3 thoughts on “Garbage”

  1. That’s one of the things that gave me headaches in the beginning. It’s certainly raising one’s conscious of the waste you produce, but it’s doing this in a very brutal way, haha. I remember I was few days in Taipei (actually I stayed in Xinzhuang) and my girlfriend and I went to the cinema and I said let’s grab the trash and throw it on the way. She said there are no trash bins. I said, what? Come on. I’m sure there are some… well, there weren’t. We walked and walked and nowhere any bins. That’s where I realized I need to take special care of the garbage. Slowly I adapted, but my heart doesn’t support this system, I’m not a fan of it. And sometimes I walked to the MRT station and the garbage truck drove slowly beside me with the immensely loud “Per Elise”… That was annoying, too. I guess I’ll never hear the beauty of that classic masterpiece again, I will always connect it with garbage 😛 But well, that’s Taiwan. And I read somewhere that the mayor of Taipei said they have the best waste collection system in the world. I’m not sure about that. Some parts around Taipei are not the cleanest, besides there’s a lot of noise and air pollution produced with these trucks.


    1. Hey Kafka-
      Sorry about that. For some reason WordPress filed your comments into my Spam folder.
      Totally agree with you; I don’t think I’ll ever manage to discover the beauty of Fur Elise or the Maiden Call ever again. It reminds of me a bad cell phone ring tone, which are also quite prevalent around here. The garbage system is annoying in more than ways than one. Still, I’ve never thought about my trash so much until I came here. Now I always have to figure out when and where I should be throwing out my next day’s waste and if I really need to buy *that* thing because it will produce more waste. No system is perfect it seems :/


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