Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Skyrim Hoarder: Riften Pollution

I began to get tired of the excitement from filling up my house with trash. But still amazed by Skyrim on how I can just leave the items on the floor and it would remember is location. I was exploring how well they did water currents carry items, in the lake of Riften one day. Then I thought, what if I could pollute this whole lake with trash.

As I did trash gathered up on shore over time, however everything that sank stayed in place. The currency are actually awful I realized some rivers currents will go one way and switch to the other way. Usually your items won't get carried down stream very far before runny against the shore all in the same place.

Sadly polluting your environment doesn't effect the fish population or even mutate them in anyway.

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There is a slight current underwater also, but it doesn't carry the items as well because they are heavy.

This was only the beginning to polluting my entire Skyrim Universe.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Idol Parade

Early in the morning the past 2 days I have been woken up by the temple down the road parading their idols and shooting off fireworks. Wondering what all the noise was I looked out my balcony window almost having my face hit by the fireworks launching up from below (at least that's what it felt like).

Many mornings while here in Taiwan, I am awoken to the temples around the area playing strange music loudly and shooting off fireworks to worship their gods.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friend Day - The End of the Term

SYME Family's mixed with students from other terms
The last day of the first SYME 2012 term is now over. I had an awesome time with the students. They came from many different stages in their life. We had a husband, wife, and their daughter attend together for one month, then the husband continued the second month as the daughter and wife had to go back to other things. One day in one of my classes we I spent the day just answering a bunch of question my students had about the Bible. We discussed many things. Instead of just telling them what I thought the right answers were, I tried to give the references in the Bible that they could then go look at and read for themselves. One girl was hearing voices in her head, after talking to here about it multiple times, she wrote me and one other teacher a note that she no longer hears them anymore. God is doing great things here. Please continue to pray for the ministry.

Friend Day is the Saturday after SYME is over. The students invite their friends and family to come to see how their English has improved, check out the school, and to hear the gospel.

Photoshop CS6 Beta

I am excited to inform you that you can now download the beta for Photoshop CS6. Don't have to spend a dime or wait for it to be released check out the software for free. It's taking me about 8 hours to download though, but its worth the wait. Get it Here. The beta will expire May 31st though.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern in Taiwan

Check out this video from the Travel Channel about Taiwanese food and culture. I have been many of the places he is showing and have eaten many of the foods but in my opinion he is being way to polite. The food he comes in contact with, isn't something you have to search hard for, I very easily come in contact with it everyday and have tried lots of it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Zodiac - Mouse (aliah) Mountain

Little Temple along the path

We kinda missed a month out of our Zodiac mountain a month thing because of conflicting schedules but plan to hit two next time. We headed up to Mouse Mountain. It was a long drive up.  We stopped at a house for some help, the lady let us park our car in her driveway, she also excitedly showed us picture of a snow fall there some years back.

The top of the mountain is covered in tea farms. Lots of the tea that is drank everyday come from here.

(picture below) Not sure why, but back in the small town was a lot of idol worship happening today.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SYME Chapel Skit

For this weeks Chapel Time Jake, 2 of the female students and I had the skits. Chapel is a time we have everyday for the students to lead praise and worship, verse memory and translating jobs.

The theme was godliness. In our first skit we went through Jacob's life as a horrible person. He kicked a cat on the way to school, disrupted the classroom, and stole a nerd's(me) lunch money. After he went home he had a nightmare about the people he was mean to that day. When he woke up he realized he needed to change his life. Then in part two later on in the week he got some intensive Christian training.

After the training was done, we relived his life being nice to the cat, being good in school, and paying back the nerd for stealing his money. Jacob then went home and had a dream were everyone he was nice too that day was friends with him.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dakeng, Taiwan Monkeys

Today we canceled the English classes and went for a hike in Dakeng. The stairs were horrendous trying to climb. The whole trail you were walking on small logs hoping you won't twist your ankle. I don't think there was one section of the climb where I could step on dirt.

The photo above is where most people decided to give up and turn around. Only 4 of us ended up going to the end. On the way back down we ran into a bunch of monks. On TV they seem all holy and spiritual, but its hard not to laugh when you see them do cute poses for a picture.

Towards the bottom of the hill we ran into a bunch of monkeys making there way across the path. I was able to get so close to them I could touch them if I wanted too. But chose not to out of lack of knowledge of what their reaction might be.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tainan Skate Trip Part 4

Homer - Fs Noseslide

After getting stitches we headed back out to skate. The rest of the day we hit up this ledge before heading home back to Taichung.

(photo: John filming Chris - gap over bs lip in a line)
John - bs 180

Michael - switch fs flip attempts

 Many times throughout the day we would get small crowds gathering to watch us skate.
John - fs 5-0

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tainan Skate Trip Part 3

Checkin at the Hospital after I smashed my chin on the ground skating. 6 stitches, only 10 mins long, $300NT ($10US), than back to skating.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tainan Skate Trip Part 2

The next morning we got a hold of Chris Marleau to show us around to some spots. We met up with him at the local skatepark. (Photo: John - Michael's son ripping on tranny)

The had huge banked walls for us to skate on. (Photo: Michael and Jon setting up their cameras)