Taste Of Freedom

Taste Of Freedom

My quarantine ended at midnight, and I was picked up by mom and dad at 10 after. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one checking out of the quarantine hotel at that hour. Some of us wanted out ASAP. I could have stayed until after breakfast, but mom insisted on picking me up early because I think she sensed I got freaked out by the earthquake, and didn’t want me to spend more time in the hotel than was necessary. Vicky and I were both worried about them driving at night, but mom wouldn’t hear it. Parents’ love for their children is something I will never fully grasp.

We wasted no time this morning, and were out the door by 8AM for breakfast, not realizing that I was supposed to remain at home and avoid public spaces for this final week. I had only received the notice from the health department while we were at Costco. Luckily, I had been a stickler about wearing my mask at all times.

Breakfast was bought at 7-eleven. Yes, you read that correctly. 7-eleven in Taiwan isn’t simply a grab-and-go mart.

You can have all three meals at 7-eleven if you want. The variety in packaged meals is dizzying. Have them heat it up for you after you pay, and you’ve got yourself a tasty meal.
Yummy chicken on oiled rice for $2.30
Tea eggs at 7-eleven for $0.30 each is a must try in Taiwan

The scene in Costco is clear indication that Covid is non existent in this country.

The crowds at the check out area at 11AM
Unlike in the US, Costco sample stations are open.

Mom wanted to grab lunch at Ikea afterwards (they have a very different preference for food than I, but since I wasn’t planning on eating I went along – then again, it wasn’t like I had a choice).

Indoor dining, which is no longer available in the US.

As for the rest of the week, I’ll be at home.

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