March 1-13, 2016


One of the sales people in our company had a client from Iran that he was going to meet and discuss matters with, and he asked me if I could sit in their meeting to act as an interpreter in case they wouldn’t be able to understand each other. Luckily, the person brought one of his Taiwanese business partners who could speak English to the meeting so I didn’t have to interpret for them anymore.

Ene was back in Taipei for a couple of days so we met up for lunch with Lorraine. We went to an Italian restaurant near my office called Cin Cin Osteria. I’d passed by the restaurant a couple of times before, and felt like the interiors and the restaurant itself looked nice so it was on my list of places to try. It did not disappoint. We were all satisfied with our orders because they were delicious and flavorful.

Coincidentally, one of my colleagues who recently got a raise wanted to treat us out to lunch and we also ended up again in Cin Cin Osteria because they wanted to try it out too. One of my other colleagues had previously eaten there with her family and she was also recommending the place. Good thing we made reservations because when we got there, the place was full! We had another satisfying experience because we all liked our orders and we were very full.

Over the weekend, T and I went to Mint (one of our favorite Italian restaurants) for lunch. We were supposed to go to Troublemaker Waffles for dessert and to hang out in the afternoon but when we got there, we found out that they were closed for the day because they were going to take their wedding photos. We ended up going to Bosun coffee instead which wasn’t bad either. I liked their latte, and it was my first time ordering latte without sugar. Hihi whoops.

At night, we went to Shida to walk around while waiting for my friends. Met up again with Ene and the rest of my Fil-Chi friends for dinner at this Italian restaurant called 雙魚坊. We had one whole separate room to ourselves where the table was lower and there were low couches for seats. We basically spent the rest of the night eating, talking, and laughing. Nice way to end the weekend!

The following week, T and I went to Ningxia night market because we’ve both never been there, and because we saw some blogs saying there were really yummy food there. We were pretty disappointed because the “bestsellers” (or so the blogs say) were not anything special. They were so-so.

We went back to Troublemaker and we were finally able to try it out. I liked their waffles because I felt like they weren’t expensive and yet they were delicious. We also liked their cheese waffle because it was really cheesy! Their coffee was more on the expensive side though.


About Therese

28 years old | Chinese-Filipina | University of the Philippines Diliman - BA European Languages (Spanish major, Speech Communication minor) 2011 | National Chengchi University - MA International Development | Working in the freight forwarding/logistics industry Learning to believe in myself more and not being afraid to seize opportunities ♥

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