Event: Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament

This is just a bit of cross promotion for something I’m heavily involved in here in Taiwan.  About 10 months ago I started playing Touch Football, and have become involved in running training on Tuesdays & Saturdays, as well as organising tournaments and what not.  It’s been great fun, and most of the people I call friends in Taipei I know through Touch.

Aaaanyway … a couple of weeks ago we had our national Touch tournament. It was a fantastic day, with teams from Taipei, Taichung and even Hong Kong (!!) taking part.  We even had a representative from the Japan national team playing for one of the sides.

There’s a more comprehensive write up here.

If you’d like to get involved in Touch, visit our website, and like our Facebook page!

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Events: WoodyWoody @ Odeum Square (NTU)

I happened upon this concert just by chance.  I was looking around the NTU (National Taiwan University) website & accidentally clicked on this link.  Being a student at the NTU language school, and not living on campus, I sometimes feel like I’m not able to fully get involved in activities/events at the university.  So when I saw this, and had a listen to the guys music, I made sure that I would go!

WoodyWoody is a band formed in 2008 by two friends who met through guitar.  They’ve released 3 EPs & an album, and their work is a purely acoustic guitar (a lot of it played using the “fingerstyle”) and comprises of solos & duets.  I have to say I was really impressed with their guitar skills, and the songs they composed & performed.  It was a great, very relaxing, way to end a nice spring day, and I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for any more of their performances around town.  Below is the only picture I took from the night, using my phone, and another from their Facebook page.  I’ve also included a YouTube link to one of their songs.  Enjoy.

Nice crowd, good weather, great performance.

Nice crowd, good weather, great performance.

WoodyWoody + Guest

Events: Fubon’s Very Fun Park

I’m actually quite excited about this.  I hadn’t heard of the Fubon Art Foundation’s Very Fun Park concept until I read this article on Taipei 543.  I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s exhibition will be like, and looking forward to spending a day or two traversing parts of Taipei city in search of art.

Sometimes, as daily life goes on, we tend to get stuck just staying in our own local area, and we miss out on seeing so much more of Taipei City.  More things like this can help take us to some areas we’ve not yet seen.  Can’t wait!

Fubon Art Foundation website: http://www.fubonart.org.tw/ (information will be posted here)