Working the tourist circuit with Ping’s friends from the US, all friends from OU days. Love being their photographer capturing their wonderful moments together.
The vanilla equivalent of Southeast Asia. This bush started as one single plant in a pot. I couldn’t decide where to plant it so it stayed in the pot. Three years later, the pot is no where to be found and instead we have a pandan bush.
這是牛皮菇，只長在芒果樹幹的菌菇。朋友說可吃的，但我不敢吃。An edible fungus found only on mango tree trunk.
Getting a haircut is a ritual whenever I am in Taitung. It so happen that I go back once every three to four weeks, perfect timing for a trim.
Shuqing gave me some bananas, a local variety that is humongous. They may look green but are ripe now.
My neighbour came this morning, bearing a gift from his garden, a yam plant. The root has many tiny new shoots, which I removed and planted in a spot with plenty of water. Yam needs high humidity to grow well.
The part that is edible is the black part, only about 10cm in length, but double in volume once cooked.