back in february during chinese new year, we went down to kaohsiung and spent a couple days with hui-chen & mj. during our first day there, we tried to visit the lotus lake but since we were smack in the middle of chinese new year, the traffic was just absolutely horrible and finding a parking spot was basically impossible. so with that, we drove the car back to a parking lot near a krt station and just rode the krt into town and walked around.....
visiting the dream mall.
the thing i like the most about kaohsiung are the huge wide roads...
and sidewalks that you can actually walk on and push a stroller through!
even olivia enjoyed the rare opportunity to actually walk on a sidewalk in taiwan!
forget being able to walk on sidewalks. take full advantage of it and run!
with kaohsiung being one of the most prominent shipping ports in asia, seeing big vessels like this is not rare.
the tuntex sky tower, the second tallest building in taiwan after taipei 101. it also ranks as #21 in the list of tallest buildings in the world.
ancient fort wall in the outskirts of the city.
the shihjia krt station entrance.
waiting for the subway to arrive.
not sure which station this is. the central park station?
outside the station shown above.
same station at night.
trendy department store in downtown which puts on quite a cool light show.
olivia running around and pretending to fly like an airplane inside that department store.
cute asian poses! gotta start them young.
yup, she's almost got the peace sign down now.
ok, enough photos! time to go!
to see all and remaining photos from the day, click on the slideshow below. special thanks to hui-chen, mj and hui-chen's parents for their great hospitality and allowing us to stay with them!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
one year ago.....
photo taken the day after the burn.
photo taken two days after the burn.
now, about a year later after the accident.....
i'd say she has healed pretty good and what a relief that is! in fact, most of the time we forget that that accident ever happened but when we do remember, i still feel like the worst father in the world.
during this past year, i've received many emails from parents whose kids also experienced second degrees burns asking how olivia is doing. all i can say is, everything situation is different but seek proper care and be persistent while staying positive and patient. kids are a lot more amazing and courageous than we think.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
having dinner at yuanshao bbq grill restaurant.
olivia sleeping in the tiger pajamas she got from cousin ethan.
visiting the taipei zoo.
new lens pick up, canon ef 50mm f1.8 II.
tired of dealing with the "blue screen of death" on a daily basis in my old notebook, i bought a new one. the asus ul80vt.
visiting the taipei astronomical museum.
went to macau for a day to renew my "visa".
some random ramblings.....