June 11, 2005

Another Sunday, Another Church

Why am I always standing in the back when group pictures are being taken?
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Well, anyway, it's another church on Sunday but this one we didn't walk to. Rosa and I took a bus, then a train, then another train and finally we were picked up by Chia-Ling in a car at the City Hall Station.
From left to right, it's Bao-Meii (Rosa), Father Guo, Chia-Ling, and Mei-Ping, and, again, that's me, Dan, in the back.
Mei-Ping is from Macau and she gave a talk about Father Bernard Chu (SJ) who works in Macau but is now getting cancer treatment here in Taipei, for the third time. I met Father Bernard in Carnegie Hall a few years ago. Chia-Ling is the world head of CSC (Christian Service Community). I spoke with Father Gou after the mass. His English was very good. I couldn't understand his Mandarin. ;-)

After church, Rosa wanted to go to the area in Taipei where they sell a lot of computers. She wanted soap opera VCD's. She found what she wanted and I got a DVD of Teresa Teng (a relative of mine).
We then went to a farmer's market and had some many mushroom soup and mushrooms on a stick. It tasted great while sitting in rain shower under an umbrella. From the last train stop home, we got a free bus to go to a mall the is close to Rosa's sister's apartment. But before we went there, we ate again, this time jiaozi (Chinese Dumpling). Needless to say, when I got home, I took a nap.

Posted by Dan at 06:19 PM

June 05, 2005

Sunday Church - And Party

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Today I went to 9 o'clock mass. The service is in a school. You take a side door and go upstairs. The whole service was said in Chinese but I know the procedures. Oh, I wish they would bring back Latin. After mass, as I was having my picture taken, a lady came and asked to come back and celebrate a birthday. One of the church members was 80 years old today. I went back and had cake and met Joseph who went to Penn. State. His birthday happened to be today also, along with one other member. I wished the octogenarian happy birthday in Chinese after I got a quick tutoring.

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Birthday Girl

Posted by Dan at 03:17 AM