202003292359Seaside with the Kids
It was my family duty day. Now, where to begin? My sister, being a mother of 3 children, is basically trapped at home every weekend, and mom is always willing to lend her a hand in taking the kids out to play (leaving the smallest one because it’s impossible to look after 3 at once). This time, I was asked to help, and of course I took Z with me.
Last time when I told my friends I went to the Gloria Outlets in Taoyuan, one of them recommended a mall named MetroWalk, which is located in the same area. As a result, when we were faced with the weekend question of “where to go,” I immediately chose MetroWalk.
202003202359Overnight Stay in Chiayi
I deliberately chose my biggest backpack for the hike this time because we were going to carry a lot of “non-essential beverages and snacks,” and the other reason is I wanted to (finally) give it a spin on the trail. The 100L backpack has been staying in the storage since its arrival more than 1 year ago.
I planned to take my wife for a little hike to Junjian Rock (translated literally, Warship Rock) which is very close to where we live. It seemed like an ideal place to go because it was already late in afternoon. I took a quick look at a map on the Internet and set the course.
202003142359Gloria Outlets, Taoyuan
No one had any goddamn idea where to go in the afternoon. The COVID-19 hit multiple industries hard, which also made the movie theater a boring place because many production companies decided to postpone releases. Again, we reached out to the web for an answer, and Google didn’t disappoint—we found a virgin spot in Taoyuan.
202003102359The Third Prenatal Exam
Crowded clinic. Long wait with an uncomfortable face mask. Yes, it was the third prenatal exam for my pregnant wife, and my job was to keep her company. I felt I was drifting into sleep, and then the nurse called. First she received a blood pressure test, and then we walked into the doctor’s room, where another vaginal ultrasound probing session awaited her.
202003082359Short Hike to Mt. Bijia and Mt. Erge
My friend’s interest in hiking was rekindled after the Kinabalu trip and wanted to do it on a regular basis. 4 people, 1 car. Thanks to my friends (the couple), I could just hop in their car at home and slept all the way to the trailhead in the hills of Shenkeng.