Adventure at Ximending in Taipei

We went to Ay-Chung Flour-Rice noodle store to try out since we had heard that they were quite famous.

We also heard about this place where they were selling Soya Milk. So we went there to check it out and bought some to test and see if it was as good as they had said in the Internet.

We went to Ximending and checked it out the area. While roaming at this place, we were also trying out the street food along the way during our walk around.

As you could see, some of these street food looked quite delicious. We had fun during this walkabout in this area.

That’s all for today’s article and we shall continue again another day. We hope that you have an idea of this area and if you had been to this place before, please do not hesitate to share your comments with us as we love to hear them.

Side Note:

This figure of infections worldwide is now 7,318,124 and death rates is 413,648 while the recovery status is 3,602,580 as of this morning.

Based on yesterday figure, there is more than 5 thousands deaths in a day. This is indeed a scary thing that continues happening to all humans worldwide. It is time for us to be taking it seriously as the spread of COVID-19 is not stopping any time sooner. Even though some countries are recommending people to be back in their routine life for work, we must still be vigilant as to abide all the preventive measures to ensure safety among us. This simply means that everyone should continue to wear masks as well as social distancing from one another in order to prevent further spreading. On top of this, we still need to maintain a good personal hygiene practice of washing hands with soap frequently before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. This will help to avoid getting the infection through your hands since you might have touched the fluid of the virus while in public. Like to saying goes: Better safe than sorry!

Sadly to read about some countries where people are not practicing safety distancing or wearing masks that can pose a danger to others. This is indeed a bad choice made by people who might still be ignorant or simply couldn’t be bothered in doing so. The fact that COVID-19 is still a potential danger to all humans regardless of race, language or religion, therefore no one should be going in public without having their masks or doing social distancing from each other. This is a MUST DO thing at all times from now onward in order to keep yourself as well as loved ones to be safe. Please do it as a human being and do not let it spreads to others if you happen to be infected.

With the continuation of spreading for COVID-19, it shows that not all people are civic minded about the danger it poses. Or some might be actually influenced by the wrong information or faked news about the situation being better and no longer needed to take precaution any further. Please do advice those who may not be aware that the situation is never going to be over any sooner therefore we must 100% abide to the safety guideline of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands with soap frequently. This will help to reduce further spreading of COVID-19. Please do your part and help yourself as well as others to eliminate further human to human transmission. Let us put a stop to this once and for all with 100% cooperation from every single human in the world at the same time.

Again, with resistance from some will actually make it difficult to totally eliminate the virus. We can only hope for the vaccine cure which will not be available in a year or so. Therefore we have to adopt this new trend of lifestyle as a norm. Keep in mind that every single effort you put in will actually help to reduce by a certain percentage though may not be 100%. At least it will be in a control manner as long as we try and put in the effort of doing so.

As you may be aware that Singapore Government is coming out with the contact tracing device which can be pretty useful as to eliminate as much unknown sources which are affecting people. Without totally eliminate these unknown sources, it will be harder to put in place some form of control to prevent its spreading. So, we totally are in for getting this device for better contact tracing in case we are being exposed to one or more people who are infected. We do understand that there are people who are asymptomatic and not showing any signs of infection, therefore with this device, we will be able to trace and know about it. We are currently using the TraceTogether app but it is unable to work with iPhone users so having this device will be a better solution in contact tracing. Hopefully people will realize the importance of contact tracing for the sake of their families as well as other people around them. Guess it will kind of receive resistance from some but please do think about what it can do to help people who may get infected without knowing why. You can help everyone simply with a device that can help to trace when be infected by someone.

We hope that people will continue to follow these simple but yet effective methods of safeguard oneself and others in a long run. Be blessed with good health and take care!

  1. Wearing masks whenever you are in public as a preventive measures.
  2. Washing hands with soap frequently as to eliminate the virus staying on your hands.
  3. Do social distancing from others as it helps to prevent the spread of infection without close contact.
  4. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth before you wash your hands with soap as it will be the source of entry for the virus to get you infected.
  5. If you need to sneeze, please use a tissue or otherwise bend your elbow and sneeze in between there.
  6. Should you have fever, cough and shortness of breathe, please do consult a doctor. Remember to wear mask when doing so.
  7. In order for more effective contact tracing, please do download the TraceTogether app for those who are staying in Singapore. This will actually eliminate those unknown sources as well as allow you to be informed should you be exposed to someone having the infection.

Visit Taichung 2nd Market in Taipei

Taiwan has many places of interests that we can visit and we are always enjoyed sight viewing in our Travel. Today we are going to show you where we went while in were in Taichung 2nd Market. Hope to show you with some photographs as to have a vision of this place.

Bus transport
Taichung Station
Tin can man
Tea Collection
Taichung City
Taichung 2nd Market

That’s all for today’s article. We hope you have enjoyed viewing these pictures and we will be back again to show more of our Travel’s photographs. If you had been to this place, please kindly share your comments as we love to hear them.

Side Note:

COVID-19 pandemic is currently here to stay until we get 100% people to cooperation together as to eliminate it. But sadly, this seems to be an impossible task since we will never be able to get 100% cooperation from every single human in the world to see this objective. However, we should never be despaired as those of us who want to be safe and sound can continue to do our duties of preventive measures against getting the infection.

Today we watched the video by our founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew made in 2003 about the outbreak of SARS and how important it was for Singapore to face as one the health and economic crisis that Sars brought “regardless of race, language, or religion”. The founding Prime Minister had added: “We had people who broke the quarantine, but we had a cooperative population. It was a population that knew that survival was at stake and cooperated with each other and with the Government.” These were the most encouraging words that had embedded in our minds and we had great respect with what he had said.

Today as we are facing similar situation like SARS, therefore we have to have to give our cooperation to survival this ordeal. We sincerely hope each and everyone of us will remember what our founding father had said to us and we should all be bonded as one people to outcome all obstacles we are facing today! We should never allow this bad situation deter us from doing what is right for Singapore as we brave ourselves against this COVID-19 disaster. With the right effort and persistent, we will definitely be able to overcome this crisis.

In the midst of this crisis, we are indeed sad to read about bad things happening around the world as we are fighting against this virus. We sincerely pray that people will see each others as HUMAN and do the right thing for one another in current crisis. No matter what races or religions we are, basically we are plainly just human to one another and should never be treated differently. It is due to discrimination by some people which has caused problems worldwide and being indifferent result in chaos. Instead, people should just treat one another as human being. We pray that one day it will come for everyone to realize there is no difference between one human to another and it will be peace for the world.

Treat others like how you want them to treat you!

Yes! We all should be doing that! We remembered those younger days when we were living in kampongs and everyone knows each others and sharing food among ourselves. Those good old days where we did not even need to lock our doors as we lived harmoniously among us without fear of danger. We really miss those good old days! Guess it is hard to move backwards to those times but we still can maintain such good relationship as long as we all put in a little effort of caring for one another. It will be good for parents to teach their children these values and learn to appreciate one another as human.

It is sad that some of the newer generation of adults are not really understand how to properly discipline their children as allowing them to do what they please. Maybe they think it is better to allow the children to be free but frankly, we think it is better to have some rules and the do’s and don’ts for children as they are pure in thoughts. They do not really know what is right & wrong unless you guide them. Reward and punishment should be carried out justly so they know while growing up. It is not only the duty of the school teachers but also parents to guide the proper path in growing up. Guess nowadays some parents are better off and giving too much freedom to their children and not knowing they might be influenced by bad behaviors from other children.

This is so sad how some children are brought up without much caring and picking up bad behaviors from other children. Without proper guidance from their parents will soon go out of hands as they grow up. You will notice some of these cases while shopping where some children were simply left alone to run around wildly without supervision. This is very dangerous as you will never know what can happen with them doing that especially accidents. Remember that it is your children that will require much of your attention other than the school teachers trying their best to impart the right knowledge of behaviors and upbringing.

We all know one bad apple spoils the bunch!

We should never allow such thing to influence you! Looking at the COVID-19 crisis, every single person’s effort can help to prevent further spreading even though we can’t get 100% cooperation! Just do your part as you will be helping others to avoid being infected as well as yourself to be safe. We hope you will abide to the simple rules even though the Circuit Breaker had ended and we are now in Phase 1 for opening up businesses and schools. Be safe and have a lovely day ahead!

  1. Wearing masks whenever you are in public as a preventive measures.
  2. Washing hands with soap frequently as to eliminate the virus staying on your hands.
  3. Do social distancing from others as it helps to prevent the spread of infection without close contact.
  4. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth before you wash your hands with soap as it will be the source of entry for the virus to get you infected.
  5. If you need to sneeze, please use a tissue or otherwise bend your elbow and sneeze in between there.
  6. Should you have fever, cough and shortness of breathe, please do consult a doctor. Remember to wear mask when doing so.
  7. In order for more effective contact tracing, please do download the TraceTogether app for those who are staying in Singapore. This will actually eliminate those unknown sources as well as allow you to be informed should you be exposed to someone having the infection.
QR code for contact tracing app in Singapore

Orchid Live Seafood Meal

Read from the Food King’s recommendation of Orchid Live Seafood regarding their Lobster Porridge signature dish and was looking forward to get our stomach ready to enjoy. Came to branch at 1 Bah Soon Pah Rd in the afternoon and ordered the Saver Menu.

Saver Menu at Orchid Live Seafood

As listed, it came with the Lobster Porridge, Steven Chicken, Live Patin Fish, Mixed Vegetable, Topshell Crispy Toufu and the Red Bean Ice Cream. First dish that came was the mixed vegetable.

Mixed Vegetable dish

This dish was just normal taste like any other zhi cha store you can find in neighbourhood’s coffee shops. Nothing out of the ordinary sort of dish. Next came was the Steven chicken within a minute or so.

Steven Chicken

From the outlook, it was kind of crispy with some seasame seeds sprinkled on top. This dish was pretty tasty as compared with other places we had eaten before. This dish deserved a 4 out 5 stars since it suited our taste. Next dish that came was the Lobster Porridge.

Lobster Porridge

It came rather fast after the Steven Chicken. Each of us was served with a small bowl of porridge. Since this was the main star’s attraction of Orchid Live Seafood, we had high hopes that it would be as what others had described. After taking our first taste, the expression of our faces were filled with disappointment. It was rather bland and not as what others had reviewed online as well as the Food King. Well, I guessed it would be like the saying goes: One man’s meat is another man’s poison. So as for tasting food concern, it might not be like the same for everyone. But since it was a celebration for my mum’s birthday, the disappointment was rather hard to take. Next dish that came was the Topshell Crispy Toufu.

Topshell Crispy Toufu

As for this dish, it was just as normal as what you could get from hawker’s center. Nothing special about this dish though. The final dish was the Live Patin Fish.

Live Patin Fish

Regarding this final dish Live Patin Fish, the meat was not sweet and soft as we would normally tasted for fresh fish. Therefore our rating would just be 2 out of 5 for it.

Other than the Steven Chicken, our overall rating for this entire meal would just be 2 out of 5 as we had looked forward having this celebration. If I have to make a choice, I will not be coming back again since not able to get what we imagined the taste would be like.