When do you buy stuff everyday?
Hi I am James from Taiwan (Yilan County),
December, 6th (Thursday) Time Zone= GMT (UTC) +8, Humidity: 68%
Weather :17-22 °C (cloudy), Coordination= 24°45'23.47"N, 121°45'54.41"E
There is a Chinese saying:” God curses those who do not pursue selfish interests.” I prefer to write the trivia of life to brush up my English, hopefully you don’t mind.
. The following photo is one of the streets in my hometown in the evening(at 21:36 pm).
You can see that many stores still open in the evening, such as: department store convenience store (7-11), confectionery store, electric appliance store, shoe store, watch store, glasses store, supermarket. liquor store, grocery store, outlet store, pet store, DVD rental store, gold store, beauty salon, hair salon… and etc. In general, all stores close at 22:00, while the chain convenience stores open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a few McDonalds do as well.
Furthermore, many clinics open from morning till 21:30, such as: dentist, physician, dermatologist, ENT (ears, nose, and throat) ophthalmologist, and gastroenterology. Even in hospital, there is an outpatient services in the evening till 21:30. I wonder whether it is in common all over the world or not? As I travel to USA, Japan, France, NZ, Australia, and etc, only a little stores open in the evening, all cities are in the dark in the evening, not like in Taiwan, all cities are lighted in the evening.
Lots of terms which I used above are that I looked up in different kinds of dictionaries. I have not memorized them yet, and wish I could memorize them as soon as possible.
James Wu (Wu Zhih Cheng, Student Blogger of 2007, May)
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