Market in Taiwan

I love how colorful this market is!

By the way, I’m so amazed how many pictures I actually take when I’m travelling, sometimes I wonder if I ever did anything else the whole day except for taking pictures.

Colorful buns.

Cakes filled with red bean paste or cream, also with all kinds of toppings, my fav is the one with bubbles on top. They are the best, basically everything with bubbles that you find in Taiwan is good: I tried bubble tea, bubble cake and even bubble ice cream. So if you ever go to Taiwan, just look for the bubbles!

Streets aren’t busy at all.

Bangkok…

… is a really nice city and also world’s most visited city for many years.

Have you read @roelandp’s post yet? Ticket sale for Steem Fest is open now! If you haven’t heard about Steem Fest yet, do check out the website, there’re videos of the last fests so that you can have an idea about it.

I was in the last two Steem Fest and I had great fun. So I highly recommend everyone to participate if you haven’t been to any.

Although I don’t know if I’ll be in Bangkok yet, it’s a lovely city and here are some photos I took from my last Bangkok trip earlier this year:

I read there will be a boat tour at Steem Fest, I did a boat tour in Bangkok too.

Huge buddha, his hair looks so much like durian, maybe I just miss durian?

I love this mall!

I love this mall even more!

Beautiful temples

Falling in love with Bangkok tuktuk

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I’m still not sure if I’ll make it, but if I do, let’s all take this disco-style tuktuk together, Steem tuktuk!

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大家有没看到 @roelandp的帖子, SteemFest门票开始出售了!222欧元最低票价,正常票价是444欧元,可以用加密货币或者信用卡法币支付。如果大家还不知道,这次的SteemFest在曼谷举行!门票包括大会期间的餐饮,场馆,游船,最后的结束晚餐,还有很多纪念品!

我去过之前的两次,非常好玩,嘻嘻。虽然我还不知道我会不会去,因为机票加上门票算是很大一笔支出,但是曼谷真的是一个很好玩的城市,我去过好几次,每次都有很多有趣的回忆!

在这里我先分享一些上次在曼谷的照片吧!

歐洲改變了我

晚上10點的時候,天還沒有黑,坐在廣場喝酒,看人來人往。時間過了那麼久,我都還記得當年剛來這裡的日子。

歐洲改變了我,這些年,我想明白很多事,更加放飛自我,勇敢做自己。

我一直是個極度推崇自我主義的人,所以也比較疏離,從不喜歡抱團,自小就比較孤立比較喜歡獨行。很久以前為此我也試圖改變,而這些年我反而越來越覺得這樣挺好的,不用跟人打交道。在這裡有一些朋友,但是我即使很閒也不太出門社交,因為總覺得沒比較,不如自己在家自己玩。

我也很反感學校教育,雖然沒有辦法當初來這裡的時候必須學習,所以勉強拿到學位,但是我自始至終都非常討厭學校教育,不管是國內的學校教育還是歐洲的學校教育。在國內的時候老實說我跟同學們關係一般,總覺得好像節奏不同玩不到一起。

我也痛恨國家政府制度,看不慣政客。

由於我的悲觀,我總覺得世界無望,還好這幾年亂入加密貨幣,讀了一些這方面的文章和書,給我內心建了一個烏托邦,反而樂觀了一些。

以前有段時間我一直覺得自己比較古怪,覺得這樣不太好,現在覺得管它呢,做自己最好。

其實我跟很多人一樣,很多年前就聽說過比特幣,我記得八九年前的一天晚上,跟朋友出門趴踢回到當時租的房子,睡不著,剛好看到一個朋友的新鮮事,聊到這個,當時覺得有點意思但是也沒怎麼深究。

而換成現在,如果有什麼覺得會感興趣的,我肯定會瘋狂谷歌一把,起碼找到一些該有的信息,做一些研究,而不是道聽途說。在國內,由於語言,信息來源,各種。縱容了第三方中間人的氾濫,大部分人的很多信息都是完全媒體控制,已經沒有習慣在自行搜索(提到這些又讓我覺得很悲觀)。像我一些朋友會問我聽說比利時螃蟹氾濫,你們天天吃嗎?這一看就是微博偽熱搜,我有時想,如果我現在還在國內應該也會相信吧,也許也不會,我從小就是個非常辯證思考的人,經常懷疑人生懷疑一些聽到的東西。

至少我現在聽到大部分新聞,尤其這種世界各地的奇葩事,就是不太會信,要麼會自己搜要麼會根本不會信。

當然也不是歐洲本身改變了我,世界所有地方都是傳統的人佔大多數,比利時這裡對世界毫不了解的人也多的是,荷蘭語裡有個詞叫做kerktorenmentaliteit,說的就是村裡人。

不管怎麼說吧,我自己是因為在歐洲的這些年得到了改變,而我覺得這些改變非常可貴。我再也不為自己的怪異覺得難過,而是覺得這樣做自己挺好,終於學會如何跟自己相處。

Was this Wimbledon Final real?

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Was yesterday’s Wimbledon final real? It felt almost like those matches between Big3 back in 2007/2008. I was following the match at home while discussing it with some fellow Steemians. What an epic match!

Djokovic won, but if you’ve watched the match, Federer has so many chances, even with 3 breaking points in that final set!

By the way since when did they change the final set to tiebreak after 12:12? Maybe because I hadn’t followed tennis for quite a while, or maybe because it has been a while since anyone reach 12:12 in the Grand Slam final matches so I never really noticed the rule.

I still remember the long rally between Federer and Roddick back in 2009 Wimbledon finally, Federer won that final set at 16:14, if I remember correctly. I also remember one other match was 70–68, should be between Isner and someone. Andy Roddick retired not so long after that marathon match, I hope Federer won’t retire very soon, although at the age of 37, he can retire any time actually, but I hope not!

When I realised the final set would end with tiebreak, I kinda knew Djokovic shall win the match, as he has always been the king of tiebreak, ever since I started watch tennis, that was almost 15 years ago!

That was such a dramatic and great match, if Federer has won the match, it could be his best match ever, even now he lost, still great to keep playing such high level tennis at the age of 37!

I feel really happy to witness such epic tennis from such amazing players for more than a decade!

Respect for both players!

Photo Source – Getty Images – Novak Djokovic