Taiwan is absolutely chock-full of cuteness. Cute logos, cute signs, cute everything. I was in Paradise! I had a fantastic time checking out all the little goodie stores and stalls at the night markets, each of them packed with figurines, pillows, toys, and other bric-a-brac. Snoopy and the Peanuts are very big right now. Also Spongebob, the Smurfs, Doraemon, Totoro, a banana with glasses, and a space dog from China. Paul even spotted some merchandise from the old French cartoon Barbapapa, which I had completely forgotten about. Too much fun. I couldn't resist the "pencil Ninja" pillow or the bracelet of turtles. I also had to buy curio shelves to house the figurines I bought: A rabbit, a lucky rat, and two little people with very strange pets from the Palace Museum (second photo). I also got a bunny that waggles its ears when you pull its tail (see a video of it), for my purse. 30 going on 13, eh?
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