As residents arrive at this shopping paradise that is the R8 Sanduo Shopping District Station, they witness the coming and going of a surging wave of people.Once stepping into the hall, one can see the "Eye of the MRT" that takes the concept of empty space.Using radiating metallic roof, blended with the pattern laid into the floor, it created the likeness of millions of streams coming together.
This architectural design, called the "Eye of the MRT," is in reality an accessibility elevator.Because of its novel design, many visiting residents like to take their pictures in front of it.Ascending inside the transparent elevator, one can feel the bustling energy that the shopping district created.With the impetus created by the Sanduo Shopping District, it will remain the landmark of leisure, recreation and international tourism of Kaohsiung City.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.