#shameonme 🙈

(English below)
(原本在臉書上打這篇,發現越寫越長,就決定寫在這裡,但又不知道分類要分在哪裡,於是就開了一個新分類XD) 
昨天把申請的文件寄出去後,約莫下午3點多,我騎著腳踏車出門來到惠鑫素食。停車的時候,在門口看到一個人揹著大後背包站在櫃檯前,跟店員彷彿在溝通什麼事情。
 
我心想,該不會是個老外吧。
 
進了門,問他是否需要幫忙。他說太棒了!
 
先確定他是全素還是蔬食者後,他說他想吃麵,不介意有勾芡。於是我幫他點了店裡的招牌大滷麵和紅油炒手 (中辣)。
 
Pascal來自德國,目前住在柏林,他說柏林是歐洲vegan餐廳最棒的城市。我6年前去到柏林的時候,還沒開始吃素,所以沒有注意到這個。希望不久的將來,我會再回到德國!我們一致同意,開始吃素後,找餐廳是一件很有樂趣的事情😄
 
P的爸爸來自波蘭Krakow,「那是我不吃肉之後,去旅行的第一個城市!(在丹麥的時候,我都自己煮)是我第一次開始會在行前尋找素食餐廳,然後pin在地圖上!(因為我出國旅行,在路上都不用網路)」(Krakow真的是一個很美的城市,也有不少純素餐廳,待我之後整理一下)
 
他正在台灣旅行,用搭便車的方式從台北來到羅東。在非主要幹道等了40分鐘,終於有車停下來接他,接他的這對夫婦其實都不會講英文,但他們都很樂意幫忙。
 
我:「那他們怎麼知道你要去哪裡?」
P:「我有做了一個牌子寫著羅東。」
我:「用中文嗎?」
P:「對,你想看嗎?」
Hallo! 羅東鎮

Hallo! 羅東鎮!

 
喔天啊!他自己寫的繁體中文,很工整吧!他說他大概花了10分鐘寫這3個字。
 
在德國,除了聖誕市集、啤酒節外,他說德國很少有像台灣夜市這樣的市集,而且每天都有!
 
後來帶著他先到朋友家借放包包,逛了羅東夜市。因為吃得太飽了,我們後來只吃了花生捲冰淇淋。我出門前的規劃原本是在餐廳吃個午餐,然後去圖書館還書。過程中不會使用任何一次性用品,所以我完全沒帶任何環保餐具(而且也穿得十分邋遢)。沒想到我們去逛了夜市!
 
我覺得羞愧的是,當老闆要把他的那捲放入塑膠袋時,他立刻說他不需要袋子要直接用手拿。
 
我:「但冰淇淋可能會融化沾到手」(我心想還有武漢肺炎的問題,畢竟我們都沒有洗手,覺得赤手拿不太好)
 
P勉為其難的用了塑膠袋。
他說:
在德國現在大家很習慣不使用塑膠袋,會自己帶袋子,頂多用紙袋。
真的覺得很羞愧欸!看來我真的要考慮是否入手好食袋了!雖然我很不想買矽膠製品啊~(還是有人要送我嗎?(眨眼😜😜😜😜😜))
我們吃完花生捲冰淇淋後,他說「妳看,這個塑膠袋還很乾淨,其實可以不用塑膠袋!」
欸我真的沒思考過這個問題,花生捲冰淇淋在雙手乾淨的情況下,真的可以考慮赤手拿!
 
Pascal沙發衝浪主在礁溪,我們準備慢慢前往火車站時,他問我等等可不可以協助他購買火車票。
我:「當然沒問題!」
P:「妳是天使!」
我:「對啊!我是🤣」
P:「台灣人都很友善,即使有些人語言不通,也都會盡力幫我。」
我:「對啊!台灣人很好,因為我們是台灣人!(驕傲)」
 
Pascal才23歲(天啊!好年輕!),他說我看起來24、25歲(姊姊聽了真開心XD),但言談中曾說到我幾年前畢業,所以他猜我實際年齡應該比24、25大。「年齡只是一個數字而已,這不重要。」

我:「真的,我同意你!重要的是態度!」

送Pascal搭火車後,回到家,開了電腦,做了一個中文、拼音、英文的對照字卡給他,翻譯他不能吃的東西,特別是他不吃香菜!

同時把東門夜市純素素食地圖羅東夜市純素素食地圖的連結傳給他(喔天啊,我真的應該要快點弄英文版網站),「你很令人驚豔!」

嗯,誰叫我是天使呢🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

看著Pascal的背影,想起那段交換學生的日子,我的背包客魂又跑出來了!

 

#shameonme 🙈

( I was writing this ‘diary’ on FB, but it got too long so I decided to post here on my website. Have no idea that this article should be in which category, so I created a new one ‘Nita Talk’ 😃)

After sending out my application, it was around 3 pm, I rode my bike to HuiXin vegetarian/ vegan restaurant. When I parked my bike, I could see someone with a big backpack standing in front of the counter, talking to the clerk.

I was thinking ‘ Is he/she a foreigner?’
I went inside and asked him if he needed help to order.  ‘It would be great!’

After confirming he is a vegan or vegetarian, he said he would like to have noodles with soup and didn’t mind if it was starchy. Then I ordered the top 1 dish in this restaurant, Da Lu Mian (noodles), and Hong You Chao Shou (dumplings)  with medium spicy.

Pascal is from Germany; lives in Berlin currently. He told me Berlin is the best vegan city in Europe! (I thought it might be London.) But when I visited Berlin 6 years ago, I wasn’t a vegetarian yet so I didn’t notice that. Hope in the near future, I can go back to Germany one day! Both of us agreed that after becoming vegan/ vegetarian, it’s so fun to look for restaurants!😄

Pascal’s father is from Krakow. ‘ That’s the first city I visited after I stopped eating meat! (Normally we cooked at home at that time when I was in Denmark.) And it’s my first time to search for vegan restaurants before traveling, and pin them on my map!! (Normally I don’t use internet when I travel overseas.)’  (By the way, Krakow is a beautiful city and there are some vegan restaurants. I’ll sort them out soon.)

He travels in Taiwan now and came to LuoDong by hitchhiking. After waiting for 40 minutes beside a non main street, a driver picked him up; neither the couple in the car spoke English, but they were so willing to help.

N: Then how did they know where you wanted to go?

P: I have a sign with LuoDong.

N: In Chinese?

P: Yes! Do you wanna see?

Hallo! 羅東鎮

Hallo! 羅東鎮!

OMG! It’s traditional Chinese characters! His handwriting is quite good! It took him about 10 minutes to write these three words.

In Germany, except Christmas markets and Oktoberfest, there are no markets like the night markets here in Taiwan and everyday!


Before I showed him around LuoDong night market, I took him to my friend’s hotel to put down his back pack for a while. We were too full so we just ate peanut ice cream wrap which is the traditional local food in Yilan!!

My original plan before leaving home was eating in the restaurant and went to the library to return books. There wouldn’t be any one-time use products so I didn’t bring any reusable containers (And also wore very weird and ugly because I didn’t expect to see or meet anyone. ) But I was wrong!! We went to the night market!

What made me ashamed was when the booth owner was going to put Pascal’s wrap in a plastic bag, he immediately said he didn’t need the bag and reached his bare hand for that.

N: But the ice cream might melt on your hand. (Also, I was thinking about the coronavirus. It’s not so good to use bare hands to hold foods because we didn’t wash our hands.)

Pascal took the bag because of my advice. He said:

In Germany, it’s very normal now that people don’t take plastic bags; people use their own bags or at most use paper bags!
OMG I really felt ashamed because I should have brought reusable containers with me!! Maybe I should think about buying one reusable bag even though I really don’t like to buy silicone products~ (or do there anyone wanna give me some as a gift?😜😜😜😜😜)
After finishing the peanut ice cream wrap, he said ‘ There is nothing left on the bag; actually we don’t need this bag!’
Oh! I never thought about this; I should consider to take the wrap with my bare hands if my hands are clean!! I’ll try that next time!

The couch surfing host is in JiaoXi. When we started moving to the train station, Pascal asked me if I could help him with buying the ticket.


N: Ja! Sure!

P: You are an angel!

N: Yes, I am!!🤣

P: People here are very nice. Even though don’t know the languages, they still try their best to help me.

N: Yes, it’s true! Taiwanese are very friendly, because we are Taiwanese!! (So proud!)

Pascal is just 23 years old (Oh gosh! So young!). He said I looked like 24 or 25 (Oh gosh! I was pleased haha), but based on our conversation, I mentioned I graduated several years ago, so he guessed I was older than 24 or 25. ‘But ages are just numbers. It doesn’t matter.’

N: That’s true!! I agree with you. The most important thing is attitude!

Sending Pascal to take the train, I returned home, turned on my laptop and made a card with Mandarin, pinyin and English to translate what he can’t eat especially he doesn’t like coriander at all!

Also sent him the links to vegan food map in DongMen night market and LuoDong night market. (Oh gosh, I should make an English website asap!)

P: You are amazing!

Well…I know. Who said I’m an angel! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Looking at Pascal’s back, it reminded me of the time when I was an exchanged student in Germany and my spirit of being a backpacker seems just getting back!

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