Tuesday, June 30, 2009

and the bad luck streak continues...

so shortly after putting in my new local sim card, i lose my original sim card. so now once i return to the states, i wont have a sim card. which i guess isnt that big of a deal because i can just get a new one right? and for a little amount of money, i can get my old number back? well hopefully that's the case. if not, then i'll have a new number. luckily i didnt lose my blackberry or else i would flip a shit!! so that's bad luck #2. number 3 would be my laptop. so ive had this laptop since january 2007 or so. come summer 2008, my graphics/video card starts f'ing up and since it's integrated in my motherboard, i had to get a whole new motherboard. now it's summer 2009 and my graphics card is once again f'ing up... pretty much fml right now. hopefully it'll last me til october when i return to the states so i can fix my laptop. or else, i'll just simply die. but yeah, it's been quite a bad luck stricken 3 days, though im not terribly distraught for some reason. maybe im just super shocked by all these mishaps that im not sad about it.

so i havent had a chance to upload pictures from my blackberry yet but i did upload a picture from my camera. taiwan looks like brazil. or rather, taipei looks like sao paulo. like seriously. but why show you the well known stuff? id rather show you the little alley ways and interesting markets with dead animals hanging everywhere. so here it is:

i love taiwan markets. theyre awesome. the food is soo good i could live here forever. minus this blazing humid stickiness. but really, taiwan is such a quaint little cute island country.

3 different people on 3 different occasions said i look like lee hom, this famous singer. i think definitely not! but you be the judge.

ok gotta go. starbucks is kicking me out because theyre closing so gotta peace!

Monday, June 29, 2009

yesterday i lost my wallet, fml

1. the flight was like 15-16 hours. not too bad, slept through most of it. didnt even watch the inflight movies!
2. - a sticker on the plane door says "do not open door during flight" - uhh, really? common sense fail
3. first impression - taiwan is bah! it's hot but it's not unbearably hot. probably as hot as a hot sunny day in new york during the summer. what's different is the humidity. it is soo humid here, it's gross. sticky gross. just dont touch yourself or touch anything. maybe cartwheel everywhere.
4. within the first hour of landing, i lost my wallet (probability of getting stuck in a foreign country going up = epic fail). no driver's license, no credit card, no debit card. luckily i only had some spare change and nothing big. but ugh, i feel naked. i havent lost my wallet since junior high school. maybe even earlier. but then again, losing it in a foreign country... sigh, fml
5. if you feel lonely or bored and want to call international, my phone number is 011-8869-2620-4570 (dial exactly like that). only phone calls - no texting i dont think. just remember that the time difference is 12 hours - so 3pm your time is 3am my time. it'll be that number til the 8th of july. then i'll probably get a new number for india (?)

ok i think that is all. i should start taking pictures but it's just too damn hot to stick my hand in my pocket and pull it out. my hair is soo long. maybe i'll come home with it braided... =/

overseas nike shoes! awesome! except im poor so maybe i wont buy a pair.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

and so begins a new chapter...

so before i fly off in a few hours, here's the quick list of travels (or moreso my flight schedules):

6/26: depart from new york city
6/28 - 7/2: taipei, taiwan
7/2 - 7/6: kaishiung, taiwan
7/6 - 7/8: taipei, taiwan
7/8 - 7/9: new delhi, india
7/9 - 7/12: kathmandu, nepal
7/12 - 10/12: new delhi, india + and about
10/12 - 10/13: taipei, taiwan
10/13 - 10/22: new york city, ny
10/22 - 10/26: ann arbor, mi (for alumni weekend!)
10/26 - ?: ???
11/(???) - subsaharan africa(???)

alright. more to come, definitely.

oh, and for those who didnt get the memo last time, some pictures to sum up my sao paulo, brazil and ciudad del este, paraguay trip:

feeding wild monkeys in the back yard... awesome!a typical home in the slums of sao paulo. how fortunate we are to have actual homes...
beautiful paraguay (aside from it's high poverty rate)
kodak moment? totally a times magazine cover. born and raised in the slums. i wanted to kidnap her and bring her home with me...

ok that should do for now... adventures! awesome! (sorry, neil patrick harris of how i met your mother is rubbing off on me)

"im leaving, on a jet plane, dont know when i'll be back again, oh babe, i hate to go..."