My first day researching in the National Taiwan University Library! I headed out early and caught the Gongguan area in the midst of waking up. I absolutely love those morning hours when everything is suffused with a kind of ecstatic bustling energy!
Xinsheng South Road is sleepy in the morning...
...but people are definitely out and about! Check out how many bikes are already stored on the racks!
I made a pit-stop at the local 85 Degrees which was quite tasty and broke my fast on a bench near the NTU library.
Breakfast of champions! Taiwan's 85 degrees has pastries stuffed with more cheese, more filling...The coffee tastes about the same though ;)
A not-so-great shot of the NTU Library.
A little about being a visitor at the library: They seem to be pretty stringent about who can enter. As long as you are a student you can enter–provided you have some kind of valid school identification. However, they also seemed to need a passport for non-Taiwan citizens. As much as I hate walking around with official documents tucked in my purse…I guess anything to make school administration happy!
My roommate (M) and I woke up early today and walked to the steamed bun stand she ran by yesterday. There were so many different buns to choose from! (Only 2 RBM for the lot! –excluding milk of course.)
Clockwise from the left: 香辣肉包 (Spicy meat bun), 葱油花卷 (scallion flower roll), 豆沙包 （Red bean paste bun).
Even the fishies want to eat it!
This is probably the breakfast I’ll eat on days I don’t have an 8 o’clock class. Good stuff!