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MAGAZINE, JULY 2001. VOL. 8 ISSUE
M & M News Cafe
392, Hua Mei St.
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The day began with me waking up puzzled as to why my head was ringing
so loudly. After a few rings, I picked up the telephone receiver
and was invited out for a friendly game of golf. I was on a six-hole
golf course a few hours later, equipped with the confidence of holding
my own on a Crazy Golf date last year (won the game, lost the girl).
Missed puts, broken clubs and mass ball searches were the order
of the day. A few hours in the sun trying to bat a little ball into
an equally miniscule hole tends to get one in the mood for a little
of the bubbly. To get some decent eats and watch the British Lions-Australia
Rugby match on the big screen, we made M&M News Cafe our first
port of call.
M&M News Cafe is located on Hua Mei Street, in the canal district
(near Napoli). It has become a popular spot for sports enthusiasts
to watch the wide wide world of sports via satellite. We got there
early and ordered some tasty chicken burritos (NT$160) and a beer.
(NT$100). There was standing room only as game time approached.
One of my friends raved about the eye-catching posters that adorned
the bathroom walls. Around the bar, people could be seen eating
Indonesian, German and Taiwanese fare. As the game began, customers
came up from the games room where they were playing pool and pinball.
I was caught eavesdropping on a man who was informing his significant
other about the rules to Rugby. Being a virtual novice to the game
I was very interested, but when he looked over to me in mock frustration
of the questions he was answering I nodded in agreement. After being
completely confused by what I was watching, I decided to remain
mute and smile when my friends cheered and frown when they groaned.
There was enough singing and chanting to have one thinking they
had just joined in on a church service.
In the end, the Australians were victorious. There was talk of
stinging eyes due to an archaic air-conditioner, and the service
was obviously stunted by the large crowds. M&M gets four Taiwan
beers out of a possible six. It's a bar with all the toys. Have
a good one.
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