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Couchsurfing Picnic @ Da-An Park (4/28)
Posted April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 am by from Taipei, Taiwan (Permalink)
As the weather is getting warm with flowers in full bloom everywhere, it's perfect time for picnic. We held Couchsurfing Picnic events regularly in Shanghai. I miss the jovial spirit of sharing and love in open air badly. Back to Taipei, as a city ambassador I haven't contributed anything constructive to invigorate the CS scene @ Taipei. I hope it will be a promising beginning. A good friend of mine is visiting Taiwan, He uses Couchsurfing to run his camgagne as an independent condidat, to approach his fellow French expats and listen to their experiences and problems living outside France. He'd love to meet more couchsurfers during his stay in Taiwan, be them French people or not. But if you happen to be a French Couchsurfer and would like to meet him to understand more about his programs and ideas, it'll be an ideal occasion. (It's his CS profile and website: http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/chaker2012/ http://www.chaker2012.com/ ) I'm not interested in politics but it's unusual to meet a Couchsurfer politician and also a master of Chinese martial arts.

What to bring:

Food or drinks made by yourself or bought in markets. (Make sure you'll bring the garbage away with you.) Some picnic blankets and baskets.

Music players or instruments. I will bring my djembe. I'm only a rookie player and every participant is welcome to use it to produce lively rhythm for us.

Any kind of games, like chess, poker, kites, frisbee, juggling balls, diabolo etc. (I'll bring my flower sticks.)

Some papers or canvas, pens, paints to show your artistic passion.

Your body to move or dance or perform some martial arts. (Like some capoeira I'm learning recently.)

All the above are optional.

Most importantly, plz bring your "heart" and "smile" to spread happiness and love.

Welcome to bring your friends.

Time: April 28 (Sat.) 1pm to sunset

Place: Daan forest park, the entrance of Xinyi and Xinsheng S Road. Metro Brown Line DaAn station and then any buses running frequently on Xinyi Road.

RSVP to get my cell phone number and I can count the numbers of participants.

Note: I wish it's sunny next Saturday. If unfortunately it rains, we can still go to Ecole Cafe near Daan Park. http://ecole-cafe.blogspot.com/

Your humble city ambassador @ Taipei, Rebecca Lin

FROM: April 28th, 2012 - 1:00 pm

LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=168309

LOCATION: Taiwan - Taipei - Taipei
ADDRESS: Daan forest park, the entrance of Xinyi and Xinsheng S Road

Posted April 20th, 2012 - 9:39 am by from Guangfu, Taiwan (Permalink)
Dear Rebecca,

Just to clarify, this picnic in no strictly a vegetarian or vegan one, but one for all couch serfers, especailly those who are interested in politics?



Posted April 24th, 2012 - 4:17 am by from Dongshi, Taiwan (Permalink)
New meeting link: http://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/4ETOQ0/couchsurfing-picnic-da-an-park-4-28
If you get there early, I can finally meet you.

Posted April 25th, 2012 - 1:57 am by from Taipei, Taiwan (Permalink)
Hi Michelle, it's not a strictly vegetarian one though I'm a vegetarian for almost three years. :) Thus I'd love to meet more vegetarians here. And I'm not interested in politics either. I simply want to help my dear friend and show him Taiwanese's hospitality and true Couchsurfing spirit. And I planned to hold a picinic long time ago even if he won't visit Taiwan.
Everyone is welcome to join! :)

Posted April 25th, 2012 - 3:02 am by from Guangfu, Taiwan (Permalink)
Hi Rebecca,

As the moderator of this group, I will take it down since I don't think this post is relavent to this group. I hope you understand the difference between "being nice and want to help," and the purpose of creating different groups in CS.

All my CSers told me that they are ALL OVERWHALMED at how the Taiwanese bent backword helping them everywhere in Taiwan. One of them even told me that he felt it is a "positive racism" that the Taiwanese are treating the foreigners WAY TOO NICE. I'm not criticising you at all, I simply hope that you are helping EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW as much as you help your French friend. And that's my standard of helping my CSers. I'm not telling you what to do, I'm simply explaning to you why I feel it is necessary to take your post down. And I didn't check if you created an activity for this or not, I don't have the time, and it was not my job, either. I simply hope you will understand my reason behind this disappointing act to you. If you think I'm being too bossy or not being fair by taking this post down, feel free to write to me. Let's discuss this more.

And I apologize for not being able to be there on the 28th. I want to attend my Buddhist study group in Taida at 2. But maybe I'll swing by to say hellow before biking to Taida. Hope to see you then, if not sooner.


Posted April 25th, 2012 - 9:25 am by from Dongshi, Taiwan (Permalink)
Yes do swing by. You'll meet me, vegan since 民國66年。

Posted April 25th, 2012 - 9:29 am by from Dongshi, Taiwan (Permalink)
I'll be there starting at 12:00 2012/4/28 因特別北上故早到以多認識大家。 0963-114343, 04-25854780.

Posted April 26th, 2012 - 3:16 am by from Guangfu, Taiwan (Permalink)
FYI--Librairie Le Pigonnier, maybe you knew this already. Too bad my computer would not let me paste the info. on here. But I'm sure you are computer savvy.


Posted April 26th, 2012 - 4:13 pm by from Taipei, Taiwan (Permalink)
Merci beaucoup Michelle. I know that already. It was founded by one of my professors.