Dreamweaver Project ...

Home page (left) and Contact Me page (right)
One of my midterm projects this semester required me to make a website about myself. Having only made one other attempt at using Dreamweaver in the past and failing miserably, I was a little intimidated by the assignment.

One blank page turned into the four showing here — about eight hours later! Needless to say, I was thrilled with my final product which resulted in useful, practical learning!

I found a great set of tutorials here.

Photo Gallery page (left) and Travel Stories page (right)
The reason screen shots are showing is because I am no longer paying for hosting so the site did not go live. This project, however, has encouraged me to want to have another go at setting up a photography website for myself. We shall see what summer has to hold!

Tuesday April 16th, 2013

The Route
The great thing about taking road trips in Taiwan is coming across little mountain gems. (B)

On route looking for the trailhead (C) to a place located in Shiding (石碇) called Huangdidian (皇帝殿), we came across a distinct newish looking building overlooking beautiful mountain ranges.

The inner and outer view of Loft 17
This place is called Loft 17 (森活休圜區) Thankfully it was there as we needed directions.

Very expensive art for sale at Loft 17
Loft 17 is a restaurant/afternoon tea place out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Most things inside were for sale like this plastic horse lamp which showed a price tag of NT$80,000, approximately CAN$2,750.

We didn't stay for food, but we did have a look at the unusual art before continuing on the tiny mountain road just behind Loft 17 where we found the West entrance of the trail.  It was a challenging hike that offered some fantastic views!

Saturday April 13th, 2013

The above image captures complete Cilantro fail.

A bunch of tiny, green (what I assume to be) Beet Army-worms had a total munch out and ate ALL the leaves. I yanked out what was left of the Cilantro and discarded the culprits. Hmpf.

The radishes, on the other hand, are doing very well and I've started thinning out the seedlings; they smell fantastic! Articles on the net claim the seedlings are good to throw in a tossed salad. I will try it out this evening.

In the meantime, those Beet Army-worms best be staying away from my cherry radishes!

Monday April 8th, 2013

Taken with my old Panasonic Lumix LX2

The nation was granted four days off to celebrate the Tomb Sweeping holiday. This made for a great excuse to head to the eastern coast of Taiwan. Although the weather was quite wet, the rain didn't stop a couple of us from riding our scooters over three foggy mountain ranges, dropping us into Toucheng where we stationed ourselves for days of shenanigans. Good times, good times!