Day 14 – Take your Seats

“Cabin crew, please take your seats for landing.” I hear knocking on the door. I check my watch, Sunday October 18, it is 7.12 am. It feel like to me it is like the middle of the night. I focus on the moment and try to think what is wrong. Could that be the breakfast?Continue reading “Day 14 – Take your Seats”

Day 13 – The Biggest Social Psychological Experiment

Already at 7.20 am I hear the knocking on the door, my second-last breakfast. According to the menu provided by the hotel, they should service a ‘Taiwanese Local Breakfast’. Although I prefer to catch a little bit more sleep, I get out of bed and open the door. I am surprised to see a hamburgerContinue reading “Day 13 – The Biggest Social Psychological Experiment”

Day 12 – Chocolate and Turbulence

Today is the already the last working day of the week, the last working day that I will be in my room here. The last day that I can see the people on the other side of the street working in that office, in their cubicles, because in the weekend the office is almost empty.Continue reading “Day 12 – Chocolate and Turbulence”

Day 11 – Prepare for Arrival

“Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our final descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened and all carry-on luggage is stowed underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bins. Thank you.” I flew aContinue reading “Day 11 – Prepare for Arrival”

Day 10 – Managing Expectations

YES! I is 7.30 am, I hear the alarm, and I know immediately, without a doubt, it is day number 10! So only four full days left, as this day is already partially gone. I wake up with the excitement of a child that knows his birthday is coming, in four days. What is theContinue reading “Day 10 – Managing Expectations”

Day 9 – Changing Perspective

As usual, I wake up at 7.30 am, and peek from by bed, while opening the door, to the red metal cupboard to see if the food, my breakfast has already been delivered. Oh o, I feel, I am almost loosing my balance, what probably would result that I will end up lying on theContinue reading “Day 9 – Changing Perspective”

Day 8 – Chargers, Batteries and Earthquakes

Too early, way too early I open my eyes, it is 5.24 am. I already can see that the daylight is getting stronger and stronger marking the end of the night. Currently, the sunrises in Taipei, here in Taiwan, around 6 am. Sunset is around 5.30 pm, so we can enjoy about 12 hours ofContinue reading “Day 8 – Chargers, Batteries and Earthquakes”

Day 7 – Toedeledokie & Medicinal Chemistry

Everyone knows the image, of a prisoner whose locked up in his confined space, scratching a line on the wall, to mark either the start or completion of a brand new day. That image never really touched me, couldn’t really understand why someone would really do that. But today, I get the point! If everydayContinue reading “Day 7 – Toedeledokie & Medicinal Chemistry”

Day 6 – Happy Double Ten Day

I open my eyes, switch of the 7.30am alarm on my phone, and I am concentrating on my body, my mind. Just one minute, before getting out of this bed. I try to think which day of the week it is, because every day feels identical here, everyday the same story, like a ‘Perpetual motionContinue reading “Day 6 – Happy Double Ten Day”