July 28, 2010


Kanpai Classic/老乾杯
Chuck tail flap/羽下肉
Today's special wagyu beef combo at "Kanpai Classic"
Spring onion and salt on slice ox tongue/鹽蔥牛舌

My wife and I always enjoy yakiniku (the Japanese BBQ) whenever we visit Japan, because the Japanese beef (Wagyu beef) is really tender and juicy. The real Japanese beef is not legal in Taiwan, so a restaurant imports the Australian Wagyu beef instead. We visited this place when we celebrated my wife's birthday. All I can say is "As good as what we had in Japan!". It is really a nice place for special occasions.

This yakiniku restaurant group named "Kanpai"(乾杯), but only 2 locations named "Kanpai Classic"(老乾杯) serve Wagyu beef.

July 25, 2010


BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
Recently BMW had an event in Taiwan to promote their hybrid technology and the new hybrid power automobile, so they brought the new concept car "BMW Vision EfficientDynamics" to Taipei.

It was a nice experience to get a close look at this high tech concept car. But I also have a different thought on recent hybrid automobiles. Green power, energy efficiency, and environment friendly are all import issues to us. We do want to show our passion to support hybrid technology. But when we take a look at the car market, only luxurious models offer hybrid engines. It seems we have to be rich, then can be a environment friendly person. Hope governments and automobile manufactures, and maybe petrol companies can put more efforts on cost-down of hybrid cars, so not only rich people can support this green technology.


July 15, 2010


Go Kart racing
Clay pigeon shooting at Jeju Island
great fun for an ATV ride

The fourth day of the disty meeting was the activity day. I chose extreme sports; including air balloon ride, clay pigeon shooting, and ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) ride. It supposed to be an easy and exciting day, but it turned out to be really an extreme sports day.

Due to foggy and windy weather in Jeju Island, we did not see anything from the air balloon ride, but had very nice air to breath. In order to entertain our guests, we went to the racing circuit near the air balloon ride location for go kart racing. Go kart may be small, not as fast as really formula racing car, but it really gives you the feeling of race and G force. After the race, we started to feel the muscular pain.

Then we went clay pigeon shooting. It was easy to pull trigger for 16 times to fire all 16 rounds shot gun shells. But the shot gun was long and heavy, so we had to load, aim, fire and unload for 16 times. No problems! We were solders! We enjoyed the recoil, the pleasure of hitting targets, also the side affection - pain on shoulder.

Nothing could stop us from looking for fun! After a big lunch, we went ATV ride. Off road AVT ride is always boys' dream and it really shows our manhood. So some of us took the 2nd ride; 15 minutes per trip.

So now you can imagine how we felt, especially we did not do so much sport in a short period of time. Thought we felt a little bit tired, bur we had great fun on such an extreme sports day.

July 8, 2010


Statue of Brothers (Soliders from South and North Korea )
Memorial of Korean War
National flags of United Nation Force
ROK Navy PKM-357 Partrol boat
This South Korean patrol boat was sunk by North Korea in 2002
hit by 5 rounds of 85mm canon and many many rounds of machine gun shots

Recently got a chance to Seoul, Korea. So I took half day to visit War Memorial of Korea. It was quite an interesting timing to visit this place, due to 60th anniversary of Korean War and the "sinking boat" crisis between South and North Korea.

Most part of displays at War Memorial of Korea are for Korean War, I learned there were over 20 countries helped South Korea to defeat the communist forces of North Korea, China and Russia. Many soldiers and civilians died during that war in 3 years, but South Korea was able to escape from the evil of communism.

Recently, though "sinking-boat" crisis did create some tension, but both countries do understand the price to break the war, so they take actions with caution. No one will forget what happened sixty years ago.

I think that is why people built museums for memorial of wars. We need to remind people what wars damaged our lives and civilization, so we should not make the same mistake ever.

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