June 20, 2013

Summer is here!!!!!!!

What's the best way to keep cool in hot summer?
SWIMMING! Last Saturday, the outdoor swimming pool close to our house opened, so on Sunday after church we went swimming!
I could try Zosia's snorkeling equipment. (Thank you, Zozo) I hope that we will be going to the swimming pool very often this summer.
Playing after swimming


On Monday morning we went to the zoo. It was very hot, so most animals were hiding or sleeping.We did see some monkeys, penguins, bears, red pandas, hippos, rhinos and the two famous pandas.
Here are some photos my sis took:(Tanks,Zozo:))


Red pandas (very cute)

Sleeping panda

June 9, 2013

3 days in Pingtung 屏東

We were away for 3 days last week. We left on Thursday morning and came back on Saturday night. On Thursday we drove straight to Pingtung city 屏東市 where we met with somebody. We went for dinner with another homeschooling family.
For the night we stayed at a Pingtung University 屏東大學 guest house. This university has a huge campus! And it's very easy to get lost. On Friday we went to the LiuDui Hakka Culture Park to play in sand and water. It was very hot so playing in water was the best thing to do.

I loved playing in the fountains!

Construction ahead!
That was not all for the day.
Later we drove a very narrow mountain road, which was broken in few places, to Dashe 大社村 aborigine village.

We had to turn back and take a teeny tiny temporary road.
Will it come down or not? My Mom was really scared.
Everybody from that village was evacuated after the Aug 8th, 2009 八八水災 floods. Since then only 4 families came back. We met two of the families. They have 5 kids, 3 of them are homeschooled, just like me. We had lots of fun walking around the abandoned village  with them and playing together. On Saturday we even worked with them in the field!

Take a look at the photos my Mom and Zozo took:

My new friends!
We made special dumplings out of the millet they grow.
Next morning we rode in their Ferrari ;-) to the filed.
There I made fire to boil water for lunch.
Had to turn over the weeds so they would dry..
And later burn them to fertilize the soil.

June 5, 2013

Short film my sis made

Yesterday my sister, Zosia posted a short film we made last month. Click below to watch it:

June 2, 2013

Children's Day and lots of other things!

I don't know where I should start, there are so many things I want to write about ...

Last week I was busy with school work and also some fun activities.

Here I am writing my English homework.
I am making a motorized bug.

The bug is ready. I added a cover for it.

Here you can see how the bug goes:

Do you know that June 1st in many countries is the Children's Day? In Taiwan Chindren's Day is on April 4th and in Poland on June 1st, so we should have two celebrations, right? Wrong. My Mom always celebrates the Polish Kid's Day, not the Taiwanese. And she is right, because this year for example the Taiwanese Kid's Day and the Tomb Sweeping Day were just one day apart - not fun.
This year we had a really special Children's Day. We had a great picnic with other Polish-Taiwanese families. My best friends were there too. I had lots of fun riding bicycle and playing with water guns (it was 35C!).

 I also got some presents from my Mom! Here they are:

I also got the Crazee Jumpin' Beans. I didn't really know how to play with them, so I had to go on YouTube and watch some videos. After watching the videos I got an idea to make a super-duper-jumpin'-beans-track.

This is my whole set of 36+1 neon jumpin' beans. Cool, right?
If  you want to see how my track works click on the video below: