My new good luck charm while traveling through Japan
I forgot how good the ramen is here, I was going to take a photo of a delicious bowl of ramen, but I already ate it
Tokyo, it's been awhile, stopped by to see the Hachiko statue and wander around Shibuya — I'm still amazed that such a densely crowded place can be so organized and clean
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