Life in Taiwan & A Bit of This and That – [Photographing 2015] The Seventeenth Week

Life in Taiwan
Life in Taiwan

Life Lately

It seems like I am having the worst luck lately and that is why things have been rather quiet on my blog [no posts in over 10 days.] It is not because I have a hit a major wall in terms of writing – no, I don’t have writer’s block. Actually, it is quite the opposite. I have been steadily working on my book and I read what I have written so far in two days [over 110 A4 sized pages from start to finish.]

The reason why I haven’t posted is because I had another little health issue and this time it wasn’t my eye, it was my finger.

See, this is what happened! I heard the garbage truck singing its way around our neighborhood [yes, a singing garbage truck] and I made a big mad dash to the kitchen to get the garbage ready when I realized the recycles weren’t sorted. Then, when I was grabbing the tin can, I cut myself on the jagged edges. It didn’t look that serious. It was no bigger than a paper cut. I cleaned my wound and continued to go on about my day.

The next morning, I woke up and my finger was swollen nearly twice the size as it should be. I couldn’t bend it. I ended up going to the doctor who proceeded to give me a tetanus shot [causing major side effects] and antibiotics. The combination of both eventually worked. However, I could hardly type for a couple of days but luckily it wasn’t my left hand and I could edit a printed copy of my manuscript [which is still not completed yet, but it’s getting there.]

And the ironic thing of it all is we never eat canned food – we probably open a can two or three times a year.

Well, enough with my complaining, let’s get to the pictures. I know I am really behind in posting pictures of my 2015 day project, but I am on a mission to catch up!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane at a Roadside Stand [waiting to be bought and ‘peeled’ with a knife – talk about service!]

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The bird Nesting in Our Backyard in Taiwan
The bird Nesting in Our Backyard in Taiwan

The bird Nesting in Our Backyard [and keeping a watchful eye on its nest]

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

'A Bit of Art and Music' Mural [2]
‘A Bit of Art and Music’ Mural [2]
'A Bit of Art and Music' Mural [1]
‘A Bit of Art and Music’ Mural [1]

‘A Bit of Art and Music’ Mural

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Thai Food at Home in Taiwan
Thai Food at Home in Taiwan

Thai food purchased from a little ‘hole in the wall’ restaurant but eaten at home on fancy plates!! [Because some days we don’t feel like cooking.]

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Purple Flower Necklace
Purple Flower Necklace

One of My Necklaces [which was a present from my mother-in-law a couple of birthdays ago!]

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The View of the Trees and Clouds from our Backyard in Taiwan
The View of the Trees and Clouds from our Backyard in Taiwan

One of These Trees has the Nest in our Backyard [they have since been cut down because they look awful! The top looks amazing but the bottom is another story!]

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Dragon at a Temple in Taiwan [1]
Dragon at a Temple in Taiwan [1]
Close-Up of a Dragon
Close-Up of a Dragon

More Dragons [my ‘go-to’ temple when I had nothing interesting to photograph]

Be sure to drop me a note and let me know which picture was your favorite [as you know, I love to hear from you all]!

And if you have time, check me out on facebook, twitter, pinterest, and now instagram

And as always, thanks for reading! Keep smiling & shining!



28 thoughts on “Life in Taiwan & A Bit of This and That – [Photographing 2015] The Seventeenth Week

  1. Hi Costance!

    I am sorry to hear about your finger – I hope it is going to be okay! A similar thing happened to me recently with a can.. It must be a expat-in-Taiwan spell?

    Get better soon!

  2. So sorry to hear about your finger but glad it’s all okay now. That tin can must have been nasty and didn’t like you very much! Good to hear your book is chugging along and you’ve found a rhythm. I’m just about hunkering down and spending a lot of time on mine πŸ™‚

    As for the photos, it’s always hard to pick a favourite. Love the musical mural one. So cheery. However, I really like the food shot too. It reminds me of the times in Malaysia when my mum would buy takeaway noodles for dinner on occasion and she would never let me or my brother pour the fried noodles out onto plates. If we wanted to eat with plates, that’s okay – just put the packet over the plate. Nothing fancy like yours! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Mabel! It is funny, though, how something so little and minor at the time can cause so much pain. At least it is all better now.

      I am happy to hear that you are in your writing groove as well. It feels great when things feel to have some flow and are going our way.

      I don’t mind washing a couple of plates and some utensils. I sometimes also bring out the fancy wine glasses on occasions like this.

  3. Love the bird in your backyard, but so sorry to hear about your finger! Ugh. I know what it’s like to see your finger swell up like crazy! (Mine was from cat bites.)

    Glad you are on the road to recovery!

  4. Oh dear, hope that your finger is better now. Good thing you could still keep going after that. And I like seeing all those sugar canes, didn’t realise there are any in purple, I’ve only seen green ones here. πŸ™‚

  5. You can’t type, but you can take photos with a camera? I think that’s amazing! Good to know that you are recovering though πŸ˜‰

    I think that bird looks rather handsome there..

  6. Such bad luck with the finger cut. 😦 So easy to do something like that when you’re in a hurry. Hope it’s all better now. I enjoyed all your photos, but The dragons are my favourites, closely followed by the piano mural. Such fun. πŸ™‚

  7. Yikes about your finger! I send good thoughts for a quick healing! In the meantime, I love your photos. They are all my faves! πŸ™‚ Glad you’re on Instagram. I’m going to add you. My account is a different name, but you’ll figure it out when you see it. πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you, dear Constance. That’s very kind of you to say. πŸ™‚ I enjoy spotting the flowers and taking pics. Sometimes, I see them in the most unexpected places. They make me happy and give the city an extra special look/feel.

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