Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I found food coloring!!

I have lived here in Taiwan for almost six years now. The first year, I had to "import" taco seasoning and jello packets from the States in the Christmas goody box my family sent me.  Now I can find all of these things at certain grocery stores. However, when Easter was fast approaching I realized that FOOD COLORING, an all important resource for dying Easter eggs, was no where to be found.
Thankfully, a new friend, who enjoys baking very much, steered me to this shop near LiuZhangLi MRT Station (Brown Line): 

樂烘焙材料器具 (Love Baking)

Not only did they have food coloring (the traditional 4-colored liquid kind, and multiple paste kinds), they also had EASTER cookie cutters! They also stock many other baking supplies and ingredients. I highly recommend this shop!
AND it started raining while I was shopping, so the owners sent me on my way with an umbrella! An unexpected gift and a great experience!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Temple Parade

Saturday must have been some kind of celebration for the local deity, because there was a noisy parade all day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hey, hey Mr. Bus Driver

Upon leaving our apartment today we saw a row of buses all cleaned up and decorated with pink ribbons and bows. Turns out one of the bus drivers is getting married, so instead of a limousine he arrived with 6 city buses to pick up his bride!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekend in Taichung

Visit to Taichung Park

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Save The Date!

Please Save the Date for our Wedding!

We look forward to celebrating with you
on Saturday, August 21, 2010
in St. Charles, Michigan, USA.

Invitation and Details will follow.

Natalie Pretzer
Edward Lin

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hey, Hey Mr. Postman...

The invitations are DONE!! They went in the mail yesterday! 
I only needed 57 stamps (plus a few were hand delivered) so it wasn't THAT bad. =)
One more thing we can check off "the list"!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The veil is here!

One of the first things I noticed upon arriving home was a FedEx box from Wisconsin. Inside was my grandmother's bridal veil, which was also worn by my mother. It is a little yellowed, and more than a little wrinkled, but all-in-all seems in very good condition. The veil was purchased in the 1940s for $14.85 (about $300 in today's market - certainly more than I could afford!).

The veil is here!

Mom has been googling about ways to restore and reuse vintage wedding veils, so hopefully I will be the third generation to wear this one down the aisle!