June 8, 2011

Through A Rainy Taipei Alley




These pictures were taken on a rainy day in Taipei. I love Taipei, but it’s not exactly a pretty city. The high rises are all stained from the smog and rusted billboards while the streets are crappy to walk in- but the food and the culture make up for it, and it is my hometown, and a part of me.

Walking in Taipei require you to keep an eye out for scooters (and dog poop) at all time. My dad almost got ran over by a scooter while taking these pictures. Then he got pissed and the photos turned kind of crappy. And then I whined and said “But dad! Your broken leg will heal but bad pictures will haunt you FOREVER!”. I kid. But there’s some truth in that, go ask Anthony Weiner.

These are some good ones before the scooter incident.

101 comments:

  1. Sounds charming in its own way. Love the high rises :)Show more of the city?

    Kisses,

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  2. I just have to laugh at the bad pictures will haunt you forever,that was epic. And is your dad okay? Hope everything is well! :)

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  3. Dad's don't seem to get the importance of having pictures worth sharing, do they? I love the way you're standing in the fourth picture - it turned out really well!

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  4. aww its asia hun i absolutely knew what u meant. Am glad ur dad is ok! Have u tried coming Phil instead huh?:)

    Nice outfit there as always! u looked so cute and fab!

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  5. Wauw this looks stunning babe!

    PRETTY

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  6. hahah..with that bad pics..it was dunny lol :D anyway the pics are not soo bad ^^ i think they are good...and i really like your otfit ^.<

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  7. Nice pics! Lovely outfit..and I can´t believe your dad was up for it..when I try my mom to snap pictures its like watching an episode of Greys Anatomy ..drama all the way..and maybe a little bit of crying too haha

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  8. Love the stripy shirt & your super cool glasses :) xx

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  9. Well hello theeeere Vogue cover ; D

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  10. cute glasses!
    the background and your outfit matches perfectly

    why is everyone's dad taking their pictures?
    mine would never do such thing!
    even if I beg and cry (okay, exaggerating a little)

    i secretly love scooter ;p

    <3
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  11. whoo, love the pics!! mAYBE THAT BAD PICTURES HUNT YOU :D

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  12. very beautiful!! love the top, stripey goodness <3 and I hope your dad is okay!!

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  13. your dad takes really cool and beautiful pictures and of course if the model is you of course it will even be greater :)

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  14. the top is so casual! it almost looks like a bf blazer/shirt hybrid

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  15. Still some pretty decent pictures, no? Love the back alley setting :)

    K.

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  16. LOVING your outfit and this blog. You've got a new follower! :)

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  17. Wow!!!!!I'm in love with your shoes, tights,shorts and blouse..well..all!!

    And big eyeglasses too :-)

    I passed the exam!!!!:-D You brought me luck!

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  18. the stripes look awesome on you <3

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  19. Ahahah :-) woodoo doll :-) so so so funny!you always make me laugh, thank you :-) I laughed again reading about your father and the poop:-)
    Ahahahahah :-)

    You're seuper cute, I envy you for your long skinny legs!!

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  20. Your dad is so sweet to be taking your lookbook photos for you. My parents still don't really understand I have a blog lol.

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  21. wow this is super cute!!! loving the stripes! thanks for following, I'm now following back!

    House of Shoes

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  22. ur dad is soo cool to take pictures for you!!!!!! n loveeee the outfit!! =]

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  23. Great outfit! Love the shirt!

    Jonna xx

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  24. great pics..you look fabulous!

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  25. this shirt is so great! i love this look a lot
    Hope you're having a good week so far
    x

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  26. Cute outfit, Julie! I love your glasses, too. Weinergate is so ridiculous! What is with American politicians??? Like John Edwards, Bill Clinton, and now Weiner dog...

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  27. I love this shirt! clearly will not be available in Canada haha!

    So happy you are posting these amazing pictures.

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  28. LOL... I just stick to my family and go for the food in Taipei. : )

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  29. Wow, you look gorgeous! =) Thanks for visiting my page. New follower.

    But yes, you should try out Paula's Choice products if you're looking for a new product to use. And you can always try their samples first.

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  30. I love the shirt! It look great on you!

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  31. love this look, you look like a young school girl! great ;)
    xoxo
    Catita

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  32. Love the outfit! You look incredibly cute :D

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  33. Dah! you don't understand dutch haha: lovely top!

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  34. well i think you look stunning, and strangely, i find the grey and "boring" looking cities to be the most beautiful ;-) they have a certain charm and personality about them in my opinion :-) have a great wednesday!

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  35. these picutres are adaorable! Great outfit! XOXO

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  36. What a determined "dad," at least he took your pics, that says alot. These photos are very nice, and I love this outfit.

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  37. i luv the look~~~i think stripe looks great on you
    ~~~and i luv the oversized glasses~~~


    jessy

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  38. That's a great line! :D

    Bad photos may haunt the creators, but amazing photos will haunt the viewers.

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  39. U looks so chic hun, love the shirt!!!! :D


    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  40. your dad got good photos! and your outfit is quite nice :)

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  41. Omg I tried oversized glasses similar to yours at F21 today and I looked like a dork. You however look adorable with it! =D

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  42. love your outfit and your dad sounds hilarious haha! but credit to him for taking the photos in the first place I guess.
    thanks for stopping by :D
    xx Cin
    Origami Roses

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  43. We love the blog, wonderful and are going.
    Glorinha and Roger Rinaldi
    Creators of the earring look of the day outfit of the night
    http://sbrincos.blogspot.com
    bjs.

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  44. So that solves the mystery! I've been wondering who your photographer while you're over there. For some reason, I thought that you brought a tripod with you, and then I realized that that might be a pretty bad idea!

    Anyway, don't you get stares when you go to those kinds of places? Cus you're all dressed up and everyone else isn't?

    I feel bad for your dad! Sometimes, there are careless people out there >.<

    -Abby

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  45. That's totally awesome that your dad takes your photos. The streets of Asia are pretty crazy. At least the scooter didn't hit your dad.

    I love the stripped top and the cute detailing on your tights. Is it lace or?


    <3 S.

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  46. So many of my photos from Italy were also tainted after run ins with scooters but I think these all look really good - love the stripes!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  47. Hi Pop! AMAZING colors, so pretty. I'm inspired now to go shopping and buy pieces as nice as these ....Loving your nerdy glasses. You are so stylish, really! HAHA about what you said to your dad - you got attitude girl!

    Check out my new post lovely :D

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  48. UGH, I'M SO JEALOUS YOU'RE IN TAIPEI RIGHT NOW. I would kill to be there, the food, the shopping, everything! It seems like you're having quite the time :) Also, that romper is quiiite excellent, and all of your shoots are coming out with such amazing photos aka amazing updates. Keep them up <3!

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  49. blog more about taipie!
    hehe
    i love the stocking!

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  50. sigh, i love your infusion of current events and photo snapping. and yeah, be careful ok!!! we want u and ur family back in one piece. renegade scooters on the loose!

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  51. I salute you for wearing heels on those streets - tried that in India and almost fell over. Love the shirt and still awed by your dad taking the photos.

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  52. these shots are goregous of u. i love the angle and the composition your photographer was able to capture. very creative use of space.
    xoxo
    mina

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  53. I always heard that taipei is good with food and shopping, I wish to visit Taipei one day :)
    love your style! very chic shirt and tights!

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  54. You are funny. I am the same with my models - ah dont worry about the car..... Love the 3rd shot and your outfit rocks. Xxxx

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  55. These pictures are all super! I cannot seem to find a favourite but i'm leaning towards the second to last one.

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  56. great pics!! So cute of your dad to willingly take the pics for you, despite getting angry LOL I've almost gotten run over by motorcycles in Taipei on a daily basis while I was there. You kinda get used to it and know how to avoid them & they know how to avoid you. it's all in the chemistry LMAO I've realized that in Taipei, the dingier the place, the better the food tastes. AHHH i miss it and wanna go back >_<

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  57. this is one of my fave outfits, i love it!

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  58. so lovely! i recognize the tights! YYEEAAHH!

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  59. Lol!! I hope your pops is ok. Sounds very much like Dominican Republic. Scooters (and reckless drivers!) everywhere. I still think your dad is so sweet to take your pics :)

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  60. Those surroundings remind me of certain parts of Hong Kong that tourists never venture into. Great look, I love the way you styled the shirt with the belt!

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  61. I'm sure you already know how I feel about mens shirts belted but this is BEYOND. Fantastic outfit!

    x

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  62. You are gorgeous. The setting looks wonderfully paired with that outfit! And I can't get enough of the details on those tights!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  63. I hate scooter people. They always think they have the right away. LAME BALLS.

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  64. thanks for stopping by. Lovely outfit. Lovely blog :)

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  65. Nice glasses! Stunning pictures, love your outfit!

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  66. cute outfit!
    Neat post!

    My Lyfe ; My Story

    @MyLyfeMyStory on twitter

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  67. You look awesome! I love that you can pull off the vertical black/white stripped effect!

    xx

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  68. Hey gorgeous! That last pic is my fav, I hope your dad is OK. Your story totally made me laugh though :)

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  69. I love your style and your blog.

    Thanks for your visit and comment. I' m so happy to see it.

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  70. I love this outfit, the shirt is really beautiful. Great pictures!

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  71. Funny, because we pretty much never see scooters over here. Different worlds! Haha, hope your dad is ok, but hey, the photos still look great! Awesome tights!

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  72. You look fab;I love your shorts!

    It's always fun to go back home:) xx

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  73. that striped top is great - and love the glasses too!

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  74. awesome pictures (though scary your dad risked his life for them...haha, but at least they turned out good!). you look great with those shorts and that fabulous striped shirt!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  75. these photos turned out pretty great -- and i don't even see any dog poop! glad you're dad didn't actually get hit by the scooter. i love this shirt so much!

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  76. oh dear! glad your dad is okay ;) I love your outfit in these photos. so cute, you styled it so well! :)

    xoxo

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  77. amazing outfit girl!! and no the photos are not crappy!! :)

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  78. WOW,stunning look!!!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  79. Wow!I love your outfit!
    jewellerybijou.com

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  80. it's so sad that you dad got pissed off by the scooter! i didn't like taipei exactly but the food were so good.

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  81. wow ! love your outfit ! its so chic !
    and thanx for your comment in my blog :D xo !

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  82. This outfit is beautiful! Love the colours and the shirt! Taipei sounds amazing, so jealous! Thanks for following me, I'm following you too!
    xoxo

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  83. Loving the stripes, loving the shorts, loving the tights!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  84. You look fantastic!! More outfit posts please :)

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  85. Just stumbled across your blog and thank God that i did! i like your blog! very inspirational and you have such great photos too! hope you can visit and follow mine as well. xo

    http://itsnikki-goes-trendy-chic.blogspot.com/

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  86. OMG, you look so gorgeous! love it!

    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  87. i like the fact that you re rocking this look during the day!!! thumbs up!!!gorgeous

    xx

    www.dineinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  88. Love your outfit! You dad sounds awesome especially since he risked his life to take these photos :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
    www.herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com

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