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Here we are! Taiwan at last! The final leg of the trip.

We had the help of my wonderful relatives here, who gave us a place to stay, treated us out to dinners, and took us around the city. In this set, food pictures, a visit Chiang Kai-Shek's official residence, a glimpse of the National Palace Museum, and the first leg of our tour package booked for Taiwan in Hualien and Taroko Gorge.

Next: Taiwan Day 4 and 5, Kenting https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115172460492770369
Previous: Japan Day 12 - 14, Tokyo https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115169418224854977
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Alas, the final photo set of my month-long trip to Asia! We spent the last few days exploring the city with my cousin as a guide. Things to see and things to eat! Department stores, malls, memorials, the Taipei Zoo, and good food sprinkled all in!

Asia, the tour: eating and sightseeing! I can't wait to go back in the future!

Thanks for joining me on this photo journey, hope you enjoyed yourself a little bit!

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Previous: Taiwan Day 6 - 7, Sitou and Jiufen https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115173127015595121
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One of my favorite parts of the entire Asia trip! After weeks of frigid temperatures and dreary skies, this relatively warm and very beautiful part was a joy to behold. 

Enjoy beautiful train views of mountains and the sea as well as scenic spots and other attractions in Kenting.

Next: Taiwan Day 6 and 7, Sitou and Jiufen https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115173127015595121
Previous: Taiwan Day 1 - 3, Taipei and Hualien https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115171343430123553
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The very last stretch of the Japan trip! We spent the last 3 days in Tokyo getting the Japanese experience. What does that mean?

Shrine, Pokemon, temple, Gundam, Ghibli, and fish.

Wish we could go back for more!

We've arrived at our destination. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=zyBkxZT8XZiA.k7hldwpq4Aok

Next: Taiwan Day 1 - 3, Taipei and Hualien https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115171343430123553
Previous: Japan Day 10 and 11, Tokyo 
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Nara! We scheduled for their annual mountain burning ceremony, Wakakusa Yamayaki. They're also known for their abundant deer that stroll about the streets like people. At the end of the day, we congregated on the mountainside and watched a spectacular fireworks display, followed by the mountain burning itself.

Nara? https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=zyBkxZT8XZiA.k7hldwpq4Aok

Next: Japan Day 10 and 11, Tokyo https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115167529049038977
Previous: Japan, Day 6 - 8, Kyoto https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115166656952068753
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A short but sweet cruise. Vibrant blue waters, lots of food, tons of shows, and a beautiful sunset.
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Hi! I'm new to Android development. I thought I'd start off with a very simple app, so I came up with a tips calculator. Easy enough to implement but also useful enough to warrant working on it. My biggest goals were cleanness and adherence to material design guidelines. My current FAB implementation is a silly little hack together that I made, but hopefully that'll be spruced up a little soon.

There are some minor animations in the app (like revealing the card for splitting the check), and the CLEAR button uses the circular reveal animation if you're on Lollipop. You can see them by installing the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scepticallistic.kevin.tipscalc

Are there any suggestions on how to improve the look of the app or anything else?

Thanks for your time!
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Hi +Måns Peres , you're right! I was going to do the editable field with the arrow at first, but I was afraid that that would make the arrow touch target too small. In addition, you would still need to type in the percentage yourself to begin with a value.

I've had people advise that it would be convenient to just start with common tip percentage values. So, I decided to use only the dropdown with default percentages at the moment because it will choose the first item (15%) automatically and immediately calculate the rest of the values when you enter in the sale. The touch target is the entire percentage box as well as the arrow. To make it even more convenient for some people, I've implemented a Settings menu so that people can specify their own default percentages (instead of 15, 18, 20, they can populate it with whatever they want).

I think this will cover the use cases for most everybody and streamline the use even more. If you really want to enter in a unique percent value one time, then there is the custom field at the bottom of the dropdown. Rounding the total will also continue to give you the recalculate tip percent at the bottom. That's the one drawback: custom and automatically calculate tip percents will show at the bottom of the dropdown below the Custom field, which doesn't look very good. I'm still thinking about how to tackle that.

If you think that the editable field and spinner really would be useful, then I might start working on that version and see how I feel about it! Thanks for your comment!
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The Sitou mountain park is the last part of our tour package in Taiwan. It was a refreshing breath of fresh air and a nice climb (that turned tiring!). After returning to Taipei and resting a night, we took a day trip to the northern city of Jiufen, an historic mining town.

Next and final album: Taiwan Day 8 - 11, Taipei https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115175378072818273
Previous: Taiwan Day 4 and 5, Kenting https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115172460492770369
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We took the famous bullet train from Kyoto all the way to Tokyo and got a glimpse of Mt. Fuji on the way. When we arrived that night, we caught the intensely glittery and campy Robot Show. The next day was spent browsing various districts, ending in Shibuya.

Finally at Tokyo! https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=zyBkxZT8XZiA.k7hldwpq4Aok

Next: Japan Days 12 - 14 https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115169418224854977
Previous: Japan Day 9, Nara https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115166980324443233
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Click the album name to start from the beginning.

Here we are, 3 days in Kyoto! We saw a lot of temples and shrines and ate a lot of good food. Also, I caught a cold!

Where we at? https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zyBkxZT8XZiA.k7hldwpq4Aok

Next: Japan Day 9, Nara https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115166980324443233
Previous: Japan Day 3 - 5, Kagaonsen and Osaka https://plus.google.com/photos/115137262728881857097/albums/6115133672202399121
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