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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Sep 10 2003

Typhoon Maemi has been steadily drifting towards o…

Typhoon Maemi has been steadily drifting towards our fair island for the past day or so. All of the predictions said it would turn north towards Japan, but so far it doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo. The Central Weather Bureau hasn’t issued any warnings, and other typhoon sites predict a 90-degree turn soon. Of course, they were predicting it would turn north yesterday and the day before, but it didn’t. It’s been pissing down rain all day here in Taipei, but I’m not sure if that has anything to do with the typhoon. The only reason I can think of for Maemi to be so obstinate is that it somehow knows that tomorrow is Moon Festival Day, a public holiday, so nobody’s going to get an extra day off.

The commercial shoot went well, better than I had expected based on our lack of preparedness. We started at 2:30, took a dinner break for pizza and coke around 6, and wrapped up at about 10pm. We had a track for this shoot, thanks to Da Shan’s connections. I sat on the little cart with the camera and a little Taiwanese guy called Gi-doa pushed me along the tracks as we shot. It was cool and quite effective. At one point a TV news crew came in and wanted to film people exercising, so we stood around for 15 minutes while they got their stuff. Later we saw the piece on the news. Quick work for a slow news day.

I have stuff to eat in my new place, but no place to eat it, so I haven’t been cooking much lately. There’s not much around here to eat except for some roadside stands, noodle places and KFC. It’s all cheap eating, which is good, but now that I have a full kitchen I might as well put it to use.

posted by Poagao at 3:55 pm  

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