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Breakfast all day, Stammtisch is your way! 

Feeling like brunch, I promise you won’t be disappointed at Stammitsch!

I often wonder how do people find these kind of curious, special places. In my case, one of my friends too me there. It is a little far from where I live, but driving to get there was worth every second.

Here is where you will find it:

小聚, No. 124, Section 2, Shulin St, West Central District, Tainan City, 700

TEL: 06 213 9798

Opens from 9am to 5pm, except on Sunday, cause they close at 3pm.

Be careful with the map, because it marks another place, which is just not Stammisch.

Go though the alleys and on your right side, you will see it.

During weekdays, they will take reservations, but on weekends, you gotta get there and cross your finger hoping that there will be a table for you.

It is a cozy little place where you wish you could stay all afternoon. With home baked bread, real cheese and different especial types of coffee you feel more like in northern Italy than in Tainan.

I delighted myself with bombón coffee, which was bitter and sweet. Bitter because I could taste all the hues of the excellent coffee they have,  but with a touch of condensed milk. It was delicious!!! Try it!

They have English menu and English service.

Eating in here made wonder why didn’t know it before. Brunch was exceedingly great.

The SunShower rating is

4.6/5

Please, you have to go there and tell me what you think!!!!

Origin Denomination – Delica

Girls niiiiiight!!! What do you do? Get a white wine, of course.

Jessie and I were just looking for something nice and joyful to drink, and this was exactly it. Not to sweet and not too sour. Double layer only, grapes and some guavas right before the finish.

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99 is just a Number, but this Place will Relieve your Hunger. 

Only the most special cakes and the very best of drinks. The name is actually Noventanove, which is “99” in Italian, and it was named after it’s address:

ZhongShan St. No. 99

Here is where you will find it:


It is located in the heart of the city, so getting there should be easy, weather it is by scooter, train or simply walking, but I would not recommend car, as the centre is always crowded.

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Shiraz – Yellow Tail

I remember when they first introduced this brand in Taiwan, the Kangaroo you see in the picture was everywhere and there was even a man in a kangaroo costume, as if wine was something meant to for children. After a while the fuzz went down and you could only find it in the supermarkets. I heard people talking about it, and I had always wanted to try it.

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Merlot – Casillero del Diablo


Before I start I want to thank Grexxen and the Jessie, for getting me this piece of art for my birthday. Your friendship is the greatest gift.


In English, the Devil’s Cellar.

I first heard about this wine, when I was a child and saw and advertisement on TV. It told the story of the name was chosen. It had dark, mysterious effects and it was neatly narrated, to the point that I can still recall the voice and the story.

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Origin Denomination – Marquis Du Village

This was not specifically wine night, but it was “Black Mirror” night. We started this series while drinking Cuvée Pierre – Minerva. But it was not possible to finish all the seasons in one night. For installment 2, we were accompanied by Marquos du Village, a satisfying origin denomination.

Of dark color and deep smell. Very similar to a shiraz merlot, but fruitier. There isn’t too much to say, but that it was a good companion for the night as it was smooth and soothing.

Fruitiness: 4.1/5

Sourness: 4.0/5

Tannin: 3.6/5

Style: Light – Medium

The overall SunShower rating is

3.9/5


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Eurovision 2017 – Second Semifinal (Quick Note)

The opening

Out of nowhere one of the hosts gets a flute and other other an accordeon. It is hard to top Sweden when they have presented such great musical numbers the last two times they hosted the Eurovision . So, to start the second semifinal with a compilation of some of the past Eurovision hits, but with Ukrainian instruments and dance moves. Beautiful start. These are some of the moments where you can see all the people involved in this event and how much the care about the details. Personally this begging got me thrillied ’cause the play my favortite song and the one that got me involve in this, Fairytale by Alexander Rybak, Norway winner of 2008.


After that amazing start let me five you the highlights


Romania – Pelasurable exccentricity

The name of the song is “Yodel it”, and it is a rap. Guess what? A ras never won. But I guess, that is not the point. This song is a compilation of so many sounds. It’s is one of those things that you can’t either love or hate, it just gets you a smile out. Listen by yourself! If you it got you a smile and rise your eyebrows in amazement, then you are feeling exactly the same as me. But, 12 points for Romania

Croatia

Opera and pop, this is usually a nice combination, but all sang by the same person….. ehh.. changing back and forth from deep and high pitch voice. I get that he guy has a talent, but people should understand that it is not a talent show and it is show that is solely at trial here.


Bulgaria
Sometimes it is the show and sometimes it is the eccentricity that get them tot he final, but in this case, it was a good song. As it should always be, eh!


Here are the other countries

1. Serbia – She has got a hot dancer with her, maybe she will deserve some points because of that.

2. Austria – Awwwww.. Cute. He young red headed Shia Lebouf

3. F.Y.R. Macedonia – Alright, very energetic, but she should learn some better dance moves.

4. Malta – Years back they used to have better song that were nice to listen and catchy… but it appears that last year failure was not a one time thing.

5. Romania

6. The Netherlands – destiny’s child?

7. Hungary – One of those classics that just want to show some folklore. But that is not enough, they gotta mix it with rap. Why?

8. Denmark – ok, nothing special.

9. Ireland – She has a hot air ballo… sorry I mean He has a hot air balloon… but it feels like he is the missing member of a 90′ boy band.

10. San Marino – Finally something nice.

11. Croatia

12. Norway- Disco time???

13. Switzerland – Pink and Yellow, pink and yellow… She might get to the final, but not win.

14. Belarus – folklore, folklore, and more folklore in white.

15. Bulgaria

16. Lithuania – I can only see more 90’s style. Am I watching the right show?

17. Estonia – Love her voice, hate his. Please, go get lost in Verona.

18. Israel – I still wonder why you guys are in the Eurovision. But with hot guys like this I feel alive.


This is the list of the contestant that passed and will be in the final

Eurovision 2017 – First Semifinal (Quick Note)

Even when it starts at 3 am in Taiwan, it is a show that I love to watch.

The Hosts

This year it is being hosted by Ukraine. Some years the hosts are really lame and they make the show terrible. Sweden has had the best hosts I have seen, but these Ukrainian guys aren’t falling behind. Nice, charming and witty.

esc hosts

Kinda hot, if you ask me. I wonder if they are straight.


Highlights

Sweden!

So they decided to start the show with this absolutely outstanding handsome guy! Mans did a great Job two years ago, but I would not mind going back to Sweden AGAIN for him.

sweden

Montenegro

A highlight? Yes! Not because he was good, but because he was a living braid helicopter, look at him! Then you wonder why the Eurovision is eccentric!

helicpter

Portugal

What a lovely song! Sweet, calm and it sounds so romantic. I am pretty sure he will not win, but it would be lovely if he does!

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The Other Songs

  1. Sweden
  2. Georgia – Beautiful voice, nice dress.
  3. Australia – His voice is too mature for his young face. I hated his background. Next time Aussies.
  4. Albania – Nothing special
  5. Belgium – I am surprised by her deep voice. Not my favourite, but the song is not bad.
  6. Montenegro
  7. Finland – it’s ok. Nothing more to say
  8. Azerbaijan – Not very good. I remember this country as having nice, well polished songs with classy performance. I think they are absobing the eccentricity from other. I, personally don’t see them in the final. But maybe if they buy it, of course.
  9. Portugal
  10. Greece – Nothing special
  11. Poland – Ehm… next.
  12. Moldova – They make think of Ed Sheeran… but, don’t misunderstand me, no nobody compares to Ed’s talent
  13. Iceland – a cape???
  14. Czech Republic – soft song, that is it.
  15. Cyprus – I actually enjoy this song. Very nice and the guy is good looking. Hope he makes it to the final.
  16. Armenia – Interesting hue
  17. Slovenia – Doesn’t he look like Robbie Williams?
  18. Latvia – Why??? are you the Miley Cyrus of Europe?
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Slovenia’s Robbie William

 

And if you are curious about Latvia

 

AN UPDATE

The countries that made it to the final are (in the order they were announced):

  • Moldova: Hey Mamma by Sunstroke Project
  • Azerbaijan: Skeletons by Dihaj
  • Greece: This Is Love by Demy
  • Sweden: I Can’t Go On by Robin Bengtsson
  • Portugal: Amar Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral
  • Poland: Flashlight by Kasia Moś
  • Armenia: Fly With Me by Artsvik
  • Australia: Don’t Come Easy by Isaiah
  • Cyprus: Gravity by Hovig
  • Belgium: City Lights by Blanche

Ok, with Armenia, Greece and Poland, I  think they were just filling the remaining space. As these songs were not special at all.

I am also pretty sure Azerbaijan and Australia, pay quite a lot of money for this event, so even though they are not in the Big Ones, they always make to the Final.

Moldova, wasn’t a complete disaster. So altogether with Cyprus and Belgium, they are fairly in this list. Hope they do good in the final. and by this I mean I hope they do not end up last. I simply do not see them winning.

Sweden and Portugal. As you read before, they are some of my favorites. It would be very hard for me to have to chose between these two countries, but although the Swedish is hot, I think the Portugal guy has more talent.

As he did not needed much in his performance to make the audience vote for him. He did not even had to sing in English. His inicial introduction was so cute and not show off as others. It was only him in libraries and reading in the tram. He looks like a nice, well-hearted guy, with not only sweet voice but knowledgeable brain.

12 points for Portugal.


I hope you liked this quick note on the Eurovision.

I have watched the Eurovision for 8 years. Yes, sometimes it is disappointing to see get too political. But every year the show is espectacular, they put a lot of effort in the details and many of the performances are high quality. The songs feel fresh from what there is always on the radio. It can be quite weird sometimes, but it is entertaining. In short words, I love the Eurovision.

I will post again for the second semifinal and the final

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Cuvée Pierre – Minerva

Movie afternoon with Grexxen and SaltyAvocado went from great to amazing with the mind-blowing series “BlackMirror“. Even though this is not about the series, I seriously recommend it. It is full of unexpected twists and exploits different futuristic and technology situations. Some of them in the far future, and they might feel like impossible situations, but they leave you thinking when you realise that it might already be like that. Some other episodes present situations, somehow technology-related and that they could happen now or at any time. If I had to rate this series, I would say that the SunShower rating is

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Bordeaux – Saga

RED WINE NIGHT! That’s what it was meant to be. Mainly because of two big reasons:

1. We have been having whites and recently roses

2. When I was in Dominican Republic, I brought back a curious magical bottle for Grexxen. It has roots and other twigs. The very first time, you are suppose to fill it with a red wine and leave it for 1 week, after that that you can fill it with any other types of alcohol and get shots every 3 days. We have to try it, right?

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