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Breeze Centre, Taipei - Day 3

Angeline Friday, April 23, 2010 , , , , ,
From Longshan Temple, we wanted to take MRT to Zhongxiao Fuxing. We saw a Railway Station and mistakenly thought that it is a MRT Station.
Walked passed the road and went to the station, only to find out how silly we had been. Then, we took a taxi and went to Sogo and Wei Feng Guang Chang (Breeze Center) at Zhongxiao Fuxing.

The taxi's driver dropped us at Sogo, we went in and walked around for a while but nothing attracted us. Then we decided to walk to Wei Feng Guang Chang.
On our way to Wei Feng Guang Chang, we saw a nice bakery shop and went in to have a look. Again, it is a famous bakery shop which had been introduced by the media before. We bought their famous waffle roll and some bread.
Waffle Roll and Milk Toast
The Waffle Roll was really special. It used fresh strawberry and egg pudding as filling. Fragrantly good with the right matching ingredients. The waffle was soft like cake and the egg pudding will just melt in your mouth. With fresh strawberry, it tasted more refreshing and not too sweet.
After Chirlie Brown, we dropped by at a stall nearby to have some coffee. The coffee doesn't tasted good. Too bitter.
While we were having coffee, Shirley went to the stall next door to buy some Taiwanese Sausage.
I guessed the stall might be quite famous, a lot of passer by purposely stopped there to buy the sausages.
Then, we continued walking to Wei Feng Guang Chang
Finally, we were at Wei Feng Guang Chang.
We went window shopping and then, we had our lunch at the foodcourt which is located at the lowerground floor.
Paul wanted to have the Ramen from the Noodle Shop. It is a chain stall from Japan. All the ingredients were imported from Japan.
I remembered that I still kept the Ba Chang (Glutinous Rice Dumpling) from Formosa Chang in my bag. I took it out and we eat it there. 

Didn't regretted buying it. It was really good. Contained lots of ingredients which included lotus seeds, mushroom, pork, chestnuts and salted egg yolk. Just by looking at the appearance of the dumpling, we knew that it would be tasty.
Ramen + Fried Rice NT$220
The Ramen was good. Strong porky flavour soup with springy ramen. It really tasted like the Ramen in Japan. Yummilicious!!
The Fried Rice tasted pretty average. Nothing to shout home about. It used Char Siu, spring onion and egg as ingredients for the fried rice.
Done with our lunch, we were pretty tired. It is time to hit back to our hotel and have a rest.

After having a good rest at our hotel room, we had some fruits before going out again.
We had the Custard Apple we bought from the supermarket at Taipei 101. It was juicy and sweet.

Today's Meditation:
Look to this day! 
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course. 
Lie all the truths and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.

from the Sanskrit

This day, it truly is all we've got. There is nothing more in this life over which we have any control at all. While our actions today may affect our tomorrows, it's still true that we have control only over today's actions and thoughts and reactions. When you get right down to it, you could even say that we have only this moment, for we don't have control over any of our actions even half an hour into the future. There's just right now.

If you want to grow and develop as a person, you must take some sort of action today to make sure it happens. That means sitting down and reading a book that's important to you, or even planning to register tomorrow for a certain course or seminar. It may not take place for a while, but by making plans today you can guarantee that you'll be a part of it.

I think that we're not taught to appreciate this thing called "today." We tend to take it for granted, for here it is--it has come unannounced, and we haven't had to do anything for it to become part of our lives. It just came. We appreciate those moments that we've worked for--slipping into a hot tub after a long and difficult day, leaving for a nice vacation, receiving the raise at work--but we tend not to see our right now as the most important moment of our lives.

So we tend not to appreciate it. But it doesn't have to be so. We can look to this day as the beautiful gift that it is. It really does contain everything, and we can see it all if we train ourselves to do so. You are living in a beautiful new today right now, and you have the choice to look to it for the marvel that it is, or to take it for granted as just another day. Which do you think will help you the most?

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day,
a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic
waiting somewhere behind the morning.

J.B. Priestley
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