I’ve been horrible at updating my blog in the last two weeks, largely because I had not one, but three migraines (偏頭痛, piān tóu tòng) over the last week. I get migraines routinely, about once or twice a month, but these were really bad. I’ve never been as nauseous and sensitive to light, sound and smell as I during these headaches. Ugh. Prescription medication doesn’t work for me, so what I do is take over-the-counter painkillers, swig some Diet Coke (the caffeine helps a bit) and lie down in a darkened room with a cold soda can to my head. It’s so very, very pathetic. Feel free to pity me.
Anyway, there are a few entries I’ve been meaning to write, but in the meantime, here are some photos I’ve meaning to share. The first is of a sashimi set from Hapa Yakiniku Izakaya Bar. I uploaded this photo just so I can bring it up and stare it whenever I want. I’ve never had squid sashimi so fresh and sweet before. I reviewed Hapa for my newspaper here.
I also attended the Chanel Autumn/Winter 08/09 fashion show in Taipei last month. Obviously, it was work related. You think they’d let me in on my own? Hah!
For more Chanel photos, click here.
Now that style is one of my beats, I really feel like I have to punch up what I wear on reporting trips. I have a pretty good idea of what I like — usually dresses (especially vintage ones) and heels and rarely ever t-shirts, jeans or trousers — but I need to start making sure my clothes are in better order, accessorize more and put on a bit more make up or at least a dab of moisturizer. I find, however, that I don’t like shopping as much as I used to when I was in NYC, which is new for me because I love fashion and dressing up. Part of the reason is that when I was on scholarship, I just didn’t have money to spend and as a result stopped paying attention to what was in the shops. Also, I just plain miss my favorite stores in NYC (H&M, Beacon’s Closet in Williamsburg, American Apparel) and shopping for vintage on eBay (the shipping prices to Taiwan are quite prohibitive). Boo-hoo-hoo. The one piece of clothing I’ve bought over the past two months is a navy blue vintage dress with a lace collar that I got online and had shipped to my parents’ house (they are visiting Taipei at the end of October). When I start finding cool shops, I’ll post about them here — after I write about them for work, of course.