Saturday, February 26, 2005


Truth is, I've kind of lost interest in maintaining this blog. I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. I'm hoping to leave Taiwan in the next few months, I don't read other ones that much any more either. I'm not going to destroy it though. It may prove instrumental in my novel (Hah!).

So in the interest of providing something anyway, I'm posting links to all the stupid pictures on my website--since I'm not tech savvy enough to put the pictures directly in my blog. Then everyone can stop checking in for a while.

* Here is a picture of me wearing a Taiwanese police officer vest and holding a rifle.
* Here is a picture of me dressed as a woman for a Halloween party.
* Here are some strange things in Taiwan.
* Here are some scenic things in Taiwan.
* Here are the rules for using a loaf of bread.
* Here is a supafine heater.
* Here is George W. Bush on a billboard for a pachinko parlor.
* Here is advice for going to Okinawa on a visa run from Taiwan.
* Here are Taiwan's alpine meadows.
* Here is an almost-counterfeit Winnie-the-Pooh doll.
* Here is a picture of my dog as a puppy.
* Here are vacation pictures of Boracay Island, Philippines

Everyone take care. I'll be back eventually.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Today's Serving of Filth

I wanted to claim credit for this Taiwan Moment but I'll let it go to my partner, Tim, who actually witnessed it.

One thing that you really do see here is throngs of old people doing calisthenics or t'ai chi in the parks in the morning. I never used to see it, but now that we have a dog, one of us is out for the morning walk with Shithead*.

This morning, Tim walked by a group of old women and a few men doing their usual routine. They were listening to music, like they do every day. Today's selection was "Fuck the Pain Away" by the band Peaches. It's the one in Lost in Translation when Bill Murray is sitting in a strip club waiting for Scarlett Johannsen. It starts with the memorable first line "Suckin' on my titties like you wanted me..."

I really don't know what to add to that. I think it speaks for itself.


* Dog's affectionate nickname at 7:05 a.m..