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Vol. 17 | 10
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cultureRediscovering Dihua Street 10The Art Of Tea: A Ladies Tea Ceremony Experience 14
photography Peter Urbach 17
home & gardenDr. Leafs Miscellaneous Tips for Indoor Gardening 18
around taipeiWandering around Taipei: Beating the Summer Heat 20
outlookAm I A Control Freak? 22Elder Day Care Centers in Taiwan 24
food & drinksCoffee DPT 25
fashion & beautyWardrobe Tips For Stain Removal 26
travelLanyu (Orchid Island) 28
csc From the Editors 5Kiddies Korner 6Recognizing The Community Services Centers Volunteers (2006 2008)/ Center August Gallery/Morning Book Club: August & September 7 Events about Town 8Typhoon and Earthquake Tips 9 CSC Business Classified 30
C O N T E N T SAugust 2017 volume 17 issue 10
Centered on Taipei is a publication of the Community Services Center, 25, Lane 290, Zhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 6, Tianmu, Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 02-2836-8134fax: 02-2835-2530e-mail: email@example.com
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TIGER TOTS PRESCHOOL
Located in & adjacent to the Taipei American School Campus
Pre-Two-Year-Old Tiggers Playgroup Half/Full-day option for 2s & 3s 2/3/5 days a week option for 2s Full-day Pre-K & Kindergarten Mandarin Playgroups for all ages Grade School Language & Literacy
Child-centered American Curriculum
Low Student/Teacher Ratios
Fun Afternoon Classes for Young Children
incredibly special community of learners!
Taipei Youth Program Association
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Everyone needs to know why...Well help your whole family prepare for the big adventure.
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COMMUnITy SERVICES CEnTER
I-wen Chan, Katherine Chang, Hui-Shiang Chao, Jung Chin, Chiao-Feng Chung, Cerita Hsu, Carol Lee, Miranda Lin, Emilie Ma, Kuang-Shan Wan
Monica ChengRosemary Susa
Undine Urbach John ImbrogulioAnne JacquetRaleigh HolmesShan LeeGloria GwoLee Ming Yeh
Miyuki Boice, Daniel Chan, John Imbrogulio, Ann LuFiona Mackelworth, Leslie McFarlane, John McQuadeGloria Peng, Emmy Shih
Bai Win AntiquesEuropean Chamber of CommerceGrand Hyatt Taipei
Concordia ConsultingICRTSan Fu Global
Accountant Activities Coordinator Assistant Activities CoordinatorCoffee Mornings Coordinator Cross-cultural TrainerCommunicationsEvents Coordinator Mandarin Chinese TeacherSystems Manager
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WRITInG AnD PHOTOGRAPHy COnTRIBUTORSSue BabcockDr. Hui-Shiang ChaoAlison DavisZee DlaminiKit FarleyKatie GillNomita Kavra GuptaJoan H. HungryinTaipeiJulie HuRika IshidaOlivia Jen
Sydney KoDr. LeafDr. Ting-Yi LinWayen LinJoseph ReillyRichard SaundersCarol SunRosemary SusaGrace TingPeter UrbachWTIC
We would like to extend an enthusiastic Welcome to Taiwan greeting to all the 2017 Summer Universiade Games athletes, their families, coaches, support staff, guests and visitors to what promises to be a sensational 2017 Universiade experience. In its 29th year, the Universiade is smaller in scope only to the Olympic Games. This years games will bring nearly 10,000 participating athletes from 150 countries to Taipei. Over seventy venues have been newly constructed or renovated for use during the Games, including the Linkou Athletes Village. To keep up with whats going on from August 18th to 30th, go to: https://www.2017.taipei/home. For the medical hotline call: 1922, or call the Department of Health Epidemic Prevention Hotline: 2375-3782. Since the games will be held during Taiwans typhoon season, check out weather updates at: www.weatherunderground.com or www.cby.gov.tw. For local English up-to-date broadcasts tune your radio to ICRT 100.7 FM.
This months issue of Centered on Taipei is full of Beautiful Taiwan events, activities and places to go, especially in Taipei. Read about Rediscovering Dihua Street through the eyes of a millennial, as she wanders along one of Taipeis most historic streets. Join the ladies from the Welcome to Taipei International Club (WTIC) as they spend a tranquil afternoon learning about the art of tea from Master Lin, Ku-Fang, a tea master at the Taipei Zhongshan Hall, Tea House. Have an unexpected stain and cant get to a reliable dry cleaner? Check out Zees Fashion and Beauty page on Wardrobe Tips for Stain Removal from fabrics. Dr. Leaf is back with tips on household plants for Taipei living. And finally, follow Richard Saunders' advice to visit Lanyu (Orchid Island), a magical outpost of Taiwan for a memorable travel experience.
If you are in the Tianmu area, please be sure to stop by the Center. We would love to have an opportunity to sit and have a nice chat over a cup of tea, coffee or cool water.
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Here are a few places to visit with your busy-bee kids to keep them buzzing!!
WHAT WHY WHEN AND WHERE
2017 Taipei WaTer FesTival
TaiWan inTernaTional Balloon FesTival
Yilan inTernaTional Childrens Folklore & Folk games FesTival
2017 Taipei Children's arT FesTival (TCaF)
The Taipei water park aims to raise awareness about the importance of health, ecosystems, arts and humanities through water-friendly facilities and activities. During the festival, the parks facilities are open to the public while indigenous song, dance and other performances are held for their entertainment.
Experience a feast for the senses at this annual festival held in Taitung County, as big, beautiful and colorful hot air balloons float through the air above a beautiful valley.The Taiwan International Balloon Festival took off in 2011, and in 2012 it challenged the world record in terms of duration and scale.The festival includes flying shows, moored balloon rides, a night glow music concert, balloon wedding celebrations, and a summer camp.
The Yilan County Government is organizing this event to provide children with a unique