我們去宜蘭~

June 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 1 Comment

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六月14~15 我們遊玩宜蘭

這張是導遊幫我們拍的

我很喜歡

先post來分享

後續會再分享宜蘭好山好水風景照

騎著小折去兜風(淡水 53.5km)

May 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Posted in 騎著小折兜風趣/Cycling, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 6 Comments

這趟淡水行是我開始騎車有始以來騎車最遠的一次
我們居然騎到淡水來回
當然是有人帶路了
不然我這個台北路痴怎麼可能自己到的了
上回去板橋就是在圓山附近小小迷路
這回有認識路的帶路米粒跟我就開心跟班出門兜風囉

常常聽阿迪說工作地點在社子島附近
這回騎到淡水的路上有經過
原來騎去淡水要先跟著社子島的指標

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下個大目標就是綠綠的洲美橋要過橋
下了橋之後有休息站
天氣很棒很多大大小小朋友都騎著腳踏車
那裡的酸梅湯很好喝喔~
我去回兩趟都喝了它一杯

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過了橋繼續往前騎一點點
就要左轉然後就一路跟著單車道到關渡
關渡之後的路有點複雜
一下左一下右指標都還算清楚
跟著單車道走就是了
不過呢.. 不會爬坡的我
只好每次遇到坡就下來牽車了
關渡之前都算平路
但是近淡水我下來的次數就多了
到了淡水的鬧區我們也無法騎車
週末人多只好牽著車散步

到了淡水當然要幫米粒拍照紀念一下

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在淡水買了點吃的
坐著聊一會後我們又出發回程了
回程到洲美橋下再喝了一杯好喝的酸梅湯
我們就道別 我跟米粒往彩虹橋的方向
朋友往新店的方向

回程路上我騎得很慢
沿途東看西看欣賞美景
比較近距離欣賞圓山大飯店
以往都是遠遠觀看

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米粒和我還停下來欣賞彩虹
有水汽有太陽就隱隱約約的看得到一道彩虹了

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我們慢慢騎回來
一方面也真的累了
連米粒也累倒睡著了

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經過大佳河濱公園時好熱鬧喔
像是有在舉辦小型園遊會

這趟淡水行一共騎了5h37m
又是運動量很充實的一天
我也曬黑了!
同事見到我都說我曬得很健康的膚色
可是我自己看不習慣阿!
一直以來我很白的
主要因為以前長期貧血

Beauty of bridges (2)

April 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

最近常在河濱一帶走動,也發現好多美麗的橋。

週四下班後,天氣不錯,騎著小折帶著米粒沿著基隆河騎車。上次拍這做橋時它是打著綠色燈光。今天看它以藍天為背景又是另種美。

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下面這張是上次和朋友去碧潭時拍的。日景夜景果然不同美。

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騎著小折去兜風(汐止)

April 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Posted in 騎著小折兜風趣/Cycling, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue, 減重筆記簿/Weight Management | 4 Comments

前不久我給自己買了台小折
說實在的 我不覺得它是小折
因為它的輪子其實是22吋輪子
比一般折疊車的16吋或20吋輪大

剛開始騎 不敢騎太遠
總是在家附近的河濱單車道騎
最遠到了花博的新生館

今天帶著米粒沿著河濱的單車道
一路目標往汐止騎去
沿途經著很美 也遇到許多人也出來騎車
有一家子大大小小的
也有三五好友一起騎車的
也遇到穿著統一制服的車隊團體

到了汐止 我撥了電話給李伯伯
想說去看看李伯伯李阿姨
他嚇壞了說我怎麼一路騎車去了
陪他們喝喝茶聊聊天
吃了飯後我又出發沿著單車道騎回家
到家天剛要黑
回家後不久也下起雨了

今天的心得~
下次騎去汐止要騎右岸去
右岸沿路都是單車道
左岸騎到南港尾巴要上馬路
我為了避開大馬路也多繞了許多路

去程: 115 分鐘
回程: 80 分鐘

碧潭半日遊

April 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Posted in 美食廣場/Food Court, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | Leave a comment

兒童節那天我們放假
對許多人來說
那天也是清明節
那天上午我騎著單車
下午帶著米粒搭捷運往碧潭跑
三個女生一隻狗
在碧潭開起野餐派對
也許是肯德雞太香了
附近小朋友與狗都一直想靠上來

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後來我們也利用下午時間散散步
累了就就近在碧潭找位子喝起下午茶
連米粒都有自己的位子坐呢
三個女生一聊開不知不覺天色也黑了
個人覺得隱烘的橋特美的
看了很舒服

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Beauty of bridges (1)

March 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 3 Comments

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These are  photos within walking distance of my place.  Some evenings finds Millie and me walking along the riverside walkway.  Someday, I want to venture out further on bike.

美女米粒

March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

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生日那天在南投
由表哥開車帶我們趴趴走
米粒也來拍外景
紀念一下!

這幾張是在南投八卦茶園

兩天一夜生日趴

March 4, 2012 at 1:15 am | Posted in 行動/Wireless, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 1 Comment

今天長尾巴!
原本想說靜悄悄的度過,卻臨時在親戚的安排變成兩日一夜生日趴。一路從台北開車南下,有吃有逛,挺悠哉的自由行程。今夜在南投的某山上。稍早我們烤肉唱歌挺熱鬧的。睡醒後又有surprise等著。因為我還不知道後續的行程怎麼安排的。

夜深人靜,山裡的聲響與都市裡是大大不同的。非常感謝親戚們特地為我安排這一切,我真的很開心!

長尾巴總要許願~
平安,健康,幸福,快樂!

18℃

February 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Posted in 美食廣場/Food Court, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | Leave a comment

週末在埔里,朋友說,帶我去18℃
一路上,我很納悶,那是什麼地方?

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後來才知道原來是巧克力專賣店

我們一起挑了四盒,每盒六顆
妙燕,貓咪,玲玲和我各一盒
剛好今天和貓咪,玲玲聚餐分送給他們

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18℃店鋪的特色,有進行環境溫度控制
為了保鮮,它一次只允許6~8位入內選購
外面人多,又供應免費咖啡熱茶給等待的人群
附近也藉著商機,賣冰淇淋,木棆蛋糕等

紙教堂 Paper Dome

February 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

去年玩中部就聽過紙教堂這個地方。週六有幸見識到,而且真的白天晚上體驗到的不同種的美。

紙教堂位於埔里,裡草屯不會太遠,所以朋友開車,我們一車三人一狗從草屯出發往埔里紙教堂。

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Busy Weekends

February 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | Leave a comment

The past few weekends have been busy ones, with attending birthday parties, hanging out with friend, having visitors from out of town, going on excursions to near by touristy scenic spots etc.

Feb 3, Friday, was the surprise birthday party for V.
Feb 4, Saturday, was day trip to PingXi for the Sky Lantern Festival
Feb 5, Sunday, I met up with Roger and Linda, newcomers from the States. I took them out towards Bitan as the weather was really nice. It was nice to enjoy an afternoon in scenic Bitan. Later we also walked about near the Sun Yat Sen memorial park to check out the Dragon Lanterns on display.

This past weekend, on Friday, Feb 10, I met up with Carolyn for some HaiNan style chicken.
Saturday, Feb 11, friends from Nantou came and we visited a few places in the city. The next day, we drove out to JiuFen and enjoyed the mountainous view of the ocean. We tried out a few different specialty items from the area, too.

2012 平溪天燈節 Sky Lantern Festival

February 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue, 活動看板/Events | 2 Comments

For a few years now, I’ve known about the sky lantern festival, but I’ve never had the chance to see or experience it.

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On Friday, I found out kinda last minute about the festival events taking place at Ping Xi and the shuttle bus service available.

Saturday morning, taking Millie with me, I ventured out that direction to see it. 

First stop, blueberry yogurt cone at the zoo station.

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Two out of towners joined me for the adventure.  It took a lot longer than I thought it would due to the long hour long windy road up the mountains, but I don’t regret it.

Upon arrival at Ping Xi, we bought two lanterns for nt$100 each.  I chose blue, my favorite color.  Then we found a spot in a DIY workshop area, to “write” our wishes on the sky lanterns.  We used the traditional brushes used in Chinese calligraphy.  It got a bit messy in the end, but still was fun. 

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Millie’s paw was painted by a random stranger at my request, and I put her paw print on the lantern, too.  People around us must have thought it was cute idea, too, as I found many around us capturing the moment on camera or with their cellphones.

Later on we went to a designated area with firemen and police on guard, to let off our lanterns.  Basically, the way it works, you have to attach the waxed or oil dipped paper on to the lantern.  It’s important to fan out the stack of paper properly, so the fire will burn it throughly and create a great amount of hot air.  Once the paper is fanned out, you hold the lantern by the corners, and someone else lights it.  You wait for the hot air to fill up and your lantern will rise like a hot air balloon.

We didn’t know how at first, but people nearby were helpful in giving pointers.  Once we learned how, we gave pointers to others after us.  I even helped one couple by capturing the moment with their camera.  At one point, theirs got caught in a tree, but soon broke free and eventually rose to the sky again.  At that moment, everyone around cheered!

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Later, we joined the crowd to see the official event where a 12-footer and many small lanterns were let off at the same time.  A few more rounds followed, but we didn’t want to stay too late, so we started heading back.  There was a bit of a line up, but it all worked out in the end.  I think the whole event including transportation arrangements were arll planned out well.  If I go again, I’ll make sure to bring markers and lighters.  Those are definitely must haves!

p.s. more photos to come~ those are on another camera, compliments of v & q

美麗雲層,近在身旁

January 22, 2012 at 9:53 am | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | Leave a comment

Posting from the mountains of Nantou, central Taiwan.
Millie and I are in Nantou for a long weekend.
In the mornings, the beauty of the mountains and clouds are as close as can be!
This peacefulness is rarely found in busy and bustling Taipei.

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過年台灣放長假
我跟米粒來到南投山上
早上起來隨時看得到高山與美麗雲層
這裡的寧靜是都市裡沒有的

米粒愛跟班!

January 20, 2012 at 1:20 am | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

Millie likes to tag along everywhere I go. As soon as I pulled out my carry on luggage, in attempt to pack up for our trip to Nantou, Millie became anxious. She kept circling the opened luggage, and when I wasn’t looking, she made herself all nice and comfy in it! I guess she figures this way she won’t be left behind. How am I supposed to pack up when Millie is sleeping in the luggage!

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米粒是個愛跟班的小妞
看到我拿出行李箱整理行李
準備去南投山上過年
她忙著在箱子旁邊轉阿轉
似乎很緊張我又要出遠門
把她留在台北

一轉眼趁我在忙沒注意時
她直接跳到箱子裡去卡好位
好怕沒跟上~

傻妞~
每次去南投都有帶妳阿
怎麼緊張成這樣?
妳睡在行李箱裡面
我要怎麼打包阿?

中部走一走

September 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

有一天我早早出門搭了火車到中部走走
放假有機會離開多時多看看綠綠的世界感覺不錯的
從彰化朋友J帶著我一路玩到南投一帶去
我們上山看風景 吹吹風
後來也跟來自草屯的朋友碰個面
一起相約到埔里吃飯 吃埔里古早味的菜餚
也一起去逛了埔里酒廠

體驗一下古代人扛酒甕的感覺

在那裡我們見識到921大地震的災難與從建後的成功
裡面像個博物館詳細介紹著各類的酒名的典故
也有商場賣著各類與酒有關的特色食品

後來還去集集 在集集的龍泉休閒公園

休息區旁停放著兩輛大坦克 不曉得是有特別意義嗎?

在哪兒碰巧看到集集的火車

忽然聽到railway crossing 的聲響 原來有小火車正要經過

最後回到彰化市區吃晚餐
原來J住離埔里那麼近
埔里卻是頭一回去
我幾年前有去過埔里
去埔里找乾爹乾媽時
後來他們搬家了
我就沒再去過埔里了

Millie at Lavender Cottage

June 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

好像好一陣子沒post米粒的照片了
這張是前陣子妹妹來台彎
我們跟大姨一家去薰衣草森林遊玩時拍的
取景在薰衣草森林裡的小鋪門口
可愛吧~

Millie at Lavender Cottage, May 22, 2011

Quick day trip to central Taiwan

May 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Posted in 行動/Wireless, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 4 Comments

Yesterday, Tia and I headed down to Taichung and Changhua with  relatives to visit an uncle and his family.

On our way, we detoured to a location in Taichung, to visit a lavender field.  There we also bought ice cream.  I got lavender flavor.  It was delicious.

Afterwards, we bought some postcards, which we wrote on site, as the shop offered to mail out free of charge.

We then headed down to Changhua.  Uncle treated us to a grand feast.  It was great to visit with them.

Two nights in Kenting~

May 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Posted in 美食廣場/Food Court, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 2 Comments

這兩天妹妹跟我來到了墾丁
第一天早上從台北出發時下著毛毛雨
不過當我們抵達高雄時
陽光普照 一點要下雨的感覺都沒有

由於時間已經近中午
我們在高雄左營站附近的新光三越樓上用餐
也利用等待墾丁接駁車的時候
小逛了一下新光三越的幾個樓層

有趣的是 我們抵達新光三越門口剛好差幾分鐘開門
剛好趕上他們的”開門儀式”
兩位著制服的小接在門口比手畫腳的介紹他們的百貨
有點類似飛機上起飛前的pre-flight介紹
平時白天上班的我 加上本來就少逛百貨
跟本沒看過著這樣的開門儀式阿

用餐過後我們們回到高鐵站旁等待接駁車
帶我們回飯店
飯店很貼心的為我們兩姊妹準備兩個房間
但我們選擇共同住一房
畢竟這次來玩只有我們兩個
用不著兩間房間阿

第一晚 我們晃上墾丁大街
沿路shopping, 也沿路吃小吃
我們一起買了一些小紀念品

第二天 我們一早起來吃飯店供應的早餐buffet
用晚餐後去做大地探索 認識瓊麻園
講說員很詳細的為我們解說並帶我們辨識很多周邊的植物
後來她也帶我們路過電影海角七號的拍片景點

下午我們在房間裡閒閒的泡spa並睡午覺
等睡醒了我們去souvenir shopping
也到附設的中式餐廳用餐

傍晚原本報名了參加飯店到海邊認識螃蟹的活動
但因為下雨臨時取消了 改成室內彩繪的活動
幾十年沒拿畫筆的我 隨興的畫了一幅很孩子氣的作品
畫好的成品也讓我們帶回來當紀念品
是可以使用的小帆布袋

夜間我們兩姊妹決定到飯店的lounge吃點心
每天啊經過美美的lounge
就一直想要進去坐坐
我們點了一些可口的點心
搭配咖啡在幽美的環境坐著感覺還不錯

妹妹來台灣~

May 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | 4 Comments

妹妹五月來到了台灣
我們的行程排的滿滿滿
台北宜蘭彰化高雄墾丁都會有我們的足跡
朋友們也都熱情招待
不知不覺 妹妹的假期已經過了一週了
怎麼會過得這麼快啊
我還有好多行程還沒排進來~
陸陸續續會post一些關於最近的假期給大家看
請耐心等待喔~

2011年的光泉健走

April 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 旅遊遊記/Travelogue | Leave a comment

今年是第三年參加光泉的健走
第一次去場地是在動物園附近的河濱公園
去年是在自來水博物館附近
今年活動辦在碧潭

我覺得每一年他們都有精心策劃
也藉機讓我有認識到台北地區適合走路運動的景點

今年的路線全長約7.2公里
地點在碧潭的風景區往中和安坑方向再繞回原點

This is the route that we followed today. Basically, it was roughly 7.2km in total.

今年陪我健走的有Betty, 小白, 以及米粒
米粒很棒喔 幾乎走了全程
中間有時候累了
屁股一坐就不肯走了
我們幾個輪流抱了一下再放下來
她又乖乖自己走了

以下 分享一些今天活動的照片
April 23, 2011 8:48am at the starting point of the Walkaton.

光泉健走2011 起點

光泉的mascot 是我喜愛的乳牛~

Mascot of the day~

快抵達折返點了
要小心慢行 不然會traffic jam喔~

At the turning point~ We all have to go up the stairway and the cross the bridge to get to the other side of the river. Then we head back towards where it all began.

上了橋了
回頭往下看後方跟來人潮

Looking back from the bridge at the turning point. Look at how far we've come!

April 23, 2011 11:11am at the end point, overlooking the crowd that arrived ahead of us.

Arrival at the end point. We did it!!

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