Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Taiwan International Orchid Show [TIOS] 2010

After trapped in a bunch of things and unable to move my ass off the chair for a few days, finally yesterday i went to Tainan to get my "precious gems" fixed. It takes around 1.5 hours by commuter-cheapest train from Chiayi to Tainan. "Hmmm..quite time-consuming", thought someone who's getting realize that her time is limited and her schedule is tight *sombong =))*
"Heading to Tainan only to get something fixed and then come back?...What a waste", another thought was blasting. After a while, i suddenly remember that March 15th is TIOS last exhibition day. In the end, i decided to visit my beautiful-fellas [read : orchids ;p] there.

But there's a problem. I have NO IDEA where was Houbi Township, Wushulin, the place where TIOS was being held. On TIOS website, there's no explanation about public transportation. Asking one of my friend who went there the day before, she could only gave me one information "Get off at Xinying station". That's it. Was that then pull my intention back to go there? HELL NO ;p. I always found this kind of "blurry" thing is delightful.  After all, one clue is enough. The rest? I'll try figure it out, somehow ;p.


After sat patiently at local train's seat for around 30 minutes, i arrived at Xinying [Chiayi-Xinying; Local Train; NT$34] This city was soon reminded me of Sugamo, one of the district in Tokyo. Here and there was full of obaasan and ojiisan. I felt like the YOUNGEST among all =)). After asked one of the taxi driver [*never intended to take taxi to get to the venue, of course^^], i kinda realized that it was very easy to reach the venue. Merely crossed the train station and we can find intercity bus station. Bought the ticket [NT$24] and waited for 30 minutes, the bus was finally come. It only took 20 minutes from the bus station to the venue. And of course other passengers were grannies and grandpas :)).


Whuaaahhhh...i was very EXCITED after seeing the whole venue called Taiwan Orchid Plantation [TOP]. My hands were busy taking pictures even before stepped my feet at the main venue. When i was about to get my money to buy the ticket which was NT$150, a woman came to me, said "不用票; No need to buy ticket" and grab my palm to give me a ticket. I was bewildered and murmured "thank you" with my mouth opened...still couldn't believe what was just happened. Subhanallaaahhh...^o^. This is what i love about being traveling ALONE. No one will treat you a ticket if you're traveling in a GROUP, right?? Hahhhaahhh...*alasan ;p*

After that, we'll yeah..i was taking my time walking around the ENORMOUS venue. Check out some of my pictures after 2.5 hours non-stop-pressing-my-camera-shutter [P.S : In the end, i was a little bit dizzy with the orchid's fragrance and nausea after seeing thousands of variants of orchids ~~~~~] :







*i still have hundreds of pictures of them. but i've no "energy" left to upload them. maybe later *tired.tw*

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

kupingmu gak bakal asem lagi toh...your iPod will be attached to your ears all the time...

dasar kurang ajarrrrrr...malah jalan2 sendiri liat yg seger2 n melarikan diri dari jalan2 rombongan...

bunga (馬莎莉) said...

Hahhahhh..belum, Panda. Kan masih diservis^^.

Lha...itu aye perginya tanggal 16, Panda. Ya Allah..su'udzon aje sih...

Anonymous said...

maap...aye kaga liat tanggalnya...kupikir kamu jalan2 liat bunga2 sekalian dari pasar kemarin...

sama lo enaknya emang su'udzhon sih...soale hawa2 pengkhianatannya ketara banget...hahahaha...

bunga (馬莎莉) said...

Hahhaahhh..enggak. Ga sempat lah. Lihat bunga di Taman Tainan aja kagak sempat.

Dasar lo ye. Hahhaaahhh...aye setia lah klo sama elo, Pan *najis mugholadzoh.com*

Anonymous said...

waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...gambar2nya oke2 banget...penasaran pengen liat yang asli...so many wonderful orchid...

bunga (馬莎莉) said...

Hahhaahhhh...ono tergantung fotografernya, Pan *congkak.tw*

Ah, klo lihat anggrek satu green house kaya di kampus aye sih masih gpp. Tp klo lihat seVENUE yg GUEDHE BGT kaya di TIOS itu, makaseeeh deh...enggak lagi2. ENEG *puke*

Lo ke Chiayi aja. Green House kampus kami sangat terkenal atas breeding dan hibridisasi anggrek yg aneh2 bin cantik2. Ntar pasti Ella senang ngajak lo jalan2.