Friday, November 12, 2004

Unplanned move

I was just trying on a new look when, by mistake I clicked on the wrong option.
Et voila’, without being prepared I kicked myself out of the previous template and moved into this one. It sounds like when I move home!
So as a result, I lost all my friend’s comments and links and it will take me a while to recover all of you.
If by any chances you pass by here, please leave the link to your blog again.
Thanks and sorry, this is what might happen when you play at work!

Chinese Serenity

Walking in a park in Tainan City, the serenity of this scene reminded me of these paintings that I've been posting here.

Mother and daughter - Tainan City, Taiwan - 2004

Chinese Beauty III

unknown author
Waiting forever, knowing and accepting it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Chinese Beauty I

A friend in China, send me a collection of oil paintings, which I find particularly beautiful. I will be sharing them with you during the next few days.
I am trying to find out the name of the author and will disclose it if successful.
Meanwhile enjoy the serene beauty.

unknow author
Contemplating by the lake with aromatic lotus in a poetic atmosphere of bamboo shadow and shifting moon. One will be startled at the scenery with such exceptional charm.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Ok, but not in the family (for the time being)!

The second Taiwan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade put a spotlight on homosexual issues.

Organizers estimated around 3,000 people turned up to have their voices heard, their presence felt, and -- because it was a parade -- to fill the streets with music, dancing and bacchanalian revelry.

The fact that the parade-goers did not encounter much societal disapprobation, save the Christian saviors and the occasional annoyed motorist, might cast Taiwan as a gay-friendly Shangri La.

Last year, 1,000 people participated and the larger-scale event this year may indeed bode well for the Pride Parade's future in Taiwan, yet one attendee took a more jaded and perhaps more realistic view of Taiwan's state of affairs. "Society doesn't have a problem with gay people in the public sphere, but when gays enter the home, when a gay is in their family, that's where they draw the line."

True enough, unlike similar manifestations in New York, San Francisco, or Sydney, one did not catch a glimpse of parents out to support their gay children. But reaching that level of acceptance might be a long-term project, or at least an aspiration for the next Taiwan Pride Parade.

by Alonzo Emery

read more here.