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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Michael - Wall riding
Michael is about a 3 hour bus or train ride away from my home. Whenever I go to his house he takes me to new and interesting spots. But for some reason this weekend (and most of the time) Michael is really into doing wall rides. So we hit so many different wall ride spot which I find them to be really fun anyway.
Me - Wall Riding around the corner
Me - Carving the full-pipe
Me - doing the full loop...with some help
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ollie the Bush
Me - FS Flip
Me - Nose Manuel
wo wo WAHAHAHAAA!
Ninja Heel Flip Attempt
Up the Bench and over the gap - me - kickflip
Thanks to one of the guys for taking all the pictures with my camera (I did the processing)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Dragon Boat Races and also its old temples. Marc took Jake, Brittany and I on a little tour here.
Many people come to the very old temples to worship. The town is full of gods. The men used to go out sailing and trading for goods while many of the wives stayed home to pray to the gods for their safety.
It almost brings me to tears watching as this father leaned over his son, holding his hands together, teaching him the proper form to worship the gods of Taiwan.
Many of their gods are surprisingly demonic like. The idols they worship or beautiful creatures but dark evil looking monsters, which they fear.
Similar to the Catholic church you can buy little spaces of lights for you dead ancestor. I'm not sure if this is to help them have a better after life or better chances of a good reincarnation.
Lugang is a very old town but over the years it has been expanding. The white part is where the land use to end but it has risen to the colored sections of the map on the left. I think it was like 5 meters every so many years.
Lugang is famous for its old brick streets, many pink hatted, Taiwanese and Chinese tourist visit. You will also see the tour guide carrying a flag to help keep anyone from getting lost. Funny thing is the Americans use tour guides less in foreign countries then Chinese use for a country that speaks the same language.
There are 12 men sitting around Buddha
Marc was kinda enough to get us some of this very gooey gel food stuff, which I have had many times and still am not use to the texture, before the ride home.