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Old 01-27-2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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Taipei, Taiwan

Just flew in from a year in Shanghai a few weeks ago. Any 2p2ers in Taipei?

This city is fkn awesome.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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More on Taipei yo!
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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Yeah, more info. Nightlife? Hot girls? Language barrier? Fun stuff to do?
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:35 AM   #4
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Malkas, thanks for that post.

Are you a native Shanghainese?
Does Taiwanese Mandarin sound different from Shanghai Mandarin?
Why are hookers so expensive? Are they in low supply?
I'll be in Taipei in late March. What are must-see attractions?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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Very good post Malkas. I'm in Thailand now and I noticed that I can get roundtrip tickets for like $250 so I'll probably be there sometime this summer.

How much does a nice apartment cost in a good area?
Any restrictions on poker sites?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:39 AM   #6
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Very good post Malkas. I'm in Thailand now and I noticed that I can get roundtrip tickets for like $250 so I'll probably be there sometime this summer.

How much does a nice apartment cost in a good area?
We live in the "Beverly Hills" of Taipei. 1500 sq. feet, 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms living room dining room kitchen and awesome view for $900USD/month. We also got a really good deal so for a ballin pad in a nice area expect something around $1000 for the multi-bedrooms.

Taipei is expensive. During our research for homes we came across a 3 story, 5 bedroom MONSTER of a house for 300$USD/month in a medium-sized city just 50 KM northwest. The prices you pay for big city life ...

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I play on FTP and no problems at all. And by no problems I mean I have absolutely zero delay at all times of the day.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:47 AM   #7
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Paul B.,

Where in the Philippines are you?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:54 AM   #8
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I'm in Makati, Metro Manila.

Are you saying you already speak well after one year in Shanghai? Or did you know how to speak before that? I ask because I just started getting Mandarin lessons and I wanna gauge how long it will take for me to become competent.

Does it get chilly at all?
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:02 AM   #9
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Do you know about other sites? I think I've played with you on FTP, SSNL right? Anyways, thanks again for the info. Will definitely be going there soon.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:54 AM   #10
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Cool thread. I'll be there in about 10 days. What's the weather like?

Also what's the typical foreigner dress like? Do I need to dress 'proper' for going out, KTV or whatever? Or are just shorts/sandals fine?

Let me know if you wanna go out for some drinks. My girlfriend apparently knows you since you always 3-bet her at FTP.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:24 PM   #11
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nice
looks like we can fire up a home game sometimes
i will be at taiwan in march.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:31 PM   #12
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If you like hiking you should check out the Toroko Gorge, it's a pretty cool place. I really liked the zoo there as well, they had a cool indoor nocturnal animals exhibit.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:26 PM   #13
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I host a weekly holdem game at my place. Feel free to e-mail and check. 3000-5000nt buy in, blinds are 25/50. I live in Taipei near Breeze center off of Bade. mountian_maddness@hotmail.com
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I host a weekly holdem game at my place. Feel free to e-mail and check. 3000-5000nt buy in, blinds are 25/50. I live in Taipei near Breeze center off of Bade. mountian_maddness@hotmail.com
Hey,

Thanks for the post.

I sent you an email. Is the "mountian" in "mountian_maddness@hotmail.com" supposed to be misspelled? I'll send to both just in case

Cheers,

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Old 02-01-2009, 03:51 AM   #15
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How much does a normal night out cost? Dinner at a nice restaurant? Cover charge at clubs, average drink price, bottle service, taxis, etc. I guess if you could just give a breakdown on everyday things that you might spend money on. Thanks again for doing this.
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