A word from Goldie Nov. issue 23

Celebrating Family Reunions

image: “With grandkids in Perth

80th-birthdayAfter celebrating Tek’s birthday with our family reunion in Perth in August in which all our daughters (From China, London and Perth) with their children were all present (except one son-in-law) we celebrated it again with a private tour of Taiwan with Tek’s 5 remaining siblings and their spouses.

“Taiwan group”

Taiwan  This trip which had been planned months ago was threatened to be cancelled at the last minute because of bad weather. Two fierce typhoons came before we were to depart but cleared up in time. We enjoyed wonderful weather for our one week there. The day after we left a third typhoon crashed. Another blessing: there were no queues or crowds as tourists from China was reduced drastically because of the political situation. Who could have planned such perfect timing for us?

channelnewsasia.com 26 Sep 2016 16:15


Taiwan evacuates tourists ahead of third storm in two weeks

Taiwan evacuated thousands of tourists from outlying islands and set up nearly 100 shelters. 

TAIPEI: Taiwan evacuated thousands of tourists from outlying

islands Monday (Sep 26) and set up nearly 100 shelters across the island as it braced for its third typhoon in two weeks.

The east coast is still reeling from damage caused by Super Typhoon Meranti earlier this month — the strongest storm for 21 years to hit Taiwan — followed by Typhoon Malakas.

The same part of the island is in the firing line again from approaching Typhoon Megi, which is already bringing strong winds and waves.

It is due to make landfall on the east coast on Tuesday and forecast to bring almost a metre of rain to some areas over three days.

Ferries to Taiwan’s Green Island and Orchid Island were halted Monday after more than 3,700 visitors were evacuated over the weekend.

Peace and harmony

To ensure a harmonious and pleasant atmosphere on the tour among family members, we said we must abide by the rule “do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” Eph.4:29 We are glad to report that everyone tried their best to obey resulting in a wonderful time.

Here are some photos of the highlights

40 Seater Tourist VIP Coach to Ourselves

Tart, Tek’s younger brother

Food is one of the main attractions

Siblings & their spouses at Sun Moon Lake

(Missing is the camera man)

In Taiwan English is provided for tourists but occasionally there is a slip. See below a signboard.

Translation: Entrance to hotel Free Wife (you will be disappointed when you are given free wifi only)


Free WIFE!



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