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Taiwan Trip: Day 1

Posted on February 8, 2009

It’s been my nth time to visit Taipei, Taiwan. But this trip is kinda new since this is my first visit after getting into this blogging thing, so I guess I am seeing things from a bloggers perspective.

Just to share some little discoveries I had for the day:

  1. Sunday is a very very busy day at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2. The ground attendants told me that since there are many flights departing on a sunday, hence the chaos.
  2. The mobile police cars in Taipei are BMW’s and Mercedes’  (or maybe those stationed in the highway from the airport to the city). Yup! I guess these two brands are not that of a luxury  here (compared to PH).
  3. The people in Taipei are very disciplined. Take this example, in the fastfood where I had dinner (see details below), they put their wrappers, left-overs, cups in the trash bin and they clean their tables after eating in the fastfood. Yup, no need for the fastfood attendant to bus the table for the next client.

And this fastfood store is the one that saved my day.

Mo's Burger

Mo's Burger

I don’t know if I can blog regularly for the week, but I’ll try my best 🙂

0 thoughts on “Taiwan Trip: Day 1”

  1. Regarding #3 that actually is the norm in most countries. Ever since I move to the U.S. I’ve always wondered why we Filipinos have the need to be served. Considering we’re known as very hard workers overseas it amazes me that we can’t be bothered to tidy after ourselves in fast-food restaurants. Last time I was in Manila I was stopped a few times by attendants because I cleared out my table and was bringing my trash over to the bin. The only logical explanation I can think of is that we are used to having “yayas” and “katulongs” growing up thus being served and waited on the table is second nature to us.

    The good thing about having servers and bussers in fast-food joints are the jobs created. The fast-food industry is probably the single largest employer of unskilled labor in the Philippines.

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