When I came to Taiwan I thought 7-11 was the best thing ever until I came across that stationery store for the first time.
And I was surprised. And excited...so excited.
So when I left Taiwan the one thing I missed… THE MOST was the stationery stores.
You can get anything there.
Literally a lifestyle store, you can buy tape.
You can buy soap, you can buy towels, hangers.
Even things that I have never even imagined that I needed, they have it.
Anytime I need something, I just go to the stationery store.
So the closest thing I can think of to compare this to in the U.S. is like a Walmart or Target but it’s totally different.
Those stores are so big and they sell like other stuff.
Stationery stores in Taiwan are all compact and even the paper’s so cute.
They don’t sell that at like Walmart or Target.
I’m just so excited.
I can get food. I can buy alarm clocks I won’t use. I will buy watches.
And batteries, and hammers and deodorant.
I could spend all day there.
Just looking through everything, most of them are in multiple floors.
I need all of it.
Everything I can’t live without it.
(It’s a great place to meet dates.)