Monday, January 30, 2012
The first section for my 12-12-12 challenge was in Hu Tou Mountain (虎口山). Hu Tou means Tiger Mouth. It is one of our easiest hikes. It was only about 97 meters most of which we drove up in a car, then the rest was just a few stair cases up.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
I managed to show up at the Fu Dog festivities a little late, just in time to catch the end of the show. They are doing construction on the major part of the temple so the show wasn't as extravagant as it was years before, I heard.
After the show they had this little arts and craft thing to do. You basically, get the paper wet, pound it with a brush on top of the imprint, then dab it with a sand bag dipped in ink.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Chinese New Year has just begun. It is one of the most important holidays for the Taiwanese. They celebrate the western new year, but traditionally their new year starts at a different date. They get about 1 week off of work, while students will get the month off of school. The day before New Years Eve they will clean their houses, throwing away old furnature, etc.
We ate many strange foods. We had shark and also ate black chicken. After eating we played some games with the younger kids. Traditionally the uncle will give a red envolope to the nephews which contains a little bit of money. Jake and I recieved such an evnolope from the father-in-law.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I managed to get a copy of the BARS video all the way to Taiwan. A skate video made by Logan Rice of a bunch of locals from the Michigan's Kalamazoo and Lansing area mostly. Lots of the skaters I have skated with a few times. I mostly bought the video just so I could see Martian Fobes part along with Deezle's (which is worth it alone). If your into skating and live in Michigan, you should definitely pick up a copy of Bars. You can buy it from Phono & Company.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
When I began playing Skyrim I realized it was like no other game. I could touch almost any item in the game and take it home with me. As I began wondering through caves unable to leave any items behind constantly being over weight. Traveling long distances through caves walking slower then a snail. I would return home drop the useless items on the ground, sell the ones worth money, and keep 1 of every different kind of item I can find organized in different selves and chest.
(There are ways you can cheat and carry infinite amounts of weight, I did not do that, I carried all these items the way the game was met to be played.)