Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pavilion of New Fashion @ Flora Expo

The moon behind the Pavilion
This is just one of the 14 Pavillions in International Flora Exposition. I have no time to see it last weekend. The structured wall outside of this building is made of 100% recycled bottles, combining with bamboo as the main material.

The Vogue Floral Show Magazine will take place in this Pavilion in November and December. By April 2011, the National Geographic Channel will open a special exhibit on boats using 12,500 recyled PET bottles. Looking forward to see this exhibit!

Looking at the Sky

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fruit in Season

I don't know exactly the name of this fruit,
the taste isn't sour nor sweet, but it's juicy.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fujian Style Residence

Taipei Intenational Expo is not only showing flowers
but also a garden in a preserved traditional Fujian (Southern China) house.

Reflection of a traditional house

Little Bridge
The place is also known as  Floral Teas

 Weekend Reflections
Sunday Bridges
Our Weekend Memoir

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hungary in Global Garden Area

Hungarian Garden in Flora Expo
(The white building is the Fine Arts Museum)

The Garden of Tradition
In my opinion, Hungary is presenting the Copper and Water Elements...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Up to the Ceiling

A friend of mine was asking what am I taking photo up there...
I told her a heart, and here it is...

“The sigh, the groan of a broken heart,
will soon go through the ceiling up to heaven,
aye, into the very bosom of God.”
-Charles Simeon

♥Guest Heart Thursday♥

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sculptures in Serenity Garden

A garden must combine the poetic and
he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
- Luis Barragan

European Style Garden with Taiwan's Spirit - Unity, Hope, and
"Direction of Spring"

Sculptures in an open Space

Sculptures provide another meaning of Serenity

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Philippines @ Global Garden Area

It's a nice feeling to see our very own participating in Flora Expo

Here's overlooking Mayon Volcano

My wish list Rice Terraces

Shanghai's Charm @ Flora Expo

Fountain surrounded with red flowers

A small garden

Monday, November 22, 2010

Glimpse of Blue @ Flora Expo

These are some of the blue I spotted at Gardening Competition Area,
located at Dajia Riverside Park Area

Lovely color...

I want this tea cup in my garden :)

Smiley Fish ?!!

Flower Wall @ Flora Expo

Finally, I got the chance to see the International Flora Exposition
here in Taipei that started last November 6 and will last until April 26, 2011.
Actually, I only had a glimpse of the exposition site. I don't think
one day is not enough to see everything. I didn't even enter one of the 14 Pavillions.

I arrived at noon, so I only paid $200, got my first souvenir ticket.

What you see here is the Flower Wall

Yellow Flowers are dominant

more, more, more...

At night, the lights changes their color ...

光良 - 童話

忘了有多久 再沒聽到你 (Wang le you duo jiu, zai mei ting dao ni)
對我說你最愛的故事 (Dui wo shuo ni zui ai de gu shi)
我想了很久 我開始慌了(Wo xiang le hen diu, wo kai shi huang le)
是不是我又做錯了甚麼 (Shi bus hi wo you zuo cuo le shen me)

你哭著對我說 (Ni ku zhe dui wo shuo)
童話裏都是騙人的 (tong hua li dou shi pian ren de)
我不可能是你的王子 (Wo bu ke neng shi ni de wang zi)
也許你不會懂 (Ye xu nib u hui dong)
從你說愛我以後 (cong ni shuo ai wo yi hou)
我的天空星星都亮了 (Wo de tian khong xing xing dou liang le)
我願變成 童話裏 (Wo yuan bian cheng tong hua li)
你愛的那個天使 (ni ai de na ge tian shi)
張開雙手變成翅膀守護你Zhang kai suang shou bian cheng chi bang shou hu ni
你要相信 相信我們會像童話故事裏Ni yao siang xin, xiang xin wo men hui xiang tong hua gu shi li
幸福和快樂是結局 (Xing fu he kuai le shi jie ju)

一起寫我們的結局 (Yi qi xie wo men de jie ju)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Laughing Elephants

Taipei Flora Expo 2010

Fresh from my old camera
Taken from Global Garden Area - Thailand

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Give Thanks



Happy Thanksgiving to All

Friday, November 19, 2010

With A Child's Heart

It is good to realize that
if love and peace can prevail on earth,
and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts,
the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
-Jimmy Carter

Photo was taken in one of my students study table.

Is it Night Yet

Another view from my window

Dark the night Yet is she bright,
For in her dark she brings the mystic star,
Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love,
 From some unknown afar.
-George Eliot

Thursday, November 18, 2010

About Apple Pie and Coffee (Mocha)

I'm having mocha minus sugar in my favorite cup/mug with Apple More Crumble Pie. Remember the apples that I've mentioned, here's the outcome. It has more crumbs than apple, since two of my four apples got rotten:(

I'm sharing with you a joke story: This can be true, specially in a place like Lost in Translation :)

Apple Pie and Coffee
A man had trouble with his English, so his friend taught him how to say, “Apple pie and coffee,” so when on the job, he could order some food at the local restaurant during his lunch hour. This was fine with our man, and he was grateful to his friend, but after several months he wanted a little more variety in his fare. His friend was glad to oblige and taught him how to say, “Ham and cheese sandwich.”

The man proudly walked into the restaurant the next day and said to the waitress, “Ham and cheese sandwich.” To which the waitress responded, “White, whole wheat, or rye?” With shoulders sagging and the smile gone from his face, he answered back, “Apple pie and coffee.”

I'm feeling good! My presentation today was over! It wasn't hard, the preparation and gathering of ideas took me a week since everything is in Chinese :) I still have written exam on Friday, this time all about grammar usage :(, I remember what my Chinese teacher told me long time ago. Everything in Chinese is upside down of English. Example: Happy birthday = Birthday happy!

On my mind is about Christmas! I'm thinking of going home and spend Christmas with family. The last time I was home for Christmas was in 2002. Christmas is not celebrated in Taiwan, most of the time I'm in the Church on Christmas Season.

Have a nice day!

Come Tea with Me

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just Call it Blue

Nangang, Taipei City 2010
I don't know what to call this building...
all I know is that the elevator will be there.
A newly built station and not yet functioning.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bridge the Gap

The Bridge connecting Nangang and Xizhi
“Your problem is to bridge the gap
which exists between where you are now
and the goal you intend to reach."
-Danielle Steel

I can relate to this quote ;)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Love You, LORD

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I love you, LORD, my strength.
 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
   my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
   my shield] and the horn  of my salvation, my stronghold.

I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
   and I have been saved from my enemies.

- Psalm 18: 1-3

Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,

Failure keeps you humble

and Success keeps you glowing,
but only Faith & Attitude keeps you going... "
- Arthur Ashe

Many thanks to my friend Jazz for this post.

Come Tea with Us

A day after my birthday, I joined Come Tea with Me by Ruth. Since this is more of getting to know each other, I will be moving my posting here from now on. Below are my collection of posts, come tea with us!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just an Ordinary Day

I'm having hot cappuccino in my paper cup, bought in newly open store in the school. They offered 30% discount for a week. This is my routine almost everyday, coffee + breakfast in the class :), We're adults so teacher won't mind.

I'm feeling tired lately, I would try to sleep early and I guess exercise will help :)

On my mind is the midterm exams both written (HSK) and  presentation (Intermediate 1) next week.

“Tell me and I'll forget;
 show me and I may remember;
 involve me and I'll understand."
-Chinese Proverb

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