I was meeting someone at the Guting MRT (古亭路) to pick up some backpacks a few weeks ago.
It was funny, because I had four bags with me that day. In the end, it looked like I only had two, because the other two were stuffed inside the other ones.
On the way back to work, I stopped to eat at Sogo. This was the first time that I have eaten there. I had spotted a few interesting cheap eateries there, this was after I went to the top of the new Sogo on Fuxing N. Rd. (復興北路); they have a nice garden and LED skylights there, it’s nice.
I went back down and looked around. I couldn’t figure out where to eat. All the menus were in Mandarin and no one really spoke English.
I saw a rotund man standing in front of a counter. He said that it’s all expensive, but that he was eating here.
Is it good I asked.
He said it’s Korean and he was Korean so he was giving it a shot.
I said I would try it as well and went through the menu with him to find what I wanted. I got some food and they gave me this buzzer which would light up when I could pick up my food.
I went and got a papaya smoothie and just as I finished paying, I rushed to pick up my food.
The B2 food court was full, I couldn’t find a space. I saw some places, but they were “bar” style places, not very comfortable to sit on becaue of the high stools. I saw the Korean man gesturing towards me. I thought that was nice of him. He looked amicable; he had short black hair, glasses and was shorter than me.
I sat down and we talked about his travels. I said that I just came back from Hong Kong, he said that he was going there in a few days, he said it’s expensive. I agreed. He told me that he liked Taiwan, there were a lot of things to see.
He told me about Thailand and other places he had seen. He told me that he was an engineer. I told him that I was a teacher. He told me that things in Korea were expensive.
I got the feeling that he had a family, but I wondered why he wasn’t traveling with them.
I told him about my travels and he liked to hear about that.
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