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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

back to taipei from LA

hi all!

So I'm back in Taipei, slowly adjusting to the time difference, the humidity/heat and the lifestyle.

The first day back, it was sort of surreal walking around Vieshow again and I was sort of in a daze having landed at 5 am and slept most of the day. The crush of people, everyone speaking in Chinese, the relief of stepping inside an air conditioned space. I wonder why it's different this time around- it's not like I haven't gone away for a month or more before. But I'm so exhausted this time around, going to bed at 10pm, up at 4-5am.

Maybe because I didn't sleep well on the flight, or the few nights before leaving LA.

Maybe because of the heat.

Maybe I'm getting old. Haha. Hopefully it will just take the usual week to adjust back.

Well, just wanted to let you know the blog will soon be back to its regular programming (Taipei eats!) though I still do have a lot of LA eats that I'd like to mention. It was a great trip- a couple weddings, a few birthdays/anniversary parties, lots of catch ups with friends, new restaurants to eat at, some home cooking and baking, a little shopping and even made it to the beach. Easing back to life in Taipei, so hopefully I can refocus my brain to the stuff that I enjoyed before I left and can't wait to share with you. Somehow I just couldn't write about it when the tastes of LA/OC/SD were fresh on my mind when I was away.

Any new must eats in Taipei pop up while I was gone?


KT said...

Welcome back, Joan! Hope that you all get settled in soon. This summer heat has been draining for me too & I'm not even jet lagged (yet - we are heading to the States and the land of the hotdish - Minnesota - next week).


Anonymous said...

welcome back!

i heard about the new A380 restaurant opening in the 101 area.. although I can't find where. It's supposed to be really cool ... airplane themed... you sit in plane seats and are served by flight attendants. don't know if the food will be any good, but might be fun to try!

joanh said...

KT: thanks!! how long will you be going for??

hellobeebs: thanks! ah yes! it's in the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A8 building.. it's a cool concept but yeah, don't know how the food is! Taipei seems to the be land of the theme restaurants!

KT said...

Hi Joan - the kids & I will be gone for a month (hubby will only be there the last two weeks). We haven't gone home for that long since we have moved here so it should be interesting.

Nanciful said...

I'm so glad that you got to try Animal while you were in LA!

I noticed that my jet lag get worse and worse as I get older. :( So sad...i know!

What was done said...

Getting old is only in our mind.
Age never prevented people from doing things:

Alleigh said...

Sounds like a good trip, even though the return jet lag is causing some problems. Hope you get back on schedule quickly!

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