Sorry for the sudden silence! bB had the most crippling headache ever. Thankfully now under control, but am still feeling kinda slow.
So the next day after Raohe Night Market and Wufenpu, bB was determined to make it for the hotel brekkie just once. It was my very last day at Eastern Star Hotel. LOL! It turns out brekkie was quite good. Congee wasn’t plain, it had sweet potato chunks. And there was a selection of pickled vegetables and other stuff to choose from.
I had a second round of egg and bacon with toast. Good of them to provide different options!
After that, I made my way to my nail appointment that was made the day before. This was a little nail studio I stumbled upon. It was actually a little room in the back of a clothing store. By appointment only.
Charlene served me warm water in the most adorable cup. She told me it was from Daiso nearby. Unfortunately, they were sold out when I went to have a look.
It was a very cosy little nail studio. If I were a Taipei resident, I wouldn’t mind coming here regularly for nail services.
This was how my toe nails looked before (after she removed my existing French Gelish). My right big toe nail was breaking in the middle. I should have gotten my nails done (and trimmed) before going to Taipei, so they wouldn’t break if I wore closed shoes, but I couldn’t get an appointment before my flight.
After Charlene was done with them. She did an awesome job.
And an awesome job on my hands too. Total cost for fingers and toes in French Gelish was NT4,000. No cheaper than Singapore, but I’d say her handiwork was better than many of the manicurists in Singapore.
It turned out to be a funny and good chain of events because if I had gotten my nails done before Taipei, they wouldn’t have broken, and I wouldn’t have needed to find a nail studio to fix them. If I didn’t get to meet Charlene, I wouldn’t have found out from her where to buy great, plain tees at Shilin Night Market, which was the only item of clothing I was hoping to stock up on in Taipei.
With my nails all perfect, I was starving. I noticed this place, Dazzling Cafe, a few steps away, and vaguely remembered reading about their fantastic toasts. It was a rainy day and there was no queue, so I decided to try it out.
Lovely white interior. bB likes white interiors. :)
My strawberry toast came looking amazing… The cafe is very encouraging towards patrons taking peektures of their food. They actually serve this to you, let you take peektures, and then offer to cut it up for you after that.
To my further amazement, the toast was sliced up to reveal ready toasted fingers inside! The adorable waitress placed everything expertly and gave advice on how best to eat it. LOL! Everything was well planned. And it tasted awesome too.
I had a fruit tea to go along. Can’t remember the name now but it was a berry tea, which was quite lovely.
This was bB, all wrapped up on a cold, rainy day in Taipei. How cute are those little plant figures? This was in the Ming Yao Departmental Store building, when I went looking for the pink cup that Charlene had.
And after that, it was time to shift hotels…
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