Thursday, August 13, 2009

Window Undressing

Walking home after a late night in the office, and I stumbled across a window being re-dressed at Sogo. Or undressed, perhaps. Flickr.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Yes. I do!

Looks like we got an answer to our big question!

Yes. I do!

There has been more than a little controversy over this proposal... which surprise surprise turned out to be a fake, and an attempt to drum up business for the world's (maybe) tallest building.

The cost for proposing in this way? About 300,000 US$, so you better be sure he/she says yes! (I wonder, is the reply included in the price?).

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Marry Me - Diana

Taipei 101 - now available for rent ... I wonder if she said yes?

... Quite a trend of using the world's tallest buildings to propose, eh Ele?! :-)

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Medicine No Fakes

Medicine No Fakes - a funny sign in Macao

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Stairway to Heaven

I had one of the best rides of the last few months on Saturday. Several sections have been intimidating me for some time, especially because some of the rest of the crew are a bit more daring than me when doing bigger stuff.

However, I was feeling strong and confident (all important) and the conditions were excellent. For the record, the weather in Taipei in November is truly wonderful - a light English summer day with clear skies and none of the usual horrendous humidity. A perfect set-up for mountain biking heroics!

My primary nemsis in the past few months has been a very demanding set of steps to climb up. A series of steps, placed about 2 metres apart get progressivly higher until the final step with is over a foot tall. Several of the more experienced riders demonstrate a technique of gently lifting the front wheel up the step and then bunny-hopping the rear up, without losing balance for the next one. I have attempted it in more times than I care to remember, usually ending up in swearing at the hill, which does not help, but certainly it feels good!

This, however, was my day. The technique, finally was correct, the speed slow but confident and I smoothly lifted the bike up step by step until I collapsed in a heap of glee, a wave of intense joy hitting me. Finally!

Jonny 1 - Hill 15

This return to confidence continued in two further sections of hard, technical downhilling that I had previously walked down. So, all in all, a wonderful giant-killing day. Perfect for a balls out night on the town!

Bishan Camping Ground...

Information signs at the stairway

Taiwanese people are a bit neurotic about their little fluffy dogs!

George of the jungle

First attempt at the dreaded step drops ended in success (and a sore bum)

Team 7117 in effect!

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