Friday, March 9, 2007

lantern festival

It was great to head out of Taipei yesterday, if only to briefly escape the media frenzy whipped up over AP and CNN reporting of vice president Annette Lu's press conference in which she announced she'd be standing for her party's nominee as President.

I briefly got caught up in the coverage...mistakenly identified in the press conference when I asked the v-p a question. Wish the local media would check their facts...and behave more responsibly.

Anyhow, yesterday, visited a lovely lantern festival in Chiayi. The special thing was part of the event was given over to some artists, allowing them to express - mainly using local materials - their view of a very traditional festival. It was really beautiful.

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