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A little late but HAPPY NEW YEAR!! weeee...shots in my favorite place in the world, TAIWAN!
I was in China for a two thumbs down Christmas (working), but hopped over to Taiwan to
Christmas Day-Guangzhou China
back of a rickshaw
me bugging a shifty-eyed stray dog
freakishly strong old man...still puffin' on that cig
fabric mart motorcycle gang
one of the reasons for going to Taiwan was to hang out with one of our favorite accounts NEU!
YiLing the boss lady
Stan Lee the boss man
I asked how their empire of over 10 stores began and YiLing proceeded to tell me the tale of her being a rebellious kid that racked up a hefty bill on her dad's credit card. To pay it off she would go to the local wholesale mart and hand pick clothes and flip them for a profit on the streets (literally). Shortly after, she began to fly to Los Angeles to hand pick brands to exclusively sell in Taiwan. Her reputation for picking the best stuff soon caught on. Meanwhile, Stan Lee (literally the king of streetwear in Taiwan) was one of the first people to own a skate shop in the country. He noticed YiLing's talent for slanging women's clothes, so they teamed up and have been killing it together since 1998! If you get a chance, go visit one of their many stores across Taiwan or their online store HERE!
For new years, Yiling took us to Underworld, a cool little live house. The local Taiwanese band Macbeth was surprisingly good!
the only picture we have from the night as we started celebrating too early....
FOOD! another main reason for going to Taiwan...to eat my fkn heart out...some of it looks pretty gross I know
bacon wrapped chives
what i miss the most about Taiwan is surprisingly these modest lunch boxes
intestine noodles yummm
favorite treat...candied strawberry kebabs
fried chicken steaks
fun shaped hot cakes
Eric couldn't hang with my eating habits so he came up with the most American meal possible: hot dog, cheetos, and a coke!
you snap me
nice to know people still hand paint lanterns
take that FOREVER 21...neener neener neeener
and then ended the trip with balenciaga/margiela sale madness!
(got a pair of margiela trousers for under $100!)
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