The Adventures of Thumbfighter!

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This is Jeff Chen, Jeffrey Ricky Chen that is, some call me Jeffington.

by on Mar.07, 2011, under Adventures, Food, Pictures

Hi everyone! It’s been quite awhile since i’ve posted anything, but here it is. I really want to start posting up more post about traveling, art, photography, and anything else funny or interesting on the web, well first off, allow me to introduce my self, I am Jeff Chen, I live in Los Angeles! Hope you guys will like the posts to come!

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A full moon requests some pics!

by on Jul.10, 2009, under Adventures

Hi All, its been quite some time since I’ve updated my blog! I must be better about this!!! The first two pictures are from Taiwan, the thrid one is from Japan and the 4th is from South Korea.(They all have captions so check em out!)  Although my travels are over, I feel that my journey through each country has given me a new view of who I am and what I want. It has also inspired me to think differently and appreciate things for what they are, no matter big or small! Anyway I’ll be posting more pics soon Enjoy everyone!


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Pic of the day…

by on May.21, 2009, under Adventures

Gloomy skies in Taipei, means its time for rainbows! 8)

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Picture hunting @ Long Shan Temple (dragon mountain temple) + Spark + Primo

by on May.18, 2009, under Adventures

REWIND 05.08.09

Today I woke up a little later then usual, around 11:30 and had some lunch with my aunt, uncle and cousin at they house. It was a simple lunch of leftovers from the previous night, but was still delicious. After lunch and a short nap(teehee)… i went to go explore Long Shan Temple.

Before I went to the temple, I had to make one of my multi-daily trip to 711. I picked up a milk like container of “fruit drink”. Damn this drink was good, fresh fruit in liquid form def up there on my list of things to drink from 711. below are some pics of the fruit drink and some pics of the awesome buses haha yea right. One thing I did notice here is that people are more polite while on public transportation. People are every so willing to let go of their seats for the elderly, women and children. One other cool thing is that in the subway system (MRT) there are escalators. On these escalators, as people are going up and down, someone here has created an ingenious way creating a fast lane and a slow lane on the escalator! They simply drew a line right in the middle of the step, if you are in no hurry, you step to the right, creating a single line. If you are in a hurry, you walk straight up the left side!! Its so logical its blew my mind! haha!img_1459img_1465img_7866

Anyway, I digress. When i get to the temple, there are masses of people and i find myself waiting at the front to get a perfect shot with no people in it. Unfortunately there was no such opportunity so i just started snapping away. This temple was one of the larger temples in taiwan and there were masses of people there praying for good luck in health, work, etc etc… I got some good shots of people doing their thing, but i felt kinda guilty, so i prayed that they wouldn’t be offended! 8)

After the temple, I went to my friend Sylvia clothing shop (Unik Clothing). She sells Affliction, Monarchy, and Sinful clothing at a hip location near SOGO (shopping center). I would dub this place a much more tame Melrose (trendy shops, a bunch of young people with money to spend). I did like the area and felt calm and content strolling through the streets. I chilled there for a bit and made plans w/ her and her friends to go clubbing later that night.

So that night we hitup 2 clubs, Spark and Primo. Both clubs were upscale and near Taipei 101. Clubbing felt the same as it does in LA, but the songs are just 6 months old and no one knows how to dance… such a burn! Anyway we hit up those 2 clubs and called it a night! 8)

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Frist was George Jetson, next was Fred Flintstone!

by on May.16, 2009, under Adventures

REWIND! 05.07.09

sweep, sweep, sweep…..

The day before, I felt like George Jetson with hundreds if not thousands of scooters zooming by. Today I felt like I took a step back into the past. My uncle, aunt and cousin took me to “Tong Hua Mountain Park” (tong hua is a type of flower which when in the right spot in the park, it seems like its snowing…img_77982

First we stopped for a bit to have some delicious “bien dang” aka lunch boxes for you n00bs. Me and my cousin had the chicken cutlet which was a lil dry and my aunt and uncle had the fish which was super delish!!!!!!!

After lunch, we procedded to hike up the mountain. The hike was a medium difficutly hike. There were man made steps which made the hike alot easier, and alot of places to rest and take pics. As we walked higher and higher, the very became ever so clear, and when we reached the top, we could see all of taipei and its surroundings… beautiful!! (too bad it was hazy)img_7745
The hike was a great way to keep the fat off and take a look at the local wildlife etc! It probably took about 2-3 hours to hike up and down the hill, which isn’t too shabby. Here is a portrait that we took with one of those mountain curve mirrors…

(per Gary Lee, I’m separating my posts into paragraphs.) After the hike, we headed back to the city. our first stop in the city was the market place, which i posted a youtube video of so you probably saw that. We bought some groceries for the next day and head back to take 5 back at my aunt and uncles.

When night fell, my cousin and I went to go find what else, but some food!! My cousin took me to this bomb duck meat specialty restaurant. The only thing I can say about that place is that is was bomb and here are the pics to prove it. img_1446img_1449img_1447
I had the duck and mung bean noodle soup and we shared a plate of the duck meat. Though the place was ghetto for american standards, it was full of people, and the the best part about it is that it the meal was 200NT for both me and my cousin, this equates to about 6 bucks!! woohoO! 8)

After we ate, we went to xiemen shopping area, which I would probably compare to 3rd street in LA. It was filled with teenagers and so much “small food” (appetizers) that I couldn’t bring myself to take pictures without eating so I’ll save that for later 8).img_1451

We walked the shops of Xiemen for a bit and decided to shoot some pool. We hitup some pool hall which was 6 bucks for 2 hours and free drinks, OMG I couldn’t believe how cheap Taiwan is, no wonder all these Taiwanese people in america are cheap bastards! img_1453

We shot pool for 2 hours and headed back home where we stopped off at the local 711(which is on every block) and picked up some beer and snacks for the rest of the night. I got the STRONG 7 beer, because it made me feel more manly, and some spicy potato chip like snack.  haha at this point, I’ve made up my mind to try everything that 711 has to offer, before I go home, so wish me luck 8) Hope everyone at home is good and well 8) happy belated Cinco De Mayo! 8) RRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrAAA!img_1441

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