Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I am now the proud owner of a Working House VIP card! Which I think gets me a discount on future visits. Working House is kind of like Taiwan's version of Ikea, but on a smaller scale. It's a store where you can buy all kinds of household items with a lot of unique and great looking designs. It's a fun place to shop or just to look around without buying anything. In fact, on more than one occasion when I've been out with friends, they've asked me if I want to go "guang" working house.
The word "guang" in Chinese means to look around, especially in the context of window shopping. Actually when I first came to Taiwan I thought the word for Night market was "guang jie" because that's what people said when they wanted to go to the night market (to go look around the shops on the street).
Taiwanese are experts at the art of "guang." Though sometimes it gets frustrating when you're in a hurry and stuck behind some people leisurely sauntering through the market and gazing at every vendor's goods, it's also taught me to slow down a little.