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June 24, 2005

National Central Library and More

The day started off with a visit to the National Central Library in Taipei.
They have a bilingual card and computer system. You can get a temporary pass, to get in, by showing a passport.

I then went shopping near by for a dizi. I have a two-piece dizi and I was looking for a one piece. I found one in a store with no English name but roughly translated to "harbour wisdom" near the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
That's the hall through the arch on the right.

Then I went to another store to buy two VCDs of famous dizi players, Lu Chun Ling and Yu Xun Fa.
Leaving the store, I met an unusually tall girl.

Taipei 101, Taipei Financial Center, is currently the tallest building in the world.

It's not so big.

A view of "101" at night.

Dinner at "Dublin Teppanyaki Restuarant"
The French goose foie gras was heavenly.
Seated (L-R): Yang-Tze, Mai-Chi, Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Ti-Kang, Bao-Meei, me.
Standing (L-R): Chin-Der, Chia-Ling, Chiao-Lung
(Sorry if I transcribed someones name wrong.)

Owner and chef of "Dublin Teppanyaki Restuarant"
Did I detect a slight Irish brogue?

Posted by Dan at June 24, 2005 11:01 PM