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:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2HNsa3dgyosviDSh9

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.

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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.”
Please click on the link to see the photo album.

「藝文小組」於11/16日觀賞了故宮近期最重要的三項大展—「寫盡繁華」、「閑情四事」與「避暑山莊」。

請點選下方本活動的相簿連結:
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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.

Please click on the link below to view the photo album.

「藝文小組」10月25日再度造訪「大院子」,特地前來欣賞「劉墉-畫我童年」展覽。非常感謝劉墉、劉軒父子為我們做了近一個小時的中、英文導覽,講解生動、豐富有趣。
隨後在綠樹環繞的玻璃咖啡屋,大家享用下午茶時;劉墉還前來跟大家合照、寒喧。我們也抽出了數十位幸運兒,帶回家暢銷書作家劉軒親筆簽名的書籍。

請點閱欣賞相簿連結:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Em2YZa9rnpMkW51E6

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.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/uwhzpEd6MXjCYVGb6

非常感謝參加EG為您安排的林安泰古厝之旅,探索這棟重建的四合院古宅及閩南建築,我們很開心與許久不見的好朋能再次相聚。
這棟古厝是近來婚紗攝影的熱門場所,導覽結束後,我們在雨前樓傳統建築氛圍中坐上花轎,化身為中國傳統新娘,大家愉悅好奇的試穿鳳冠霞帔的中式新娘禮服和媒人服,真是一場難得的體驗。
請點選相簿連結一起回味我們共度的美好的旅程。

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!

Please click on the link below to view the photo album.

本會「土耳其下午茶宴」於10月13日順利舉行。

感謝「土耳其駐台貿易辦事處」貝可定代表與夫人的熱心完美安排,讓姐妹們享受了一個充滿了音樂、舞蹈與知性風土民情影片介紹的快樂午後。

享用美味可口的道地土耳其豐盛套餐之外,更有十位幸運姐妹抽中獎品,快樂賦歸。請點閱欣賞相簿連結:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SURK6uRofV9r1sun6

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。

董事長薛智偉先生在午餐時間親切蒞臨招呼大家,介紹猶太文化、習俗與宗教等等,為此行劃下完美句點。

請點選連結,欣賞當日活動照片:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Cp3VQ62acbJVRMFH9

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

非常感謝大家週三與我們一起參訪經國七海文化園區,當天是經國先生112歲的冥誕,在這特別的日子來到園區向經國先生致敬。

經國七海文化園區以『七海寓所』及『蔣經國總統圖書館』為核心,七海寓所是經國先生夫婦的生活空間,共住了十九年,這是經國先生在台灣唯一保存下來的故居,內部簡樸,沒有豪奢裝潢。園區的總統圖書館是台灣第一座總統圖書館,規劃為學術研究中心,對已故蔣經國總統的永久致敬。

我們很榮幸受到前外交部長及監察院長,現任基金會董事長錢復博士的熱烈歡迎,在總統圖書館聆聽他的演講,並與我們的會員進行討論與對話。
這座台北人文新地標,融合了歷史,學術,教育,景觀與生態的文化園區,非常值得我們仔細地來探索。我們紀錄了當日參訪活動的照片與大家一同分享。

回顧經國先生的一生,我們對每一位曾經為台灣奮鬥過和仍在奮鬥的人,都懷有新的敬意。