct flights now to Taichung, I think it is actually a good city to travel to for just a long weekend.

In my next post, I'd share what are some of the things I think one can do in Taichung.

Loads of yummy food in Taichung. Bubble tea is a must!

We stayed in a hotel room with loads of sheep on the wall. 
Little N went "Baa Baa Baa" in the room all day.. very funny!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Got our keys!

We got back from Taiwan about 3 weeks ago.

So many things happened since.

My grandma got a lot worse.. was admitted into the hospital because of a stroke and things got really bad for a while.. Then she got miraculously better.. but still, she is now at home with a nurse by her side 24 by 7 and is also being managed by a hospice care doctor. But we are really thankful she got somewhat better because that means we have more time to be with her.

Then, we got notice that the keys to our new place are ready for collection just before we left for Taiwan.

Here's a picture of our new place.. Lots to do and exciting times ahead.. Yet... I am not sure I'm ready to be moving so far away from my parents!