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Tinkerbell Summertime2011 - Before visitting her // Sieben // Formosan Blue Magpies & Molly
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More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 - Before visiting her
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627204981034/detail/

Meet Sieben.

That was what Libai was nearly called, after that rutting poet and fighting companion of Druss the Legend of David Gemmell world. I called him SEA BEN

He is our new 1 year old Abyssinian. Unlike Druss Sieben, this Aby will never be doing any rutting at all.

He came to us on 26th June, just one day before I flew to Taiwan.

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He came to us very shy. And took to hiding from us all under sofa and under chest of drawers. Ivan was very displeased that first couple of days. Walking with fur all puffed out. Hissing and spitting upon sight of Sieben. I was so worried for the two of them when I left the apartment on 27th June to fly to Taiwan. I asked of those two daily from my wife. Who kept smsing me that Ivan hated Sieben and attacked and attacked him. I was left to think the floor was covered with blood and guts of the two kitties. So I stopped asking after a week.

I came back home at 3am on 14th July. Wife was sleeping then.
I was greeted by Ivan at the door, with Sieben close by him licking Ivan's ear. Ivan turned around to lick Sieben's ears. They were so sweet to each other.

Their guts they spilled went back into their body cavities. All the scars of their earlier fighting gone.

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28th June 2011



The morning after I checked into Taiwan. Being by myself and loving the traditional san wen nas or saunas of Taiwan, and will be spending the evenings and sleeping over the night there, I thought I stay in a cheap place before going on to Chiayi. That cheap place served more to keep my luggage than as a place to sleep in.

I declined the offer of Arthur to stay with him for that matter. He stayed in TienMu area north of Taipei and far away from the saunas in Taipei.

Those that wonder about the san wen nas or sauna in Taiwan can read
what I wrote in 2005
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/11261.html

Recently I did a googling of saunas of Taipei and was aghast to find none of the wonderful good saunas that I know. Google sprung out so many saunas for gays that I never have heard about and have no intention of finding out. What I wrote in 2005 should be read and not what Google tell you.

I then went to my old neighbourhood of MingSheng to have the traditional breakfast of sien tou chiang (salty bean curd) and siao lung tang pow (small dragon soup dumpling). The proprietoress and all the the shop greeted me with wide toothy smiles. I ate at that stall for well over 18 years.

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Well fortified by that breakfast, I decided to spend the day at Yang Ming Shan, a big extinct volcano mountain overlooking Taipei. I spend so many happy days in the past up there.

And in the last visit in 2009, I saw for the first time in the wild the iconic and incredibly beautiful Formosan Blue Magpies flying high up in the trees of YangMingShan park.
Tinkerbell - Rhapsody in Spring 2009
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97545.html

Perhaps I might be lucky again this time as well. And so I went up that mountain.
The day was cloudy, with rain on and off. But again, no one come to Taipei for the weather.

I also thought I test out my legs and body before meeting Cheng Hung and friends at Wuling Non Chang for that big climb.

Which saw me at the Erzihping trail

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That was a nice walk in a drizzling rain.
Sometimes escorted by squirrels.

My right leg was wobbly. But that was the case for about the last 30 years even if made worse by the spill from my bike.

My left arm could not be raised above horizontal level and with just about enough strength to hold a glass of water when I brushed my teeth.

My left leg felt ok on that path and my right arm was good and could hold the umbrella during times of heavy drizzle.

I found I could cough or laugh without my left ribs hurting if I placed a hand on that area first.

It was a good walk, even if others on the trail appeared to overtake me all the time.

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Sadly, I did not see any real life blue magpies on that walk or the morning up at Yangmingshan. I saw many blue mapgies though that morning. But they were on posters extolling the charms of a real estate development.

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I just got to add this into the entry

On 18 July after I finished writing this, Chen Hung wrote to me of a Taiwanese Nelson Liu who documented his observation of Blue Magpies breeding on a tree opposite his house. With fabulous photos of the blue magpies even if you cannot read Chinese
http://nelsontraveller.blogspot.com/2011/06/breeding-of-formosan-blue-magpie.html

And another of his blog entry on blue magpies
http://nelsontraveller.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-natural-model.html

Go on there and be thoroughly amazed by his photos, some of the most beautiful flight shots of blue magpies!
Use Google translate to read his last blog entry. And read of his misery with mosquitoes attacking him while he shot those wonderful photos! His captions on the photos were tongue in cheek and will give you a laugh too.
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(editted on 27 Oct 2011 to add this)

Nelson Liu turned above into an iPad app and withdrew above articles.

App 名稱 :“Photo Book of the breeding of Formosan Blue Magpie” , 中文名稱為 「台灣藍鵲繁衍全紀錄」,但在App Store請您用英文 "Blue Magpie"搜尋本軟體
請點下列連結或是從您iPAD app store搜尋,關鍵字 "Blue Magpie"。
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-book-breeding-formosan/id473961123?ls=1&mt=8


英文描述:

1. Documented the breeding of a Formosan (Taiwan) Blue Magpie.
2. Dual Language support - All texts and descriptions are presented in Chinese and English.
3. Included 100+ photos and video clips.
4. Plus extra bonus of 30+ beautiful birds living in Taiwan.
5. Photos shown in the articles can be enlarged by tapping it

本電子書共有9章:

封面 ‧ Cover
Chapter 1 :緣起 ‧ Prologue
Chapter 2 :台灣藍鵲簡介 ‧ Introduction of Formosan Blue Magpie
Chapter 3 :藍鵲現蹤 ‧ First Show-up of Blue Magpie
Chapter 4 :築巢與孵蛋 ‧ Nesting and Incubating
Chapter 5 :覓食 ‧ Prowling
Chapter 6 :雛鳥孵化,開始餵食 ‧ Feeding Chicks
Chapter 7 :離巢 ‧Leaving nest
Chapter 8 :離開樹林 ‧Leaving the woods
Chapter 9 :後記 ‧ Epilogue

I told him I will write of that here. I told him I would have been happy to buy that except I do not have iPad as without USB port, I could not make use of thumbdrive to transfer files. I am a real novice in clouds and all.This is what he wrote to me to say.

Thanks anyway. The purpose of making them to an App is not to make more money but looks for other way to publish what I've written. iPAD is a great platform allowing me to realize publishing rich media content. I knew that you expect that the tablet should have usb port for thumb disk. However, as a heavy user of iPAD, I don't see any problem without USB port. Especially it goes to Cloud.


Well folks, I hardly plug for anyone, other than Gerald Durell Wildlife Trust.
I have seen his photos before. They were incredible. If you have iPad, you will not regret getting his app
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-book-breeding-formosan/id473961123?ls=1&mt=8

Perhaps I might go buy iPad and see what iPad is all about and perhaps go on and do an app like Nelson.
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As if the drizzle was not enough, the sky opened up with a huge downpour.
Luckily I was away down from the mountain and finishing my lunch.

RJF lived in Taipei had written to me earlier and we were to meet later in the afternoon.

He read of my earlier moaning that I lost photos and memories of trips I made to China Wudang shan and Emei shan and that he had been to those places.
Fragments of earlier memories of Taiwan
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/111670.html .

I saw with deep fascination at his albums which triggered many strange memories of my times there. I laughed at photos of him using the coarse straw sandals which served as crampons on icy steps of Emeishan in winter. I was asking for steel crampons but they had none there that time. But coarse straw sandals were better than nothing else on those icy steps. We laughed that those times of 15 years or more back, and that probably China will now have cable cars and automatic escalators taking one and all up and down those mountains.

RJF then brought his beautiful Molly out. Molly was very shy, so shy that she would not make eye contact with me. She moved about on RJF shoulder keeping his head between herself and me. On my part, I decided not to make even eye contact with Molly. I knew the intelligence and curiosity of CAG will be more than enough that she would be friend with me soon enough.

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I was eating a slice of apple. Molly wanted that. I felt Molly wanted to break ice with me. And of course, I offered that apple to her to nibble. A few nibbles later, and my other hand between her and the slice, Molly stepped up on my hand.

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All quite easy to do. Less than 5 minutes to do that. I just could not understand the impatience of folks who must have the birdie to do things at their time and not the time of choosing of the birdie.

Molly became very friendly with me.

Then we did some flights of her to RJF. Each shot taken was part of entire circuit as only a shot with flash could be taken on a flight.

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Time passed and with regret, I had to say my goodbyes to RJF and Molly.


29th June 2001

The day was spend with Arthur. Morning was spend at his apartment with his wife and son. We known each other since 1990 when we worked as Advisors to the building of the Taipei Subway system.

Time with friends went remarkably quickly. The two of us were down at Tamshui eating away at the strange titbits specialities of Taiwan. Sadly, I could not get Arthur to try even a bit of the wonderful stinky tofu.

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Back again in his apartment to have dinner with his family. I saw an old book The Wheel of Life - The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist by John Blofeld he borrowed from me. That I thought I like to read again. To find something interesting that I will relate later to you all.

The night was getting late. I had to go back to Taipei and the Tien Lung Sauna that I decided to stay for the night prior to my trip to Chiayi on the next day 30th June.



More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 - Before visiting her
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627204981034/detail/






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LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/119237.html
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.

Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/30810.html

milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/34432.html
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if you forgotten about clicker training

Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/3419.html

Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-somethoughtsonclickera.html

Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-ctbondinga.html

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126461.html

Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html



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FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.

Read Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood for explicit details
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121070.html



If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust

I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.


http://www.durrellwildlife.org/
or to any wildlife conservation body of your choice







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Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 1 // 30th June - 2 July 2011
shanlung
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More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627080665287/detail/

30th June 2011

I gave up Tinkerbell in 2004 after 3 glorious years with her from 2002-2004 recorded and archived in
http://shanlung/indexbegin.html

The record of my painful handover of Tink to Yu was
Tinkerbell - The last day of this chapter
http://shanlung/wtink12lastday.htm

Tink remained in my heart and was visited by me in June 2005 in
Tinkerbell Revisited
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2005/06/

In November 2006, I saw her again in Tinkerbell Interlude
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/11/

In Dec 2007, another visit to Tinkerbell with my wife where I thought I lost her in BanTienYen
Lost & found - Bantienyen
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2008/01/

Then in April 2008, another visit to Tinkerbell with my wife
Yingshiong & Tinkerbell - A good closure
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2008/04/

The last visit to Tink was made with my wife in Mar 2009
Tinkerbell - Rhapsody in Spring 2009
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97545.html
Reflections on Tinkerbell //Smelling roses on mountains // Attack on my wife
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97874.html

That was over 2 years ago since I last saw her.
I was now back in Chiayi alone as my wife started on her job a few months ago and not able to take leave as yet.

I was met at the Chiayi High Speed Rail Station by Mr Yu.

I was part of the team that build this High Speed rail and this particular station. Which was why I was in Chiayi in the first place and got to know the Yu family that Tinkerbell is now an integral part of.

Tink was not with him. We went straight back to his house to keep my luggage. I have had my lunch already. By the time I came out of my room to see Tinkerbell, she was already harnessed up by Mr Yu.

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Her harness did not look good. But I bend over backwards to accomodate the way Mr Yu looked after Tinkerbell. I could not and would not do anything that might be construed as criticsm.
I knew I could easily do much better harness. But would not do so until forced by later events.


Mr Yu was busy that day to complete some assignments. I was given back the bike that I gave him in 2004 as part of Tinkerbell's dowry. So I rode to his factory with Tink less than a klick away.

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Shot outside his factory

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kissed by sweet Tink

I then went with Tink in his car to do some rounds with his client. He told me the new car had no place to hang up the ring. I showed him photos of Riamfada on her swing in the car and how with shoelaces and Dyneema , a supporting line could be strung up. Riamfada loved the back seat. But the same could be done for Tink in the front. Yu laughed and said he would be doing that.

For the time being, Tink was content to be on the hand perch with the two of us.

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We later dropped by our good friend Shi (Zorro) and have tea there.

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See how Tink glug glug glug the tea. Which must be good tea or she would turn her nose against.

We then went to Mr Yu's temple. He was telling me of some event on 2nd July that the temple will be part of. My Chinese was not good enough to know exactly what that event was about, to my later regret as I was not prepared for that.

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In front of main Deity Tsai Sun Yeh (God of Wealth).

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Tink in front of another Diety, represented by a Golden Peacock. I do not think there is any connection with the Yezidi who also worship the peacock. There are many religions in Asia that venerate the peacock.

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We later dropped by Mr Yu sister's place.

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Tink in front of the altar of KuanYin, the Goddess of Mercy.
Where I was told in Dec 2007 that "Yuan Fen Tse Tau Tser Li" http://shanlung.livejournal.com/71760.html
But even predictions can be changed with strong human determination.

We then have dinner. It was getting very frustrating. I had no chance of buying dinner at all as the insistence I was a guest meant I could not have the chance of picking up the bill.

It was a good dinner at our favourite beef noodle shop from the time I was first introduced there in 2003 with the meeting of Yu family.

After which we went to a park in Chiayi. Where people with sax, trumpets and organ and with good voice would sing to appreciative crowds. Yu told me this was a regular nightly event.

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Listen above and hear the sounds of Taiwanese singing away.


1st July 2011

The first day with Tinkerbell all to myself again.
She stuck her head readily into the green harness to be with me on the bike. As usual, I would ride to the factory to give courtesy call on Mr Yu. Then we rode off for my favourite breakfast of mi ger (sticky rice with savoury fatty pork bits) pai ku su (pork rib bits in soup). That was also a favourite of Tink who joined me taking her portion on top of overturned Mr Brown coffee can.

The bike had not felt good. That was my old bike and ten years old at that.
I rode that bike to the shop I bought it from. The guys there remembered me. At least they remembered Tinkerbell.

I told them I wanted the bike to be overhauled and all the parts that should be changed be changed. I was floored by the estimate of 5000 NT. But at about 28 NT to 1 USD, it was not that much. And I suspected Yu family never had the time or inclination to do what I wanted to do.

Since they refused to accept anything from me for the cost of staying with them (I offered 20k NT as about equivalent if I stayed in hotel), the least I could do was to do up the bike.

Which would take the entire day. So the shop gave me a small 50 cc bike. I found the important carrier could fit there. So the perch was cut off from the two rear view mirrors and fitted to the temporary bike with cable ties. I got to say cable ties were really useful.

The power was a lot less, and I decided not to go further than LangTang lake, a place I spend so much time with Tinkerbell.

So there we were again.

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With Tink periodically doing recalls to me. She showed me she remembered everything. Flying to me on cue.

It was not easy to shoot flight photos. I got lots of photos with blur of Tink in the air or none of her at all.

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It was not as if we did nothing but flights after flights.

We sat around most of the time just enoying that place.

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Listen to the cicadas singing away


I noticed a tiny bald patch on Tinkerbell's throat. Nothing I could do about that and I hoped that would be temporary.

We rode off to find lunch. Found my usual lunch stalls have gone. And had to ride a bit further to a non descript place to have a quick lunch before going back to the LangTang reservoir. The 50cc gave barely enough power which made me reluctant to go anywhere further.

At 4pm rode back to the bike shop to pick up the old bike. A lot more power was back into the bike. The perch was again transplanted back to the rear view mirrors and made firm with cable ties.

We made our way back to Yu family.

Later that evening, we went to the stinking tofu shop that could be smelled down the road and not just across the road that I spoke about in

Soya beans// Feather Plucking //Alcohol
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/118404.html

more on mind & tofu // Dommie at Omer//kitties// Riamfada and 3 turns on dime
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/118669.html


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Proud owner
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35NT a portion
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My enjoying every bit of it at Mrs Yu father house nearby.
Recently in an episode of Andrew Zimmern in his Bizarre Food program, I laughed despite my cracked ribs when I saw him gagging and defeated by the wonderfully delicious stinky tofu that he tried in Taipei. I bet what I had in Chiayi was a lot more fragrant, and even more delicious.

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2nd July 2011

I now have that restored and more powerful bike all of 125cc. So with Tinkerbell we went over to the factory to say hi to Mr Yu. He reminded me of the event later in the afternoon. I still could not quite figure out what that event was except I needed to be back at his house shortly after lunch.

Which meant I could not ride far away. Not as if I was going to do so. My left hand was still weak. My bike accident made me a lot more cowardly. And I been through enough pain not to desire more pain to be inflicted on myself. I had thought of visiting that farmer with the blue magpies, except that was a long ride away and on steep roads up the mountain, something I felt beyond my ability then.

So after the usual breakfast, I decided to go to Chiayi park where my wife shot that early iconic shot of Tinkerbell.

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I had to see if I could do better.

Woefully, I found I could not.

More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627080665287/detail/?page=4

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I tried and tried.

I failed.

A blackish bird with red beak on nearby tree took exception. And dived at poor Tinkerbell.

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I decided that was enough and headed back home.

Mr Yu came back soon. I figured enough that event we would be going to would be crowded and that Tinkerbell would be more comfortable at home.

She had a comfortable room, and her safety always paramount.

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I realised how crowded that event was going to be in Chiayi city when Mr Yu said it would be better we used one bike to go there. I rode pillion with him riding in front on my old bike.

Then at the assembly I realised what that even was.

Chiayi was hosting the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)
and a Mardi Gras march by through the city was going to take place that afternoon.
A time for video taking to catch the sight and sound. But because I did not realised that, my camera battery was not fully charged.

The temple was taking part as well, and we were to walk with the float.

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The temple float
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Peacock at front of temple float
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More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627080665287/detail/?page=7


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Sweet elementary school girls in contigent just behind temple float
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Temple float with ragtime/jazz band playing on float

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On the temple float was a guy dressed up in ancient Chinese gown as the God of Fortune tossing candies over to the crowd while the band on the float played jazz and ragtime music. I just had enough power to take this video before the battery in the camera died and nothing more could be taken. Irony I had memory card of 4 Gig and another card of 4 Gig enough to take countless photos and videos. And no power in battery. Because I could not understand what the event was and failed to charge my battery earlier on.



The parade then started. And we wound our way down Main Street and through the streets of Chiayi. To the cheers of the huge crowd that lined the side of the road to enjoy the parade.

Read and hear and see more below. Those guys had more powerful batteries charged up whereas my tiny battery failed.

http://www.wasbe2011.com/En/index.htm
http://www.chiayicity2011.com.tw/




More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627080665287/detail/



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LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/119237.html
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.

Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/30810.html

milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/34432.html
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if you forgotten about clicker training

Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/3419.html

Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-somethoughtsonclickera.html

Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-ctbondinga.html

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126461.html

Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html



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FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.

Read Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood for explicit details
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121070.html



If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust

I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.


http://www.durrellwildlife.org/
or to any wildlife conservation body of your choice







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Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 2 // 3 July -7 July 2011
shanlung
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More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627081165507/detail/

3rd July 2011 Sunday

Ling Yun Yen

Today was a Sunday. Mr Yu said he would drive us up to a place in the mountain and asked if I had been to Ling Yun Yen. I told him I had been to many places around the Alishan Masiff. But I might not have known the names of all the places I had been to.

Regardless if I had been there or not, it would be good to go there again.

So the three of us got into his car for the drive.


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We headed to the foot of Alishan Masiff and was in the JuChih district, a district that I covered during the search for Tinkerbell in BanTienYen in end 2007. As said by me then, JuChih was a huge area and so daunting to me when I saw that then. I had not realised JuChih was even larger than what I thought. I told him I had not been in this part of JuChih.

We entered a small village. To stop for breakfast and to buy some fruits to enjoy later up in the mountain at Ling Yun Yen. Ling Yun Yen translated loosely to Spirit/Soul of the Cloud Knoll. I liked the ring of that name.

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you can see the balding patch in Tink neck

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Of course, Tink joined us for breakfast

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We then continued on that winding road up and up the side of the mountain. It was not all just hard driving. We stopped now and then, to buy more fruits from roadside folks selling plums from their farms. And just to get out of the car to look around and enjoy. And to fly Tink

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In above shot, I tried to fly Tinkerbell to Yu. She took off. Flew about halfway to Yu, and then turned back to land on me. That was a very nice surprise. Yu was also nicely surprised and pleased that Tink still had this affection for me.

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We reached Lin Yun Yen. To find a temple was on that place too. With the name of Soul of Clouds Knoll, it was fitting to have a temple there to give worship and respect. Especially as part of the temple was set aside for Taiwanese doing mountain climbing in that area to rest and to cook and to eat.

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We drove up in bright sunshine. Almost as if a switch was clicked, clouds rolled over fitting to the name of Soul of Clouds Knoll.

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Clouds and even rain would never deterred Taiwanese from climbing about and enjoying mountains

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Yu and I preferred to enjoy by sitting around with other folks there and having the fruits. From time to time, sharing the fruits with Tink.
Tink was spoiled rotten by us and others there taken in by Tink.
I think if you were there too, you would come running with fruits in hand for her as well.

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Recalls were done to help Tink burn off the food she stuffed into

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Folks there helped to shoot the shots.

A most amusing incident was seen in the video below. I was cueing Tink to fly to me. She did, then changed her mind , and flew beyond me to Yu behind. I was surprised, and very pleased for Yu that Tink showed she is her own self. And she decided to fly to him instead. I was talking about that in Chinese to others and you can hear the delight and laughter in my voice.



The 3 generations of a Chan family were so enchanted by Tinkerbell. I was asked how long I have been with Tinkerbell. I found I could not really answer them. I do not think any meaningful answer can be made. Tink was with me from 2002 to 2004. Since then, you all knew I made visits back ranging from a week to a month. I explained all that to them. I guessed that was about the strangest thing that they have heard. Elder Chan nodded and said nothing back when I asked him how to count how long I have known and been with Tinkerbell.

They were so pleased to be shot with Tinkerbell

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4th July 2011

Yesterday evening when we got back. I noticed the bottom half of the harness that was attached to the line and swivel joint came loose. The simple knot made on the harness was pulled out by Tinkerbell. I quickly whipped that with a length of Dyneema and thought nothing more.

In the morning after breakfast with Tinkerbell, we made our way to LangTang again. As said before, my weak left arm and fear of any accident and being dragged through the garden of pain dissuaded me from going further and onto the winding mountain roads.

When I reached LangTang and taking Tink off the perch, I had a huge shock when I saw the harness dangling in a most unnatural way. One loop of the body loop was undone by her and she was basically free. I quickly tied the loose end of the body loop to the other loop to make safe the harness. We were out already, and we might as well enjoy that day. I knew I had to do what I should have done later when we got back home, to make good harnesses for Tinkerbell.

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You know I did not just gooey eye Tinkerbell at edge of LangTang. I read. I enjoyed very much Scott Lynch first book, The Lies of Locke Lamora. I very strongly recommend that book to those who love reading. I then tried to find the follow up book, Red Seas under Red Skies. I could not find that in Singapore, an English speaking and using country. I was so delighted to find that book in Taipei, in a bookshop in Taipei 101 the highest building. A country where 99% find it painful to use English, I find the bookshop to have even more English novels than in Singapore.

Next to that book is John Blofeld's book. John Blofeld is the man who helped me find my own roots.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Blofeld

He love China, went to China at early age and lived in China and the monasteries and temples before WW2 and helped bring the spiritual knowledge in a way I could comprehend and appreciate. John Blofeld was shamelessly plagiarised by many authors. Books by Deng Ming Dao have such uncanny resemblance to the works of Blofeld in parts that really matter. Other parts read like a B grade movie garbage.

One part of the Wheel of Life caught my eye. He talked about LiBai, the ancient Tang poet that I named my greenleaf bird after. In http://shanlung.livejournal.com/124435.html I wrote one of his poem

山中問答

問余何意棲碧山
笑而不答心自閑
桃花流水杳然去
別有天地非人間

Mountain heart question and answer

You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown,
I live in a world apart that is not among men.

I did not add the context of that poem until Blofeld jotted my memory.
LiBai was send into exile in the mountains. The Tang Emperor had change of heart and send an emissary to Li Bai to recall him back into the wealth and glory of the court. LiBai declined and that was his reply.


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The balding patch on Tink neck can be better seen.

Blurry shots of Tink flying to me.

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We eventually went to lunch, at yet another canteen I found nearby.

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After lunch we went to the twin pavilion area of LangTang.


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On the way back from the twin pavilion area, I took a shot of the favourite place by LangTang that we have been to so many times. From the other side.

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The moment we reached home, I made her two new harnesses. I could find only two shoelaces left for that purpose earlier.

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You do know how the Tinkerbell UltraLite harness was done. If not, go read
Tinkerbell Harness for Piper
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/104066.html

Later on, I realised my luggage bag had a shoelace of blue and white checks tied on it for easy indentification during airport retrieval from the carousel. And that was made into another Tinkerbell UltraLite harness too. Identification of my bag on carousel was a lot less important than Tinkerbell comfort and safetly via another harness for her.

Mr Yu love the new harnesses. And the combination of different color could be used to aid easy threading of the harness.

5th July 2011

We went to RenYi Tang. The reservoir just after LangTang. Tink was in her new harness. Other folks there spoiled Tink when they learned she loved lychees.

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Then we went off for lunch


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And back yet again to LangTang

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and flights

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and demolishing of ciggie box

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followed by dinner with Chiayi friends. That I had no hope of paying and hosting despite many pleas from myself. This became very very embarassing to me.

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Came back after dinner to find Tinkerbell sleeping above the door. She changed from the bookshelf to top of door sill.

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With papers to capture her morning poop below
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6th July 2011

I got worried about the balding patch on the neck and thought Tink should be given a good bath.

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Mr Yu gave her a shower. You can see the nice new harness in blue and white checks on Tink. Tink loved showers.

After which she dried out.

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Then it was breakfast with Tink. We then rode over to the Chiayi Special school that I wrote about in

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/1aspecialschool.htm
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/tinkspschool2.htm

That was a school of mentally disadvantaged kids. This school was near where we stayed in Chiayi. I came often with Tinkerbell especially after I realised Tinkerbell knew those kids were special and she delighted them so much.

I had not been back to this school since those early times in 2004.


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I went into the admin building. None of the teachers were from 2004 and had not known of us. I explained myself. They were happy but told me it was school vacation for that week and all the students had gone home and would not be back until next week. By which time I would have gone.

They graciously told me I could walk about in the school ground.

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Goodbye shot of that special school

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In the evening was yet another dinner, hosted by Shi (Zorro) in his house.
The quality and quantity of wonderful Taiwanese home cooking I was subjected to was hummbling. All from Tinkerbell flying away that first time and my meeting of Yu family and then his friends.

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Mr & Mrs Shi with Mr Wu (Halftail the Bimbo)

7 July 2001

Like a dream, that week went by so quickly and it was the last day.
I had to say goodby to Tinkerbell and scritch her for the last time this year.
Mr Yu then send me to the Chiayi High Speed Rail station for me to get back to Taipei

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More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 -Being with her Part 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627081165507/detail/



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LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/119237.html
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.

Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/30810.html

milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/34432.html
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
if you forgotten about clicker training

Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/3419.html

Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-somethoughtsonclickera.html

Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-ctbondinga.html

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126461.html

Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html



aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.

Read Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood for explicit details
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121070.html



If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust

I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.


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Tinkerbell Summertime2011 Wuling Nong Chang & leaving Taiwan
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More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 Wuling Nong Chang
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627206032472/detail/

Mr Yu introduced me to a new breakfast. I seen it many times before but I never tried it. That mi ger shop at Chiayi also offered this. I never realised it was so delicious.

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And then I was driven to the High Speed train station.

I came back to Taipei around 10am on 7th July. I could have stayed in Chiayi longer but that would only be prolonging the inevitable departure. In about blink of an eye, an entire week with Tink just passed by.

I could have written more. On the rides I took through the padi fields of Chiayi, the proprietors of so many shops who were so happy to see me again. With them, we went way beyond proprietor and customer. We became old friends. Resulting in many arguments when I felt they undercharged me.

I checked into an inexpensive hotel near the hotel I normally stayed near the SungShan railway station. At 1000NT a night, the hotel was good value for money.
The hotel was also near the Roa Her night market, full of stalls selling wonderful titbits and food together with other colorful stalls selling all kinds of clothings and knicknacks.

The Internet cafe I normally used became a thing of the past. That place was completely razed. Apparently there were no more Internet cafe of any kind in Taipei. Or perhaps in Chiayi even. Not as if I could use Internet cafe then. Evenings in Chiayi were so full of going out with friends.

To compensate partly, I found Internet being provided in Taipei san wen nahs (saunas). Except the Internet provided used Chinese Operating Systems.
And besides, I rather soak in 44 C hot pools, or chill in 22C swimming pools or really chill out in 5 C chilling pools, followed by good meals in the luxurious dining areas followed by another dip in the hot pools.

8th July 2011

As arranged with Chen Hung, I met him at 7am at Mucha MRT station. And see his wife and his 2 kids in a car packed with camping gears and stuff.

The last time we met in Taiwan was in Apr 2008 when I and my wife got back to see Tinkerbell after that big scare at BanTienYen at end 2007. We arranged to meet CH at Taroko Gorge. We did meet. Except that I had been terribly ill at that time with a bad bug. In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, I was largely in bed. There had been moments when I was ok with good vivid memories. But I drifted in and out of consciousness.

The journal entry made http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2008/05/15/ was only partial. I could hardly write on that travel continuing to Taroko and meeting of CH and family and other friends when I was drifting in and out of consciousness. I recovered only about at the end of the visit to Taroko.

I was also then just in Dubai and transitioning was always difficult. Addiction to chess did not help either. I regret not writing the little that I could have written. As sadly what I had not write will be covered by the mist of time and lost to me.


The tunnel linking Taipei to Yilan was finally completed. The tunnelmore had to go through horrendous geology and underground rivers. A long tiring 3-4 hours drive across winding mountain roads became a smooth 30 minutes ride.

At Luodon we had breakfast. And decided to explore a little park there.

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That was formerly an old Japanese forest camp set up to harvest and process timber. An interesting bit of Taiwan history. Unlike South Korea where I was in where the Koreans hated Japanese with a vengence, Taiwanese retained an affection for Japanese. Apparently the Japanese was very firm and fair in their colonial control of Taiwan. I recalled my friends parents singing in Japanese when they were drunk. In the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, people of Taiwan gave huge amount of aid to Japan.

In the park, rhinocerous beetles were swarming on the tree. Huge males were tossing little males off the tree. So that they can mate with the females.

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Then we headed on. Passing little towns as we went on the road up the mountain.
Stopping to pick up Bian Tan (Japanese Bento) packet lunch at a shop famous for its Bian Tan

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Stopping now and then to pick up local delicacies.

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I smiled as we passed the cyclists cycling up and up that mountain road.

We waved and shouted encouragements to them.

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I smiled more as I recollect the time I cycled on that road. Except I headed the other way, down from top of mountain. I found cycling down is a lot less stressful than cycling up. So in 2003, I drove to Wuling Non Chang with my mountain bike strapped to rack of the car. And I rode the bike down. That same Giant Iguana I fell off from a few weeks ago.

It was a lot cooler as we went higher up.

To find a sign we were in part of Taroko Gorge

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With CH and wife

We were almost there

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I found it profoundly sad that with such beautiful scenery, power cables were about everywhere. If you complain of the cable in above photo, that shot was sneaked in between half dozen of such cables.

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With skillful use of telephoto function, ada cadabra! No cables in photo at all

It was with greatest pleasure to be back in Wuling Nong Chang again after ten years.

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CH with son


When Chiang Kai Shek lost the fight to Mao Tse Tung, he fled to Taiwan with his army. Later on this valley was designated as a fruit growing and farming area for his soldiers. The Wu 武 in the 武陵 Wuling meant military and the NongChang meant farm. Forest on the side was cut and the siltation on the creek must have been terrible then.

See how heavy the trees and vegetation was in the pboto from the very sparse vegetation I last saw that area. That was 10 years ago. The decision was made then to return the area back to the wild. Trees were just planted and it was largely bare ground then.

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The stream in photo above had the Taiwan land locked salmon which nearly went extinct until they realised how rare that was and went into frenzy to try to save that salmon.

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I am happy to report they succeeded and reversed the damages earlier inflicted.

We drove on and higher up and entered the meadow area where the camp site was, surrounded with beautiful mountains all around us.

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We had lunch from the bian tan lunch boxes. Below was mine with yummy fatty pork as the main.

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Shelters and tents were all unpacked and erected.

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Luxury upon luxury, even comforters were used in camping now as seen in above photo of Mrs CH. I told her that if my wife known comforters were used in camping, she would have withdrawn objections to camping. I forgot with cars camping can be very different from the days when I backpacked tent and stuff and weight had to be kept to minimum.

As the advance party, we got tents and pavilion up first. And could relax a bit.
CH then showed me on his Ipad some old photos of us. I was delighted as those photos showed a much younger me. With head full of black hairs and my chest larger than my stomach.

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Above taken in summer 1991. CH was in training for iron man contest after I worked with him how to swim. He was going to do a sea crossing of a bay. I was going to be his safety with my fins.


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Yet another old photo of 1991 where we were at LungTung (Dragon Cove) doing rock climbing and traversing. Scary now when I think back of that. No safety harnesses and lines. Luckily we were all super fit and gods smiled on us all then.

Slowly the rest came in. Many I had not seen for twenty years. With beautiful kids in tow and setting up their tents and getting comfortable. Followed by cooking pots and food and more food.

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with Chen Laoshi, the sportmaster of that university of CH of which I am an hononary member of. I was so happy to see him well as 7 years ago, I was told he was so close to death from a sporting accident.

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No end of food and more food, wonderful delicacies of Taiwan prepared with love and joy.

We ate, we drank Kaoliang liquor, and we ate, and we talked, and we laughed, just being happy together again. On their annual get together on a meadow of Wuling NongChang.


9th July 2011

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The morning was so beautiful. We got up at 530am

This was going to be the day of the mountain climb. Syue Shan or Snow Mountain was going to be tackled by us.

Those who were fit were going to go to the Eastern Peak about 3 hours away. Those not so fit and not inclined were going to viewing area an hour or so away to wait for the first group to come on down together.

The superfit, consisting of Chen Laoshi and 2 girls were going to do a 3 day hike to the main peak.

We drove up to the trail head, about a couple of klicks from the camp.

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See Chen Laoshi with his heavy backpack of food and stuff for 3 days.

We then started off. I knew I would not go the 3 hour route and would be content with the short hour to viewing area.

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I figured with 2 good limbs consisting of a good right arm and an ok left leg that I tested at YangMingShan I should be able to do it. My wonky right leg needed the ok left leg to do the work.

The trail from trailhead went up the mountainside sharply via paths of cobbled stone steps.

What I thought was an ok left leg immediately told me otherwise. Leg good for the fairly level path that I took in YangMingshan was not good for steps.

I ignored the creaking from my knee for 100 meters or so.

I then realised that I only have one good limb, my right arm to do that one hour of climb. If I fell, even on the path, I could hurt myself badly. I was very adverse to pain. My friends would rescue me and take me down.

But would it be fair to them that I might ruined that day for them?

I went on another 50 meters. My left leg complained more and more with each step upwards.

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I knew I could not do it.

Sadly, I headed down.

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CH was at the end of the group.

I told him I was not going to make it and that I will be walking down back to the camp site.

Those interested with the climb taken by him and others can see his photos here.
Together with photos of myself and the camp from his camera.
https://picasaweb.google.com/chuang2006/20110709?authkey=Gv1sRgCMGumsvV0ePIvgE

I did a slow walk back to the camp. Even if I could not join the rest of them, it was still a beautiful day and I was in such a beautiful place.

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I sat around and finished my Red seas by Scott Lynch.

In time, they all came back to the camp.

I thought yesterday a huge amount of food and drink was consumed. I was mistaken. After a good climb and back, folks became hungrier and more thirsty.

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By 4 pm it started.

We ate, we toasted each other one and all, we ate, we drank and we sang till late into the night.


10th July 2011

It was a cloudy morning. With periodic showers. Not as if we all could complain. After all, we had two wonderful days earlier, when weather forecast told us it would be raining heavily during those 2 days. Normally the weather forecasts were accurate in Taiwan, but not for those 2 days.

Clouds rolling in hide the top of the mountains. Giving a dreamy mystical feel to that area.

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Breakfast were made and eaten.

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Tents taken down and area cleared. To the cleanliness and state when we first came in. All done naturally and with care by all. I remembered the times I had picnics with my wife in Oman and at all times, I fumed at the rubbish left by others in those pristine areas.

Then the rains came.

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But we were all packed and ready to roll. We were going to Suao for very late lunch.

We drove down to meet sunshine again. To pass through fields of assorted wild flowers. An unexpected but a welcomed sight.


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My request to host that lunch was rejected. Tried as I did over the last few weeks, I never managed to pick up the bill.

I was dropped off where they picked me up 3 days ago, at the Mucha MRT station.
After hugs to and from CH and his family, I waved my goodbyes to all of them.


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Farewell photo at Mucha with Chen Hung 2 kids

11-13 July

I spend the time in revisiting some of the places around Taipei that I liked.

Such as hotsprings in Wulai. And to eat the food there.
It might be more appropriate to enjoy the hotsprings in winter. But I was there, and went for a soak just to enjoy it.

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I visited the beef noodle proprietor in Rayfang and had dinner there.
The monk did not come to see me as he did 20 years ago.

The next day I said hello to the 2 giant pandas in Taipei Zoo. They were more intent on sleeping than to return my greetings.

Then a ride on the MaoKong gondolas to top of nearby hills of Mucha.

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The hills of Mucha will be the Mecca of tea drinkers with tea houses with wonderful and beautiful names dotted all over as can be seen by the some of the signs below

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Then a visit to LungShan Tse or Dragon Mountain Temple, almost like my name of ShanLung or Mountain Dragon.

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And a video of the chanting and prayers inside that temple.



And the next day, 13th July 2011, my trip to Taiwan and Tinkerbell Summertime2011 came to an end as I board my flight back to Singapore.

More photos in Flickr folder Tinkerbell Summertime2011 Wuling Nong Chang
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157627206032472/detail/




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LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/119237.html
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.

Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/30810.html

milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/34432.html
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
if you forgotten about clicker training

Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/3419.html

Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-somethoughtsonclickera.html

Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-ctbondinga.html

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126461.html

Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html



aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.

Read Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood for explicit details
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121070.html



If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust

I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.


http://www.durrellwildlife.org/
or to any wildlife conservation body of your choice







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