Monday, June 23, 2008

kaohsiung wedding


after being together for over 10 years, my cousin charlotte and her bf andrew finally got married a few weeks ago in australia

this past weekend charlotte and andrew had their wedding reception for andrew's family in kaohsiung; to which we were invited to attend

for those who don't know, here in taiwan there are two separate wedding receptions. one for the groom's family and friends; then another one for the bride's family and friends

the shindig for our side of the family will be this coming weekend, so look for a post about it some time next week

one of the highlights of this trip was taking the taiwan high speed rail

i've taken it before but it was olivia and karen's first so i was excited about that; altho' they slept most of the ride!

well, they sure did not get much sleep because the ride was only 1.5 hours

compare that against 4.5 hours drive by car (over 6 hours with traffic) and you know i think the high speed rail just kicks ass!

well, congratulations to charlotte and andrew... wish you guys the best

now, on to some photos...

kaohsiung wedding
olivia enjoying her first ride on the hsr

kaohsiung wedding
karen, olivia and my mom

kaohsiung wedding
i had to jump in and at least get a photo with me in it

kaohsiung wedding
my cousins went there a day ahead of us to spend an extra day hanging out in kaohsiung. upon our arrival, we went to their hotel room first to get changed and ready for the reception / lunch party. this is a shot looking out the window from the 17th floor room

kaohsiung wedding

kaohsiung wedding
becky and olivia both dolled-up and ready to partay!

kaohsiung wedding
but before we leave, a papa and daughter self portrait (olivia doing her "bird" lips)

kaohsiung wedding

kaohsiung wedding
the decor in the front by the main table. yup, for some reason they decided the put the name of the font "lucida handwriting" underneath the heart on the right. maybe there's a special meaning for charlotte and andrew (he wrote his first love letter to her in that font or something like that... i don't know, i never asked them). i'm thinking the restaurant just didn't know what to put there, so they just printed the font name they were using for the decorations thinking your typical taiwanese wouldn't know or notice (walk around taiwan and read some of the printed shirts around here... some funny shit!), but then the font they were using is not even lucida handwriting. wtf?!

kaohsiung wedding
charlotte and andrew

kaohsiung wedding
my very cute and adorable niece april

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looking out the window from the restaurant on the 12th floor. it was nice to see the ocean... and with the super nice weather outside plus being only just a hour away from kenting, i really had the urge to just drop everything and go there!

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view of the sunset through the window of the high speed rail on the way home

google maps location of the wedding reception party.....

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

canada d'eh beach party 2008


canada d'eh beach party

june 28th (saturday) @ baishawan beach, from 2:30 pm to 12 midnight

Join our beach party to celebrate Canada’s 141st birthday! Everyone is welcome! The Canadian Society in Taiwan (CST) is getting out the barbecues, picnic tables, beer coolers and swimsuits as it returns to Baishawan on June 28 for its famous Canada D’eh beach party. Enjoy a full day (and night) of beach games, great food and drinks, live music. This year’s party will be bigger then ever, with something for everyone.

for more info click on banner above or the following link: http://www.canadiansociety.org/events/events_080628.shtml

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

olivia laughing


olivia really loves to laugh and i love making her laugh...



hearing her laugh is without a doubt one of the best feelings i've ever felt in my entire life!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

olivia @ 6 months


olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

olivia @ 6 months

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

party through the eyes of a kid


once in a while, our company holds a dinner party for the staff as a way to losen up, bond with one another and basically have fun (or just an excuse to get drunk!)

the last one we had was a few months ago and i was feeling a bit lazy (and tipsy) so i handed my camera to this kid and told to him to help take pictures.....

the kid

he's my colleague's son but i forgot his name and age (i think around 8) now

i'm glad i gave him the camera because his dad said he was getting bored so he really enjoyed taking pictures and had a lot of fun

well, take it away kiddo...

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

party through the eyes of a kid

he did a great job given the not-so-good shooting conditions (lots of drunk people "moving objects") and surprisingly showed pretty steady hands

plus, he even managed a shot of the waitresses.....

party through the eyes of a kid

that's my man!

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