March 30, 2008
During the last few days of Taiwan's presidential campaign, there was a touching and powerful TV commercial (please see the second film) by KMT. People said this commercial did encourage many people to vote for KMT. Because this commercial did not talk about any nonsense issue, but gave people hopes by simply telling "We are ready!".
After checking on internet about this commercial, I found this film was produced by the production house which I worked before and directed by Mr. Hsieh, Ping-Han. Chang Shu A&V was a benchmark of an excellent production house, and it seems Chang Shu still is an excellent one!
March 29, 2008
(deadly firepower:16in main guns of BB63 Missouri)
(Tomahawk missile launchers)
(bronze plate for memorial of Japanese surrender to allied forces )
(The Instrument of Surrender)
March 23, 2008
- Concentrate on economic and diplomatic development for Taiwan, work hard for the benefits for all Taiwanese people, and forget all the nonsense arguments and hates in the past.
- Improve the relationship between Taiwan and China, to create a win-win situation for both sides.
- Improve the relationship between Taiwan and US.
Also, I wish DPP can play a decent role of a opposition party to monitor new government's policies.
The economic growth of Taiwan has been behind other Asian countries for several years, hope this change will bring Taiwan back to an important and distinguish role in the world.
March 19, 2008
March 18, 2008
(big dinner party)
(steamed Taraba Crab)
(Sapporo Beer and Taraba Crab)
On the second day of the meeting, we arranged a dinner party at Sapporo Beer Garden. Except BBQ, we had Taraba Crab. These cold steamed Taraba Crabs tasted good, but not as good as what I had few days ago.
March 16, 2008
(cooked Taraba Crab....delicious!!!)
March 9, 2008
(Ming-Lun Hall, the former classroom)
March 3, 2008
March 1, 2008
(Ta Prohm, Angkor)
(coffin pie 棺材板)
(eel noodle 鱔魚麵)
(Fugi's meat ball 福記肉丸 )
(famous cakes of Deep Blue Cafe 深藍咖啡廳)
Tainan city is not only famous of its historic sites, but also many delicious local foods. The Chou's Shrimp Rolls is my favorite! They have run this business for over 50 years. They serve wonderful Shrimp rolls and shrimp related food. As you can see in the first photo, we ordered 2 serves of Shrimp rolls (crispy skin outside and tender shrimp inside), cold shrimp plate, and ground pork rice and cost only NTD210 (about USD6).
Other good foods are coffin pie (Guan Tsai Ban), eel noodle and the meat ball. The coffin pie is a special local food in Tainan, made of fried toast with mixed gravy inside. Because it looks like a coffin, so local people call it coffin pie. Don't be scared by its name, it tastes really good; more like a western food than a Taiwanese food.
I would also recommend the Deep Blue Cafe. They make wonderful multi-layer cakes (Mille Crepes). Because it is fresh, it tastes better than what we used to have by mail order.
Tainan's local foods are wonderful! But when you have only 2 days, it is too much to handle it. I did not feel hungry at all during the 2 day trip.