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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Aug 31 2006

Last weekend was Lorens’ birthday, so he, Mark, Ha…

Last weekend was Lorens’ birthday, so he, Mark, Harry, Mario, some other people and I went up to Shilin to celebrate at a Mongolian restaurant just up the road from the MRT station. The reason we ended up there, I think, was that Harry’s second sister works there. She introduced all of the dishes on the menu and went on and on about how good the hot pot broth was. I have to admit, it was pretty good. The meal featured all kinds of meat and cute bisquits that were made of unravelable coils and looked like breaded baby jellyfish, but I’m pretty sure they weren’t as Mongolia is a bit short on oceanfront property. At one point we had ostrich meat, which wasn’t too bad.

After the meal we walked down to the Shilin Night Market and joined the shuffling throng of people crowded into the network of narrow alleys, stopping only to buy shoes and drinks. I took some pictures along the way, but nothing turned out all that well. I need to go someplace fresh, I think. I need a vacation to somewhere I’ve never been.

On Sunday we had practice at the Sandcastle for the first time in a while as David was in the states on holiday as was Slim. We have a few gigs coming up in the next couple of months, and we’re still trying to get an album together by the end of the year. I think we made quite a lot of progress for one session.

In the continuing Balkanization of this site, I’ve begun another blog, just for my study of Taiji-related arts, including Taijiquan, Taijijian and Tuishou. It beats scrawling stuff down in a ragged little notebook, I guess.

posted by Poagao at 4:10 pm  

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