Tag Archives: weekly photochallenge

On the Wings of a Dove

Well, not exactly, but with 85 floors and a height of roughly 350m the Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung’s highest building, offers a chance to see a bit like a dove up in the sky would. A 360 degree viewing platform on … Continue reading

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That Banana There!

Many years ago one of my kids had a little picture book that illustrated the long journey of a banana from the time of clearing, planting, growing, harvesting and so on until it lands in your breakfast cereal. The idea … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Day!

A few years ago, I took a morning walk to enjoy the first warm rays of spring sunshine. Turns out I wasn’t the only one. Rounding a corner into a quiet side street I spotted these two who also enjoyed … Continue reading

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It’s Just Another Bend In The Road

So this week’s photo challenge is curves. Come to think of it there is very little straightforward in life. Looking back on my own I see many twists and turns. There is hardly a straight line in nature but curves … Continue reading

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Not One To Spare!

You might have read the old poem or story about the poor couple with seven children. A childless rich man and wife offered them land and a house for adopting one of their children. The poor couple looked at each … Continue reading

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When Seeing Red Means Happiness

Visit any Chinese community around the world and you will soon notice the abundance of the color red in the designs, decorations, ornaments, clothing, lanterns, architecture, etc. Long before there was “Red China” in the sense of communist China, red … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the Wall!

This week’s photo challenge is “Earth”. It is hard to know where to start and where to end. Earth surrounds our life in so many ways. Most of us live in houses made from bricks, cement and stone. In hot … Continue reading

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The Indomitable Spirit of Banyan

The banyan is an amazing tree. It often starts out as a tiny fruit seed dropped by bird onto another tree. There, in a crack it germinates and lets down a weak thin root till it reaches the ground, then … Continue reading

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A Retro Dinner Table

Some sixty years ago Taiwan was struggling to make the transition from a predominantly agrarian society to establishing viable industries, commerce and trade. People worked very hard starting small manufacturing and assembly businesses, often times in their living room with … Continue reading

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Taiwan Beef Noodles

Whenever I am out with family or friends one of our favorite meal is Taiwan beef noodles (“牛肉麵“). A fragrant, hearty broth with large juicy chunks of braised or stewed beef, thick chewy noodles, and some fresh vegetables. The beef … Continue reading

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