I want to go just slightly back in time. That is, the day before my trip to see Cosplay at National Taiwan University. Saturday 24th of August.
Actually, this weekend, May 29 and 30th, I went to Taichung to a similar conference with much more faces and some more interesting stuff happening. (Because I was there longer I guess.) For example, I met none less than four Taiwanese girls inbound for Denmark next year. But that's going to take some effort to put together and right now I'm not that full of energy. Most of this post, I wrote long time ago, but I had to put it on pause while writing about more important/interesting stuff, so here it is finally. Will write about Taichung when I can.
Here, back in August, I went to a rather pointless but apparently incredibly important district meeting with Rotary. Usually I don't write much about Rotary on my blog. I prefer to just tell about the good stuff. But I feel it could be nice to have a few peoples faces up.
So on this Saturday, I went to Grand Hotel, one of Taipei's landmarks, to do pretty much nothing. But I brought my camera, so I decided I could just aswell be self-employed volunteer photographer. After all, exchange students have a tendency to look really good for some reason.
Constantin Winckler, Germany.
Maria Emilia, America.
She likes tilting her head like that. All the exchange students seem pretty crazy about pins, huh?
And somebody bothered to take a picture of me too.
Not just is that elevator completely stuffed. There's even a brazilian with underpants pinned to his back. Madness.
Kiara Guerra, Ecuador.
Japanese, Korean and American.
Panjapol Tungwiriya, Thailand.
Maho Okano, Japan. Sounding of her name is so similar to Malta Kano, I couldn't help thinking of this similarity while I was reading The Wind up Bird. (Speaking of Haruki Murakami, I already killed off Norwegian Wood and started Hard Boiled Wonderland. I wonder what I will do when there's no more books of him for me to read.)
Karla Reyes, Mexico.
Kiara Guerra operating her antimatter-driven flux detector.
Catherine Jimmerson, America. I like this photograph a lot, even though it's not ultra sharp.
Amanda Brockinton, America.
"Shang-hans Lee", Taiwan, messing around with my camera again
Kiara is busy painting flags on peoples chins.
Daniela "Covaa", Mexico.
Dominic Fladland, America.
Me, again. Sue Min Yo in the background.
Guilherme Escher, Brazil.
Kiara's Ecuador hat.
Some lovely latino girls. Karla Reyes on the right side is from Mexico I know.
Very calm and nice picture.
It's the new photo phassion nao.
All the exchange students were going to have some sort of performance. Some of them had their faces totally painted up. They all looked really great. And funny too, of course.
Here, some others are preparing for a taekwondo show.
Karla Reyes is looking really great. Did you guys know that dimples are a genetic trait and thus inherited?
And those guys are on the stage now. Their show was really good.
I know Catherine really likes this picture of our Canadian, Chris Boucher.
But it seems she's asleep so she probably didn't see it. Better take a break from this long long post untill people have some more energy to read the rest.