canon 500d double lens kit.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
a few photos from lunch at the all-you-can-eat black cattle spicy hotpot restaurant in downtown taipei a few weeks ago.....
that's the spicy soup base on the left and the mogolian herbs soup base on the right.
different fresh cuts of meats to go in the hotpot.
i know, doesn't look too good but believe me, it was.
the soup base was really good, especially the mogolian hotpot soup base. the food was fresh plus it had all-you-can-eat haagen-dazs ice cream. that in itself was great considering how expensive haagen-dazs is here. also, the bosslady was very nice and attentive which made for a pleasant meal.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
*** be sure to check the recaps by hc & mj: http://www.thenhbushman.com/2009/09/21/bushmans-blogger-beach-bbq
and becky: http://yumafia.pixnet.net/blog/post/28117082 ***
bbq at sinfong beach in hsinchu county this past saturday.....
this is the shelter where we set up camp. unfortunately, we arrived later than expected so hc & mj did all the setting up and getting everything in order. hc & mj, we truly highly appreciate all the efforts, thoughts and time that you guys put into planning and organizing these events! THANK YOU!
soon after arrival, some of the people went to walk and play down by the beach.
the pier on the opposite direction.
olivia patiently waiting for the food.
here's my cousin jeff getting the other grill started.
we had quite a good spread; even a few different choices of beer.
becky & brian on the left, vanessa & alex from germany on the right. all good people.
the weather was just perfect.
here's a tarp we put up to block the sun.
jeff & olivia go for a walk.
tc joined in on the fun.
mj & hc.
mj with yours truly.
just a great relaxing day eating, drinking beer and chatting it up with friends.
olivia eating a grape.
olivia really enjoyed herself. so much so she didn't even want to take her daily nap.
sun almost set.
with some sunlight still available, it was time to pack it up and go.
again, special thanks to hc & mj. you guys think of everything for everyone!
great weather, great food, great company. just a perfect day at the beach!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
an update from the bushman.....
This past weekend, Andres and I checked out the site for the Beach BBQ. We agreed that we should use the other shelter instead of the original one. The reasons for this are twofold:
There are less people at the other end of the beach,
There are no signs prohibting using grills and cooking food at the other site.
So, I want to give you the coordinates for the second shelter. Plug these into Google Maps: 24 55.207 120 58.205
You do not have to grill if you don’t want to. You’re welcome to bring some prepared food picnic style. The idea is to hang out and relax.
It’s also not required but it would be nice if everyone were to register for the event so we know who’ll be there.
i've updated the gps coordinates in the original post below to reflect the location of the new shelter we'll be having the bbq. again, hope to see everyone there.
from the bushman.....
It’s time for another blogger party folks! This time, it’s going to be a grill party on the beach!
I’d been searching for a new place to do something different, and in my travels I found a cool place by the beach that would make for an excellent blogger party. I’ll show you some photos in a minute, but first, let me announce the date (and why).
September 19th, 2009
In case of a typhoon, the backup date is September 26, 2009.
Where: Sinfong, Taiwan. Coordinates: 24 55.207 120 58.205 (plug this into Google Maps). It’s just off Route 15 along the coast. Very easy accessible from anywhere in Taiwan.
The place is very easy to find and the coastline here is incredible. Like many beaches in Taiwan you cannot swim here, but the view is nice and there is always a cool breeze. What’s more important is there is a place where we can set up some grills and have a party and no one will bother us.
Why This Date?
September is much cooler than July and August, yet warmer than October. The weekend before is still part of Ghost Month, and many people don’t go out during that time. The weekend after is fine too, but then there isn’t any backup date in case of a typhoon. This date is still plenty of time before the Lunar Festival so it won’t interfere with that holiday. So, September 19th seems to be the perfect date.
Here are some details about the place:
There is a sizeable parking lot.
Just around the corner is the first of two shelters. You can also park on the right side across from the shelter.
We’ll have to bring some tables to make things easier. I have a small portable table and a few chairs that I’m going to bring. We could use a few tarps and some rope to extend the top for better sun shielding.
Next to the shelter is a “boardwalk” where lots of people walk on the weekends.
The view on the Taiwan Straight is very nice.
This area also has some great bicycle trails so bring your bike! You can ride all the way up into Yong An if you like! There is also a place to rent one of those 4-wheel bicycles.
I’m going to arrive early in the morning to set up in the shelter. Like Yong An, you can’t “reserve” the shelter so it’s first come-first served. The good news is that there is another shelter down the road from this one. There is nothing stopping us from setting up on the sand or on the boardwalk either. So no matter what happens, we can have a good time and enjoy the outdoors!
What To Bring?
Whatever you want to eat, and drink. Portable grill Charcoal Small table (and chairs if you like) Bicycle(s)
We Could Use:
Tarp to extend the roof Rope to tie the tarp Hope to see you all there!
that's right. hope to see you all there!
don't forget to register at: http://www.thenhbushman.com/events
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
been neglecting the blog lately due to both busyness and laziness. got a few back posts that i would like to put up but again, just haven't had the time nor the desire. well, to get things somewhat back on track, here's one of photos taken at the bali coast during a sunday afternoon last month.
view of danshui township across the river from bali. btw, the weather was great.
some kind of traditional arts & cultural event / show was taking place with a bunch of dancing and singing performances.
a lookout tower in military camouflage.
as expected with the current bike craze, there were lots of bikers.
which made for a giant sand box for the kids. lots of little ones playing on the sandy shores.
the low tide also meant the boats were stranded on shore.
at least the river crossing boats to danshui were operating despite the low tide. we wanted to take it but once we saw the line-up..... forget about it!
the shop strips were packed!
taking a break from the heat and all that crowd. we were all feeling kinda tired at this point.
with the sun set and gone, it was time to go home.
google maps location.....
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