Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A new start

It has been nearly 6 months since my last post on this blog. Many things have happened during this short 6 months, and I believe that it would be best if I start everything anew.

I once read a book called “Mutant Message from Down Under”, where the aborigines give themselves new names to suit their new character they would like to become. As one person echoes strongest to the name in hand, It is a great start for a person who wished to change for the better.

Therefore, I would be putting an end to this blog here, and shift my future posts to a new blog. I hope you like the new look and energy in it. Thanks for your support.

New Blog:

Artistic Medicine

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Really Merry Christmas…


Well, I had one of the best Christmas as well. Met so many friends during the 全球慈青日, and I get to use English so frequently without anyone complaining about my accent, talked to a dear friend for a long long time, and got some very nice gifts from home, as well as a surprise gift of a second monitor for my use.

It’s a blessing to know so many people, to receive so much love from everyone. Thanks.

More stories to tell soon… =D


Monday, December 19, 2011

Taroko National Park


A visit to the Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) during the autumn is beautiful. It’s the closest experience with nature and its beauty. Water from deep mountains is so clean, so pure, you can really see that it’s blue…



In order to encourage more visitors, some paths are created for visitors to walk through. Due to this reason, you may experience some water dripping on top of your head, and in some areas, you may observe increased risk of getting hit by a rock.



There has been several cases of deaths due to falling rocks. So during typhoon or heavy rain, visitors are strongly discouraged from visiting this place. If it’s sunny after heavy rain the day before, please don’t even consider visiting this hazardous place. Nonetheless, nature is just fascinating and you can experience it all in Taroko Gorge and National Park.


Some aborigines here making business out of arts and harvests of the forest.



Somewhere at the swallow grotto (燕子口), we had to wear safety helmets for ‘some’ protection, cause even with safety helmets, it doesn’t deter larger rocks to crack your head like an egg. So some visitors chose not to wear them.




I think the most interesting part of Taroko gorge are the rock formations and the layered stones, some close approximate to the Grand Canyon in the US. View the photograph below with red-cyan anaglyph 3D glasses for best result.


This trip there may only be a one day trip, but the view up in the mountains was breath taking. I would want to spend more time there, and I’m definitely looking forward for a second visit.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Horticultural Therapy

It works… cause it requires much patience and creativity. It’s healing because we get closer to mother nature! Just love the experience! My art piece to share with everyone.

Horticultural Therapy - Art

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Be an idiot

Perhaps I should be an idiot.

Or someone who couldn’t think or talk or listen.

To ignore others when they are hurtful.

To keep my mouth shut when they’re not willing to listen.

To stay away from all the rumours said about me.

To act stupid when they’re being sarcastic.

Afterall, an idiot finds much more joy and laughter in life.

Perhaps I should just decide not to care anymore.

Saturday, November 26, 2011








Thursday, November 24, 2011

Another unexpected gifts…

Ever since my ranting about some expensive stuffs in Hualien, someone brought some nice gifts all the way from Malaysia. Thank you so much. Didn’t expect so much love from everyone.


Has been so busy these few weeks… and I really hoped that I could find time to share some experience here with everyone…

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Sustainable Future


National Geographic Magazine is one of my must read reading material of all time. Not only I improved my use of vocabulary and diversify my writing techniques when I indulge myself in the articles, I get myself abreast of all the latest news and updates, especially on environmental discussions.

Recently, I found myself watching the National Geographic Live! Explorers Symposium featured in the Apple iTunes Podcasts. I couldn’t help but agree more with one of the discussions in the episodes – Seafood and Survival by Barton Seaver. He is not a scientist, but merely an observer. As a chef, he realized the importance of a meal to humans – it is where humans get together as a family. As he got older, he came to realize that the seafood he used for cooking has become exorbitantly expensive, and some of his favourite catches were no longer there for harvesting. It was then he said this, “As chefs, we are responsible for creating a demand of exotic food. We are the one who popularized shark fin soup and we are now in control of the natural selection of seafood species.” He believed that it is our duty as the harvester of our natural resources should use our natural resources wisely.

“Sustainability is not about the environment, it’s about sustaining people. We may have used an eco-friendly method to cultivate shrimps in farms, but having a shrimp buffet as a business is not a sustainable method. Sustainability failed on the human part.” He’s right! At the end of the day, we’ll be affected when the ecosystem collapsed. I can firmly say that ecosystem is there to support our living!

In short, we should really take a step forward and look at our dinner plates. You are indeed what you eat, but at the same time, the Earth’s wellbeing is what you eat too! So be responsible for what you consume.