This Is Not Goodbye

Hi!!!!!! IT’S BEEN TOO LONG, MY FRIEND #WhoAmITalkingTo.  Even if you could care less what I’ve been up to, I’m gonna tell you anyway because that’s about the most power I’ll ever get in my 20 years of living #GiveMeAFewMomentsOfGloryPlease.

With the power vested in me… I now pronounce this blog post perhaps the longest one I’ve written #NotReally

To be quite honest, this is about the 5th time I’m attempting to write a blog post. I think it’s because I haven’t written one in so long so I have a lot to say. My brain was so occupied with trying to choose  what to talk about first. But don’t worry (you’re probably not worried), I’m sure I’ll get to all of it 😉

My last few days in Taiwan had been extremely hectic. I also struggled with the biggest first world problem ever – living without internet for majority of the time. I am proud to say that I am now officially able to live without internet #LOL #AmIFunnyOrWhat #WhoAmIKidding #NowNowLetsBeReal.

good one, right?

I think Maria can agree when I say that one of our biggest highlights of staying in Taiwan was our trip to Kenting. Mainly because we met 2 new friends and had a blast being rebels – none of you should be surprised since I’ve already warned you about doing crazy things. In fact, this is probably one of the least craziest things so I’m sorry if we’re disappointing you in any way.

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Anywho, I’d like to dedicate this post to my 2 new friends, Lay (is that how you spell it) & Leo. I think my favourite part about meeting these two is that they knew as much English as we knew Cantonese (okay that’s a lie, they were way better). So basically our communication included lots of hand gestures, translators, and switching from language to language. Nonetheless, we had a fantastical time and even though I just met them, I can pretty much say I love them to death.

this is for you two sillies
this is for you two sillies

The first day we were at Kenting, Maria and I had a super chillax day at our resort. We (just Maria) laid in the sand and enjoyed the sun. I realized that it’s so difficult for me to just lie down and relax. WHAT HAS SCHOOL DONE TO ME? I would lie down for about 3 seconds and be done with it and want to move onto other activities. This whole “zen” thing is really not me but I definitely want to work on that this summer… #ItsTheThoughtThatCounts

definitely making this my goal this summer

Whilst I tried my best to lie on the sand and Maria enjoys the sun, we talked about fate. More specifically, whether this concept of “fate” and “destiny” exist because I’m a big believer in fate but Maria thinks it’s BS (okay that’s not her exact words but she doesn’t believe in it). Little did she know that very soon, her entire view on life was going to change #DramaQueenHourPt2.

That night, we decided to go to the night market for the usual (food – the greatest joy of life). We came across this really cute headband store and Maria wanted to take a look. Since I was on shopping probation, I was just kinda standing there after trying on a few headbands. At that moment, 2 guys come into the store and the store manager insisted that I try on the headbands for them (because one of the guys was trying to buy a headband for his girlfriend). We kept on bumping into them for the rest of the night so finally, these 2 asked us if we wanted to grab drinks with them because they saw us at 7-11 choosing what beer to drink (is Canada the only country that does not have alcohol in convenient stores?! #HowInconvenient #SeeWhatIDidThere). So this is where me and Maria’s YOLO mentality comes along and let me tell you, when our minds are on YOLO we forget about YODO (You Only Die Once).

Thankfully, the next morning we were alive and well so these two picked us up with their motorcycles (I feel like me and Maria were in that Mary-Kate and Ashley movie #WhoKnowsWhatImTalkingAbout) and we went cruising down the coast of Kenting. Seriously, when I was on the motorcycle I kept smiling not because the view was nice (that too) but in that moment I realized something very, very important.

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I finally achieved my bad@$$ status. #Hooray

(you know you’re a true bad@$$ when you can’t even type the letters @$$ together so you replace them with symbols) I mean, sitting in the back of a motorcycle with a guy you just met?! All he was missing is a dragon tattoo and I was basically the baddest b!&%^ in town #MissionAccomplished.

ANYWAY, back to the story… wait, what was I saying again? Oh right, me being a bad@$$ (sorry, just had to reiterate to emphasis my point). We (Maria and I) were both on motorcycles and they took us around Kenting. Instead of blabbing on, here are some photo evidences #PicOrItDidntHappen #WhoStillSaysThat.

After a full day of hiking/adventuring (WOW that’s actually a word?!?!?! I didn’t know that until I realized there was no red squiggly line under the word “adventuring” #LearnedSomethingNewToday), we had to say our goodbyes :(… #SaddestMomentOfMyLife #DramaQueenHourPt3.

The next day, (and this is where the whole fate shazam comes along #ButShazamIsNotAWord #WhatIsThis #IFeelScammed) Maria and I were back in Taipei running some last minute errands. Just as we were about finished, we walked towards where all the food was in Shimending (is that how you spell it?!). And then… BAM! Off in the distance was Leo.

there are millions of people in Taiwan and yet we bump into each other #MeantToBe #Friends4Eva #NotEva #Ever #Unnecessary
there are millions of people in Taiwan and yet we bump into each other #MeantToBe #Friends4Eva #NotEva #Ever #Unnecessary
and you wonder why there are people out there who don’t believe in fate #AddingItToTheListOfThingsIDontUnderstand

Since Lay was already back in HK, he couldn’t join us for activities the next day so naturally he was jealous but… what can you do? 🙂 #SorryLay. We went to Taipei 101 and had tons of fun 😉 #EvenMoreSorryLay

SOME OTHER PICTURES

Love,
Lisa

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