In most languages I find that learning to write numbers feels natural and easy, while everything else remains incredibly difficult. E.g., counting primes is easier for me in most languages than, say, asking how the weather is, or if you've eaten… I wish spoken language was as simple for me as mathematics. Also, digit grouping in Chinese is really interesting, a few cases of ambiguity but ultimately more flexible than Arabic numerals.
I sat near the window of this restaurant, and on the other side of the glass this chicken is just watching me eat pieces of her family…
I bought a new keyboard and now have four input methods to choose from… of which I only understand two (the Latin and Zhuyin), and now my keyboard scares me ;)
I messed up the hand pose, but I think I nailed it as well as possible on a couch with stuffed animals. Also, cafés in Taipei are great!
Ghost money, despite the slight annoyance of random street fires– I do love money effigies… It always reminds me that our entire economy is a shared illusion of decorative paper and numbers. Although ghost money rituals do make way more financial sense than most financial analysts.
白沙灣 (baishawan), literally "white sand bay", one of the northern beaches in Taiwan
Getting lost in Jiufen while trying to avoid tourists, it's a fun maze of stairs and passages splintering off from the overcrowded market
Jiufen is basically crowded stairs with amazing views…
Jiufen, Taiwan — don't let the pictures fool you, you have to fight through thousands of tourists and touts to get to a nice view, this is one of those moments where the photos lie ;) but finally I found a quiet tea shop to relax
After the sun set, these surreal sunbeams streaked across the sky, arching across the sky from horizon to horizon