Taipei, Taiwan
Yumi, 36
Fashion Designer & Illustrator
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm fashion designer and illustrator , and travel blogger . Luck all doing these passion in the careers .

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Luckily, I haven't done worst job until now. I doing all creation job. and i love them all !

Were you born and raised in Taipei? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Taipei?

Based @Taipei,London. Raised @Taipei , Hong Kong

What’s your current hood in Taipei and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

All street foods, fresh and cheap! Worst thing is, I am Asian, people hard to believe me can't taste spicy. even if just little tiny of spicy. Another funny thing is, I am veggie not because of any religion, just don't want to eat animals. But people will treat me more respect for thinking I am Buddhism 😂.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

my favorite music 1- Blue Jazz 2- Hip Hop . 3 -French classical .Hate --popular commercial songs on the radio play again and again 24 hours like brain washing !

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Cyndi Lauper -- Girls just want to have fun . The Supermes - YOU cant hurry love

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?


Name some spots in Taipei that are good for a Tinder date.

Da An Park , why --do some slow exercise with local . Wilbeck cafe ( Gu ting station ) --Local and good coffee , relax place

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

why sunny day and raining shit day , almost local all have umbrella . why no ladies first this thing in taiwan lol

Who’s your hero and where in Taipei would you take them out for a serious hang?

my dogie , yangming mountain ! into the wild with my puppy and go for adventure trip

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

wu fen bu --is wholesale clothes place . but they do retail mostly on Sat , Sunday .

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

WU GU , totally nothing there .

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

swim like a fish . Coast guards wouldn't let you swim over the line but the line water only reach your knee : ( in almost beach...!!! dammit

Where do you go in Taipei for a casual night out?

Roosevelt bar --close by my place . Red House --outdoor , nice enviroment , if no mosquito bites

Where would you go in Taipei to celebrate some freaking good news?

Near by 101 .....SO MANY BARS , PUBS , RESTAURANTS.....

What’s your choice of transportation in Taipei and why?

Ubike. Easy and convenient and safety on the bike road! Or mini scooter , not difficult to control , but beware crazy taxi drivers and buses but you would Love it

What are the Taipei spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall ( Chinese: 中正紀念堂) is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction place. Big space, lots history, and big lovely Park! You can meet friendly Local people doing kung fu, sports, exercise, singing, walking with dogs...! Lovely place, don't miss it

What are the Taipei spots tourists should run from screaming?

To be honest, no screaming on the tourist place. I was left my key on my scooter few times and totally forgot it. But my new scooter still there, even people help me hide my key on my new scooter! Amazing

Tomorrow’s your last day in Taipei. How do you spend it?

Go ximenting non stop eat street foods and go watch flim. After flim, have a drink in the red house with friends

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Roma! Full of lovely historical and grand buildings! Also people make you holiday! Lovely local people make me had wonderful roma holiday!

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