Myowa Cafe / 和茗甘味處.


The beautiful green desserts we had at Myowa Cafe, first seen this A Photo An Hour post.


Negative0-20-17A(1)1Kodak ColorPlus 200, Minolta SR-T 101

A Photo An Hour / 05.

Negative0-31-28A(1)17AM, good morning. 

Negative0-32-29A(1)18AM, taking the morning metro. 



Negative0-35-32A(1)19AM, I got a bit lost trying to find it but I finally visited the Chongxin Bridge flea market for the first time. It was pretty lousy but meeting these ducks made my day. 

Negative0-36-33A(1)110, almost 11AM, noticed that they are setting up the lunar new year goods market on the way to the fabric market.

Negative0-37-34A(1)112PM, finally settled at home with my lunch – iced tea and bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwich).

Negative0-38-35A(1)11PM, working. 

Negative0-39-36A(1)12PM, checking up on my pressed flowers. 

Negative0-02-0A(1)13PM, getting ready for a post office run.

Negative0-03-1A(1)14PM, all work and no play before the lunar new year holidays. Browsing my little watercolor notebook, resisting the urge to paint.

Negative0-04-2A(1)15PM, chocolate break.

Negative0-05-3A(1)16PM, on winter days I drink at least 3 mugs of tea each day. 

Negative0-06-4A(1)17PM, teppanyaki (Japanese grill) dinner. 

Negative0-07-5A(1)18PM, the dessert that comes with our dinner is Japanese pancake with taro paste. 

Kodak ColorPlus 200, Minolta SR-T 101
Konica Centuria Super 400 (expired), Minolta SR-T 101

The February Numbers.


- took a long fourteen days off work and did nothing but eat, sleep, read, watch TV, take photographs
– received twenty-six red envelopes from my elders as wishes for the new year
– ate three enormous dinners with my extended family
– met three brand new babies and reunited with two toddlers
– spent an amazing time with four of my oldest friends in the world
– developed three rolls of film, another three waiting to go to the lab, two more in cameras (unfortunately, I forgot to load a black and white in February)
– went to the gym five times (blaming it on the lunar new year holidays, will do much better in March!)


Negative0-26-24(1)1Kodak ColorPlus 200, Olympus Mju II

A Photo An Hour / 04.

Negative0-06-04(1)111AM, checking the weather (it’s a wet day).

Negative0-07-05(1)112PM, we gobbled up a blueberry bagel each, our snack before lunch.


Negative0-11-09(1)11PM, visiting the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and stopped for a photograph with this beautiful mural at the metro station. Makes a really great background for portraits, don’t you think?

Negative0-12-10(1)12PM, alfresco dining for lunch!


Negative0-14-12(1)13PM, noticing art in my surroundings even more after I began my A Photo An Hour series.

Negative0-15-13(1)14PM, at the fabric market (still a wet day).

Negative0-16-14(1)15PM, reading a book on paper making that we borrowed from the library. Incidentally, it is accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations, so we both enjoyed the book very much.

Negative0-17-15(1)16PM, dinner at the night market. We had stewed meat with rice, so good I forgot to take a photo!

Negative0-18-16(1)18PM, this was (shockingly) not our first choice for dessert but it was the best – matcha pound cake on hot plate, more pictures in another post!

Kodak ColorPlus 200, Olympus Mju II