Jan 14, 2009

台湾出張① - Business Trip to Taiwan Part One

遂に来ました、初の台湾!

というか、中国語圏に来るのは今回が初めて。やっぱりすごい不思議な気分。日本と似てる所、違う所、すごく多い。そして英語の通じない国、むしろ日本語の方が通じるというのも結構違和感を感じる。

初日の仕事、というかミーティングは無事終了。初日から台湾人は結構親切な人が多いな、と感じた。

夜は「台北101」の展望台に行って台北の夜景を眺めました。それにしても環境破壊が騒がれる中、サンゴが名産として売られていることにはちょっと不思議な気分に駆られた。

晩御飯は、ホテルの近くにある鍋やさん。待ってる間に出されたメニューは、ネットで翻訳したのかとてつもない翻訳の連続。たっぷり笑わせてもらった後には美味しい鍋を頂きました~。

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Finally... the first visit to Taiwan!

Actually, it's the first time I have been to a country where Chinese is the first language. It felt a bit weird. There are so many things that are similar and not similar to Japan. It's a bit strange for me to realise that not many people understand English, while more people understand Japanese!

Work went well for the first day. I felt that Taiwanese people seem to be very helpful already.

We headed to 'Taipei 101' to see the evening view of Taipei in the evening. I was a bit baffled by the fact that they were selling souveniers made of coral while there's so much talk about protecting the environment right now.

We went to a hotpot restaurant for dinner. While we were waiting, we were given a menu for foreigners that was clearly "translated" using online translation tool. After we had so much laugh at the menu, we had delicious hotpot.






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