February 19, 2013

Unbelieveable EV

Kymco, one of the biggest and well-known motorcycle and scooter manufactures in Taiwan, launched its new electric scooter model called Candy 2.0 EV. Frankly speaking, I was not really impressed by its performance after reading its review and specification on line. But however it at least shows that we Taiwanese have the capability to make an electric vehicle on our own, which is better than nothing. Now I want to show you another electric motorcycle which is made by Americans for camparison. It is equipped with an "clutch" which means that you can change speeds by manipulating the gears in this motorcycle. And it runs very fast! All I have to say is, we still have a long way to go.

Brammo Empulse

February 14, 2013

Smangus Trip

Hi my friends, I have just come back form a three day's trip to Smangus, a village which is located in the deep mountains of Hsinchu county, about 4 to 5 hours drive by car. There I experienced so different a lifestyle lived by the aborigines of Smangus called Atayal. In any case, I had a great time there and took tons of photos and lots of video which I wish to share with you later. However, I feel a bit tired so need to collect my thoughts. Talk to you later.

February 10, 2013

Never Gonna Give You Up

I am a Rick Astley's fan. I loved listening to his albums when I was 20 something. Still once in a while I get touched by his songs while hearing some of them on Youtube. This video drew my attention because it is like a collage 拼貼 made by putting people's voice together. Really amazing. But if you would like to hear the real song of it which I have posted below, you will understand why I like his songs.

 The original "Never Gonna Give You Up"

February 04, 2013

Good and bad news

I would like to share two things with everyone. One is bad news and the other is good. First I got one of my fingers cut while I was changing the fluorescent lights in the classroom. I know changing the tubes is beyond the call of my duty; however, it just happened. My finger didn't stop bleeding, so I had to get to see a doctor. The cut was kind of deep that the doctor had to put some stitches in it. Now I got to go back to the clinic for a check-up every day. The other thing is, one student sent an email to me for thanking me for helping him get a good score on TOEIC (803). Wonderful news!

February 01, 2013

Contemplating February

February is the month for family reunification and getting relaxation in Taiwan. Most of hard workers can take many day-offs with pay, which is good for sure. Unlike me, to be honesty, I really don't like the idea of celebrating the Chinese New Year holidays for too long. The longer the vacation is, the more anxious and insecure I feel. To me, working and getting paid is definitely better.