This is a Taiwan's capital Taipei's local shopping area.
Everytime I feel sort of peculiar smell when I walk in a street in Taiwan, Hongkong, Shanghai or China town in Sanfrancisco or Van.
I assume that they are smell of herbal medicines or spices.
Even in Vietnam I didn't find this kind of smell not to mention in Japan.
Except for China town in Japan I have never found this smell.
So I conclude that this peculiar smell comes from something used in Chinese cousin.
When I went in Shanghai, I also pursued the source of the smell.
So I stopped by some grocery stores in the city and perchased some that was a Kozo(Chinese herbs).
After I came back to home I souted the Kozo, which looked like spinaches, in an oil.
I added gingers and leeks to it and fried.
It was really close to the odour I smelled but not identical exactly.
We time to time mention the smell of Narita air port as one of the soy sauce.
Same as that case, I found odour of shopping streets in those area peculiar somehow.
I like local areas not downtown areas.
Especially with good old smell, wall with full of stains, dusty and people working with sweat.
As for me, I barely understand Chinese or Taiwanese so those signage on the buildings viewed as kind of designs.
Taipei has night markets, which I went once.That had an atmosphere I like.
They viewed festive to my eyes.
I surely understand they are a part of their daily life nothing special.
But that had a nice atmosphere, that was really close to the one of Bonodori festival in Japan.
I had a penpal( exactly it was an Epal).
She met me exactly in Taipei and had a kindness to show me around the city.
She brought her friends and that was clever for her because I am male and she is female and more I am older.
I met her at 10 o'clock or so and I asked her to take me to the most favorable place to tourists that was a shopping street like Shibuya.
I supposed that she at least understood that I am a Japanese and sorrounded with all these kind of stuff everyday.
I wonder she thought I would get excited by all those Shibuya like stuff.
In a course of a job hunting, I went to "Hello work".
And there was a job I wanted to do so I asked a staff to give me a recommendation letter and he did.
He made a phone call to the school and the school( Kinder kids located in Yokohama and office is in Osaka) answered that means I am qualified to the job.
And I sent a resume to the school Kinderkids without delay.
A day later, I got an Email from the school.
That said I was failured and there was not any reason.
That pissed me off.They even didn't meet with me in person.
And they should tell me the reason why it was not good.
And today I got an envelope in which the resume I sent was.
There was no cover letter of any kind.
Just they sent me back the resume I sent.
They should show some apology.
They should attach a cover letter.
I felt so pissed off with the school.
If they think much of its reputation, they should treat the potential new staff members nicely.
They can never underestimate people's words of mouths.
Those bad reputation can dump its reputation down easily.
Kinder kids, that sucks.
If you consider those kind of school, don't go to Kinderkids in Yokohama.
They must owned and run by young imature person otherwise this couldn't happen.