Travel Blogs from Miao-li
Hello my beautiful people, I completed a 10 day silent retreat Meditation in Taichung, Taiwan. For 10 whole days, you were not allowed to talk or have eye contact.
4:00am: wake up bell
4:30am-6:30am: meditate in the meditation hall (MH) or at your own place (bed) (The first day I went, then I stayed in my own room)
8:00am-9:00am: group meditation in the hall
... floor where we talked to the doctors who practiced that, and finally the pharmacy, where they mixed the herbs and medicine that were given to patients to make into medicinal soups. We saw a lot of the Chinese herbs in powder and whole form. A women was even putting together a prescription for a patient who had just had a stroke, there was a least 7 different types of herbs. The powder form is in bottles and all computerized and that is covered under ...
... ice, lemon tea, and even stinky tofu, which wasn't as awful as I thought it would be. There was a ton of fried food and lots of people! I had a great time with the students, who all have English names, that they have had since kindergarten. My friend Joyce, who will be coming to SD this summer from CMU, told me I could live in Taiwan-because I like all the food haha.
Taichung Day 4
Today- Wednesday, started out pretty interesting. I woke up ...
... party for us put on by the students. We had some different food to try.. I thought it was all very squishy and couldn't eat a lot of it. Then some of the students wanted to show us they're nutrition dance and we were confused but said ok. And it was just a step dance that they had put together, well then we all learned it and danced with them, it was so much fun. We decided to teach them the Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide, that was ...
... to a night market......omg....I absolutely love it! It is cheap and there is so much to buy! If I was going home from here, I think I would buy another suitcase just for shopping. They have a lot of different stuff. I just totally love it!!!!
Today (may 11th), for mother's day, we went to see her grand-parents and I met a whole lot of relatives. We walked around their hometown (Nukang) and ...