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Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:52

Cherry blossoms in Taiwan

Of all the seasons, springtime has to be the one that brings the most smiles to the most faces. Bringing fresh weather, moods, and opportunities, spring time in Taiwan is a special occasion for many reasons, and gives the country yet another chance to show its beautiful colors.


Friday, 25 February 2011 00:00

A Song for the Spring Goddess Sahohime

If one were to imagine someone's life as the changing seasons, the aboriginal Tsou tribe musician, Gao Yisheng, could be said to have missed out on the plentitude of summer's harvest and skipped straight into the bleakness of autumn and winter.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:48

Spring in all its states

Spring, it dredges up half-baked images from the collective imagination of baby lambs, flowers blooming, and mad hares, not that there is a large number of baby lambs in the Belfast area during May, nor Taipei in February for that matter (spring starts with Lichun in the Chinese tradition, between the 3rd and 5thFebruary, one month before the Western spring).


Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:45

How I became a fan of the Taipei Flora Expo

In late December 2010 I went to the Taipei International Flower Expo and had a good time.  There are a number of reasons as to why this was the case.  Please allow me to elucidate.


Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:45

Spring blues

Lanterns can’t breathe in the night, they scout the darkness but the waves shake the boat and leave them trembling, not sure if they will make it this time, as if shackled to the ocean, holding their breath for the sky to appear.


Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:43

A laowai voyeur at the flower expo: Fragrant emotions

I did not pay much attention a few months ago to the controversy in the media about the price tag of this International Flower Exposition (台北國際花卉博覽會).


Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:38

Renewal

This month, we celebrate the passing of the seasons and in preparing for the arrival of spring with its deluge of transformations, hopes and renewal. In search of a different evocation of spring, I stumbled on a poem by Mallarme...


Friday, 30 October 2009 06:47

Yellow and Green

A most ambiguous association… Between joy and sorrow, Autumn and Spring, dusk and morning…

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