A: How about we organize a road trip to test out my new set of wheels?
B: Alright. Any thoughts on where to go?
A: I’m thinking of driving along the east coast and staying in Taitung for a long weekend. What do you think?
Photo courtesy of Directorate General of Highways via CNA 照片：公路總局提供／中央社
B: That’s a great idea — but does your vintage car have air conditioning?
A: I’m afraid not, but at least the weather is starting to cool down now. How about this Saturday?
B: Sure. Let’s do it!
（Edward Jones, Taipei Times／台北時報章厚明譯）
“set of wheels”
Definition: A colloquial way to refer to a car, motorbike, scooter, bicycle or anything with more than one wheel.
Example: “That’s a nice set of wheels.”
Most years, Taiwan is hit by typhoons during the summer and fall, but we have yet to see a typhoon this year. This unusual situation has put pressure on water supply levels in reservoirs around Taiwan. Due to global warming, the typhoons generated in the Pacific Ocean this year have all moved northward, bypassing Taiwan. Although successive fronts and afternoon showers have brought rainfall, it was only fragmented, covering limited areas and did little to replenish reservoirs. As a result, the reservoir storage this year is lower than in previous years. According to the Water Resource Agency, as of 2pm yesterday,
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