It’s very common for depositions to cancel last minute. The problem is that in international reporting, instead of maybe getting a phone call while you’re still home, or at the very worst having arrived to the job a car ride away, I’ve packed my life plus seven ipads, a steno machine, two laptops, gone through immigration, taken a plane, gone through immigration and customs, taken a taxi, checked into a hotel, and then found out … yes, the job has canceled. It doesn’t happen as often, but it still does!
FACT: I will ALWAYS watch Arrested Devleopment on a plane, drink white wine, and laugh loud enough that I’m probably “that girl” on the flight. We all have our cross to bear.
I arrived in Taipei early enough that I walked to the night market. I just had food poisoning in late December so I’m majorly stomach shy. I stuck with a good ol’ roasted corn on the cob. I love Taiwanese food in moderation, but everything tastes like it has cinnamon in it. I don’t know what that flavor ACTUALLY is, but even this corn had it. I’m not into it, folks. It looked nice, though?
I am still getting a hang of this whole blog thing so I forgot to take many pictures, except this one. You really don’t need a sign advertising stinky tofu. You can smell it from three blocks away lolz.
I got up at 6:30 a.m. and had a subpar breakfast at the hotel. Asian breakfast buffets are, well, not exactly palatable to an American. They eat lots of vegetables and soup and things for breakfast. I’m more of a sourdough-toast-egg-over-easy kinda gal, but I’ve been at this for four years so I know how to make it work! I’ll spare you the picture of my soupy scrambled eggs.
Shortly after that I learned that my job for the week had canceled. B U M M E R. But, that’s how this career I’ve chosen is, so no use getting angry over spilt depos. Or something. The weather is FABULOUS here today so I took the opportunity to take a long walk around.
In a change of plans, I’m heading to Singapore tomorrow to work in court for a week or two. I haven’t been there in a year or so, so I’m actually looking forward to it! If you’re not aware, Singapore has the same weather practically 365 days of the year: Sunny. The hotel I stay at it right next to a large street filled with restaurants and bars, lush greenery, and a river. If the work wasn’t so incredibly hard there, I’d call it paradise!
I’ll be there for quite a while, though, and I’m gonna need to buy some more underwear. I’ll spare you that photo as well.
Have a great week!