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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Stormy Weather

If memory serves me right, a bold prediction earlier this year by the CWB said that there would maybe only three typhoons this year. With two currently heading towards Taiwan, and a few already behind us, obviously the black art of weather predicting is as black as ever.

Typhoon Talim is first in the queue, and should be here in a couple of hours.

The weather is also getting to people's heads a little, trying to get some breakfast this morning found one foreigner (on sandals) surounded at Yamazaki's bakery for apparently trying to steal a sandwich. Meanwhile things weren't much better at Starbucks, where everyone stayed in the far corner as a very unhappy housewife was talking and shouting loudly by herself while stirring her remaining latte.

A couple of years ago I took a overseas mental health professor to the mental health hospital on the outskirts of Taipei. Inside the locked up areas, things get bizarre. Surrounded by Taiwanese drugged out on relaxation elixer , but speaking fluent English, the stresses of the Bushibans become just a little clearer. Go up a floor, and you will find the foreigners for whom the stresses of Taipei became too much.

Feeling stressed out? Do take it a little easier, and of course, buckle up, get your bottles of water and whatever and ride out the storm tonight.

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