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My absentee-ism June 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bowet000 @ 9:10 am

I have been long absent from livejournal, which is my alternate blog.  Not because I have anything against livejournal – in fact I kinda like it’s simplicity over this one, which it’s taking me a while to figure out.  The feature I do like here is that I can write something and save it as a draft and finish up later.

Well on to being absent.  The update is such:  Shane and I were having a tough time on the long distance thing and knew something had to change in order for us to make it through, so we decided for him to come here, which he did at the beginning of April.  He was living here for 2 months, but unfortunately, at the beginning of June he had to return to South Africa for his brother’s surgery.  He is also looking into starting up either a. his own company, which he’s been wanting to do for ages or b. getting a gig with some film dudes he knows.  He has been home for two weeks and neither has come to fruition yet, but his brother’s surgery is in a few days.  Hopefully things will sort themselves out in the coming two weeks, on all fronts.


The funniest things I saw today in Taipei

Filed under: Uncategorized — bowet000 @ 8:57 am
I so wished I had had my camera today, because as per usual, I saw some awsome sights while zipping around Taipei today.  The first was a man, who seemed quite athletic, had big muscles, and a great tan, riding a rather beater mountain, in GIANT RED SPANDEX UNDERPANTS!!! Yes, and to top off this costume, he was wearing a big white leather belt!!! This is the kind of attire I would expect to see for pride parade in Vancouver, but pride parade or not, I have NEVER in my time in Taipei decked out in the lack of clothing that this man was wearing!
Second was the classic – I’m a business man caught in the rain.  It started raining this afternoon, quite heavily and clearly this man didn’t have any flip flops with him, nor rain gear, so he was essentially wearing a large, longish, yellow garbage bag (the 10NT 7-11 raincoat), had his pants rolled up to his thighs and had completely taken off his shoes, so was driving around the city on his scooter, barefoot!!!!