台北点滴:第三章


来到台北,大家都会理所当然的推荐你前往夜市逛逛。而我们倆在这几天的时间里也逛了不少的夜市,话说我们入住的Airbnb就在饶河夜市的正中央,所以根本不愁没有夜宵吃。去了几个夜市,我最喜欢的应该是宁夏夜市了。那里虽然不算大,但是却有许多好吃的,尤其最喜欢吃那里的火鸡。除了吃,我们在夜市里买了一些土产与手信。当然除了夜市,台北还是有许多商圈与商场可以让你逛个够的,像是西门町,五分埔等,都可以让你买到一些便宜的衣物与用品,又或者是一些比较非主流的品牌。


不过,如果你问我来到台北要逛什么地方,我应该会建议你去逛台北的书店吧。中文书在新马两地并不便宜,毕竟是进口的,运输费与经销商的利润什么的都把价钱一点一点的抬高上来。我是不介意花钱买书来看啦,可悲的是,虽然书卖贵了,但是许多书店里的环境却不怎么理想,有些书店走进去就好像夜市或大卖场那样,根本就没有“书香”的味道。台北的书店就不一样了。在台北最有名的书店,应该就是诚品吧。虽然说现在的诚品已经不只是书店,而是集聚生活品牌的Lifestyle商场,但是每次步入诚品我都能够感受到满满的“诚意”,步入书籍区域更是能够闻到“书香”的气息。


另一间类似的书店就是从日本进军台湾的蔦屋书店了。在台北的这几天,我几乎逛遍了每一家的诚品与蔦屋,当然也买了不少的书本带回去。真的很喜欢这两间书店的感觉,也许应该庆幸在新马两地并没有诚品和蔦屋的书店吧?不然我就会每天到那里流连,然后买书买到倾家荡产吧。

台北点滴:第二章


三月的台北,气候还是偏冷。偶尔的细雨也让台北染上了不一样的色彩。还记得刚抵达台北,气温比预期的还要冷,刚步出机场就冷得开始发抖。裹上了披风,和老婆来到了台北车站,寄放了行李,然后在附近吃了早餐,填饱肚子。灰灰的天空在这周日早上飘起了细雨,这让我想起了光良的那首歌,心里也不禁的哼唱着:“台北下着雨的星期天,你那边现在是几点?”


我们顶着细雨来到了中正纪念堂,目的是要前往参观在那里展出的吉卜力动画手稿展。也因为这样的天气,我们并没有去太多的地方。而雨水断断续续的下到了第二天早上,我们也只好找了家咖啡店,坐在那里喝杯热饮,然后看看书,发发呆,想想一些小事。“要是雨天持续多几天,那我们的行程会变得怎样呢?”心里这样的想着。人生不顺心如意的事多的是,而在旅行时遇上雨天,遇上坏天气,更不是任何人可以控制的。无论你的行程安排得多么完美,无论你怎么查阅天气预报,到最后我们也只是能够听天由命。所以,与其在那里埋怨,倒不如见风使舵,随机应变好了。


忽然觉得这感觉还真熟悉,因为最近我才刚体验了类似的经历。来台湾旅行时,我其实已经提交了离职信,再多一个星期我就会离开已经工作了快六年的公司。为什么要离职呢?嘛,各种各样的原因啦,最重要的是觉得如果继续留下,我并不会学到什么,不会成长。公司里的领导层也无法让我觉得可以继续向往与追随,所以就选择了离开。寻找新工作时也吃了不少苦头,毕竟我过去那八九年的经验都是在同一个行业里,虽然说从工程师转到了业务行销,有了不同的工作体验,但我对其他行业的接触并不多。在深思熟虑后,我决定放手一搏,尝试转换行业与工作岗位。虽然说我有收到同样是业务行销或同一行业的工作机会,但最后我都拒绝了。经过百般周折,庆幸的是我终于找到了一份新工作,不同的行业,不同的职位。结果这趟旅程刚好被安排在这转折点上,正好让我可以卸下旧的包袱,从新开始。

台北点滴:第一章

这已经是去年三月的事了。那时和老婆倆来到台北旅行,虽然说这些旅行随笔是那时候写下的,但是一直以来都没有花时间与精神去整理。现在算是整理好了,所以会陆续更新。都快一年了,不过迟到好过没到吧。在2019年年末时看着,编辑着,也让我回想起当时的心情,也让我缅怀过去,也算是不错的体验。

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明天就得离开台北了。所以怎么说呢,今天算是旅行台北的最后一天吧,毕竟明天哪里都去不了,就只能收拾行李,然后就得赶去机场了。今天的步调也是非常缓慢的,我和老婆倆就这样慢慢的穿梭于台北的大街小巷,下午时分,大家都累了,于是我们便来到了星巴克艋舺门市,找个位子坐下休息。星巴克艋舺门市是由古楼改建而成的,墙上都是红砖瓦,里面都是木造的横梁与楼梯,非常有特色。星巴克总是能够以这种融合当地文化与建筑的构思来装横自己的店面,这一点让我很喜欢。在这里我们静静地坐着,喝着热茶。老婆忙着记录旅行的点滴,而我则戴上耳机,听着五月天的歌,然后写着心情点滴。

其实蛮喜欢旅行台湾的感觉,也许是因为它和日本有许多相似的地方,也许是因为这里也充斥着许多日本的文化影响。总而言之,在台湾游玩时,往往会让我想起旅行日本时的感觉。不过,说实在的,台湾我并没有去过很多的地方。来台湾三次,三次都是在台北渡过大部份的时间。曾经去过台中的几个地方,但是整体上来说我确实还没认真的探索过这座宝岛。这次来到了台北,也算是第一次用自己的步调去感受这座城市。第一次来到台北是和我的二姐一起,大概是2012年吧?对我来说,那趟旅程的目的基本上是为了出席日本天团L’Arc~en~ciel在南港举办的世界巡回演唱会,所以其他行程的安排基本上都让二姐包办。第二次来到台北是2018年,当时只是短暂的逗留了三天,目的是陪伴我的朋友来参加台北同志游行,结果也只是匆匆的来,匆匆的走。而这一次,我和老婆两个人来到这里,希望用自己的步调,慢慢的认识一下台北,体验一下台湾。

Hello 2020


No such thing as “new year new me” this time around, haha… after a fruitful year of 2019, what’s next for 2020? Well, to be honest, I believe there will be nothing much going on this year for me, at least from what I have planned so far it seems rather… quiet.

Tentatively, there will only be one personal trip this year (and I think you know where it will be). In terms of planned purchases, this year I might be getting a new travel bag, a pair of shoes and that’s about it. The target is to try to save some money this year, eat healthily, try to stay fit and get rid of some remaining problems I have pertaining to my personal well being.

If financially permits, I would like to start attending classes for Japanese language, been rather slack and unable to learn as much as I wanted last year, it’s tuff to self-learn a new language anyway. Otherwise, I plan to dedicate this year to focus more on building my career. Enough of self-discovery journey in 2019, is time to put my learning into good use this year and make myself accountable of it.

In terms of photography, well, I’ll see if I can get motivated and start shooting a little more. Otherwise, I will only be shooting during my personal trip (which means very limited photography time in 2020…). By the way, I have removed my funnybunnyphotography instagram account (I’m not updating it much anyway), and I have also hide my personal instagram account away. Getting some social media detox this year is part of my target too.

Anyway, I’m hopeful of what’s going to come for the year, and I’ll try my best to make it another great year for myself. Till then.

Goodbye 2019


The year of 2019 has finally drawn to an end. It’s been a hell of a year, and it’s mostly a good one. It felt like it’s been quite awhile since the last time I was mostly upbeat throughout the year, and I do hope this momentum can kept me going while heading into 2020. In short, the highs were pretty high, while the lows were rather… low.

A quick recap: on my gear changes, managed to swap all my cameras and ended up with Sony system, new phone and some other accessories and smaller stuffs. Moved to a new place, got myself a new job, changed some routines and so on. Also managed to travel to Taipei earlier in the year and then Tokyo during mid of the year, which also saw myself scaling Mount Fuji for the very first time. And not to forget, the incredible experience of volunteering myself for Benjamin Von Wong’s sustainability project earlier this year.

My daily life has pretty much been okay, though catching up with friends has become lesser than what I would prefer, perhaps as we aged, everyone will spend more time with their own family instead. Same goes with family members, if I were to point out something that was less than ideal, it will be the lack of quality time spent with my family, and financially speaking I was having less freedom this year.

With so many changes, I was a little strapped for second half of the year. Well, it’s okay, nothing to complaint about, just need to adjust myself and my routine accordingly. Can’t afford to buy more books? Switch to reading e-books online. Can’t afford big gym? I can make do with neighbourhood gym. Avoid unnecessary spending (like Netflix), try my best to save as much as possible while not jeopardising my health… that will be my main focus and even for the year ahead.

There were a few targets I failed to achieve. Some was out of my control, some just requires more determination from my end. Let’s see if I can make them happen next year instead. Otherwise, all in all I’m thankful that I am still breathing and going in 2019. For the first time in a long while I managed to strike off most of the items on my to-do list and new year resolutions. Lastly, I’m grateful that I stayed healthy for the most part of the year.

Thank you 2019, and goodbye.