After exploring the magificant Glass Temple and learning the signifance, reasoning, and relevance behind the temple decor, it was time to move on to the neighboring glass gallery adjacented to the Glass Temple. As we entered the building, we were greeted with a wave of activity on the first floor. Several vendors were scattered throughout … More Creating ‘Crystal Clear’ Art: Glass Artists at Work
As I wrote in a previous blog post, I was looking forward to this year’s Jazz Festival in Taichung, Taiwan. And rightfully so!! The line-up of entertainment for opening night offered a little something for everyone and it definitely ensured a downright swingin’ and swayin’ good time! Even if you were unaware of the Jazz … More ‘This is Jazz’ – 2013 Taichung Jazz Festival
If you ever find yourself in the town of Lugang (often spelled Lukang), located in Changhua County in Taiwan, and happen to have some extra time, then I highly suggest checking out the Lugang Glass Gallery/Museum & Glass Temple (I’ll focus on the glass temple in this blog post). When I went there, I didn’t have high expectations … More Seeing ‘Crystal Clear’ – A Visit to Lugang’s Glass Temple
It is not only happening in Kaohsiung, but it seems that the entire island of Taiwan is experiencing ‘Duckmania.’ Yes, Taiwanese are going crazy over the 18 meter rubber duck created by Dutch artist, Forentijin Hofman. It seems that there are ducks everywhere: duck displays, duck signs, duck cupcakes, duck balloons, duck stuffed-toys, caps with … More Quack, Quack: Duck Craze in Taiwan
I will be the first to admit that I had very little to absolutely no knowledge about jazz music before arriving in Taiwan. Besides the instruments used and the ability to identify the genre, my knowledge about jazz didn’t go much further. When I was growing up, my exposure to jazz music was very limited. … More ‘All That Jazz’ – Looking Forward to the Taichung Jazz Festival
I am not the type of person to judge or speak negatively about someone, especially a stranger (who, like me, is a foreigner in Taiwan), but I thought I would share this to see what you all think about the man’s actions. Recently, I have the craving for good, old Western food and we decided to … More Most Foreigners ARE NOT Like That!
“Happy Leftie Day!!” Those were the words my sister posted on my facebook page on August 13th, 2013 – the date which has been deemed as Left-Handers Day internationally. And my nephew, who is also left-handed, wrote “We lefties are amazing.” And that we are!!! And rare! Only 10% of the population are lefties! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ … More “You Write Like That?” – Being Left-Handed in Taiwan