With the house still having lots of bugs visit from the fields across the way and with some water still leaking from plumbing of the unit next door, after only a few hours of unpacking yesterday I decided to make a run for CostCo down in Kaohsiung. Though a two hour ride, at least I could begin enjoying a few Western food imports in the midst of the mess here. Unfortunately, I went a little overboard.
Having to pay personal mileage and tolls on the mission vehicle, I knew this would probably be the only trip I'd be making for the rest of the year. So I really stocked up on both house furnishings and food, spending WAY more than I thought I'd spend. I bought two shopping baskets crammed full of stuff-- all but one item for me!
At the cash register, 4 girls kept poking their heads into my basket to see all the things the foreigner was buying. Much like my neighbor last week when I was moving in, they wouldn't leave it alone. Thankfully, when I got back to the house, I was able to get it all out of the car and into my kitchen unobserved. :-)