Friday, October 29, 2010

Looking at Gloomy Sky

Tai Da
National Taiwan University
(Number One University)
Main Entrance

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keeping Myself Warm @ Home

taken 10.26.10
I'm having hot milk chocolate  in my favorite tin cup mug given to me by mister. I have this cup sent through mail in 2003 when mister was still working as part time in Starbucks - Las Vegas.

taken 10.27.10

I'm feeling cold since our temperature dropped yesterday from 28°C  to 18°C . This kind of weather makes me want to sleep all day :). Take note that I live in a Tropical Country, so our winter here is really moist. We have lots of rain too. But I have to do my daily routine - schooling and teaching (and practice cooking... and blogging ;).

taken 10.28.10
On my mind right now is my upcoming trip to Hong Kong this Friday tomorrow. My flight is 6:30 am, meaning I need to be there at least 5:00 am  5:30 am, I don't worry checking in since I can check-in online. I'm afraid I would switch off the alarm and go back to sleep...It happened to me last May (I went home in the Philippines), the plane left me I was late. I bought one way ticket doubled the price of my original round trip ticket :(.

“The traveler sees what he sees,

the tourist sees what he has come to see.”

- G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In the Middle of the hallOween

Automatic Post by iPhone
Trick - O - Treat

Is it Orange or October?

Oh No!
 Just thought of greeting everyOne


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Change of Mood

In the morning, it was sunny.
All of a sudden, it became cold and windy.

(The white building at the right side is where I live.)

Election Time
(Red or Green :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Not a Cash

It's a gift certificate given to me on my birthday :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Creepy Foot Bridge

I'd rather cross the zebra line
than crossing this pedestrian bridge

Friday, October 22, 2010

Reviewing HSK at Dante's

I'm having Latte in one of my favorite coffee shops- Dante's Coffee. No sugar added, the way I like it!  

I'm feeling nervous about the quiz (Mandarin Grammar) tomorrow. All the lessons I reviewed previously were gone...

On my mind are the families, relatives, and friends who greeted me yesterday (more than 200s), and I have to find time to reply and to appreciate all their thoughtfulness. For now, I need to concentrate reviewing first :)

HSK is a Chinese Proficiency Test, recognized around the world.
(Just like Chinese as a Second Language Exam)

 I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown.
I am bothered when I do not know others.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hearty Flowery Cake

Many, many thanks St. Francis English Community
for this chocolaty, yummy cake :)

Happy birthday also to Victor and Jesel :)

Many, many, many thanks for hundreds
of greetings, wishes, and prayers
in this page and other pages.

It's really a mix-emotion :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

No No No No Way, No No No No Way

Yes yes yes way...  I choose Nine today
Because it's my birthday :)
I'm turning  ? Nine :)
It's also my Ninth Year living here.

In Chinese Calendar, it's year Ninety Nine,
 Taiwan just celebrated its Ninety Nine National Day.
 Nine more days until the Twenty Nine,
Then I'll be in Hong Kong.

Many, many, many thanks to all your
birthday wishes and greetings,
in this page, and other pages.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another Year is Added

Projected St. Francis Church
(I Love Jesus Project, praying for the early reconstruction)

Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending cards, and letters, gifts and good wishes.
Thank you for all the experience of this past year;

for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.

Forgive me
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.

Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.
Card from Jane

Many thanks for the advance greetings :)
Spiritual Sunday
Blue Monday
My World Tuesday
Color Carnival

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Walk Through the Market

A glimpse of "morning market" in the afternoon,
definitely not crowded.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Spread Your Wings

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine,
  Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!
~Author Unknown
Skywatch Friday

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Yellow Broken Heart

Natural Spring Water @ Tian Lai Resort
When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness;
instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven
for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. 
 ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meet Miramar

If UK has London Eye, Taipei has  Miramar Giant Ferris Wheel
Miramar Enterntainment Park is one of the most popular tourist spots in Taipei.

Miramar combines the functions of shopping and recreation area.
My favorite place to watch iMax film.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Many Red Chairs

I was in class a bit early today,
I grabbed the chance to take photo of our classroom chairs.
Sent from iphone

Monday, October 11, 2010

World Fastest Elevator

Taipei 101's Elevator (Lift)

From 5th Floor to 89th Floor = 37 seconds
From 89th Floor to 5th Floor = 45 seconds

Note: I didn't feel anything, it's just like taking an ordinary elevator.

Here's my clip, I took this when we're going down...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Double Ten in Triple Ten

Have you notice the flags?
Along the road, passing through pedestrian bridge.
October 10, 2010
Celebrates Taiwan's 99th National Day!
(known as Double Ten)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Taipei 101 Shadow

From the 91st floor of Taipei 101
(observatory deck)

Friday, October 8, 2010

What Can You See?

I don't know how will I describe what I see here...

cat, bird, rabbit, cow???

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

About Lani - That's Me

Self Photo Reflection
My name is Lani
LANI means Heaven
Hawaiian Etymology is langi means sky
Indonesian and Philippines Etymology is langit

My friends call me Lan
Lan in Chinese means blue
My zodiac sign is Libra
But I won't consider myself "Lazy Libra"
as people describes Librans.

- but I admit I don't like dirty works :))

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Repost: Hiking at Caoling

Jinguashi Silvergrass Festival in Taiwan during Fall Season.

Two years ago, some of my classmates and friends @ National Taiwan Normal University decided to hike in Yilan (Northern Taiwan) an hour from Taipei by local train. The place is called Caoling (草嶺) Trail is 8.5 km in length. It lies beetween Gongliao, Taipei County and Toucheng, Yilan County. The trail was an important pathway between Taipei and Yilan (宜蘭), and it has existed for more than two centuries.

Every year of late November, they have a celebration called Silver Grass Festival. The silver grass is in full bloom, and the hilly areas are covered with sleek, satiny grass.Attracting lots of tourist to take a hike in a trail.

I wish I could do it once again, but I have no one to go with!

After 6 hours of hiking, whew, it was tiring but fulfilling!

Here some photos to share:
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on our way...
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so refreshing, I love the sound of water...
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400 steps and friends... lunch and resting after 4 hours...
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silver grass aren't full bloom...
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see the ocean view from top, 2 more hours to reach the Tali Center...
After 6 hours of hiking, whew, it was tiring but fulfilling!

My World Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Our Weekend Memoirs

Featuring Red Toilet Seats

Yes, dare to dine in this kind of restaurant?
These are some of the toilet seats I took

(to find out about my experience in eating here just click above)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

For Bicycle Parking Only

First come, first serve!
Taken at National Taiwan University

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Looking at the Ceiling

The Reception Hall/Lobby of Starcruise Libra,
taken before we left Keelung Port.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Too Much Freedom for Ms. Liberty

Statue of Liberty with Graffiti
Taken this photo at New York New York Department Store,
before the place closed/renovated (on-going).

Submitted to City Daily Photo (October Theme - Graffiti)
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