typhoon soulik was worst last night at 4:30. the winds were howling and depending on the velocity, it could sound like shrieking ghosts, rumbling trains, or screaming cats. the window panes were thumping from the winds. the rains came in bands that i could see spraying the streets. winds had to be more than 100 mph because it toppled all scooters and motorcycles. when the sun finally came out and i could see the landscape, that's when i saw all the tree damage. given the amount of wind last night, it's not as worst as i thought, which is probably due to the fact that taiwan experiences strong typhoons annually and delicate trees have long since been replaced through the process of eliminiation.
(sichuan hot pot with my cousin eric and his family, went to yonghe to see his house, visited my small uncle, went to my big aunt's house, went to have dinner with my small uncle, grabbed the 634 bus to the office building)