2022 Annual Registration Luncheon

2022 會員大會 & 新春餐會在眾家姊妹的辛勞準備後圓滿達成。感謝大家的參與,更感謝幕後默默地奉獻的人。精彩相片請點以下連結:


The joyous 2022 Annual Registration Luncheon was successfully completed with all the devotions of our work teams and participations of our dear members. Thank you all, this marks the beginning of another year of planning and bringing the best to our members.

Please click the link below to see the happy moments we shared in the photo album.


11/23/2022 EG Trip to Grand Hotel East Tunnel

What an adventure to explore the secret east tunnel of Grand Hotel and spend the wonderful time together. It is always fun to have good company to share the joyful moments and delicious food after an EG trip.
Please click on the link to see the beautiful photo album, you can download your pictures from here too.
Google photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/tE8gnmy6ZVKiVS6m7
感謝您與我們一同探索圓山飯店,邀您見證50年首遇的圓山東密道; 秘密花園及人稱孔二小姐的故居。請點擊所附連結欣賞我們共同留下的美麗足跡。

11/16/2022 Art & Culture Group: NPM’s “An Epitome of the Art & History of the Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasty”

On November 16th, the Art & Culture Group went to see NPM’s three major exhibitions—“All That Flourishes under the Brush” “Four Leisure Activities “ and ”The Chengde Summer Resort.”
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10/25/2022 Art & Culture Group: “Liu Yong-Painting My Childhood “Exhibition at the Grand Courtyard

It’s always a joy to revisit the Grand Courtyard, this time for the exhibition “ Liu Yong – Painting My Childhood “. Liu Yong and his son Liu Xuan gave our members an hour-long Chinese and English tour, definitely royal treatment!

We later enjoyed afternoon tea time at the beautiful glass window café, and over a dozen lucky winners won a copy of Liu Xuan’s bestselling book, with freshly autographed signatures inside the book cover.

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10/19/2022 EG: Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum

We had a great time exploring the old house during the EG tour. The experienced tour guides had shared with us the story of the Lin Family, the architecture of the house, and the efforts to maintain good Feng Shui. We transformed into traditional Chinese Brides as we tried on special wedding dresses and matchmaker dresses at the charming historical surroundings. Please click on the link to see the perfect
transformation for your Chinese bridal dresses.
We hope you enjoy the trip, we look forward to seeing you next time.


10/13/2022 Turkish Tea Party

Dear members,

The much anticipated annual Tea Party was successfully held on October 13. Our members enjoyed a great afternoon of music, dance, slideshow and video introduction of Türkiye. In addition, a full course super delicious Turkish set menu was served. Ten Lucky Draw winners went home with a big smile on their face.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Turkish Trade Office Representative Mr. & Mrs. Berdibek and the office staff for extending their strong support for this event. Truly a memorable and joyous afternoon!

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10/03/2022 Art & Culture and Gourmet Food Club~A Visit to Jeffrey D. Schwartz Jewish Community Center

A sincere thanks to the members of the Arts & Culture Interest Group and Gourmet Food Club in joining our collaboration visit to the Jewish Community Center on October 3rd, 2022. Please click on the link below to view the photo album.

藝文小組與Gourmet Food Club合辦10月3日參訪「猶太社區中心」活動,並享用到正宗猶太潔食午餐。



04/14/2022 Annual Lecture by Zoom Webinar

The Art of Chinese Living – A conversation with Ms Xiang Yao

By Harsha Dass (Spouse of Representative, India-Taipei Association)

It was a wonderful online event organized by the WTIC where they brought us together for an exciting talk by the author of the series, The Art of Chinese Living. Published in Mandarin in two different editions for Taiwan and China, it has now been translated into English and made available to a wider audience worldwide. A Japanese translation is forthcoming.
Ms Xiang Yao walked us through not only the book but in answer to the several questions that were asked, she was kind enough to share also the process of writing the book. She explained how the idea came to her when she spent time with her daughter when they were both driving to her university to start a new phase of her life . As an expat Chinese, she felt that her children should have a kind of ready reckoner for everything that summed up being Chinese – food, traditions, festivals, clothes, art and everything else. For a civilization as ancient as China, that was a huge challenge. She likes to put it as a book born out of a mother’s love and her desire to share herself with her family. She set about collecting material, and in the process also had several items specifically designed for the book. One glance through the book and you will appreciate the publishers dilemma in categorizing the book. It is divided into four books, one for each season. Summer winter autumn and spring. Each one has a different color and a different theme, the attention to detail is mind boggling. For instance, the section on food not only has details of food but includes recipes, pictures pots and pans and her experiences from her own garden. The section on family has her own genealogy. Thus at one level the book is universal but as you get immersed in it you understand how personal it is . To give you just one example of how the book is organized, it describes a popular festival, gives recipes of snacks made during the festival and proceeds to tell you all the major authors across time, who wrote on the theme of that festival- love- and ends by describing the author’s own experiences of reading them as a little girl.
It took seven years for the book to take this shape and Ms Yao involved gerself with the photographs, the selections, even the colors. Not only is the book packed with information, it is a visual treat as much attention has been paid to the composition, the printing and the texture.It is a testament to what can be achieved with a mother’s love and strength. She also suggested that others should take a cue from her book and use the same arrangement to put together something like this for their own cultures. My personal favorites are the folded pullouts showing a wealth of detail on the topic in a manner that brings together the philosophy of holistic living clearly to those not familiar with this part of the world.
It was great to hear all this and more from her. The two hours just flew by. I couldn’t have asked for a better keepsake for my Taiwan stay.Thankyou WTIC for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of her journey.

04/27/2022 EG: Trip to the Ching-Kuo Chi-Hai Cultural Park

Thank you for joining us at the Ching Kuo Chi-Hai Cultural Park on Wednesday, what a coincidence, it happened to be Chiang’s birthday on this special day.

The park received its eponymous name from the late president Chiang and his home, the Chi-Hai Residence, which he and his family resided in for 19 years. The house interior was unpretentious, the park also features the first Presidential Library in Taiwan. This library is a center for both scholarly research as well as a ever lasting tribute to the late President Chiang Ching Kuo. We were so honored to receive hearty welcome by the foundation chairman Dr. Fredrick Chien, to hear his speech at presidential library and have a very productive dialogue with our members.

When we reflect on Chiang Ching-Kuo’s life, we have new respect for every individual who has struggled and still struggles on behalf of Taiwan.

Please click on the link below to enjoy the memorable moment we have shared with you. https://photos.app.goo.gl/bnqjpkUxYsfgxLFf9