Tuesday, December 29, 2009

photos: Christmas in Taipei


Simon an Mathilda - my gracious hosts!

Simon cooked Christmas Dinner



Taiwanese drumming family playing West African beats!
@26th Anniversary of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum



puffy cheeks make tuba players squee-worthy




hip-hoppers bopping to Christmas beats



the oldest street in Taipei


with the silhouette artist who had me dancing


dancing a jig, for an old man humming an SA tune, in the oldest street in Taipei.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

and sometimes you have to let go...

it is a hard lesson to learn; but it seems that sometimes love just isn't enough. after everything, Peter ended our relationship last night.

although it is the most powerful force accessible to mankind - mankind is not always capable of allowing Love to transform it.
we create conditions and sub-clauses - to such an extent that we only see what we created. sometimes we end up forgetting that we created our cages - and start believing that's all there is.

trying to live outside my own cage, and in the Light of Love, is challenging... but trying to free someone else is next to impossible.

Jesus did that, though, and He offers that freedom to anybody who wants it.

that's what Christmas is about.
that's what Love is about.

may you find some comfort here.

Merry Christmas.

Posted by ShoZu

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

good news!

apparently there is a new kind of treatment the doctors want to try on Leon.
the chances of success are extremely low - but not zero.
and that's better than waiting to die.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

quick update

one week till Christmas (Yay!!!)
cold, cold, cold!
earthquake last night measured 6.4 at it's epicenter... apparently it only felt like a "2" here in Kaohsiung City. rattled me up good.
four day workweek coming up
headed to Taipei for Christmas day
missing my family
did i mention how cold it is?
just heard that Leon is extremely weak and thin...

Lady GaGa Speechless Royal Variety Performance 16/12/09 HQ


Monday, December 14, 2009

prayer request

i know this isn't really what anyone wants to read so close to the festive season, but if you have the inclination, please spare a thought or two:
for my old friend Leon, who has lost the battle against cancer and can now only wait...
for Love to grow and heal where me and Peter so desperately need it, and
for our friends and families that have their own journeying and healing to go through.

and remember - live life fully and live life now.
tomorrow... well, tomorrow is not a promise we can keep.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

reprise: Adam Lambert "Time For Miracles"





It’s late at night and I can’t sleep
Missing you just runs too deep
Oh I can’t breathe thinking of your smile

Every kiss I can’t forget
This aching heart ain’t broken yet
Oh God I wish I could make you see

Cause I know this flame isn’t dying
So nothing can stop me from trying

Baby you know that
Maybe it’s time for miracles
Cause I ain’t giving up on love

You know that
Maybe it’s time for miracles
Cause I ain’t giving up on love
No I ain’t giving up on us

I just want to be with you
Cuz living is so hard to do
When all I know is trapped inside your eyes

The future I cannot forget
This aching heart ain’t broken yet
Oh God I wish I could make you see

Cuz I know this flame isn’t dying
So nothing can stop me from trying

Baby you know that
Maybe it’s time for miracles
Cuz I ain’t giving up on love

You know that
Maybe it’s time for miracles
Cause I ain’t giving up on love
No I ain’t giving up on us

Baby can you feel it (comin’)
Yu know I can hear it (here in my soul)
Baby when you feel me feeling you
You know it's time

Saturday, December 12, 2009

R.O. Blechman CBS Christmas Message (1966)


wow! thanks to JH for posting this on his tumbler page!

Season's Greetings ;0)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dali would be proud!


wow wow wow wow WOW!!
lady gaga performing "speechless" at the royal variety show!
would you look at the legs on that piano!

who remembers Salvador Dali's "dream elephants"?


sometimes you just have to love

this old life's a great, big game
or, at times, a dirty, rotten shame
but through the bickering and bantering
som bric-a-brac and slandering
one thing stands above
sometimes, you just have to love

when your lover breaks your heart
by acting like a tart
or silence builds a prison
you didn't want to be in
there's not much use for sunscreen
or being a royal Prejean
maybe, you just have to love

and if, perhaps, one random morning
when trying to sleep gets kinda boring
after all your plans have gone belly-up
and you're just so close to giving up
get up and rouge it
you gotta live through it
and yeah, you just have to love

Sunday, December 06, 2009

i had every intention...

to go out today and take some pictures for y'all...
but it's cold outside,
and warm here under the covers...

and it's a Sunday after all.

so i played Warhammer Online in stead.
which is a lot of fun - even under the covers!
er... we'll let that one go, shall we?

Laura (from DongGang) did manage to get me out of the house this evening, though. she'd wanted to do some shopping for Christmas gifts for her family - and i almost had the urge to see  a movie. neither of which happened. we ended up having quesadillas etc at Paco's Tacos - where we met a very charming New Yorker! (wtf!? i know!) after tearing ourselves from his company, we strolled through 2 malls and managed to only purchase a caramel macchiato each. who knew?

anyhoo - i'm back home in time to take my new meds (Doctor felt it wise to up the chems in light of recent events) and type up an update for you.

so how are you?