My friend Wei thinks it’s so weird that Taiwan has rice fields and apartment buildings mixed in together like this. I guess they don’t have that in Mainland China. Presumably because in the Mainland, you need a permit to live in the city. I like it though. Rice fields (and the water buffaloes and birds and frogs that live in them) are so nice. They’re important too- after WWII Taiwan had to import food aid via the US army. Now it’s an exporter of food. I’d rather have a rice field in my front yard than a lawn any day.