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Our Trip To Neiwan

February 12, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: Food, leisure, Lifestyle, local cuisine, Taiwan

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Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!

 

Our Trip To Neiwan

We’ve been to Neiwan before, but this was Phoenix’s first trip there – in fact it was her first time on a train (sorry I’m so far behind in my blogging!)

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Goodbye To The Wild West!

January 22, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: Personal, Taiwan

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Photo by MJ Klein

Our Friday Night Gig

Our longtime friend, Peter Lo, is closing the Wild West.  We had some great times there, and many musical shows.  We want to personally thank Peter for his support of our music and events.  The Wild West will be missed!

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2 Year Old Phoenix, Dancing

December 25, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: family, Phoenix

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Taken recently at a friend’s wedding reception:

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In Memory Of….

December 19, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: Personal

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In Memory of Chris Case

Our long time friend, Mr. Chris Case (shown on the left, above) lost his battle with leukemia this morning.  Chris hosted our blog since it’s inception in 2005 , and our commercial site since the beginning in 2003.  Chris was a longtime supporter of our blog, music and our commercial enterprises.  He will be missed very much.

I spoke with Chris on the phone a few days ago.  Typical of him, he played down his situation and told me that he was going to make it – he had the spirit to fight the disease that was trying to kill him.  Chris wasn’t the kind of man who would complain or whine about his situation; no he would just get on with life and look forward.  I must say that he certainly faced his adversary like a man.

Goodbye Chris.  Thanks for always being there for us.

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Trying A New Format

December 15, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: Blog, Photography

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I’ve removed all the stuff from the right sidebar, and moved it to the left side, so I can insert photos on a larger size.  Please let me know how you like the larger size photos.  If the right sidebar remains clear, I can keep all photos large, like this one below:

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is my favorite car, and there is one in Hsinchu city that is sometimes parked near the Big City mall.  I took a few photos with my mobile phone.

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The Taiwan Pavilion

November 11, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: Taiwan, Technology

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Photos by MJ Klein (many of them are geotagged)

Hui-chen and I took Phoenix in tow with us to the new Global Mall and what we have come to call, “the big ball.”  This big ball, made in Taiwan, is a round display that was all the rage way back when it went on display in Shanghai where it caused quite a stir.  No one had seen anything like it.  Now, years later, this round display is in a purpose-built building that is part of the Global Mall complex.

The Taiwan Pavilion

We began our visit with lunch on the second-floor food court.  Phoenix loves the camera and I couldn’t resist snapping some photos of her being cute.

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Sky of Star Moon

September 09, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: family, Taiwan

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Geotagged photos by MJ Klein

The afternoon after we saw the pandas, we went to this place, which they have translated “Sky of star moon.”  Not exactly how I would have translated it, this place is for kids to enjoy some animals and a safe area in which to run around.

Sky of Star Moon

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Sunday At Yong-an

August 31, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: Uncategorized

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Photos my MJ Klein

We’ve been to Yong-an before, quite a few times.  On this particular occasion, we specifically wanted to check out one of those quads (4-wheeled cycle) and take the whole family for a ride.

Sunday At Yong An

This is the biggest quad they have.  We rented it for the rest of the day and headed out to the road along the beach where I’ve ridden my trike before.

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Kaohsiung Gas Explosion Damage

August 21, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: News, Taiwan

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Geotagged photos by MJ Klein

By now, everyone has heard of the gas explosions in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung.  We live far away from there, but my wife’s parents live close enough to have felt the explosions in their apartment.  Recently, I went walking down what is left of a road where a section of the explosions happened.

Kaohsiung Gas Explosion Damage

This scene is just one of many places where the road is blocked off to traffic.  It’s because there is no road to travel on ahead.

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Attack Of The Pandas!

August 14, 2014 By: thenhbushman Category: Taiwan

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Photos by MJ Klein – most photos are geotagged

July 20th found us in Nantou again (for a followup dentist appointment for my TMD problem).  The paper-mache pandas were nearby so we decided to brave the crowds and take a look.

Attack Of The Pandas!

As you can see, literally thousands of people had the same idea.

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