olivia is now potty trained for #2. for the past month or so, she's been telling us "mmm-mmm" (baby talk for shit in chinese mandarin) when she wants to take a dump. we're working on #1 now, so hopefully we can soon get rid of diapers altogether.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
the nba is coming to taiwan!
being that i'm a huge nba fan, this is super exciting news!
the official press release:
Pacers, Nuggets to play NBA's first-ever game in Taipei
By Official release
Posted Jun 21 2009 8:25PM
TAIPEI, June 19, 2009 -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced it will play its first-ever game in Taipei when the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers tip off at the Taipei Arena on October 8, 2009. The announcement took place today in Taipei with NBA Greater China CEO Tim Chen, Mayor of Taipei Hau Lung-bin, Minister of the Sports Affairs Council Tai Hsia Ling, and President of Chinese Taipei Basketball Association Wang Ren-Da. Taipei will become the seventh Asian city to host an NBA game, following Beijing, Guangzhou, Macao, Shanghai, Tokyo and Yokohama.
"October 8th will be an historic day for the NBA and for the millions of basketball fans in Taiwan," said NBA Greater China CEO Tim Chen. "Taiwan fans are very passionate about the game and we are honored to be able to present a matchup of these two great teams for them."
The game at the Taipei Arena, capacity 12,874, will showcase two talented teams and some of the NBA's best players. The Nuggets made it to the Western Conference finals this season and are led by two-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and the 2004 NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups. The Pacers are led by NBA All-Star Danny Granger who was the winner of the NBA's 2008-09 Most Improved Player award presented by Kia Motors and the fifth leading scorer in the league this season. The dance teams and mascots from both teams will be onsite to further provide an authentic NBA experience for fans.
As part of the league's commitment to social responsibility, NBA Cares will conduct community events in Taipei designed to positively impact the city and its youth. Since it began in 2005, NBA Cares has created 418 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in 20 countries across five continents.
"NBA fans in Taipei have been waiting a long time to see an NBA game in person and we are very excited to be hosting these two great teams in October," said Taipei Mayor, Mr. Hau Lung-bin. "Working together with the NBA, we plan to host an unforgettable event that will benefit our citizens and raise Taipei's profile as a premier destination for sporting events."
The game in Taipei is the fourth preseason game the NBA has announced that will be played outside the United States and Canada this October. NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS will feature the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz in London on Oct. 6 and the Jazz against the Euroleague's Real Madrid in Madrid on Oct. 8. NBA Mexico Game 2009 will feature the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers in Monterrey, Mexico on Oct. 18. To date, the NBA has staged a total of 93 games outside of the U.S. and Canada in 31 cities in 16 countries and territories.
The NBA, which opened its office in Taipei in 1997, continues to demonstrate its commitment to growing the game. During the 2008-09 season, three broadcast partners aired up to ten live games per week. In August 2008, former NBA Champions, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Glen Rice and B.J. Armstrong teamed up with players from Taiwan's Super Basketball League to play two exhibition games as part of the NBA Legends Challenge. The league has organized dozens of other interactive fan events including NBA Madness, NBA Jam session and NBA 2-ball.
it's been years since the last time i watched a nba game live. even tho' it will only be a pre-season game so the majority of the playtime will go to a bunch of scrubs, i'm still really excited and can't wait to go!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
my cousin's wedding.
hanging out at the global mall.
riding the urobic at the mall.
awesome chicken dinner.
olivia's latest addiction.....
kiwi fruit! but then again, i think she just really likes using the "happy face" fork.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Canada D'eh 2009 ... 2009年加拿大國慶日海灘派對
On June 27th come celebrate Canada Day with us in style.
Bigger than ever
Canada D'eh beach party is already the biggest one of it's kind outside of Canada and 2009 promises to be even bigger than ever before.
More entertainers, more food choices, bigger stage, and a new location. It's all coming together promising to be one great time.
So don't miss this opportunity to share in our love for Canada, no matter where you come from.
一年一度在台舉辦的加拿大國慶日海灘派對是除了在加拿大本國以外最盛大的慶祝活動，今年的的活動規模我們只能用盛況空前來形容。 節目內容更豐富、飲食選擇更多樣化、舞台更華麗、我們還找到了不同於往年的新地點，這些重要元素集合在一起，將成就我們殷殷期盼的歡樂時光。 所以，無論你來自何方，請不要錯過這個與眾多好友一起分享對加拿大之愛的好機會。
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME! BIENVENUE A TOUS!
This year a portion of the proceeds from the Canada D'eh event will be donated to the McKay Hospital in Danshuei.
for more info click on banner above or the following link: http://canadiansociety.org/candeh/
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
a couple weekends ago, we went to play paintball at 147 with my brother in law and his friends.....
a shot with brother in law (older of the two).
after a few games in the morning, we took a rest for some bbq. here's a couple of the guys getting the fire started for the some grilling.
family portrait. notice olivia's left eye all swelled up. no, she didn't go play paintball with us. her swollen eye was due to an allergic reaction from a mosquito bite. it looks a lot better in this photo. her eye was almost completely closed the day before. poor olivia.
getting the grilling going.
this was really good.
olivia playing with other kids that were there.
taking a break and drinking some orange juice.
all rested up and filled up with food and beer, we played a couple more games before taking off.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
it's olivia the cheerios monster!
josh and olivia prepared for the swine flu.
josh and olivia watching tv together. notice josh's hair. now that olivia has her hair tied up with pigtails, josh wanted to his hair tied too.
hanging out and having dinner with mj at onion's in panchiao.
nightly summer refreshment!
olivia trying out her shades.
and another pair.
playing paintball at 147.