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Annvita Tea House

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One or two years ago, my mom took me out for afternoon tea, and it was so great. We each ordered our own pot of tea and then we shared some kind of stacked platter filled with cake, scones, sandwiches, fruits, and many more things I don’t know what to call. The interior was dimly lit, laid out with plush seating, and decorated with tasseled curtains and glimmering chandeliers. Ever since then, I’ve been dying to take my friends there for a classy afternoon/evening. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember what the tea house was called, and neither did my mom. I somehow got it in my head that it was called Queen’s Cafe, so this year, when my friends and I were on break and didn’t have any responsibilities in the immediate future, I took them out to Queen’s Cafe. Alas, the tea house was not called Queen’s Cafe, but a few months later, while I was out in the area with another group of friends for PBL, I found a directory and recognized the name of the forgotten tea house: Annvita Tea House. (I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to check the directory all those months ago)

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July 2014
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Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?

Monday Musings 3 // My wits. Harharhar. Just kidding, I’ve already lost them and I’m going flipping mad (but the best people usually are ;)). Anyways, the first thing that popped into my mind was clothes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made an attempt at spring cleaning, only to have my room end up more messy than before with clothes strewn all over the place. Then, in an attempt to be more “deep,” I wondered if there was any first love I was still holding onto that I needed to let go of, but alas, I have never yet fallen in love, so that was not the case.

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July 2014
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<500 days of summer

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I’m leaving Taiwan on Sunday morning, so this is my last full week here! This will also mark the end of my <500 days of summer blog series. I hope you enjoyed it! Although I have gotten my new laptop already, I don’t have any programs on it yet, so I’m not sure when I’ll be able to start doing Friday Favorites again, but I’m dying to! Until then, I will probably be reblogging inspirational posts every Friday, so look out for that. There are still quite a few days left before summer is over, and I have many things planned (gotta cross some things off my summer A-Z bucket list!), so those will come out as individual posts.

这星期日我就离开台湾,所以这是我最后一个星期!这也表示 《<500 days of summer》的结束,希望你们喜欢。虽然我现在有了新电脑,但是电脑商没有什么程式,所以还不能确定什么时候开始写《Friday Favorites》。在写那个之前我每个星期五会reblog一些有意义的讯息。暑假还剩下几天,我还有很多事情要做(summer A-Z bucket list),所以那些活动我会一个一个跟你们分享。

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July 2014
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Summer check out

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Over summer break, my school allows students to check out ten books, and I usually do, but instead of pacing myself throughout the summer, I binge read, because my parents despise it when I bring books on vacation, especially if they’re hardcover, so I read as much as I can before we leave the country.

You may well know that I have just graduated from my high school, so I was very sad about not being able check out books from the school library anymore. That meant I’d have to buy books this summer, which my parents hardly ever let me do, as I wouldn’t have access to any libraries until I started college, which means that I wouldn’t be able to read much this summer. It turns out that because my brothers are still going to my old school, I am allowed to continue checking out books there with my alumni card until they graduate, so here I am with three books!

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