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Highlights of March 2015

Waterfalls at Tao Yuan Hsien Valley
Waterfalls at Tao Yuan Hsien Valley

March was a really reflective month for me. It was the month where I did a mini assessment of how far I have come along in  keeping to the  resolutions  that I’ve set in the beginning of the year.

I’ve managed to keep on track with most of my goals except for the one to spend more time on learning French and Japanese. I really need to set aside time to actively revise/ practice these languages or I will never get started on it!! 頑張って/ Bonne Chance

Red tulip
Red tulip

I’ve share more pictures of Tulips  which I took in February and STILL have lots more photos of flowers yet to share here on this blog.

Dark maroon tulips
Dark maroon tulips

Don’t the tulips look lovely?

Waterfall at Shi Fen
Waterfall at Shi Fen

Besides sharing pictures of tulips I also showcases what I captured when we visited the waterfall at Shi Fen in Taipei.

The kids and me
The kids and me

The kids had their 1 week term break and we had fun together. We watched two movies with friends – Shaun the Sheep and Ah Boys to Men 3 : Frogman. We also made a trip to the airport to view the  exhibit that they had on New Zealand 

The kids enjoyed themselves with the longer play time and more outings.  It was more tiring for me as we were going out almost everyday and I didn’t really have much time for myself.

embracing motherhood

March was also a month that  the blog train on Embracing Motherhood  started. There are 25 other mummy bloggers on this train with me who will be sharing their stories of motherhood from March till April.  I will be rounding up this blog train on the  6th April with my own sharing on motherhood. Do check back then to read about my journey.

Bridging the gap

I started a new series here on the blog this month called Bridging the gap.  In this series I will be expanding on the changes that my kids face when they move from one level to another at the start of  the new school year. ( P4 to P5,  P2 to P3 and N2 to K1). I’ve talked about the GAP between P4 and P5 Chinese  and will be moving on to identifying the GAPS in English, Maths and Science in subsequent posts in the series.

 

Poster on Life
Poster on Life

Life certainly does have a lot of challenges  that one needs to embrace. It is never easy but something that we do to survive. I shared about what challenges that I am currently facing and what  I am doing to face them.

How was March for you?

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Tulips at Tao Yuan Shien Valley

 

 

Light Pink Tulip
Light Pink Tulip

 

Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I love the multitude of colors that they are available in.  Having them in a range of colors in a field is certainly really a visual treat.

White tulips
White tulips

It was a spectacular scene at Tao Yuan Shien Valley in Taoyuan, Taiwan.  It was really wondrous to see so many different tulips at one place.

A shot of the landscape garden.
A shot of the landscape garden.

Don’t you feel that you have stumbled onto a piece of heaven by being surrounded by so many lovely tulips ?

A red tulip
A red tulip
A dark maroon tulip
A dark maroon tulip

I do not know the name of the different types of tulips on display as there were no signage to indicate so.

A see of tulips
A sea of tulips

It certainly felt magical to be surrounded by the different colored tulips. It gave me a lot of opportunity to play around with different type of shots. I had the chance to experiment with taking pictures at different angles and changing the focus of my shots.

A cluster of pink tulips
A cluster of pink tulips

I took a selection of single shots and wider angle shots which featured more blooms within a frame.

Light pink tulips in pots
Light pink tulips in pots

Not all the tulips were planted in the ground as I spotted these potted one at one of the sections of the garden.

Pink tulips with trees in the background.
Pink tulips with trees in the background.

Do you love looking at tulips also?

Ps;  I posted more pictures of tulips on the other blog- Rachel Dominique. Hop on over if you want to view them :)

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