Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, November 30, 2007

First night in Taipei...USC reunion

The first time is always the best?! I arrived in Taipei with no real plans, except for some WrongWroks hints (Summit) and a Google search (Sense Organ, Left Foot...)! Oh, and Din Tai Fung on my mind!

I made my way to the hotel Tina booked for me without a problem...even without Taiwanese phrases! US$4 for a bus or US$45 for a taxi. You know how I do...?! ;) The boutique hotel was outstanding. No pool, but more than made up by the great amenities: fruit and tea set in the room (waaaw!) and a mobile phone to use when in the city (ahhh?!) I never expected that - well useful!

After Daniel (from USC) drove me around my hotel neighborhood of Zhongxiao Xinsheng it all fell into place: Ah, BAPE is at the end of my street, Summit is off of 12th Ave., X-Large etc. are all in that vicinity. Done deal.

Our first stop was to meet Jacky at Din Tai Fung, the famous dumpling joint that also has a branch in Arcadia, California?! Jacky was late so Daniel and I gobbled up the two kinds of steaming, delicious dumplings and soups he ordered. You order outside as you wait for your table so it comes quickly when you get seated. And there was a line. I hear there's always a line. Here's what you missed ;-)

We eventually met Jacky at the Tonghua night market where we are pork buns and shaved ice boba. Odd. Nice. After a short wander to soak up the vibe I took a respite at a massage spot to get a painful reflexology session chatting to the masseur in pigeon English. Better than my pigeon Mandarin?! Oh, God! Hahahah!

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