Almost everyday I come across some things here in Tainan-Taiwan that are strange, funny, and a bit special about the way that the Taiwanese do things. Some previous posts include:
- Taiwanese peculiarities and interesting anecdotes
- My visit to the Shao-lin Kung-Fu master
- Worship of Israel Dance : Kaohsiung and Tainan – Taiwan
- Strange and funny in Tainan-Taiwan : the list continues
- Taiwan Chinglish peculiarities – Fuck in Tainan
Here are two more cuties.
I call this the “sleeping man”. I’ve seen him, perhaps, 5 times all over Tainan, always in the same position, always sleeping next to his scooter. I wish I was carrying my camera every time, but these two will do for now:
The sleeping man on Dong-Ning road
The sleeping man at a park on Lin-Sen road
I like this man’s style. Sleeping outdoors is an interesting phenomena in Taiwan, especially when it comes to students. If you thought libraries are for reading and working, then come in NCKU’s library and head up to any of the floors and you’ll find out that it’s actually a place where the exhausted over-worked students come to sleep. When it gets really hot or really cold, the fancy library is a cozy place to linger in.
Another interesting phenomena is the people who ride their scooters around Tainan with their pets. Dogs, big or small, are carried in ways that I consider to be a little bit dangerous to both the rider and the animal.
Take this one lady, for example, who doesn’t even bother with a helmet and is into some interesting gothic like fashion. Her dog is standing on his back feet while his front feet are on the dashboard, looking ahead.
I was kind’o trying to keep up with her to take this photo, the only place she slowed down a bit was arriving at the intersection. How that dog kept on spot the whole time I have absolutely no idea.
This next one I really like. Why use people in boring routine jobs? How come we don’t have this in Israel?