After she left, I went to this portrait shop which was south of the East Compound on Chung Shan North Road. I took her picture from my wallet and asked how much it would cost for a painting and frame.
The price wasn't really that important since my mind had been made up long before to have this done. Still, it was a consideration. We reached an agreement and they told me it would be ready in a week.
If Taipei had an overabundance of any occupations, it was tailors and painters.
So, choosing this place was more a matter of them being there for over a year and, what was perceived by me as quality work.
I was pretty shocked to walk by the place the next day and see the finished painting sitting in the sun, waiting for the paint to dry.
Mr. V. S. Wang had knocked this thing out in less than a day.