Alishan Nature Park, Taiwan

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It took us about 3 hours to reached Alishan Mountains,  half way up to the mountains, it was fogging and the roads totally covered by the mist. All we can see is misty white covered a large part of the mountains and the reserve. We got into park and found our way to check in our hotel, the tour company had booked us into a lousy village hotel, every where we can see dirt and spiderwebs around the walls and floors.

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The staff working there were very friendly and we  booked our additional trips to visit the reserve and  morning sunrise with them.  Our driver was not allow to take us into the reserve, it was a regulation set by the reserve, and  we must wake up at 3.00 a.m. in the morning for this mini tour. We been offered 2 tours – one is by the train which we  will see only the morning sunrise and the train trip and another more expensive tour  which covered all the important landmarks in the Alishan and cost 3 to 4 times different.

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Ailshan National Scenic Area is a mountain resort and nature preserve in the mountains of Chiayi County. The reserve is about 415 square km in area which include wilderness, four villages, waterfalls tea plantation, Ailshan train station and hiking trails. This place is popular with tourists and mountain climbers, and it become one of the major landmarks in Taiwan.

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Ailshan is well known for the sunrises, and on a beautiful day one can observe the sun come up on a sea of clouds in the area between Ailshan and Yushan.

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We went for our walk to the train station and in time to see the sunset, then we went to the local restaurant to have our dinner which they offered steamboat and various dishes as a package deal.  Enjoyed our dinner and wine, we back to our hotel to have an early night for the next day excursion. When we reached our hotel,  the place were full of butterflies and moths, I have never see such a great varieties of these before.  So spent a great time time taking photos of the butterflies and moths and totally forgotten I need to wake up at 2.00 a.m. the next morning for the mini tour.

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A visit to Passy, France


My first visit to Passy Plateau in France. Our hotel is in Passy where the Passy plateau is just next to the hotel.

We are lucky that the hotel room is cheap and also can view the sunrise and sunset on the mountains just right in front of the door steps of the hotel.



Early in the morning we drive up the snake roads leading to the mountains where tourists can ski on the mountains slopes.

Amazing beautiful mountains peaks and ranges where we can just walk on the slopes.



There is a nature museum building where tourists can visit, at the building there is a telescope where members of the staff can show us how to use it to view the mountains peaks and ranges.

There is a beautiful Passy Natural  Reserve Park with a beautiful lakes surrounding by the mountains ranges.



We have enjoy ourselves at this beautiful park and the water in the lake look like emerald jade. After that we drive to the town centre in Chamonix to have our dinner, unfortunately we are too late to visit Aiguille de midi.


Homeless – Art project

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My Fine Art project  to make a sculpture using fabric with plaster. I decided to use denim material to mix with the plaster.  I work  differently compare to other students in my class do.  I love to touch different type of fabrics and then testing them with different medias. Ideas will start flowing into my mind as I play along with the fabric. To use denim with plaster clay is quite hard as I need to find the tough denim fabric to use for my test piece.  Why would I want to use denim fabric for my final piece and can’t other fabrics be use.

All these questions been asked by my lecturer as I failed my 2 test attempt using 100% cotton to mix with plaster.  Put my exploring stage with media aside and I went to do my 1st interview with a homeless guy in Lichfield City. I am not a brave person but after attending my Foundation Art and Design, it make be strong and dare to strike forward to do something which I never imagine I  would do it.  I introduced myself to the homeless guy named Matt.

My questions to Matt as follows:

I asked:  “Do you have a home or place to stay?”

Matt replied: “Yes, I have a tent in the wood in Tamworth.”

I asked: ” Why do you stay in the wood and not look for help for accommodation?*

Matt replied  “The councils do not want to give him a house or accommodation.”

Matt introduced his two dogs.

I asked:  “Why do you want to keep two dogs when you can hardly earn to feed yourself?”

Matt replied: ” They are my children if without my children, I can go to the homeless charities and they will give him a place to stay but the charities do not allow dogs in the accommodation.”

I asked: “Matt, how old are you?”

Matt replied: “I am 47 years old.”

I asked: “Do you think of working or try to get some part time job to do, so you can have a better life style.”

Matt replied: “I sometime work as a part time painter but due to I do not have a bank account or proper address so no employers want him.”

I asked: “Matt, are you on addicted to drug or drink?”

Matt replied: “Not for drug but sometime he love a beer or two.”

I asked: ” Do you have family members, wife or children.”

Matt replied: “No, but my dogs are my children.”

I asked:  “It is costly to have 2 dogs to look after, do you think about giving them up?”

Matt replied: “No, I won’t give up my children.”

I asked:  “Do you find your this life style is by choice than circumstance force you into it?”

Matt replied: “It is my choice to live in this life style but sometime the passers by give me evil eyes that is the only reason which I do not like it.”

After my interview it make me understand that  to be homeless it is not fate or destiny but choice of their choosing the lifestyle they want to lead. It does give me an in depth feelings that there are lot of reasons, circumstances or maybe for the young ones that might be be fate or destiny where they can’t choose where you are born or choose good or a bad family to be with. It just make me think that in the journey of my life sometime I will have a good days or bad days, it also a choice of what you choose to make it better or worse.

The reason why I choose denim for my project that denim is make of a sturdy cotton twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads.  Over time  denim will usually fade. during the process of wear, fading will usually occur on the article that receive the most stress.  In a pair of jeans, these parts include the upper thighs, the ankles and the areas behind the knees. In jeans made of dry denim, such fading is affected by the body of the person who wears them and by the activities of his or her daily life.  It is the reason why I choose the denim to represent my final project  of crossing.




Ghosting photography

ghosting photography

ghosting photography

Ghosting photography

Ghosting photography


I went down to London on Monday to visit art gallery. Spent my time taking photos of street photography of  people busy walking passed me.  I found that it was interesting as the movements of everyone was different. The body language was shown in their motion and gesture of the body. The photo look ghosting as they walk. Is ghosting photography also consider a form of art?  I want to make a sculpture of a person walking so I spent a few hours taking photos, to observe and understand the movements the body.  My photos are not perfect as this was my first attempt at ghosting photography and what do you think about ghosting photography.  Love to hear from all my friends.