Friday, August 7, 2015

Quick Update: Life in Taiwan

So if you guys do follow me on my social media, you will know that I have been staying in Taiwan for the past 3 weeks. Since I have not been updating my blog lately (boring life LOL), I decided to just write a quick update about my life here in Taiwan. The main reason why I'm here is because I have participated in Taiwan Men's Uno Model Search and very lucky enough to be in the semi final. I actually came to Taiwan in June (which I did blog about my trip HERE) for the first audition and went back to Malaysia to wait for the results. If you guys don't know, I have always aspired to be a model before I started as a blogger. LOL... But seems like many people has been focusing mainly on my blogger status and does not see me as a model, so I decided to join this competition to prove myself and also to gain more experience. 

Finally a week before the semi final, I received an email informing me that I have successfully been selected into the semi final! It was quite a rush timeline to actually find a place to stay for a month and also buying last minute air ticket is not cheap! Arriving at Taiwan and preparing for semi final the next day, I was actually quite nervous because it has been a long time since I step on a stage and talk to a crowd. Hahhaa.. Luckily during semi final, everything went well and I'm very lucky to proceed into the final. 

Since the final is after a month, I will have to stay in Taiwan for one month and I can say life is boring. Hahahha.. That's why I have the time here to blog. Of course there are some training classes and photoshoot within this one month (that's why I can't fly back to Malaysia), but most of the time I will be lying on my bed staring at the ceiling. HAHAHA wtf!

Did a photoshoot with the team here in Taiwan. Will be uploading the final outcome soon on my Instagram. Wait wait...

Oh ya, there were also a makeover session for all the finalist and I got a little nervous and anxious not knowing what they will do to my hair. LOL... I really like my white hair now and also because it is done by my favourite hairstylist, Han from Centro Hair Salon! I guess you guys like it too right? So luckily, the organiser decided to maintain my hair colour and just gave me a little trim. I'm the only contestant that has a dyed coloured hair. Hhahaha...

I came all the way to Taiwan and being the only Malaysian in this competition, I really hope that all of you can support me by just spending a minute to vote for me >>>HERE! Just click in the link and click "LIKE", if it's possible please share it to your friends too! Voting ends 13 August 2015. Please please *puppy eyes* LOL

As I mention earlier on how boring my life is here, I have been staying in for the past whole week and I think I will go crazy if this continues. Hahaha... Not that I want to stay in, it's just that I hate going out alone and doing things alone. I rather just lie on my bed or update my blog. Hahaha.. If you follow my snapchat you will know that I have been eating lunch box or zap fan (economy rice) everyday. LOL... Don't think that I'm living a pig 's life ok, just sleep and eat, because I hit the gym everyday just to stay in shape for my final. 

I signed up at a small gym near my staying area, which is just walking distance away, and try to maintain a good body shape. If not seriously after a month I become pig already! LOL... Since it's just a small gym in a sports centre, the facilities and machines are very limited and I won't go during peak hours. If not, all you do is just standing there waiting for that person to finish using the machines. I really miss Celebrity Fitness in Malaysia because it's always so convenient for me to hit the gym no matter where I am as there are so many outlet all around KL area. Most importantly the facilities and machines are very sufficient, hardly need to wait or rampas-merampas with other people. Hahahha wtf, malay also come out. Also because I have already planned earlier of the year to join a modelling contest, so whenever I have the time I will definitely go to Celebrity Fitness to workout. Luckily I did not waste my membership HAHAHA!

Since I already came all the way here, still need to be tourist a bit la. I still got go out on the first 2 weeks to walk around the city and also went for some shopping. Hahaha.. That's why now damn broke need to eat lunch box only. LOL

Being in Taiwan for the third time, but this is my first time taking a decent picture with Taipei 101 and also going to the top. I went up to the highest floor of Taipei 101 to enjoy the night view of this beautiful city. Basically that's all. Hahhaa... Nothing much to elaborate. 

Not just looking at night view, being a sweet tooth person like me sure went for some sweet dessert too la! Here are some places that I went for food. I did not include 7-11 food inside. LOL.. Just to mention. I realize in Taiwan there is a minimum spending in most of the cafe/restaurant, which is to order a drink. They don't allow one gang of people but just one person order one drink and all of you just stare at that person's drink. Hahaha.. So you not thirsty also must drink! 


Operating Hours: 1130am-0200am
Address: They have a few outlet, check out their FB page
-it's a buffet style steamboat which serves 麻辣 soup, which is actually not so spicy compared to the one I introduced in my previous post. They have different choices of meat, Häagen-Dazs ice cream, fruits, drinks and even beer! Eat till you drop. LOL

Mita Pasta 『 凱撒店 』

- Italian restaurant located underground of Taipei Main Station. The squid ink pasta that I had is just so so, but there is one thai style pasta that taste not bad. 

Operating hours: 1400-2200
-little small cafe that serves brownies (obviously), ice cream and some drinks. I tried the dark chocolate brownies which I personally think that it's a bit dry. That's why I ordered a drink. Business strategy! Clever! Hahahha

Operating hours: 
Mon-Thu: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Address: 中華路一段23號, Taipei, Taiwan
-very nice cafe located not far away from XiMenDing with sufficient sunlight. The food was nice too but the waffle was a bit too thick for my preference but I think it's the Taiwan style. 

Mövenpick Cafe 莫凡彼咖啡館 -誠品站前店

Operating hours: 
Mon - Thu:10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat:10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Address: 台北市中正區忠孝西路一段47號B1,Taipei, Taiwan 

Serena knows that I like sweet food so she brought me here. 

Operating hours: 
Mon - Thu:12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat:12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Address: 台北市忠孝東路四段205巷7弄11號1樓, Taipei, Taiwan 
-seems like a famous place for bread toast in Taipei and I must say it's famous for a reason. Worth trying although the portion is not very big, but if you don't have a big tummy like me then nothing to complain about. Haha

So I guess my quick update became quite a long one, but that's it. One more week till my final and I just can't wait to go back and have mamak. LOL... Will update again after my final so just follow my Instagram for my instant updates! Bye

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