Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Strictly speaking I shouldn't be posting this photo, because it wasn't taken in Taiwan at all and photographically it's not great either. In fact, it was taken off the coast of Madagascar from the window seat of a 747 I was flying in on my way back to South Africa for holiday. A few hours before we landed, I witnessed the most spectaculat lightning display I have ever seen. The entire sky was lit up by hundreds of simultaneous flashes of lightning from a bunch of huge clouds. That's got to be one of the most amazing natural things one can ever witness.
Those avid followers of this blog (do such strange creatures exist, I wonder?) will recall photos from a trip mates and I took to Sun Moon Lake, a natural (I think) reservoir about an hour south of Taichung. Well, I visited it again, and this time it was really beautiful, with low lying clouds decorating the surrounding mountains. Here's a panorama. Sorry it's only 1024 pixels wide, but that's all that 'Hello' allows.
Most large Taiwanese companies have an annual banquet to thank employees, eat food and generally to throw around a bunch of money and look good. My company's banquet was no different, complete with all the hype and fanfare that accompanies Taiwanese events. The food was good, if unusual, but the best part was the huge amount of cash that was casually given away by management.
It's been a long time since I added anything!!! Sorry to all you folks who actually visit. Well, this photo was taken by my good friend Rob Sparrow when a bunch of us visited Shi Tou forest recreation area. I think it's a great pic and I'm kind of jealous of him for taking it ;)