June 21, 2016 § Leave a comment
Light rail to Taipei Zoo. Automatic train without a driver.
Sogo Department store
U2 clothing store – not associated with the Irish band.
Pedestrian crossing lights – speed up when time is short.
Private (semi legal) clothing for sale stall common outside any major shop not open.
Main Station Area. New skyscraper now fills the empty air space with more on their way.
McDonalds TV ad featuring a local pop star and some kind of diet claim.
Chinese Opera features young women, noisy musical instruments, and a story.
Bushy-tailed squirrel at Peace Park (National Taiwan University Hospital MRT station).
Inside a temple – i.e. Longshan Temple – a relaxing an interesting experience.
Liberty Square and Memorial Hall in distance. Tiles have been changed or replaced.
Wok and Night Market food cooking
221 Peace Park – many photographs on display in memory of ‘victims’. Please visit.
Taiwan President campaigning for a re entry seat to the United Nations (2007).
September 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
YOU TUBE – full movie “The Soong Sisters” (1997) Published on 12 Jan 2013
The spring of 1981, Soong Ching Ling was seriously ill, missing sister in the United States far shek. Then flashback late Qing Dynasty, political corruption, widespread poverty, educated in the United States with his Charlie Soong absorb advanced knowledge in the West, together with Sun Yat-sen overthrew full force clear. Song Charlie’s three sons after serving Republican government minister and three daughters grew up in the States, upon graduation Sister Song Ailing Kung marry, despite her father’s objections to follow the Soong Ching Ling sen, Chiang Kai-shek dumping to carry out pursuit. In the Song Ailing abetted, the young girl to marry Chiang Kai-shek. Experience the Revolution, Chen’s mutiny, Sun Yat-sen died, Sun Yat-sen died in the north, Chiang Ching Party, the Japanese invasion of China, Xi’an Incident and other historical events. Song three sisters also in this turbulent political relationship between the bureau plays changed. Finally, the Soong Ching Ling also see dying sister side, unfortunately died.
At the end are links to more similar stories on YouTube. This one seems to be about the civil war in China. There is a still shot of the Australian journalist WH Donald (at 5.56 approx) with Soong Mei-ling (Mrs CKS).
April 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
STANDING ON SHAKY GROUND – documentary. Click below to view it.
A 30 minute documentary covering Lanyu Island and the proposed nuclear power plant No.4
It should play in Taiwan as this is a link to the website – the national TV network by Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Video may be available for a few weeks but not much longer.
It’s worth a look. The main point being Taiwan is unable to export nuclear waste internationally and why this is so.
March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
A chance event to view at Longshan Temple last September.