Upcoming Event: Biking for Charity~

June 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Posted in 騎著小折兜風趣/Cycling, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

I usually attend Charity Walks with KuangChuan.  This year, I wasn’t able to attend, but I’ve found myself a new event to attend.  Millie and I are going to ride for charity on June 30, 2012!   Anyone else care to come?

For details, please click the following link: 

 http://bao-ming.com/eb/www/activity_content.php?activitysn=63

 

 

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Fire Safety Training

May 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Posted in 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | 2 Comments

Today, our office building organized a training refresher on fire safety. Firefighters were on site to give us a presentation about how to stay safe in the event of a fire and talk about incorrect myths that may have been passed on from generation to generation.

After the presentation, we were given the opportunity to do hands on practice with using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire. They had a metal box full of water which they poured some sort of oil or flamable liquid and lit it on fire.

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One by one, we took turns putting out the fire.

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It’s the second time now that I’ve had a chance to try out the fire extinguisher. I think it’s good to actually practice hands on. Before my first practice using fire extinguisher when we first moved office in 2010, I didn’t even know how to hold one or how to use one.

Overall, I think the training provided was very informative and helpful to me.

放榜了~ 要繼續嗎?

May 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | 2 Comments

去年夏天幾乎都在休養中
夏末秋天開始恢復日常上班作息
秋冬的時候忙著幫幾個朋友的婚禮做婚禮小物
後來覺得自己太閒
跑去報考導遊及領隊筆試
昨日放榜了
阿~ 我居然通過了!
而且導遊領隊雙項的筆試都通過了
我自認為中學歷史地理念得亂七八糟
回頭再拿起書本令我想起許多中學種種
導遊的部分還有第二試(口試)
應該六月要考吧
並且都還得受訓才會領到正式的導遊領隊執照
我該繼續嗎?
說真的我還沒想好下一步怎麼做
去受訓想必會有收穫
不管是增加知識或是經驗
但是要再投資更多的時間與金錢

2012 Charity Walk

March 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

活動主題: 2012光泉健走 -【日行萬步、健康保固】
活動日期: 2012年4月21日 (禮拜六)
報到時間: 早上7:30
活動時間: 早上8:00~12:00
集合地點: 花博公園─ 圓山廣場之長廊廣場
(圓山捷運站1號出口, 爭豔館前)

Each year in April, I go on the KuangChuan Charity Walk. Last two years, I took Millie along with me. This year I plan on going again. Anyone else wanna tag along?
Click here or the photo above for details.
有沒有人要去阿?

Lantern Festival @ Sun, Yat-Sen Memorial Park

February 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

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The Lantern Festival is hosted at SYS Memorial Park. These days, in celebration of the Lantern festival, the SYS Memorial Park is well decorated with many lantern displays. The overall theme is dragon, dinosaur for the dragon year. It’s interesting how the combination of dragon, dinosaur, phoenix all came up. I guess it comes from the Chinese character 龍 which is associated with dragons, dinos and phoenixes.

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I actually saw a preview when they were rehearsing last week. After having dinner with Kitty, her husband, Uncle and Auntie Lee, we happened to see the rehearsal of the main central lantern and the water fountain dance with laser lights and all. I think it’s actually quite nice compared to past years. I guess because the year of the dragon is extra special.

Anyways, Happy Lantern Festival!!

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

今天吃尾牙~

January 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | 2 Comments

今天是我們公司的尾牙
今年在西餐廳辦我們的尾牙
主管們也集合起來為我們表演助興

據說今年的主題色是紅色 喜氣的紅色
於是我今天穿了我的大紅外套
這件是媽媽和我在萬華一起逛看到買的
想說可以搭配我的黑色小洋裝或是只要裡面搭著黑色
就整個色彩亮起來

以前在國外 女生都要備有黑色小禮服
應為它是很正式的 適合婚喪喜慶各種場合
來到台灣 發現很多場合黑色不適用
有了這件紅外套 參加婚禮 過年都很應景

耶誕節前一週我拿出來 第一次把它穿到公司
同事們看到都說 好看 好看!
我說我準備參加 Hannah 的婚禮時也要穿去

那幾天同事P請我幫她及家人包裝耶誕禮物
喜歡包裝的我 利用休息時間很快的分批包完了
最後一天 她除了給家人的東西外
也為我準備了一份大禮物 是一個大包包
她說 要給我搭配我的大紅外套的
個人覺得真的很搭呢~

感謝P送我的特別的禮物!
今天尾牙 我又把它們搬出來用了

Lip balms for the auction

November 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 婚禮小物/Wedding Favours, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

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At work, we have an auction for charity coming up soon. This year, other than the usual stuff we are also selling arts and crafts by staff. I have prepared some lip balms for the auction, too.

I think these lip balms would make lovely wedding or party favours as well.

I have some soaps also available for our auction, but I haven’t photo’d those yet. Perhaps I’ll share those later.

Successful Fundraiser

October 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Posted in 美食廣場/Food Court, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

Snacks for our wine and cheese event~

Every fall, at work, we participate in a fundraiser and try to host a few different activities to raise funds for charity. This year, my section is taking lead in organizing events, so I’m more actively involved in the events.

Last night, we hosted a Wine and Cheese event in house. We even had professionals pull together their talents and it was a successful event.

We got lots of great feedback. People said they would definitely come again!

Upcoming event~ 光泉健走2011

March 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Posted in 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

GuangQuan’s walkaton is taking place in less than a month. I’m planning on taking Millie with me on the event.
Anyone interested in tagging along? For details, click the banner.
大家一來運動吧~

要聽音樂會~ 讚美之泉

July 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

今年讚美之泉的Taipei concert 在小巨蛋
6/19之前可以通信索取免費入場的票
但是我6月忙暈了 等我反應過來時
已經來不及了
然後我就到處問朋友 有沒有多的票
剛好兩位朋友分別多一張
於是明天剛好在台北的Kerry 跟我一同參加

Charity Walk–光泉健走2010

April 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Posted in 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

大家一起來運動吧~
光泉健走今年在自來水博物館那邊喔
米粒,Ruby,Betty,貓咪&我都會去喔

For more info about the event, click the banner or link below:

http://www.hope.org.tw/2010kcwalking

去年Betty,妞妞&我有參加喔~
去年在動物園附近的河濱公園走
Click here to read about our walk last year

台北燈節

February 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Posted in 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | 2 Comments

昨天偶然報紙上看到消息
2/26~3/7台北燈節又開始了
於是今天傍晚出發
帶著米粒我們從仁愛敦化圓環開始散步
走走停停的邊拍照

Decorated Street View of Ren-Ai Rd. 仁愛路被裝扮的美美的喔

Close of shot. Looks quite neat, eh? 近看 弄的還不賴吧?

Look what I found hiding in the background? 有沒有看到在背景裡的國旗?

一路上遇到了許多搭訕的
有人問米粒的年齡
有人分享自己愛犬的照片
有人直誇她可愛
最可愛的是遇到一個小妹妹
剛好被她媽媽及阿姨牽著走路的toddler
剛好她走在米粒的後方
我擔心會擋到人家的路一直催米粒走快點
然後就聽到後方小妹妹很急的腳步聲
口裡還一直唸 狗狗 狗狗
於是我們放慢了腳步
變成了 我溜米粒 米粒溜小妹妹 小妹妹溜著她媽媽及阿姨的樣子

此次沿著仁愛路散步看燈並非第一回
往年我也都會找時間去看
但我覺得今年的比較好看
色彩及主題都不錯

I found the Canadian flag! 找到加拿大的國旗了!

Look at the beautiful roses. 好美的玫瑰花朵喔!

走著走著很快我就發現
沿途得燈飾的主題有各國國旗及各式花朵
原來主題除了國父紀念館廣場上的老虎系列燈展之外
就是要預備迎接今年度在台北舉行的台北國際花卉博覽會

Welcoming the International Flora Expo! 迎接2010國際花卉博覽會!

當我們走到光復南路口 很快發現人潮好多阿
我猶豫了一下 要進去國父紀念館嗎
米粒那麼矮又那麼黑
一定得抱著不然會被踩到
後來想想既然來了 我們還是近去看看吧

I like this display; simple but elegant! 喜歡這個燈 很自然的感覺

Another simple but elegant display. 簡單又大方.

Another nice latern display! 看這可愛的造型!

於是把米粒抱起來裝籃子裡
我們跟著人潮往裡頭走了
基本上 我也沒注意時間
邊走邊拍自己喜歡的燈展
人群移動速度很慢
但很快的我發現我們來到了主燈不遠處
當時它還沒有亮
聽到附近的人說7點要開始 就快開始了
原來我們來的時間這麼巧

The "centerpiece" tiger for the year of the tiger in the lunar calendar. 虎年的主題燈 到了現場 發現就要點燈了 拿起相機先拍一張.

一會兒果然聽到音樂開始 也看到主燈隨著音樂節拍開始有燈光的效果
原本覺得可惜 我們所站的位子只能拍到主燈的側面
後來發現它會旋轉 讓我輕而易舉的拍到它的各面

Centerpiece display in rotation 旋轉中的主燈

Centerpiece display in rotation 旋轉中的主燈

Centerpiece display in rotation 旋轉中的主燈

Centerpiece display in rotation 旋轉中的主燈

看完主燈的燈秀之後不久 我決定離開了
人越來越多 已經變更難行走了
不過很開心剛好遇到主燈燈秀表演

See how it fits the theme of tiger and flowers. Also very cultural and artistic. The lantern itself rotates so you can see closely all the tigers made by paper art. 這個燈讓大家清楚知道今年的主題! 燈本身會慢速旋轉 好讓大家看清楚

Rotating Lantern

Anoher side of the Rotating Lantern

Finally, a shot of Millie with the lit up Ren Ai Rd in the background. 最後補上米粒的照片 攝於仁愛敦化路口.

Charity Walk-光泉健走

April 13, 2009 at 12:22 am | Posted in 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

大家一起來走走吧 順便做做公益

http://www.hope.org.tw/20090425/index.html

Upcoming Event: Heavenly Melody’s Christmas Concert

November 17, 2008 at 8:29 pm | Posted in 心情筆記/Journal, 活動看板/Events | Leave a comment

The schedule’s out for Heavenly Melody’s 2008 Christmas Concert.  Tickets can be requested by sending in a self-addressed and stamped envelope.  Details as listed below (excerpt from the events page of Studio Classroom):

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2008年聖誕環島音樂會
12/11(四)19:30屏東文化中心中正藝術館
12/12(五)19:30中正國防幹部預備學校中正堂
12/13(六)19:30國立成功大學中正堂
12/14(日)19:30國立中正大學大禮堂
12/15(一)19:30台中東海大學中正堂
12/16(二)19:30國立交通大學中正堂
12/17(三)19:30私立中原大學中正堂
12/18(四)19:30國立蘭陽女子高級中學大禮堂
12/20(六)14:30台北國際會議中心大禮堂
12/20(六)19:30台北國際會議中心大會堂
索票資訊:11月10日起請至本會各門市或各基督教書房免費索票;或函索,來信附10.5元回郵信封,註明收件人、地址、索票場次、日期、時間及張數(每人限索4張),寄「台北郵箱104-195號 客服部收」。洽詢專線:02-2533-9123  
Source: http://www.studioclassroom.com.tw/h_events.php

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