[color=violet]Backpack Packing Contest[/color]
There will be a backpack packing contest near Banqiao (Panchiao or Banciao) Railway Station in Taibei County at 11 a.m. this coming Sunday, 15 February. Go to Banqiao Railway Station or Xinpu MRT Station and make your way to the lantern sculpture of Sun Wukong (the monkey king) (see map below.) Backpacks will be on hand - You have to bring your own stuff to pack into them. Your packing skills will be judged according to: 1. speed, 2., neatness and 3. efficiency (e.g. weight balance and practical selection of items for traveling.) Prizes include a new backpack, plane ticket to somewhere in Taiwan and various other things. More importantly, you will have some fun and maybe get on telly. Bring some friends - the more the merrier!
If you want to join in, please phone Rocky on 02 2381 2550 or 02 2331 7272 or 0938 881999 as soon as possible. He is the president of the Youth Hostels Association. You could also send me a message to set my mind at rest. Rocky and I will be the comperes!
(p.s. I posted this on Fleashit and the morons deleted it!)