Friday, December 31, 2010

Best Photo of the Year 2010

Actually, it's not really the best but has a meaning to all people living in Taipei. I took this photo last February 2010 during Chinese New Year Lantern Festival. I love the blue lights and Taipei 101 as the background.

Happy New Year!

My contribution to City Daily Photo January 2011 Theme.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cheers to a New Year

I'm having hot chocolate in this favorite cup of mine with prunes and mixed nuts cupcake. Photo was taken last month, and I thought of posting it since yesterday was our first day of Chinese Class. I'm in  second intermediate level...hoping the lessons will not be boring as last semester :)

I'm feeling great, after spending Christmas with family and close relatives. I could say I'm energized after seeing them, how  time flies...And also, how God replied to my prayers... Yes, I can still stay in Taipei for another year or two :)

On my mind ...well, the plans for the upcoming New Year! My first priority is my health, I'm not getting any younger... going back to exercise and proper meal will be a good start :)

“Cheers to a new year and...
 another chance for us to get it right.”
-Oprah Winfrey

Happy New Year to all!

Come Tea with Me

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Palau at Flora Expo

A very summer look

I would like to have this in my yard :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Cup of Christmas Greetings

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I'm having hot chocolate in this Christmas paper cup, a nice feeling even though we don't celebrate Christmas here in Taiwan.

I'm feeling great! I'm with the family now in the Philippines.

On my mind, my friends around the world, I would to greet all of you a Merry, merry Christmas!

Come Tea with Me

Merry Christmas to All

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I'm now in the Philippines for the Holidays,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Where is Santa Claus?

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I think he went for a swimming since North Pole is getting warmer :)
Looking at this costume gave a thought that Santa is also loosing weight :)

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We all know that Santa is described as a old fat jolly man :)
Merry Christmas1 I'll be in the Philippines, spending holidays with family. Cheers!

Ruby Tuesday

Monday, December 20, 2010

How Many Yellow Can You See?

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Here in Taipei, Taxis are yellow, the flat rate is NT$70.

Sometimes, I'm annoyed with the fresh flowers inside (as in literally huge flowers in a vase), the smell is too strong! To those coming to visit Taipei, make sure to take taxi with marked "Tourist Taxi", the driver can speak either English or Japanese. If not, every vehicle has a tourist information hot line  0800-011-765, available in Chinese, English, Japanese, and even Korean.
Mellow Yellow Monday

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Greetings from Taipei Train Station

This is how the Christmas Spirit looks like in a Chinese/Taiwanese Place.

Straight Out of My Camera Sunday

Direct Post from iPhone

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Poinsettia's Reflection

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"Nothing says Christmas like a red poinsettia."
-Tamara Jensen

Today is our last day of school this semester, yipee!

Friday, December 17, 2010

How Great Are Your Works

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It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night.
-Psalm 92:1-2

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lonely Heart in Blue Christmas

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Christmas Day in not a public holiday in Taiwan,
but there are some Spirit of Christmas
specially in department stores.

I love  this Christmas Card, presenting Taipei 101.

Today, starts the midnight mass in St. Christopher Church.
I'm having winter blues...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thailand in Global Garden Area

Thailand that lies in the heart of Asia is one of the participants
in International Flower Expo 2010-2011

A simple garden with style, like it!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Glimpse of Bus Station

"A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station…."
— William Faulkner

Saturday, December 11, 2010

India in Global Garden Area

Taipei International Flora Expo, 2010-2011
Here's the entry of India, presenting the Indian Yoga Hut

Too bad, visitors aren't allowed to go even in the garden...

I like these sculptures in my garden :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Twogether in One

Taipei County, 2010
They will never be apart...

This art is right in front of Xi Zhi Train Station

Overlooking view in my window...

The Road Not Taken

I'm having hot chocolate in our class, as usual in a paper cup, plus mixed-grain bread for breakfast.

I'm feeling excited, after 8 years of not spending Christmas in the Philippines, can't wait to go home!

On my mind, well, final exams for next week! Can't believe we're almost over!

Here, I'm sharing "The Road Not Taken", I captured it in our school's elevator/lift door :)

Happy Weekend to all!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blue Lights in the Night

Taipei 101 Building , 2010

Blue lights in the night,
Making the place so bright.
Thinking of you so tight,
In the light of the night.

My entry to Blue Monday
More of the (once)  Tallest Building in the World - Taipei 101
See the World Fastest Elevator in Taipei 101 too!
Wordless Wednesday

Expo Arena at Dajia Riverside Park

A weekly them performance is being held 
in this unique tent style arena in Flora Expo

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dayeh Takashimaya in Tian Mu

Shopping Place for Tian Mu Residence
Just reflecting one of my favorite department stores in Taipei.
We used to hang out here every Saturday when I was still living in Da Zhi.

55, ChungCheng Road, section 2, ShihLin

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coffee Break Time

I'm having coffee with cream minus sugar after eating sandwich in the plane with this green cute cup. I don't know, if it's only when drinking coffee I've noticed lately I'm having stomach acidity. Oh well, as I've said I need to control now!

I'm (not) feeling well, my allergy is attacking me since Monday. I have to take alavert everyday, just to keep me going. It's an occasional allergy from dust mite. I know I'll be fine in few days.

On my mind is looking forward this weekend, my friend and I will watch Harry Potter (I need to watch to keep me updated with students :), afterwards we'll go for Traditional Chinese Foot Massage.

I'm sharing this verses made by one of my students :)

Almost weekend, have one!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Flower Clock

“The only reason for time is so that everything

doesn't happen at once.”

-Albert Einstein

My entry to City Daily Photo Theme, December 2010 - Time

"Kiss of the sun for pardon.
Song of the birds for mirth.
You're closer to God's heart in a garden
than any place else on earth."

- Dorothy Frances Gurney

Hong Kong in Global Garden Area

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

- Washington Irving

Hong Kong representing the dolphins on top of fountains,
symbolizing The Ocean Park as one of the best attractions.

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