[ 台北跨年 ] Cheers to 2010!!

 [ 一年只看一支仙女棒 ] Sparkler of the Year!
剛好配成聖誕老公公的顏色耶.Another year is gone! No count down this year; we went straight for the explosions. Has been a challenging year and got lost several times but managed to find my way in the end and finally ready to take off. 2010 will be another exciting year and welcome aboard… (continue reading..)

所以又到了揮別一年的日子, 一年下來有許多努力, 也有許多收穫, 在年底也有意外的驚喜. 接下來的 2010 一定會比 2009 更精彩.  12/31 晚上在台北 101 的人潮還是不可思議, 上面那張圖我要 show 的不是煙火多怎樣, 是下面成千上萬的一格又一格的相機螢幕 !! &十幾年沒坐機車, 昨晚我們就在煙火…

… 結束後用這樣充滿了冒險精神的方式逃離了人山人海的現場…(托 Jenny 的福我才能早早回家!感謝啦~!)———————————————
…. We’ve got lots of plans for this year and can’t wait to bring them to reality. That will kick off with our FRENCH PA. x)
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去看煙火前先去欣葉小廚-蔥花吃晚餐. 欣葉的台菜都做的不錯, 之前會帶外國客戶或 UBC派來的學校的人去吃欣葉. 蔥花走的也算是台菜但比較活潑版的吧.
Before the fireworks, we had to fill our stomach because, after all, we did work all day that day.
Went to dine at a Shinyeh restaurant. It’s one of the restaurants under the Shinyeh restaurant group. The Shinyeh restaurants are known for their Taiwanese food (台菜). They have a Taiwanese restaurant on the 85th floor of the Taipei 101 building. But they also have an excellent Japanese buffet in a  Shinkong Mitsukoshi Mall in the Xinyi district that requires reservation days if not weeks ahead.

上次去過ㄧ次覺得不怎麼樣, 可是這次去覺得還不錯! 下次會推薦給友人.
Didn’t think the food was exceptionally good last time I came but this time it was quite different. It was actually pretty good and we pretty much finished all of the dishes.

我們點了六人的套餐 (套餐中含的幾大項都可以選 2~3 個不同的 dishes), 所以還不錯.
We ordered the 6-person set. And that actually gave us quite a few choices of different dishes. Most of them were pretty good.

還有附甜點 (也是可從4~5種不同的甜點中選幾個).
The group set came with desert as well (also can choose from a few options).

欣葉小廚 – 蔥花  Shinyeh’ Table
A:  台北市忠孝東路四段201號2樓 (near MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua – Exit 2; 靠近捷運忠孝敦化 2號出口)
W: http://www.shinyeh.com.tw/taiwan_f.htm
T:  02-2778-8712

8:30pm 我們慢慢的晃到台北101大樓.
We finished around 8:30pm when our time for dining was up then we walked to the area around the Taipei 101 building.

平時這條街在尖峰時刻就超多人車的. 在這時只有超多人(照片中的還不算多因為其實我們算早去吧).
These streets are normally filled with cars and people during rush hours or on weekends. But here, you will only see people (not a lot yet because we got there a bit earlier than maybe 40% of the people).

誠品信義店和新光三越外面的馬路塞滿了人潮.
Outside of the Eslite bookstore and the Shinkong Mitsukoshi Mall. We thought that Volkswagen advert on the building was pretty sharp.

有點像難民營, 而且是前面整個望下去都是坐在地上的人群. 整整的把101包一圈.
All the people sitting on the streets around the Taipei 101 area. It looks a bit like a huge refugee camp eh? lol.
 

小叮噹有帶糧食 … 但是為什麼是海苔? &為什麼會有火鍋料理包?連戶外求生的 LED 礦工style 頭燈都帶出來了… Orz.
So we got friends bringing “snacks” for us while we wait for the fireworks there. But not sure why they also bought the hot pot pack.. We were so not going to have a hot pot in the middle of a street with all the crowds around us.

我們一年只有一支仙女棒, 就這支啦!特大仙女棒.
The once in a year event.


煙火時分.. 我都忘了…  其實煙火只有3分鐘.
The long-waited fireworks bursting out from the Taipei 101 building. It lasted around 3 minutes. Pretty short but lots of $$$ spent.

又有像這種看起來像 101 被炸掉的照片.
Another one of those pics that makes Taipei 101 look like it just exploded.
But what I really want to point out is not fireworks but all those blue lights shining from cameras at the bottom of the photo. It was a “SEA” of cameras.

連續第二年到 Taipei 101 現場. 今年可能是最後一年做這樣瘋狂的事.
接下來的是改變.  因為我們都需要改變 !
祝大家都有美好的新的一年! 我們在這個或另一個城市見吧!

I forgot where I was at the end of 2007 but seems like I have been to the Taipei 101 fireworks for the past 2 years. Probably won’t go again next year and just watch it from somewhere near my house or maybe spend the time elsewhere.

So what’s next? LOTS of planning, changes, and new challenges! Wish you all a great 2010 and perhaps we’ll meet again soon here or elsewhere!

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