Aside from the usual Jimmy Park, most tours missed out on the cherry on top that completes your jimmy experience. That is the Happiness Transfer Station. I would have missed it if I wasn’t exploring myself. This surprisingly wasn’t even recommended to me by the people from the tourist center. However, this is the place that I fell in love and eventually spent one of the most time in.
The place comes with a cafe where people with special needs are given a chance to learn, to help out to contribute, and this gives the happiness station another dimension that most places lack. I wandered around as I looked at the familiar dog ball pit. I smiled to myself and walked on.
Walking on, the allure of Jimmy’s Merchandise got to me. All of his books that accompanied me through the darkest times of my childhood, or rather my teenage hood. Several emotions start to surface and I felt goosebumps as I run my fingers across the books.
I looked again, at each title and I picked up afew samples. A lady walked towards me and introduced herself, who later gave me a mini-tour of the place while taking out more merchandise to show me. I then told her about the titles that I’m familiar with, the ones I bought, the ones I borrowed, and the ones that I kept in my heart. She then left me to be as I wandered the rest of the place alone. This would always be a special place for me, and the child in me would always hold his book close to his heart.
Address: No. 117, Section 1, Yixing Road, Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan 260
Opening Hours: THU-TUE (9am–5:30pm)