Way Back When… I have been going through my photos from way back when – way before my blog, Foreign Sanctuary, existed. Back to a time when photography was purely for fun. Like… …when I lived in Taipei Remembering all the times I cycled to Danshui (Tamshui) and watched the sunset. A photo posted by Constance… More Way Back When…
If you follow me on facebook or twitter, then you probably already know…. Our son arrived over two weeks ago and he is a real cutie pie. He may be keeping us busy these days, but we love him to pieces. To us, he is absolutely perfect!! We are now a family of three. My… More Our Baby Boy is Here and He is Perfect!!
[A video tour of the festival is located above.] More than Just a Flower Festival The Changhua Flower Festival, which was held in February this year, has long since come and gone, but this year it was more than just a festival. The day we went was the first time that I had felt normal… More ‘Monkey’ing Around – The 2016 Changhua Flower Festival [2016花在彰化] in Xizhou, Taiwan
Remember back in March when I introduced you to the ‘Cinderella High-Heel Church,’ located in Budai, Chiayi County? Well, seeing we were in the area, we decided to also check out these 3D art murals on that Sunday as well. The Murals This collection of 3D murals are located near a couple of pretty nice… More 3D Art Murals in 好美里[Hao Mei Community], Budai, Chiayi County, Taiwan
It was hard to come up with a suitable title for this post, so ‘Baby Daze’ will have to suffice as it kind of summarizes what I am feeling these days. Less than 10 Weeks to Go! It is now week 31 of my pregnancy and I can feel that I nearing the home stretch. With 64… More Baby Daze & Life Lately
My First Glimpse of Driving in Taiwan Let me state the obvious: driving in Canada and driving in Taiwan are on two different ends of the spectrum. Canadians [at least where I come from] seemed to obey most traffic rules and well, Taiwanese have their own set of ‘unspoken’ rules for the road. Can you… More Driving Culture: Canada Vs. Taiwan (My Skills Vs. My Husband’s)
Taiwanese Taste Taiwan is known for its oddities and unusual attractions. It is also the island that is quite fond of anything cute. I remember the hype and appeal the yellow duck got in Kaohsiung, with people traveling up to five hours just to see a huge yellow duck floating in the harbor. Then, there… More If the Shoe Fits…! – ‘Cinderella High-Heel Church’ in Budai, Taiwan
Prenatal Thoughts – The New Series Before I get down to the whole ‘gender’ business and reveal, I just wanted to touch on the fact that this is my new series, ‘Prenatal Thoughts,’ – thoughts, moments, ideas, whatever, as I count down these last four months of pregnancy. In essence, it is a chance… More Prenatal Thoughts: Blue or Pink? Boy or Girl? Tickled Pink? Tickled Blue?
On Sunday, February 28th, my husband and I headed to the Taichung Lantern Festival happening in Taichung Park. Like I said in a previous post, this was not my first choice. However, for this year, it would have to suffice. We arrived around dusk and we greeted with traffic jams everywhere as people frantically searched… More Going Bananas for Monkeys – The Taichung Lantern Festival
**I tried to include a lot of info in this post, so I hope it flows smoothly and makes sense to you. As always, thanks for stopping and reading. It means a lot! All pictures were taken on CNY’s Eve.** The Element of Surprise Surprises that are totally unexpected are the best. You know, the… More It’s all about the Cake: Revealing Our Baby News to My Taiwanese In-Laws
My Obsession with Lanterns If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you are probably aware of the fact that I have quite the obsession for certain things. Flowers are definitely high on the list, closely followed by dragons and sunsets. However, during this time of the year, I find that lanterns are… More Lanterns at Matzu Temple [天后宮] in Lukang [鹿港], Taiwan [台灣] [A Photo Essay With Video]