Whew! It has been ages, wretched ages, since I last blogged! Since it has been so long, it is really hard to start, or know where to begin, to begin at all. One becomes afraid of saying too much, not being superficial. Even these two dangers have vast layers of implications, including the image of give of myself, or of others, etc, in the real world.
Anyway, before I get into serious blogging mode (which I will leave to another post), I will do some photo blogging, with some long-overdue pictures from activities in which I took part over the past four months. This post features pictures from a trip Sharon and I took to a barbecue organized by my fellow foreigner, MJ Klein, a.k.a. Michael. I was actually directly invited Carrie Marshall another blogger. Both of them put up fantastic pictures of the event, which you can access but clicking the links on their names above.
Sharon, Toby, and I started from this bridge in Miaoli City. I am cheating a bit: this photo is actually from one or two months before we went to the event.
At first, we had a problem finding the place, but MJ's wife, Hui-chen and everyone's Taiwanese host, and member of the family that owns the cabin, Becky (whom you can see in Carrie's post) came in their car and showed us the road to go in order to get up their.
As you can see, the mountainside was beautiful. Taiwan is incredibly hot, and that day was no exception. However, the trees, the plentiful nature, and the smart design of the house made us all feel cool. Not to mention the virtually pollution free surroundings, away from the city. If only we lived in a place like that. I am happy that Becky and their family do, however, otherwise we would never have had an opportunity to go up their and party with all and sundry.
Above is a picture of Patrick Cowsill and MJ's wife, Hui-chen. Patrick is a really nice fellow, whom I hope to see again soon, if I am lucky.
What you see is mist, not smog. Ah, I don't want to leave!
Everyone is congregated for food and beer and conversation. Who wouldn't be greedy for this?
The architecture of the cabin is impeccable.