Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I've Got a Dream

For those of you who don't know (and I think that a lot of you do), Tangled is my favorite movie ever. As in I could watch it everyday for the rest of my life and not get sick of it. At least I am 98% sure of that. It is super cute and colorful and funny, but what really sealed the deal and made it my all time favorite was the lantern scene.
A couple of years ago I stumbled upon a youtube video of a Chinese lantern festival and thought I just might die. It was so incredibly beautiful. Hello, can you think of anything more magical than thousands of lanterns lighting up an inky night sky? I'm not sure I can. Seeing those lanterns in person became the first item on my bucket list.
Guess what? There is a little town in Northern Taiwan, called Pingshi, that holds this festival.
Guess what else? It's during Chinese new year. A month and a half or so after I am supposed to come home. 

I keep telling myself, "Only if I stay six months. I could stay a year." Sometimes things like this pop up and make it so hard to do what I know I should :(


  1. That may be beautiful but you should see the natural beauty of a moonless night at high altitude with no city light pollution. The stars are like natural lanterns that go on forever and you can see them any time you feel like getting away from the city. I'll show you the Uinta moonless nights and you'll know for sure there has to be a God!

  2. I am so down with that. January, yes? Also, I already know that for sure :) You write like a poet. How is your writing coming along?
    You should email me a snippet of it :D

  3. I'll send a bigger snippet later;)

  4. Christina! Did not know that you had a blog! I LOVE IT! That's so exciting all your adventures that you have going on! I hope all is well and that you stay as long as you want! And if you do stay for the festival please post lots of pictures! :)