Friday, September 5, 2008

Our Moms Visit Taipei

Last April of 2008, hubby and I invited our moms to visit Taipei instead of us going home. We treated them like queen as sort of Pre-Mother’s Week Celebration. They had a blast, since it’s Mother Month, I want to share their escapade! Here they are, my mom is 76(green shirt) and mom-in law is 65.

April 1 (Tuesday)
They arrived 10 a.m. @ CKS airport, we’re not there when they came out… so they tried to talk to people around in “tagalog” (they forgot that they’re not in pinas), but my mom-in-law realized that so went to the information and asked if possible to call my phone. They were so scared, we arrived 2 hours late!
When we’re having lunch, my mom asked for scissors (just showing the action), the waiter gave him a toothpick. I instructed them when they need something tell me so I could translate it in Mandarin.
April 2 (Wednesday)
It was raining, still we went to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Sutyatsen Memorial, and Taipei 101. We didn’t go to the observatory, useless it’s so gloomy!
In the evening, my employer invited them for dinner at their house. We went home late!

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April 3 (Thursday)
The temperature dropped, and raining cats and dogs, we stayed home all day.
April 4 (Friday- Tomb Sweeping Day)
The grandfather of my student drove us to Taipei Zoo. After lunch we took Gondola (cable) on our way to Maokong for tea, visited Zhishan Temple. In the evening, they were too excited to go to Rao He night market. I gave them shopping money, and they bought lots of shoes/sandals (for only NT$100, about P140).

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April 5 (Saturday)
Once again, grandfather of my student drove us around Taipei and dropped us to Miramar Entertainment Park. We took giant wheel (sort of London Eye), and had afternoon tea @ Grand Hotel.
We joined the mass celebration @ St. Christopher Church, met some of Filipino friends. Once again, went to a night market in Shilin. It was crowded, they didn’t enjoy!
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April 6 (Sunday)
They were curious what is that Toilet Restaurant, I took them there! We also went to CKS Residential Garden (this time it’s hot – change of weather), and last my mom in-law said she wants to see ocean (Taipei is surrounded by mountains), I took them to Danshui (1 hour away) and watched the sunset!
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April 7 (Monday)For the last time, my student’s grandfather took us to Jiufen (outside Taipei). We tried different old delicacies of Taiwan and shopping for souvenirs.
We had lunch in Costco while waiting for their photos to be developed, bought some stuff for “pasalubong”. At night, we had dinner in a Hongkong Style Restaurant with my employer!

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April 8 (Tuesday)Time for them to go back to the Philippines, we’re so happy to see and spent time with them… my mom-in-law said she will definitely come back on January with my sis-in-law! Thanks for the happy moment mothers...
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