This is supposed to be together with the strawberry pictures. I made a joke to K that as every product in Miaoli county seemed to be related to strawberries that they should have strawberry smelly tofu - and lo and behold, there is indeed a shop that sells the stuff!
Pictures taken an instant before the battery dies are always that much more satisfying, at least to the person who took it. Oh, and look, traditional lanterns in trees look great in the daytime as well as at night (see below).
Random picture from Lantern festival. It's a pity that so many lanterns and lantern displays are just plain tacky when they don't need to be. I do like trees filled with traditional-looking lanterns like this one. Can't get enough of 'em.
Check this out. J and I were skating at the outdoor roller-rink at Chung Hsing uni campus when he spotted this poor creature actually embedded in the surface. It looks just like a fossil don't you think?
The break-in. Came down at 8 in the morning to discover someone had broken into our house. They (he?) only took cash from my wallet - they left the camera (phew!) and everything else.
I should point out that we now have bars on the kitchen window, extra locks and bolts as well as a sensor with light and alarm for the back garden and a sensor with light for the upstairs balcony. The landlord even made a special trip up from Tainan to help supervise the installation.
Here we have Taichung C.I.D. on the case, dusting for prints. Pity I didn't manage to get a shot of his box of forensic equipment. We then had to take a trip down the cop shop to have our own prints taken. I couldn't help thinking how ironic it was that we, the victims, were having our prints taken when the burglar was out there spending our cash. J enjoyed himself seeing the inside of a real police station.
The council is cutting down a long row of lovely trees just over the road from the main entrance of Chun-Hsing University. Why? Because they want to make way for a park made of concrete and plastic ! There's no need for a park anyway with the beautiful campus nearby. Students and staff at the uni are protesting and there are signs attached to some of the trees blasting the council for this downright dumb idea.