a few weeks ago peter and i went up to tamshui and bali. in tamshui i found a capsule machine selling these highly coveted toys of betel nut beauties. it was the first time i’d ever seen them in taipei. i’ve only seen them for sale on the net before this. the capsule machine was a little bit different from your usual one. for one thing the capsule is much larger – and the top of the machine is a game like paper scissors stone. if you win – you’ll get two toys instead of one. i lost and got only this one. yesterday while i was walking along mucha road taking pictures for world pinhole camera day i noticed that the blockbusters there has one of these machines outside its store. i may have to go back and give that one a try.

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