Today’s super short post includes some choices at a store in Jhubei, where scooter helmets for just about any personality (OK, mostly kids) are available.  As someone who commutes to work on a scooter, it’s interesting to see how this plays into the material culture of Taiwan and what role it has in everyday life.  One of the more interesting artifacts is that of the face mask – which includes cartoon characters, cute designs, or (what I prefer) basic colors – the masks being worn to keep the crud of the city out of your lungs and teeth.

I had a chance to brave the weather last weekend and get some shots – they’ll be up throughout the week on this blog.


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2 responses to “Variety

  1. They might not save your life in a crash, but at least they are cute!

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