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20171118, Article, Taichung

文章Jasmine0316 » 週二 11月 14, 2017 9:07 am

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Time:第 411 會,2017 年 11 月 18 日(週六)下午2:30~5:30

14:30~15:30 Session One
15:30~15:50 Speech Session
15:50~16:00 Change Group and then Break Time
16:00~17:15 Session Two
17:15~17:30 Happy Time

Host: Harry
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35 Of The Best Festivals Around The World


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Venue:台中市南屯區 大業路182號 Mos Burger二樓
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1. Among the festivals mentioned in this article,
(a)Which festival do you prefer to join? Please share your reasons with us.
(b)Which festivals have you attended before? How did you feel about them? Did them inspire or influence your life? Please share your story with us.

2. Have you ever heard about any unique festivals from all over the world that might make you scratch your head or feel impressed?

3. There are some religious festivals and cultural events in Taiwan, such as the Sky Lantern Festival mentioned in this article. Could you recommend a festival in Taiwan? What element (food, weather, marketing experiments, boredom…) is related with this festival?

4. Taiwan is famous for tasty cuisine. Do you have any strategies or marketing ideas to promote Taiwanese cuisine, if you have an opportunity?

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Re: 20171118, Article, Taichung

文章Jasmine0316 » 週四 11月 16, 2017 10:58 pm

Dear Taichung Happiers,

A festival is a festival is a festival.

A festival is a festival is a festival. Can we keep ourselves entertained well enough with all types of celebrations, festival or no festival? Except for fun and escaping from our daily routine, how can festivals transform and transfer the character of cities and communities? Every single festival creates the touch, the taste, the smell, the sight, and the sound of traditions; every single festival from all around the world is a living culture museum. Award-winning Broadway producer David Binder sees responsibilities and possibilities through festivals. “Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being.” So, have you added any festivals to your travel bucket list? Our host Harry is expecting the festival list to grow greatly. Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, welcome to join us in finding out the sentiments and spirits flying in festivals that we seldom secure in our modern societies.

Add Book Festivals to your list. Book Festivals invite us to slow down, but keep pushing up. Reading is the light shining farther to instruct us in the influential perception in ourselves, others, and the world. What do you learn from your previous relationship with books? “One advantage reading books has over TV is you can’t read books and do housework at the same time.” Reading opens our minds to imagine others’ “shoes”; reading opens our eyes to explore new places; reading opens the door to constantly connect our past and our future. So, do you always smile from ear to ear while choosing books?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjexBeFYM6A Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 - June 28, 2001), an American educator and philosopher, came up with a concise definition of good books. “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” Moreover, Mr. 詹宏志 further clarified why reading, what indeed inspires us to read on, and how books acquire new meanings.https://theinitium.com/article/20160722-culture-reading-janonrobinson/ Never loosen your hands on books and step back. Reading turns us into faithful believers--faithful believers in the world of feasible. All right, let’s grab a cup of coffee and confirm the list consisting of Book Festivals. https://www.everfest.com/book-festivals

From “Good Books” (by Edgar Guest)

The fellowship of books is real.
They're never noisy when you're still.
They won't disturb you at your meal.
They'll comfort you when you are ill.
The lonesome hours they'll always share.
When slighted they will not complain.
And though for them you've ceased to care
Your constant friends they'll still remain.

Good books your faults will never see
Or tell about them round the town.
If you would have their company
You merely have to take them down.
They'll help you pass the time away,
They'll counsel give if that you need.
He has true friends for night and day
Who has a few good books to read.

Add Art Festivals to your list. Art Festivals invite us to shape and share beauty and benevolence out loud. What does art mean to you? Why should art exist? “Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.” Art is the water that always reflects more. Although art is confronting the challenge of new media, time after time, art works reassure us that meaningful voices will be heard. Hey, and, this Picasso in the Zoo has more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly6UOKQDLvI Additionally, art is our desire for freedom—art helps us to develop a vision of self—art is the inner-life connections. Remarkably, the Nobel Laureate in literature Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) reasoned that “Art extends each man’s short time on earth, by carrying from man to man the whole complexity of other men’s lifelong experience, with all its burdens, colors and flavor.” Now, what do you think of art education? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRkusFzVVAU Can we take part in Art Festivals for self-education in art? Nowadays, the quantity of Art Festivals is dramatically increasing. As we see they are as they are, what do you prefer? While the power of art creating new culture, on the “dance” floor, everyone is so similar to and so different from each other; art teaches everyone to discover determination and dedication in their own way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFTpoAzXSDw

Add Architecture Festivals to your list. Architecture Festivals invite us to be culturally and philosophically curious. What did Pharaoh say when he saw the pyramid? “Mummy’s home!” What’s the reverence and significance of architecture? Architecture is the breeze smiling silently above the water of all arts. Architecture represents who we are and dances to the song of the relationship between architecture and the public. No? Check out how the architecture of these Libraries makes a difference for their cities and communities. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170915-ten-of-the-most-beautiful-modern-libraries-in-the-world Architecture is the force of the city. Architecture Festivals celebrate our cultural identity and quality; we look out of the window of Architecture Festivals to understand and appreciate architecture in different cultures, different times, and different places. http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/waf-world-building-of-the-year-2017-shortlist-revealed/index.html Architecture creates a new language for us to communicate. Architecture requests and restores the work at the highest levels of performance. Author and speaker Deepak Chopra firmly believes “The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective - people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.” The way architecture advancing the opportunity for the problem among human, nature, and landscape can expose more than the art theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzesLw9K4fU

A festival is a festival is a festival. Being happily connected is the brightest bliss. Indian charismatic guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh illustrated “The truth”. “The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival...because when you are unhappy, you also throw unhappiness all around.” Yes. Festivals have the profound power to stir our deepest emotions; festivals fascinate our curiosity about cultures and costumes and flourish our Global views. Wish our “Happy Festival” forever goes on and on, where we exchange ideas, celebrate the connections in our life, and meet the real need to contribute to this community. Join us. Thanks!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Uo03zvakU


With Gratitude,
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Re: 20171118, Article, Taichung

文章Kevin01 » 週五 12月 01, 2017 3:02 am

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