28 Jan 2017
Happy New Rooster Year !! Lights and lanterns are going up all over town … so exciting !! Calorie consumption is also going up all over town … sheesh !! I’m trying to move as much as possible between dining events … I’m updating this site next to the workout room here at the homestead … current observations indicate that I’m not the only one trying to offset the eating fest !! Here are some colours for you … posted by the light of the setting sun !!
Random delights abound in KHH these days !! Local kindness, hidden fun spots, spontaneity !! So today is Lunar New Year’s day, marking the beginning of the year of the Rooster … Ariane & Eddie’s year !! The build-up to this day has been tangible around the city, which I hope is evident by some of the pixels that I’ve posted above !! Hopefully my next post will feature the lanterns and lights beaming in their new year glory … I’ll have to rejuvenate my camera battery in order to be ready for all the night-time shots that I plan to take !!
Within the next week or so, I hope to return to Foguangshan to check out their New Year’s festivities. I also hope to check out a film at the Kaohsiung Film Archive … this place is amazing … free movies all the time, a library of film-related books and magazines, and a spotless café area to drink it all in. Because so many shops are closed right now, the biking conditions are top-notch. Mercifully, tomorrow’s big banquet meal won’t happen ’til the evening, so I hope to get out on the bike a bit before we all stuff our faces again !!
Once the New Year holiday has drawn to a close, I’ll meet up with Jenny and a few other Ting family members 😀 in Taipei … as of press time it appears I’ll most likely be there from 7th – 10th Feb. Then come back down to KHH in time to cheer on the runners at the 2017 Kaohsiung Mizuno International Marathon … these guys are going to run a block away from Uncle J’s !! Grubby and I will cheer them on … I’m already a little bit jealous of all the incredible food that the athletes can chow down on (and for so cheap !!) once they’ve crossed the finish line … those lucky-lucky-duckies !!