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I went to visit small temple across the street from the hotel
Today was a day of relaxation for me. After breakfast at the hotel, I wandered across the street to the small temple nearby. It's a temple for the local protector deities and saints, not a buddhist temple. It's small but had several halls with different themes, one hall was for women wishing to have children, another for the local city protector, etc. Outside the temple, the alleyway was lined with small food vendors, who were preparing to open at 10:30am, but I was too early for that.

I walked down the street and found a beauty salon to get my hair cut and colored, which took most of the morning. I had to look a bit more presentable for my reunion this evening with my junior high school friends.

For dinner, we had scheduled to meet at a restaurant at the other end of Taipei, and I was late in getting out so had to take a taxi. Well, in Taipei nowadays, it's really better to take the MRT (Metro Rapid Transit), their subway system. At some point along the way, the traffic was stopped for people gathering for rallies before the presidential election tomorrow,  I don't think I got there any faster. We had 18 classmates gathered this evening, some I have seen a couple of years ago, but several I had not seen in more than 30 years! It was good to see everyone and catch up on what everyone is up to. The food was good and plenty and we had a good time reminiscing.
portia says:
Yes. How is your trip in Japan so far?
Posted on: Apr 06, 2008
lisa says:
Sounds like a pleasant day! It must have been fun seeing your old classmates again :]
Posted on: Apr 06, 2008
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the door of the temple
the door of the temple
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lots of lanterns were hung in the…
view of the main hall of the temple
view of the main hall of the temple
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doorway leading to other smaller …
statues of guarding generals at th…
statues of guarding generals at t…
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various protectors, generals and …
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a sculpture in the subway station…
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