Picture heavy post ahead, where I’m finishing up the Taiwan Trip posts! So… here we go.
We are rolling later and later out of bed. Had rice noodles and onigiri for breakfast, and got ready to hunt for a hair salon! I wanted to have ombre (hey, this was in MAY so ombre was still kind of in then!)
I tried on grey contact lenses I bought from Ximending for the first time – for only SGD$5!! The diameter was too small for my eyes and I walked around with blurry vision all day, though. My pupils are too big.
Taken in the bathroom before dying my hair! Okay, this is actually what my hair color is NOW, but try to imagine with me that we are back in May, alright?
So we went around hunting for a legit place and I showed them a few photos.
And we found a place! It was massive and had two floors! It looked more like a mansion that a salon!
It’s quite cool, they have televisions to entertain us.
The dyeing process took 5 hours. I bleached my hair three times. I also couldn’t really understand what they were going to do to me because my Mandarin is terrible. So I sat through the whole ordeal. X_X
The above picture was probably the second bleaching round or something because I wasn’t smiling towards the end. FIVE HOURS OF SITTING AND DOING NOTHING.
So after dyeing, we decided to have Japanese curry for dinner! (Going to Taiwan for Japanese food. Sounds reasonable.)
Decided to try this curry place with a massive gorilla outside that we walk past everyday.
It was quite good.
After dinner we headed to Zhongxiao to look for this brand called “Knightsbridge” at Mingyao but all we saw was a massive Uniqlo.
We went back to SOGO instead and I finally bought a white shirt! Japanese brands why you so nice and expensive.
Headed back to the hotel after buying snacks.
We were dead exhausted.
Yeah, my hair was an ash-blonde-grey color at the ends.
Look at our bloodshot eyes haha. Mine is mostly due to five dollar contact lenses which I took out.
Showered and watched TV, trying to get sleepy enough to fall asleep. Some talk show about Taiwan ghost stories came on while Chlo was showering. We got a bit too spooked and decided to switch to Disney instead.
Watched Halloweentown and was thoroughly amused seeing them speak Mandarin.
We did facial masks.
Day 5 – Homebound
Sleepily rolling out of bed around 9 to pack because we had to check out by 12.
We managed to stuff everything in the luggage!!!!!
Oh yes, we showered and had breakfast and all that as well.
We had two hours to kill before taking the bus to the airport. So we left our luggage at the reception.
It was a rainy afternoon. We walked around Ximending and got harassed by people with funny English who wanted to sell us stuff. Ahaha.
I think this is the famous mee sua, but I don’t like mee sua.
Have some Taiwan street view. There were actually bikes everywhere and in long rows everywhere we went!
Headed back to the hotel to grab our luggage and wait for the shuttle bus.
The receptionists, who were pretty awesome. And their uniform is so cute! They even have matching glasses!
We went to wait for the bus, which was late, so Chlo and I panicked. Us waiting in the rain also helped to our panicked misery.
The bus was to ferry us to a larger coach that would take us to the airport. The smaller bus was really cramped and my luggage kept rolling around. T_T
When we got to the larger coach where everything was stored snugly under the bus, I promptly fell asleep until we got to the airport.
Declared duty-free goods, checked in, walked around the duty-free shops. I bought Reader’s Digest to accompany me on the plane.
And back to Singapore.
Where we got lost at the arrival hall and couldn’t find our way out. Yes, getting lost in our own country. Well done.
AND THIS CONCLUDES TAIWAN!