It was my first time to Taiwan, a country I've been wanting to visit for a long time because so many of my nearest and dearest friends are Taiwanese (including the lovely Wendy Wang of The Sweet Hurt). So I was really happy to go there to promote my Japanese albums, as well as my new album, This Is Where We Are, being released there in September!
The people there are so nice, the food is unbelievable, the night markets are so much fun! I can't wait to come back for my 1st show there on July 31st at Neo Studio (purchase tickets here). If you live nearby -- I'd love to see you there! :)
Here are some of the things I saw, did, and tasted:
Best mango snowflake ice!
My showcase at Anhe 65
Anhe65: Filled with kittens and cute pillow people.
My 1st Taipei night market experience
Spicy fish balls = delicious
Green Papaya Salad, Medium Spicy = burning lips
Grilled fishies = grilled yummies!
Omelet with oysters = Heck yes!
I can barely contain myself here.
Performing on MTV. A huge screen behind me with my "Love" video playing, featuring my Mike and I. Just another normal day.
Beautiful and touching Sodagreen charity concert for children with cancer
Being interviewed and asked to sing a cappella on the spot by Sodagreen in front of 10,000 people. Another totally normal day. (!!!)
I ate jellyfish for the 1st time!
Best fried rice ever!
Fish eggs popped in your mouth.
BACK TO TAIPEI
Law Baw Gow (spelling is way off) = My new fave snack!
Sticky rice with red bean = ok, my new NEW favorite snack!
More night market madness!
I shot the balloons and won a rubik's cube!
I'm sure I'm totally making the ocean out of balance from all the seafood I eat!
Small fried crabs
Things are getting crazy. It's a night market food fiesta!
Wheel pastries with cream = drool...
Warm candied juicy strawberries = over the edge drool!
Super cool area I can't remember the name of. Used to be an old factory where they made alcohol I think.
Last supper feast!
Stinky tofu = surprisingly awesome + addicting!
Me, Ice Monster, and Mr. Kevin
And hours before the airport, I got some of this put into my hair, inspired by the beautiful Deserts Chang.
I can't wait to go back to Taiwan and China!!! Thank you for the unforgettable experiences -- see you soon!