I woke up. Opened my eyes, and realized that my trip to R16 Taiwan has finally ended. A bit of sorrow, but I know it’s all for the best! Knowing that all is over, I have to save my last day here for my family. Unfortunately.. I wasn’t able to visit my grandpa who was one of the biggest reason why I’m here in Taiwan this trip due to my sickness, but I will save up and see him very shortly. I got ready and went out with my parents and my sister since my mom and my sister arrived the day before.
We went to the Honda Dealer to buy some new things for my SnowFlake, and then went to get my new glasses and contacts. Afterwards we spent the rest of the day at my grandma’s house. I’m sure going to miss this place. Packed everything and ready to go leaving the place where I grew up was a bit hard, but it’s something I have to do.
On the way to airport I was really tired. Spent the last hour with my parents walking around the airport and picking up BBoy Pants from A-Ga of Underworld / Double K. He even gave me a free towel! He’s honestly one my best dude in Taiwan!
The flight back was cool, there was an angry vietnamese grandma sitting next to me the whole time. I have flight attendants giving me special VIP services since my mom used to be one for China Airline and her sister is still in it. They gave me free bottle of red wine, nice slippers, extra food, extra Taiwanese oo long tea, and some Italian brand utilities!! I stayed up the whole flight watching movies and reflecting on my trip… It was truly an amazing 12 days I had. I watched Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Couple’s Retreat, and Mission Impossible 4. The food, delicious, and next thing I know? I’m back to reality…
End of my R16 Taiwan trip of 2012.
(Thanks for reading)
I woke up at 12 because Thias have a workshop at TBC needs me to translate. But before that, I went to pick up Fabio and Greta because it’s their first time in Taiwan and needed help to get around. So I left and met up with em and took them to TBC studio to check it out.
Through his workshop, it was very interesting. A different approach, making everyone around him comfortable instead of intimidated. Almost 2 hours workshop and we wrapped it up with cyphers and what not. When the class was over, Thias and Choco left to the R16 area because judges need to talk before they use Dyzee’s system. I took Fabio and Greta to this Asian place where they can get all veggie noodles and they loved it. There we talked about so much things… Anyways, afterwards I took them to Xi Men Ding.
They were shocked how many people were there. It’s one of the most popular shopping district in Taiwan. Afterwards we split up. They went back to their hotel I had to go home and pack for R16 and stay at my bro’s place because I gotta pick up Fabio and Greta at 6Am. I got home, handled some business. So tired, and left the house. Met up with them again around 10 and head to a nearby popular night market called Rao Shu night market.
The beginning of the night market there’s a super famous stinky tofu place that was there for years. Since both Fabio and Greta was vegetarians, I told them they have to try it. They were really scared at first, but when Greta took the first bite, she loved it!
Took Fabio awhile to take his first bite, and after that? it was on! Stinky tofu is one of my favorite food, but I can only find good ones in Taiwan. That night, we had stinky tofu twice, it was funny! Second time it was so spicy that I cried for the first time… well… tear up. But anyways, I showed them around the night market they said they never seen nothing like it before. We left around 12:30, and got back to Luxy lobby and split with them so I can go to my brother’s place which is right down the streets and pick them back up at 6:00AM for R16..
I woke up, and chilled at my place so I can meet up with Choco to practice at TBC. Took me awhile to get there because of all the people at the MRT stations. Finally arrived at the studio, I practiced for a few hours then head towards Luxy area where Choco was meeting up with his girlfriend Queenie. After we met up with her we head upstairs to 13 floors above Luxy to say what’s up to My new friends from Italy: Fabio and Greta. They’re from Italy, and Fabio is founder of FLUIDO CLOTHING. Remember Skill Methodz vs. All Areas crew? Yup! Thats his jam! We went out to grab food for them because they’re vegetarians. Afterwards we dropped it off for them and head towards the tattoo shop where Thias is getting his tattoo. When we got there, he was already faded.
Too funny. I left the shop with Choco and Queenie so I can drop off my things at Choco’s so afterwards we can go to Luxy. It is Party Rock Friday, and they’re hosting a shuffling contest… Which I got it confused with Wednesday..
So I was interested. After waitin for Choco to finish working, we went to pick up Thias to Luxy. The night was just grooving and VIP’s. When the shuffling contest was up, it was 1v1 me against this dude. Whoever wins gets to meet LMFAO. So you know… I gotta bug out. On the big stage of Luxy, I was up first because the Party Rock Anthem was on… Too hype. And all of a sudden, Thias hopped on the stage and the DJ cut the music. But someone else jumped on the stage to back the other dude up, so it turned out to be a 2v2. When the song was over.. It was up to the crowd to decide who wins. The dudes we were battling was taking off their shirts and shit, so the ladies was screaming for them more. (oh well) we hopped off the stage and continue cypher the night away. After we left Luxy, all hell breaks through, but I won’t go in detail. All I can say is that I walked in the rain from 3am to 7:30am and got back to Choco’s around 8:15 almost had to sleep outside. That Was the beginning of my sickness…
I woke up three times at Choco’s place. My nose was running like crazy and couldn’t even sleep right. So I left the room and saw three cats running around (my heart almost melted..) so I sat down on the Remix chair, the black one hopped on my lap.. I was like oh my god this is heaven. He hopped off, and the other cat hopped back on… T_T Anyways, after trying to sleep many times finally we all woke up around noon, I showered and got ready because we were suppose to do this REMIX shoot for R16 gears. We went to the parking garage and Choco’s brother started shooting us… with his camera.
After the shoot was done I had to dip out because I was suppose to meet up with my dad at the hospital for my gramps. Finally arrived, I ran all over the hospital still couldn’t find my grandpa and it was last five minute before ICU closes their visiting hours I found it and left shortly after. I also had trouble finding my way out of the hospital which sucks big donkey ass. But surprisingly I found Kevin and my dad at the bus stop so we took the bus for some Dante’s Coffee. Ordered my usual, Caramel Macchiato upside down with extra caramel but the dude just gave me a normal one… Stupid..
Then we left home to kick it for a bit to get ready for the movies at Miramar. When we arrived at the theater, man I sure miss this place… One of the most beautiful mall / theater I’ve ever been to. I will let the pictures do the talking. (iPhone 4 for the win)