Freeways Aren’t For Scooters

A tree I found nearby one of my tutoring gigs. It doesn’t look anything like this in real life. Taken in Hsinchu Taiwan. Taken with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm Nikkor lens. Part of the Ambassador Series 1.

So on our way back from our exhausting day, I had decided to go to the RT Mart and pick up some essentials, like meat and fish. I almost didn’t go because we were too tired. But then, I knew we were going to go to the Family Mart and spend 300 NTD on food we didn’t really like. So I forced myself to check out the map to see how we could go from Beida Rd. to Shippin Rd. to go to the RT Mart (it’s a grocery store).

Naturally I took a wrong turn. More accurately I took a wrong lane and ended up on a little highway. This is a 50 kph highway that crosses town and goes to Guanfu Rd. My wife was getting worried, I just said, no this wasn’t a freeway and kept going on my way. We saw a big sign for the RT Mart on the way there, took the next exit. We had to turn around by making a few turns and ended up on the corner of Shippin and Guanfu Rd. We went to the RT Mart. I got myself some warm gloves for 99 NTD.

We bought some salmon, chicken, eggs and things we needed to make our breakfast at work. We made our way back without any problems. Let’s just say that the freeway isn’t made for scooters really. They do not have a seperate lane for scootering.

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I went to bed an hour earlier than I normally do and it helped a lot. I was almost refreshed, though a bit slow this morning. I watched Goldfinger (1964) with my wife. We didn’t manage to watch all of the movie, but it was fun. I thought that I had read somewhere that the actress playing Jill Masters died from lead poisoning from the gold paint, but I guess that was just an urban legend.

Today is going to be a bit of a hella-day. Not looking forward to the rehearsal and the concert tonight. I debated with my wife on if we should bring our cameras. In the end, I brought my Nikon D200, but honestly I don’t think that the photos will be worthwhile. I guess you won’t know until I take them. I don’t like taking pictures of events.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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