Monday, March 30, 2009

Taiwan: Taichung Night Market

I was finally able to experience Taichung's Night Market on this last visit.
It's kind of like the Taiwanese version of the Alsip (IL) Swap-O-Rama flea market, but this one takes place at night (duh) on a few narrow Taichung streets and alleys and with fewer tube socks and stolen power tools than you'd find at a Chicago-area flea market. It's quite an event and was pretty well packed when we hit it on Sunday night. Highlights are interesting toys, disgusting smelling (to my western palette anyway) fair foods, bootleg items and such.

Try to win a panda on a toilet! Day day happys!

Some of the food items included:
Squid-on-a-stick ($30NT is about $.89 US)

corn coated in various stuff

sea snax

But the best part for me was the hilarious Engrish as found on the t-shirts. In retrospect I should have brought some back - especially since they were selling for $2-5 each. But who knows how safe they are, maybe they'll cause a rash or excessive bleeding. May I present to you, t-shirt poetry:

FULL OF DIGNITY
OUR WORLD SHINES TO HOPES AND DELIGHTS
_UNKEMPT _OWN _STRUM
_OFTEN _PLACE _STRUM
_CIVIL _CAUSE _VIGOROUS
_RABID _GIGGIN _DRASTIC
PLACE 13 8/5 RABID


PUFF!
THAT COMMENTARY WAS JUST SO MUCH WEGO


TURN BACK SENSE
ORIGINAL DEPART FROM TURK BACK UNDEFINE


For you gangstas:
Natural Rorn Killaz
Crackssic


YOUR
MEMORY
PUT
IS
ROOM


NYC-CHIT
STANDARD
AMERICA!!
it always has
strongth and
freedom.

A nice hoodie:
A BRETH OF
FRASH
AIRFUL OF
JONAD
SYCHIDELIC
COLORS


BLACK LION
Hafs fs lang wad nemdes of the cat eamtfr chat
fs soand in bfrfcs tfons renewish fu and
(hats)
MY SIMPLE WORLD
ow makes perfect sences


Secret Street
where the streets have no name
Street music
Main Street Music and the Whitney Building
Shit! Someone was crossing the street
(symbols)
crossing the street
A Street Sign with Used Musem Stickers

One for the cyclists:
Velocity
I Want to Ride My Bicycle
BIKE VINTAGE
i just LOVE shadow art
Snappy Snaps accidentally cross processed my film,
shared use * bicycle use
so I got it done for free, Ace!


SNEAKER I FEEL... FREEDOM
WHAT I FEEL?
IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING
ALL POUND SUPER SPORTIVE
AT THE HEART OF EVERY
IS A GOOD SPORTS WEAR.


travel it will yell to
pass by and to
enduranceall the orince
bloodthirstiness
is good comes
1945

TUNE YOUR LIFE
MUSIC IS AIWAVS IN MY UFEI


Not sure what beef the Taiwanese have against the Bosnians...
And finally, for you John Deere fans:
Can't Stop
long, long time ago..
Dang It Anyway Gertude
I done lost my good going to church hat!
tractors!
My
hat
NOTHING RUNS LIKE A DEERE
International Guarantee
Nothing Runs Like

1 comment:

ODONNELL said...

Absolutely beatiful, in the stongth of the inotu of bosnia mustachk seems updoing!