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.)
I don’t know why people are obsessed about stationery stores.
Okay, you can find many things, but do you really actually need everything?
Do you really need that rubber finger?
When you enter the stationery shop in Taiwan.
You can see the cuteness overload. There are many colors of different things.
In Poland you can find maybe five basic colors.
But in Taiwan you have many shades of colors.
I used to live right next to the stationery store, and I used to go there most days.
Studying Chinese is really hard.
And if you have like an adorable notebook and an adorable pencil. It makes it way easier but also, you can go to the stationery store and you need like.
Only a pencil and then you are in there for like 6 hours, it’s like walk into Narnia’s closet and then you just come out, you are like, man I only spend 10NT.
I had a great time, but it eas not productive.
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