Get to know me better

in blogging •  2 months ago


During the past few days of Stemmitolidays, whilst most of us sat at home frustrated that we couldn't post, or was worried how much RC we would lose if we did post, @anomadsoul was still busy Steemiting and created a challenge for us.

Get to know me is a great challenge open to Steemians who have been around for more than 6 months and have authored more than 100 posts. In his words "Select your top ten posts, those that you want everyone to read, and make a kick ass compilation." I think this is great idea as I know a lot of my followers and those that engage the most may not know that much about me, and have not read my earlier posts. If you like these post below, please do check out the rest of my blog and follow me if this is your first visit here!
 

Get to know me Better

First things first, I'm Pauline, great to meet you! I go by @LivingUKTaiwan on my blog. It may look like a long handle, but if you break it down, it's pretty simple Living-UK-Taiwan. I live in UK and Taiwan, or to be more precise, I have two homes. Home home is UK as that's where I'm from. And my current home is Taiwan - please don't get that mixed up with Thailand!!!! I've been living in Taiwan for over two years and I started to blog after I came to Taiwan. Originally I blogged about my life here to keep my overseas friends and family up to date with what I was up to. Then I figured I'd share my travels and holidays with them. And that's how my blog sort of evolved, mainly about my travels around the world, hikes I did and places I went to in UK. I also want share more about Taiwan as I think it has so much to offer yet is so under rated.

 

Get to know me Posts



A walk along River Thames


I used to live near here when I was in London in UK, and loved to walk along this stretch of the River Thames. When I went back to UK earlier this year for a visit, I drove back just so I could stroll along the river again. It bought back so much great memories.

 

Kaohsiung yesterday and today


Moving to another country is all about exploring new places. One of the places I visited not long after I arrived at Taiwan was Kaohsiung, a city down south. Kaohsiung has a long and interesting history from when it used to be ruled the Spaniards, Dutch, the Qing Dynasty, and the pain it suffered in modern history from its own government. I learnt a lot about Taiwan during this trip.
Kaohsiung Cafe, Taiwan

 

My Chinese wedding dress Qun Gua


Like all girls, my wedding was one of the best days in my life. This was the Chinese ceremony day when I had my main wedding banquet in Hong Kong. Writing this post was interesting as I had to do quite a bit of research on the background of the Chinese wedding dress. And afterwards, I realised that even amongst Chinese around different parts of the world, we all have different wedding cultures and even wedding dress. Turns out many are aware of this type of wedding dress but had not seen a real one or let along wore one before.

 

Dancing in the sky ~ The Northern Lights


From speeding on a snowmobile to a one reindeer sleigh ride


Definitely my most memorable holiday, seeing the northern lights in Finland. Apart from seeing the northern lights, there were many other first for me during this trip - standing in the cold in -30 degrees for an hour but not feeling the cold at all, riding a snowmobile, going on a husky ride, going on a reindeer sleigh ride, snow walking, making a snow angel... I wish I could it all again.
Raiding a snowmobile in Norway


 

Approaching Machu Picchu


This is my second most memorable holiday - trekking the Machu Picchu in Peru. The Machu Picchu is one of, if not the most important archaeological places in the world. I trekked for a day to get here as opposed to catching the bus up. When you work hard for something, it feels/looks so much better. I still remember seeing the site with my own eyes for the first time, all the tiredness and ache that had built up during the past 7 hours of hiking instantly disappeared.
Me and a llama at Macchi Picchu

 

 

PANG !!!


Normally, all my posts are about things I get up to, my travels etc and I use photos to help tell my story. This is one of the few, actually might be the only one piece of pure writing I've done. Fact or Fiction? What do you think?

 

What did you think about my get to know me posts?


And finally, one of the rules of the challenge is to nominate three other people. As I was going through my old posts, I was reading the comments. Some of you have supported me from my early days, and I am grateful for that. Others have commented and I don't see you around much nowadays. Maybe because I never responded back to your posts, maybe you found other interesting people to engage with, or maybe we never got to know one another better, maybe... maybe... Anyway, I thought there's no better time than now to start afresh. So I have nominated three people how have commented on one of these post in the past, who are still active and who I wasn't following. I have used some of my valuable RC (Joking! What's a few RCs between friends!!) to follow you, and hopefully you will take up this challenge. They are

@brumest
@mineopoly
@philfreetotravel


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在马丘比丘的那个动物是什么啊。。。感觉好大。。。。

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是Llama, 中文不知是甚麼。

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那是骆马 llama, 是普遍于南美洲的一种驮畜

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是一种马啊。。怪不得感觉好大。。。

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他們很善良,不怕人又不會襲擊人。他們不讓路,原來是需在那個點尿尿,完事後就讓開。很可愛 😍

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也叫草泥马

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是吗。。。那个不是叫羊驼吗?感觉没有这个大。

Interesting story for interesting challenge.
I cannot figure out "Stemmitolidays" is a typo invented word by you. :-)

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After @elizacheng's yummylicious, I was determined to create my own new word. Sadly I don't think we're going to be using Steemitoliday for much longer

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Ah... so it was right to suspect it is a invented one then.

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Lol... Why not? We can go on Steemitoliday any day we want... Just define it another way round and then we can use it whenever we go on holiday and steem about it... 😉

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Good idea! You're such a good wordsmith

Old friends like old wine, great to taste

原来是这样。好啦,准你来我家看金鱼。嘻嘻。满赞送上。话说赞便宜,倒是留言和发贴贵了。实在要命。

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不是讲了不看金鱼,改吃蒸鱼吗?是不是@livinguktaiwan ?

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金魚那麼小,有肉可吃嗎 🤔

Wow - I thoroughly enjoyed your wedding dress post! Those photos of you in the dress: both you and the dress so so beautiful! And such a nice exploration of culture, something that seemed so 'normal' to you it actually wasn't :-) I love this challenge and am glad you've shared these posts with us :-)

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Thanks @soyrosa. I am rather proud of this particular wedding post as it won the #CultureVulture contest out of hundreds of posts last year. Great opportunity on this challenge now for me to show it off again 😊

原来前辈叫 Pauline, 幸会认识你

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幸會,幸會

Totally love your qun gua... Very very beautiful. And I didn't know that it's a tradition from Hong Kong. I thought it's from China. Well, maybe because here in Malaysia we grew up watching TVB... I didn't wear qun gua for my wedding... Neither for my wedding photos too... Kinda regret a bit now... 😅

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It's sort of become a family heirloom and tradition now. Because its so exquisite, many brides from friends and family in UK have borrowed it off my sister

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Hi Pauline,

I'm not sure I got a chance to know you or not but I have a few great friends in Kaohsiung and that city is very close to my heart.

I'm not so eager to interact as I was in the past. I still manage to post something mildly or slightly education about once a week.

Thanks for the shout out. I fall for words.

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Unless you rely on Steemit as your main source of income, it can be difficult when you have family and work IRL as that of course must take priority in life. Anyway, I appreciate you dropping by.

Gosh, you are well travelled! You've done a few of my bucket lists journeys - my sister got engaged at Macchu Pichu, but I'v enever been to South America. And I'd love to go to see the Northern Lights, although I have seen the southern lights, so I'm pretty happy on that account. And what a beautiful wedding dress! thanks for this post, as I've seen your name around but never knew much about you, and this explains things a lot!!! xxx

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You've probably seen me around the travel community as I curate for the Steemitworldmap amd mod for TravelFeed, though my travels are nothing as exciting and adventerous as many.of the other guys!!

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Ah, the travel grass is always greener on the other side!