2.12.2007

sky above pacific ocean

Hello from Taipei


It's a bit warm here, not too humid. Already eaten a lof of fruits which I have been craving for. They are so good!! Havn't gone any places where we planned to go. We are busy and lazy at the same time, I guess. Also there are lots "Family" related to do list!

Be back soon!

2.09.2007




top two: BDDW
bottom: mina perhonen


Planning for the trip 03~ vintage

I was checking "super future" to get all the city info for the trip to Japan, and I came across this funiture shop in new york city, I know, I know, I'm not going to new york. I really like their stuff, so i have to share with you. Click here for more photos.

I want to check some vintage or scandinavian design shops in tokyo. I got some information from a japanese magazine, 2002 MARCH SPUR.Hopefully the store introduced from there are still open. Aside from that i think won't miss

*human by mike mills
*mina perhonen
*human basic
*postalco
*plus minus zero
*angers
*tas yard
*muji
*hhstyle

oh, I should stop listing the plans now, because I need to pack,.... flight is tomorrow morning. I hope I will get on blogging soon in Taipei. m~~~, Blogging while travelling,. not a bad idea, plus I get to use my sister's new apple computer!

再見!

Planning for the trip/02 ~帰りたい気分

I totally agree with food writer Yilan said about Tainan.
The city where i grew up before my family moved to Taipei.
The city where you will find most of the eateries are open in the early morning. People there are starting their day with a nice meal.
The city where you find lots lots historical buildings and temples.

Our family used to live in a "long " house. The porpotion of lot's width and length probably are 1 to 8. It's so long so we have a long light well in the middle, a small light well at the side and a large back yard. My lovely grandpa was living in the northernly end of the house. It was a room with japanese setting, lift solid wood floor with layers and layers of wood panel doors, and of course tatami flooring in the bedroom. My grandma was living in the southernly end of the house right beside the garden. It's a room with western setting. But we have totally chinse style kitchen and living room. This house is toally reflecting the mutiple cultures of this city. There are thousands things I want to say about this house, but i have to stop here.

Did i tell you this city is famous with GOOD FOOD??
I will plan to have this LAMB SOUP!
And I will not miss fried noodles with fresh water eel, oyster pancake, stir fried squid, milky fish porridge,starfruit juice, vegetarian bamboo leaf wrapped rice cake, tea dessert ...........

(鱔魚意麵, 蚵阿煎, 生炒花枝, 虱目魚粥, 楊桃湯, 魚丸湯,..............)I will have hard time to finish my listing,..... they are too many good things there!




2.07.2007






Planning for the trip/01

I want to check this tranditional woodblock paper shop in kyoto, 唐長 KARACHO .
If possible, one day i hope i can take classes there.


2.04.2007






Flea Market Sunday


I think today is the flea market Sunday in PCC. CL is out for surfing, and i have to run all the errands before the trip to Taiwan. I definitely can't go today!! I feel that I've missed a lot of things today.

Here are the pictures taken from last month's flea market. Always see the most incredible colors there.




More patterns of waves,


Never have enough patterns of waves. I found this japanese hand made paper fan in Tortoise. Love it! but can't afford a 40 dollars paper fan, and i just got a paper fan from kozyndan last fall. Sigh beautiful things cost money!!

2.01.2007





top: the sprouts in our backyard
bottom: the quick sketch of imaginary sprouting flowers


california wild flowers

Yvonne helps us to plan out a sustainable garden, so we supposed to plant some wild poppies to fill out the rest of land. I found a pack of seeds, named “California wild flowers” in a nursery closed to my house. Totally excited! Such a luxury experience to have a back yard and to sow the seeds. We sowed the seeds right before the Christmas, and we were so worried about these little lives when the temperature dropped suddenly. We started to notice some little spouts 3 weeks ago. Oh,yehhhhhhhhhh!! Since then they are doing better and better. I can’t wait to see them blooming in the spring or summer.


The seeds in the pack,

Alyssum
Calendula
Bachelor Buttons
Wallflower
Cosmos
African daisy
California poppy
Baby’s breath
Candytuft
Dames’ Rocket
Blue Flax
Scarlet Flax
Lupine
Nasturtium
Evening Primrose
Shirley Poppy