Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Colorful World

Another logo presenting
Taipei's International Flora Expo

Can you spot some hearts?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Favorite Place to Relax

Japanese Style Building
Since 2005, Tian Lai Hot Spring Resort is my favorite hide-away from the city.
The place has only 2 building, my favorite Japanese Building (new)
and the European Building (old) in the opposite.

Knowing Keelung

Keelung is situated in the boarder of Taipei County,
but I included the place here in my blog
since it's part of Taipei-Keelung
Metropolitan Area

Keelung Port is the major port city of Taipei, etc.
Keelung Miaokou is the famous Night Market.
Keelung is always raining :)

Keelung is 20 minutes away from the place where I live.
(that's why we also have a lot of rain)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Lot of Characters

My eyes caught the red building with lots of Chinese Characters

The other building behind Yakiniku is the second tallest building in Taipei,
a department store - Shinkong Mitsukoshi

Monday, September 27, 2010

Entrance Wall of CKS Memorial Hall

Photos were taken 3 years ago,
the sign in characters are no longer the same as of today.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Nice Place to Relax

Outdoor Pool at Tian Lai Spring Resort

About Prioritizing in Life

The Bible does not lay out a step-by-step order for relationship priorities in a single passage. However, we can still look to the Scriptures to see general principles for prioritizing our relationships. God obviously comes first: Deuteronomy 6:5 "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." If all one’s heart, soul, and strength is committed to loving God, He is the number one priority.

If you are married, your spouse comes next after God. A married man is to love his wife as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Christ’s first priority—after obeying and glorifying the Father—was the Church. Here is an example husbands should follow: God first, then his wife. In the same way, wives are to submit to their husbands “as to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22). We can draw from this the principle that her husband is second only to God in her priorities.

If husbands and wives are second only to God in our priorities, and being that a husband and wife are one flesh (Ephesians 5:31), it stands to reason that the result of the marriage relationship—children—should be the next priority. Parents are to raise godly children who will be the next generation of those who love the Lord with all their hearts (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4), showing once again that God is first in our priorities and all other relationships should reflect that.

Deuteronomy 5:16 tells us to honor our parents so that we may live long and things will go well with us. No age limit is specified, which leads us to believe that as long as our parents are alive, we should honor them. Of course, once a child reaches adulthood, he is no longer obligated to obey them (“Children, obey your parents...”), but there is no age limit to honoring them. We can conclude from this that parents are next in the list of priorities after God, our spouses, and our children.

After parents comes the rest of one's family (1 Timothy 5:8), then fellow believers. Romans 14 tells us not judge or look down upon our brothers (v. 10), nor to do anything to cause a fellow Christian to “stumble” or fall spiritually. Much of the book of 1 Corinthians is Paul’s instructions on how the Church should live together in harmony, loving one another. Other exhortations referring to our brothers and sisters in Christ are: “…serve one another in love” (Galatians 5:13); “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32); “…encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11); “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).

Finally comes the rest of the world (Matthew 28:19), to whom we should go and bring the Gospel, making disciples of Christ among them. In conclusion, the scriptural order of priorities is God, spouse, children, parents, extended family, brothers and sisters in Christ, and the rest of the world.

Recommended Resource: Your Family God's Way by Wayne Mack.

Spiritual Sundays

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just Another Reflection

Who is that girl I see
Staring straight
Back at me?

Why is my reflection someone
I don't know?

Somehow I cannot hide
Who I am
Though I've tried

When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

(Song from the movie Mulan)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gazing at the Moon

Photo taken on Mid-Autumn Festival
September 22, 2010
The moon is not full moon yet,
but we're lucky enough to see it.
(Almost every year, it's raining on this occasion)

Photo sent directly from my phone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Logo of Taipei International Flora Expo

The first ever Flora Exposition in Taipei
November 26, 2010 - April 25, 2011

After the Typhoon

I saw these hearty leaves on my way to our Church

It was world news that we had Typhoon last weekend,
I live in Taipei and we're not that affected.
But, the southern part of Taiwan
is still flooded up to now!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

September 22, 2010 is Moon Festival
In Chinese Calendar, it's the 15th day of the eight month
Moon Festival is associated with grapefruit and mooncake.
(I guess grapefruit is in season and it represents the shape of the moon!)

Here's one that I like, not too sweet mooncake...
In Taiwan, it's a holiday!
Mostly people here are having barbecue or
get together party while gazing the moon!



Juicy, Juicy, Jujube

At first glance, they look like green apples,
also known as Chinese Dates.
There are also red, small kinds of Jujube.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Special Delivery

Whenever I travel, I take photos of mailboxes...
Here's a sample...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Last Thirst of Summer

Featuring today is my favorite!
Mixture of passion fruit juice, black pearls (tapioca starch), and green tea...

I bought this in 50 Lan Store

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Shadow of Myself

"No, no, I am but shadow of myself:
You are deceived, my substance is not here;"
- William Shakespeare

Friday, September 17, 2010

Light on Dark Clouds

What do you see? Clouds or Light...
Sometimes, I also asked why?
All my prayers for others, the answers are all "Yes".
All my prayers for myself, the answers are all "No" or "Not Yet"...

“...we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
- Romans 5:3-4

"And now men see not the sun which is in the clouds;
but the wind passes and clears them."
Job 37:21.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Dry Leaf

(photo taken @ Tian Lai Resort - September 2010)

 A Dry Leaf

Leaves are like ideas in the mind
They come when needed
They flourish and give life
Light and great wisdom
When ideas have served their purpose
They need to be swept away
We must constantly sweep out the old
And give way for the new one
Man breathes for life
As he reaches
His old age
It will cease
And will fall apart
Like a dry leaf…

- Paul Pruel 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some Red Lanterns Hanging

Just some Chinese Lanterns hanging during Chinese New Year in Shopping Malls

Monday, September 13, 2010

Barbercue at Night Market

I can't wait for Monday to buy our favorite chicken barbecue!
In my place (Xi Zhi) , night market is only Mondays and Thursdays.
The best barbecue vendor sells only on Mondays.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Whte Bridge Along YamgMingShan

When we were in YangMingShan, I took shot of these mountains right from the balcony of our hotel room. Actually, we passed through those mountains from Taipei City to Tian Lai Hot Spring  Resort for about an hour. I was bit dizzy :)

Along the way, we also passed the long white bridge above, connecting YangmingShan and Ji Shan (Yangming Mountain and Ji Mountain)

Taken September 4, 2010

God Promises a Safe Landing

Cast your burdens upon me, those who are heavenly laiden
Come to me all of you who are tired of carrying heavy loads
For the yoke I will give you is easy and my burden is light
Come to me and I will give you rest ...

(taken from the song  Lift Up Your Hand )

Sometimes I also ask, "Why Me?"
Here's the answer...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Silver Balls Reflection

A display in MRT Beitou Station

Beitou is very famous place to its Hot Spring

Friday, September 10, 2010

Look Up and You Will See

What do you see?

Last weekend, we stayed in one of the resort here in Taipei County called Tian Lai. The place is in the middle of Yang Ming Mountain and Jin Shan Mountain, 45 minutes away by bus from Taipei Main Station. As we look from our balcony I saw shapes...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Some Heart Hanging

We went to Taipei City Mall, a mall underground of Taipei Main Station and hubby bought some souvenirs to give to his close friends. I took shot of this for my Guest Heart Thursday entry.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy in the Hospital

I've been busy lately since Hubby's here for vacation.
Today is his birthday and would like to greet him
Happy, Happy Birthday.

After having lunch, we went to hospital for my appointment.
(I had injection in my tummy, I'm so happy because he's with me!)

The photo above is the OPD of National Taiwan University Hospital.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Having Our First Meal in the Cruise

After checking in, we had our first afternoon meal inside
Starcruise Libra. Overlooking the sign of Keelung Port.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tian Lai Spring Resort

Enjoying our weekend @ Jin Shan Mountain,
Taipei County to celebrate
hubby's birthday!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Reflection After Safety Drills

Keelung Port

Staying at the 5th Deck of Star cruise Libra, then took
our reflection from the opposite building.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lovely Sky at Keelung Port

Keelung Port
(August 29, 2010)
What a lovely day when we left Taipei for our Japan cruise,
we encountered 3 typhoon on our way so the ship
decided to come back in Taiwan one day ahead!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Showing Some Love from Lantern Festival

Taipei's Lantern Festival

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fruits in Season for Sale

Whatever fruits in season are always available in a truck like this one.
I'm participating Daily Photo September Theme - Open Market

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