嘗試 Try

在臺中每次經過建築工地,圍板外總是種滿一盆盆翠綠植物。雖然他們應該不能消除裡面所製造的汙水泥麈,但最重要是他們有嘗試過。 Whenever I walk past a building site in Taichung the exterior perimeter is always planted with real plants. Although they can't eliminate all the pollution and mess created inside, but the most important thing is they tried. It IS Easy Being Green!

Rubber Ducks 小鴨子

It’s been a terrible week for my old hometown London with the terror attack.  With weekend coming I’d like everyone to start it with with some fun.   I had a family reunion last week with 160 members of my old family, here is a photo of them all. 這個星期老家鄉倫敦十分不幸,遇到恐怖襲襲。週末很快將會來臨,我希望在這裡為大家帶來點歡笑。上星期我終於跟我家裡160位成圓團敘,看看照片大家多熱鬧! I used to have three... Continue Reading →

Taipei 臺北101

  How do you shrink the world 8th tallest building to smaller than a flower?  怎樣可以把世界第八高的大樓縮到比花兒還要小? Easy。 Go up to Maokong a popular tourist spot in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan and take a photo。  The small spike in the center right of the photo just above the green is Taipei 101, Taiwan's tallest building,... Continue Reading →

擔飯擔 Dan Fan Dan

初一在台中過了一個很平靜的新年,十五卻在台南過了一個既有特式又很傳統及非常熱鬧的元宵。Chinese New Year day for me in Taichung was very quiet, yet the end of the Chinese New Year festival which traditionally finishes on the 15th was a very special and eventful day in Tainan. 擔飯擔是台南大坑尾村一個超過百年歷史的傳統節目。從前只有6戶人家到現在整條村105戶人家每年都參與這個節目。這個慶典現在甚至被台南市政府設定為文化資產活動。村民會在家裏煮一大盤古早味的傳統鹹飯及其他餸菜,然後浩浩蕩蕩用竹籃擔到村內的聖母宮前跟大家一起分享。當天午餐我猜有超過一千人到訪,連台南市市長也來頒授證狀給村民,還跟大家一起品嚐這美味的擔飯擔。Dan Fan Dan (擔飯擔) is a tradition over a hundred years old in the village of Dakeng Wei. It started... Continue Reading →

我的問題 My problem

由於聖誕節和旅行,我已差不多兩個月沒有上書法課,但是我一直在家裡很努力練習。儘管如此,我總是覺得沒有什麼進步,寫出來的字還是有點不對。Due to Christmas and holidays, I haven't been to any Chinese calligraphy classes for nearly two months.  Having said that, I have been practising at home.  Despite my efforts, I felt I wasn't making much progress, and the words just didn't look right. 最後我認為我發現了原因,毛筆用了好幾個月,筆尖開始分叉,所以字寫得不好。正所謂工欲善其事,必先利其器。這說話沒有錯啊。於是今天上課我把毛筆給老師看。In the end I think I figured out what the problem was.... Continue Reading →

Good morning Friday. If youre not looking forward to today, then at least look forward to the weekend. 早,星期五。若你不期待今天的來臨,那麼再向前望,週未很快就到。

Christmas holiday聖誕旅遊

在西方社會,聖誕節傳統上是跟家人聚會的大日子。臺灣正好相反,聖誕節不是假期,還要繼續上班上學。 Christmas is traditionally spent catching up with family and loved ones especially those that we don't normally see much during the year.  In Taiwan, Christmas is not a public holiday, so everybody still has to go to school or work unless it falls on a Sunday like this year.  Having said that, many shopping... Continue Reading →

Supermarket gaffe 超市笑話

上星期到超市購物,結果在那裡上了一堂有趣的課。 The other week I went to the supermarket to do my weekly shopping, and ended up learning a rather interesting cultural lesson. 那天買了不少東西,預計結帳時會比平時花多一點錢。但我並沒有那間超市會員咭所以並不能集點。當時我就用以往在英國時的想法,可以把點數轉送他人,因為在英國這是大家常做的,沒什麼特別。加上平時在臺灣常常遇到的人都很友善,那就算是回報一點小小心意,很正常的想法吧! I knew at the checkout that my shopping would be more expensive than normal, and I didn't have a membership card to collect the points.  So I put on my UK... Continue Reading →

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