Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Taiwan Fellowhsip 台北交流会 (1)


I got up this morning at 5:45am. Surprisingly, I slept quite well last night.

I was asked to use Electronic check-in Kiosk at the airport for the check in. The machine sucks!...
I have completed all my check in details but the machine did not print out the boarding pass. I was referred by the staff to queue up at row E for normal check in which I have already done so at the kiosk. I protested to the staff and was brought to a check in counter... sorry, we cannot printout the pass for you, please queue up at the C1 (which is a baggage depository counter).

I have wasted good 25 minutes for my check in... so much for the convenience of electronic check in.

However, it was compensated by the good in-flight service provided by the stewardess on board Boeing 747.

Arrived Taipei at about 2:00pm. A group of us from KL, PJ and Kepong were welcomed warmly by the Taiwan legionaries. Fr. Lucas Ng, who is in Taipei, also at the airport to meet us.

The fellowship is being held at Jian Tan International Youth Centre at Shi Lin, Taipei. It was just opposite the historical landmark Yuan Shan Hotel. The place is clean with beautiful landscaping. From the window of the room, I can see the Taipei 101 at a far distance.... not a bad view.

Immediately upon checking in, we went to the famous Shi Lin night market which was about 10 minutes walk from the centre for our lunch ( at 5:00pm ??!)

There I feasted myself to the renowned Chou Tou Fu and Taiwan sausages....and others..

I am blogging at the cosy lobby of the centre with free wifi access.


我今早五点四十五分就起床了。 出乎意料的,昨晚还睡的不错。

到了机场,马航职员引领我到电子机办理登记手续,听说这样不必排队,比较方便。但这机器不是很听话,手续办好了,但却不能列印登机证,后来还得去另一个柜台,然后再到C1,那是行李收集柜台。我总共花了二十五分钟兜圈子,才办好登机手续。

不过,这个不便,至少在乘坐的 747 航机空务员的殷勤服务,获得抵偿。

大约在下午二时抵达台北。来自吉隆坡,八打灵和甲洞的我们十个人,受到台湾军友在机场热情的迎接。人在台北的黄天赐神父也来欢迎我们。

交流会是在士林剑潭海外青年活动中心举行。这个中心,非常的整洁,有美丽的花木,相当的清幽。它也就坐落在台北老地标圆山饭店的对面。从房间,还可以看到台北101,虽然远了一点,但还算不错。

房间分配好之后,我们马上就到士林夜市去吃午餐(??五点了!)

当然我绝不放过我最喜欢的: 丑豆腐,台湾香肠。。。。。

我现在是在中心的接待处写这部落格,非常的幽静,还有免费无线上网。





Fried chou tou fu
炸臭豆腐













Taiwan sausages
台湾腊肠
















Left:our hostel, right: Taipei 101 at distant
左:我们的住宿楼,右:可以看到台北101











Warmest greetings to Pauline my wife... from Taipei

p/s:
While on the way to the airport on board the taxi, I realised have forgotten to bring my camera. All pictures were taken with my phone camere, a Sony Ericson K750.

在去飞机场的的士上,我才觉察到忘了带我的相机。这些照片都是用我的手机拍的

9 comments:

Pauline said...

My dear husband, didn't I remind you about camera, chargers, etc. last nite and this morning again. Take care of your tummy and fried stuffs!

Simon Phun said...

Man without wife's company called....poor man !!

Anthony said...

哈哈!人家都说早起的鸟儿有虫吃,先到台湾参加交流会的你已吃到“臭豆腐”了。
台北给我的第一个感觉是好像没有夜晚,凌晨两点才睡,五时已窗口发白,开窗一看,老大那张做背景的“圆山大饭店”就在眼前,还有雨后倩影。

溪水信女 said...

Dear Uncle Simon,
Glad that all of you arrived safely and happily enjoying your stay and foodfair.
Thank you for praying for Lina. This morning on the way to office i went to see her, saw the doctor, he advised them to stay on and continue the chemotherapy, her brother and sister-in-law came from singapore and they decided that she stays on for the treatment knowing that it can only relieve her. Infact, my friend in the pallative care in Ipoh suggested that she goes back to Ipoh but altermately the family have to make the decision and we respect the choice they made. Just pray, she is going through very fearful stage...
Praying for all of you that you experience God through this sheng mu jun jiao liu hui!

朱兴文 said...

各位老大,我人虽然在大马,一颗心却已经飞到台北了。请代我问候酒徒会门徒,来年在向各位请罪。

Agnes Yap said...

写多一点, 我们很渴望知道交流会的及台湾的事务。

Simon Phun said...

yes, Sr. we have to respect the family wishes... May God have mercy..

Peter & Agnes..到今天为止,大家都很高兴,而且,好时光刚开始呢!! 你们一定羡慕死了。。。。不过我会尽量给大家分享这个交流会的点滴。。

Ngu said...

羡慕死了,何止是他们两个呢?今天忙了些,到现在才有机会慢慢看你的 "报导"。

对喜欢拍照的人,出外忘了带相机真是 "致命伤",不过现在的手机也真不赖,拍出的相片基本上可以接受的。

期待你接下的报导。

祝你们在台湾一切顺利,今晚睡得好。

Simon Phun said...

老吴,假如你有来,我们会更精彩!不过你有要事,没办法了。明年吧!不过,我们还可以小型交流。。。