鹿港 Lukang

上星期趁天氣好,到了臺中市以西約35公里的鹿港一日遊。結果發覺這真是一個不太明智的決定,因為當天實在太熱,我整個爆汗! Last week I took advantage of the hot summer weather and went on a day trip to Lukang, about 35km west of Taichung city. It turned out to be a not so wise decision as I was literally sweating all over under the heat. 鹿港的名字很可愛,有傳以前鹿港附近有很多鹿因而得名。臺灣幾個世紀的發展從南到北,一府二鹿三艋舺中的二鹿就是鹿港(一府是台南安平區,三艋舺是台北萬華區 )。它在18世紀清代及荷蘭統治時,是台灣中部的主要對外港口,所以有很多有特色及悠長歷史的建築物。 Lukang translates to Deer Port, and rumour has... Continue Reading →

Marketing in Pink

It seems that businesses in Taiwan love to market their products in pink in the hope of attracting the teenage market. In my latest wander around my local 7-11 convenience store I saw these ice tea and coffee.  The brand on the right, with its simple and sleek bottles is a popular local brand.  The... Continue Reading →

Reborn重生

Another flashback from Facebook.  Last year today I moved into my new home in Taiwan. 今天臉書上彈出回顧去年的提示,原來我是去年今日搬進新居的。 I was telling a Taiwanese friend a while ago about my journey from UK to Taiwan to start a new chapter in my life, and that I arrived on the day of my birthday last year.  He made a... Continue Reading →

Waiting 等

瑜伽課開始前,跟四位同學一起在教室裏等著。等的時候我習慣先做些拉筋的熱身動作。我望望其他四位同學,你猜她們正在做甚麽?Was in the classroom with four other girls waiting for my yoga class to start. I did my usual stretching excercise whilst waiting, and glanced around the room. Guess what the other four girls were doing ? 就連老師步入課室那一刻也禁不著說:“課室裡有五位學生,四位都在玩手機!”Even the yoga teacher couldn’t resist commenting when she walked into the classroom, "Five people in the room... Continue Reading →

日記Journal

前兩個月在臺北書展裡,見到一本每日一問的五年經典日記,覺得很棒。 The other month at Taipei Book Fair I saw this Q&A a Day 5 year Journal which I thought was really awesome. 這本日記會每日問你一條問題,就像是當日一個提示或焦點。簡單的答案,正好反映當日覺得有意思的人和事或心情。它的另外一個獨特之處,是每一日的問題會有五次回答的機會,今天及未來四年的同一天。這樣可以看到隨著時間,我們對同樣事物的看法有沒有改變,或是會怎樣變。 This journal is interesting because it asks you a different question everyday, like a prompt so you can focus on a particular event, person or thought for the day that has... Continue Reading →

Dinner

Taiwan has a wide range of fresh veg and fruit, including this fella here.  I wonder what's for dinner tonight?     via Daily Prompt: Purple -

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 →

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