Tuesday, October 31, 2006

some stinking stinky tofu, a suspension bridge & pho

went to shenkeng and bitan on the weekend

it's been a while since i went to those places

shenkeng, i haven't been for about 5 years

bitan, i haven't been since i was 5 years old

first off, shenkeng...

famous for its tofu, it never fails to disappoint if you like tofu

... and tofu they've got!

tofu of all kinds, all good

especially stinky tofu

it's just stinking good

even if you don't like tofu, there's plenty other goodies to chow on

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

shenkeng

then on to bitan...

i don't remember much about the place

i do remember the swan boats and the suspension bridge, but that's about it

there's a few hiking trails around, which we didn't venture to any

there's the usual variety of snacks and street vendor foods

plus a few other not so common foods including pho

i love pho and this place was pretty good!

and then, there's the inevitable coffee shops, which seem to be in numbers at just about every tourist destination in taiwan nowadays

i do like the outdoors deck where they have some restaurants serving taiwanese food and beer

it would make for a good night out hanging out with friend over some food and beer with a cool night view of the river (wait, is bitan a river or a lake?! i don't know)

we had a relaxing time at bitan

walked along the boardwalk, sat around looking at the scenery and at a couple kids fishing

it was nice

bitan

bitan

bitan

bitan

bitan

bitan

bitan

bitan

bitan

more pics here: http://andresyu.spaces.live.com/photos/

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

waddup nephew!?

baby c

baby c

baby c



welcome the newest the member of the family

i am an uncle again

my sister gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby boy this morning

yet to be named

last name is chiang, so let's just call him baby chiang for now

or baby c for short

baby c came into this world at 4am today... november 28th, 2006

yea!! scorpio baby!!!

both baby and mama are doing great

baby c loves to sleep!

he's been sleeping all day long only waking up to cry for a few seconds and then going back to sleep

check these...





actually pretty funny and cute to see in person

awww... so adorable

need to catch up and make one of my own soon!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

chinese soldiers murder innocent tibetan pilgrims

this makes me so sick!



just sick and disgusting!

just one more reason to hate the chinese government

just a despicable and shameful act!

more info can be found here: http://blog.studentsforafreetibet.org/

and here: http://www.savetibet.org/index.php

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Monday, October 23, 2006

garbage beach again

garbage beach

went back to garbage beach again on saturday

i'll spare you the pics and the details

the same usual suspects

the same usual good times

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

relocation

relocation

i've now relocated

it's been months in the planning

after weeks of hustle, mess, stress, physical labour and all around craziness

the move is finally complete

yet, still lots of cleaning-up and lose-ends to tidy up

no, didn't move to another website

no, didn't move to another house

no, didn't move to another country

i've now moved to a new workplace

no, i didn't change jobs nor companies

my work relocated to a new facility

i guess i should say "we" instead of "i"

it was definitely a team effort with everyone being crazy busy

we have now relocated

went from hsin chuang (新莊) to tu cheng (土城)

which means an additional 5 km and 15 minutes for me to get to work

it ain't too bad

it just pretty much doubled

now i have to drive 10 km and 30+ minutes to get to work

gonna have to hit the snooze button a couple less times now

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

fresh air

lily c & fresh air

come out, relax, have some fun and enjoy some great music by my friend lily and her band fresh air

friday, october 20th
9pm
at the living room

cheers!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

camping in miaoli

went camping in miaoli this past weekend

it was good times as usual

i love camping

i love sitting outdoors away from city in a remote place, next to a bonfire with a cold beer in my hand and a bbq sizzling nearby

good times

camping @ miaoli
before setting up camp, we went to check out nanjhuang

camping @ miaoli
typical as most tourist places in taiwan during the weekend, especially since it was mid-autumn, it was packed!

camping @ miaoli
the camp site

camping @ miaoli

camping @ miaoli

camping @ miaoli

camping @ miaoli

camping @ miaoli

camping @ miaoli

camping @ miaoli

more pics at http://andresyu.spaces.live.com/photos

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Monday, October 09, 2006

out of control

need to change my ways

i will change

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Friday, October 06, 2006

happy mid-autumn festival

happy mid-autumn festival

happy mid-autumn festival everyone

enjoy the holidays and the long weekend

be safe

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

let's play ball!

taiwanese pride!

major league baseball playoffs have started

let's go kuo hong-chih!

let's go wang chien-ming!

let's go taiwan!!!

kick some ass!

yea!

taiwanese pride!

represent!

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

perfect description

question...

what are the initials of business unit manager?

answer...

bum

yup, how fitting!

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