Have you ever love something or someone so much that love turns into hate? Yeah. That’s how I feel about Sebastian Stan at this very moment. Like why is he so unattainable? It’s so frustrating! GAAAAHHH!!
These few days I am trying to get used to being back in Singapore. I am going to work tomorrow. It feels like I haven’t rested enough though.
I don’t want to write about my trip to Taiwan day by day. That would just be boring and I wouldn’t be able to share my experience accurately and in detail. So I am just going to talk about the things that really got my attention or things I really want to talk about. There were good stuff and bad stuff that happened. I wished I had planned it better so that the bad stuff was kept to a minimum. Who knew that you have to plan to have fun? *shrugs* But hey! It’s a lesson learned anyway. Let the bad stuff and excess baggage from the trip go. *sings Let It Go*
There is obviously going to be a food post but it’s not going to be this post.
It felt really good on my own without my parents. I can do whatever I want. But it was slightly intimidating because I was responsible for keeping myself safe and healthy. Taipei is actually quite safe for a young girl to visit and pretty accessible using the Taipei Metro and the bus. Have I mentioned that the seats in the bus are like arm chairs. Ok I am exaggerating. It’s not completely like an arm chair, it just looks like an arm chair and is really comfortable and spacious. Unlike the compact seats we have in our buses here. I believe I might be in love with the transportation system in Taiwan.
The cost of transportation in Taipei is about the same as in Singapore, slightly cheaper. Slightly. Paying for your bus fare in Taipei is another unusual experience. Some buses, you pay only once when you board. Some buses, you pay just once when you alight. Others, you tap your Easycard when your board and alight. I was fascinated really but I could see that it would get really frustrating for non-Chinese speaking tourist. LOL.
I lost my EasyCard but this is what it looks like. You can get it at the convenience store at the airport.
The people in Taiwan are pretty friendly and their customer service was and is exceptional. At first, I was uneasy at how the waiter/shop keeper tried to make you feel comfortable by making small talk. I was at Chili’s getting an Appletini because I never tried it before. For the record, Vodka was never my thing. You can never seem to mask the overpowering bitter taste of Vodka with anything. I think people drink it because it is one of the most popular hard liquor out there. It is just a personal opinion but if you are drinking the alcohol squinting your eyes with a bad aftertaste in your mouth, it is clearly not your thing.
Ok back to what I was going to say. Yeah. I ordered an Appletini, after the waiter, Johnny, served me with my drink. He just stood there and started explaining how he made the drink. I was like “Yeah. Yeah. You can go now. Oh why aren’t you going? I want to drink it already. Ok you aren’t going because I am not drinking it? Ok I am drinking it.Oh God! It tastes awful.”
He saw the look on my face, and said, “Oh. It’s not to your taste? I will get you a glass of water.” So he went off and got me a glass of water. Came back with it, and asked if I wanted juice to make the taste better. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is customer service. This is the kind of customer service I would pay 10% extra willingly, with no regrets or complaints. It’s not just limited to this restaurant. Almost every shop (not all, because perfection doesn’t exist) I went, I got pretty decent service. I love that they go the extra mile. Or maybe, this is what customer service is suppose to be like. Hmmm…I don’t know. I am just comparing it with Singapore as a benchmark.
Anyway, eventually, he left me to do my drinking in peace and serve other customers. I ordered a Cajun Chicken Sandwich. I like how they told me it was going to be spicy. I mean I am Singaporean. Pfft! How spicy can it get.
It was actually kind of spicy. Not like McSpicy burger spicy. It is Jalapeño spicy. Kind of peppery subtle burning spicy. Yeah, that’s what it tastes like. There is a difference. Actually, the McSpicy burger over there isn’t as spicy as the one in Singapore. It is just right but not so crispy though. Now I am craving for a McSpicy.
I thought I wasn’t going to make a food post today but I sort of went into it unconsciously. What I was going to say is Chili’s Singapore never warned me about this kind of thing. That is quality customer service for you right there. Mmm.
Yeah. That’s all for now, I need to go off for dinner! Until the next post!