Recently our friend, Mike, has indigestion acid reflux(胃食道逆流) problems. He told us he went to a pharmacy and the pharmacy staff didn't speak English so he took a long time telling the staff what syndrome he had. But he said the medicine he brought was not effective at all to him. Therefore he turned to ask us any recommended medicine for acid reflux.
At that time, we were searching online and found one for him. Later he said the one we recommended to him was very effective. Fortunately he got us to help , but what if a foreigner in Taiwan doesn't have friends to do translation for them? It would be more convenient if there is an online pharmacy counseling app or website (interactive) for oversea visitors living in Taiwan. :)
Remember the same time last year, we first met our guests from Canada who came for visiting their first grandson! This year, they come to visit again. We are thinking to impress them with different gifts (Last year we sent them a baby cloth ) and here they are (as shown in left photo)! We hope DNA makes them feel like a home away from home. :) And after receiving the gifts, they replied these are wonderful souvenirs of their visits to Taiwan! hahah we are glad but also worried that what gifts we should prepare for their next visits. Anyway, the most important thing is that they like Taiwan and feel being at home as stay at our apartment! :))
These days we have a couple friends coming from overseas, and we plan to surprise them on this special day!
Knowing them are in a long-distance relationship, we understand that every moment is precious and vital for this couple being together and wish them have the greatest times in Taiwan! :)
Hopefully they will leave a wonderful memories while staying at our place.
This September , We decided to move to another new place where is much more near Taoyuan Center (near Train Station). In order to live closed to where our parents apartment, that's why we decided to do! All the furniture and decorations are by ourselves and we aimed to make it a warm, cozy and countryside style living environment which we are dreaming long before. And now our dream come true and hopefully we can host our guests and friends in this beautiful and lovely place!! :)
Today is a special day for us since our 60th guest is very happy about the souvenir we've prepared for him! Even the day he came is also "special" because a powerful typhoon also arrived with him. We've well prepared instant noodles and some snacks for him upon his arrival because we worried there might be no shops/restaurants opened on the stormy day. Fortunately there were just few impacted on Taoyuan city, (but not for Taitung city) and he was arrived in our apartment safely.
For celebrating ?! our special guest on the special day, we made the limited edition, black mug, for him and he really likes it (whoo) :) It looks like we may need to think different surprised gift for his second stay someday. :))
Last weekend, we traveled with our aunt, cousins and relatives to Kinment (金門). Kinmen has its war history and battles heritages and lots of stories behind the pure, silent and un-over-modernized island.
All you feel is the comfortable wind and slow pace at ease and cozy! People here are friendly and enjoying their life! All you see is tress, oxes, peacock?!, pure blue sea and clear sky! When nights fall, all you observe with own eyes is the starry starry sky with comfortable breeze....
Foods and snacks here are so delicious with Kinmen styles! And the most important thing you cannot miss Kinmen wine (金門高梁)! One of the best places for wine-holics, peaceful/natural-life-lovers, and history discovers...!
Today we've received a lovely gift from our guest, Da-yu, who we met one year before. It's an antique telephone, a real well function telephone! When we first met Dayu and mentioned thst we want an old fashion telephone for decorating DNApartment when accompanying him to a department store. It's really surprised that he still remember and sent it oversea for us!! Tears are in our eyes while receiving the gift. Not really for phone itself, but for the friendship keeping for us!! We hope there's a chance to meet up again in the future! Thank you!
We are fascinated in decorating our home items and turn them into something new and lovely recently! After learning the tips of applying decoupage to any gadgets / home wares, We found there is another way to turn something usual/normal into something amazing and beautiful. Now we are able to give our home utilities a new look/dress and decorate our DNApartment with vivid and fun way! :)
Yesterday we attended an art class teaching us Decoupage(蝶古巴特)and paper clay! We want to .have a Mickey and Minnie key chains and related decorations placing in our apartment for a long time. Therefore our kind teacher taught us in every detail and glad that we made a coin bag and a memo holder in the end!
It's always exciting and delightful to learn something new and useful ;)
Do you still remember how your honeymoon trip was with your loved one? This week we have a couple friends coming from Singapore and they gonnastay in Taoyuan for their honeymoon trip!! What an exciting and long anticipated journey will be! For making them a more unforgettable trip , we decorated DNApartment a bit with romantic decorations and hopefully they will like them while they come!
It's our turn to anticipate their visit and wish them a sweet and lovely journey here at DNApartment! ;)
Tomorrow we have old guests/friends coming to stay and it's really glad to see old friends coming.
But one thing we know for sure is to treasure every moment in life , every good person we meet around us! Life is short and enjoy it! ;)
Ps. we still clean the floor , desk, everything in the apartment with our own hands without using mop every time before friend coming.
This new year We with two friends went to Europe for our holiday trips! we not only whiteness the beautiful scenery of Spain and Portugal, but met lots of nice local people as well as our hospitable ㄇ
airbnb hosts( yes, that's one of our purposes to experience different kinds of bnb hosting styles!:)
When coming back here, we start to think that although we didn't have romantic dinner in Europe, why not have it by ourselves just right at home?
So that's the candlelight dinner of our own (DNA style?!) you see from the photo.;-) From the decorations to main dishes and desserts, all made by ourselves(of course, thanks to mighty Google! ;). it proves the romantic dinner can be anywhere even just at the most ordinary place(your lovely home)!
When you saw the title, don't be surprised! It's not our baby but one of our friends coming from Canada! When we heard that the gentle couple from Canada for welcoming their first grandchild (Yes, they are grandpa and grandma), we start to search what might be interesting / suitable as gift to their new family member. One day when we strolled in the department store and walked into Baby products floor, we found it , the seahorse with lullaby and light, and imagined how surprised our Canada friends will be (hope so)! Wish this lovely seahorse can bring their family smile and laughter! ;)
We went to Fushan Botanical Garden in Yilan on Christmas holidays where you have to make an online application for entrance. it's really a great Christmas gift for us to spend a half day there. The air, the eco environment and the wild animals ( Muntjac de Reeve, one kind of deer?/ Macaca cyclopis, Monkey/ crab-eating mongoose,etc.) we've seen there are really amazing and rare. They can't be found in concrete jungle in the urban area but you can be so closed to them while you are in the Garden! Definitely thumbs up for family, couple, nature-lovers to explore and watch these lovely creatures in the beautiful paradise!!