What I Have Done / 事件
We spent our New Year holiday in Prague. It was great to come back to this city, although, we had visited it just some months ago before summer vacation. We especially like the experience watching the fireworks and counting down on New Year Eve.
The most well-known bridge in Prague is the Charles Bridge. We wanted to spend our last some minutes of 2017 on the Charles Bridge; however, it was too crowded on the New Year Eve evening to stand for the firework show. So, we moved to the bridge beside, the Legii Bridge.
It was one of my best New Year Eve experiences. The firework show, the lights and the exciting atmosphere were everywhere in town. People who came from around the world celebrated together; it was crazy. Looking at the brilliant sparks and the smiling faces, I felt happy and satisfied as well to have my family beside me.
這個星期上刊的文章有兩篇，以更優雅的文字與畫面安排呈現；這也是新的一年發文時都會特別留心編輯的重點。LEBON Toothpaste這篇文章介紹法國天然牙膏品牌LEBON Toothpaste六款不同口味的配分，同時與你分享這些年我從德國牙醫師學習到的潔牙健齒的方法，以及修正了過往對於牙齒保健、外觀等不正確的觀念；而台北慢生活地圖的採訪文章則介紹了這次回台灣時拜訪的美式小酒館URBN Culture的美食之旅，這家以現壓的精釀啤酒為號召，同時推出蔬食的餐飲服務，讓我們外食時有更多健康的選擇。
Plan / 計畫
I set a goal to motivate myself at the beginning of every year; however, I had never shared it with you. In this year, I would like to make a clear plan for my private life and the business field. I think, it is the best way to supervise if I am lazy; on the other hand, to share more details with you about my work.
- Regular content for my online columns : I am used to offering articles to some online magazines, such as Vogue Taiwan, womany and 10/10 Hope; however, I did not make it regular in 2017. In 2018, I plan to write regular posts for each of them with different proper issues.
- Work in both areas, Taiwan and Germany : In the past years, I am used to working only with business partners who are located in Europe or Germany. I have started to collaborate with some brands in Taiwan since 2017, and I hope to discover more opportunities and work with people in my hometown in 2018. It is great to work with European; it is a kind of challenge for me; however, it is exciting to work with people whom I understand and into the culture I born with.
- Spend time with my daughter : My daughter is going to be 12 in some days; she is already a young lady who thinks and acts totally different than some months ago. I would like to spend time and talk to her more in 2018; moreover, I hope she can understand that I am always here beside to support her.
- Be honest and true : Never forget where I come from and why I start the things I do. I will definitely stick to the spirit and keep it in my mind.
- 規律的專欄文章分享：不管是女人迷或是10/10 HOPE的文章在過去一年因為工作忙碌的關係，供稿十分不穩定，好幾個月才一篇文章。在2018年，我已經把接下來的文章分享主題都計畫好了，每個月有不同的主題討論。在女人迷上，著重分享「感情婚姻」、「親子教養」、「職人訪談」以及「穿搭技巧」的分享；在10/10 HOPE則著重「生活 Well-being」與「健康蔬食」的分享。也請持續追蹤專欄文章上刊的消息，連線閱讀唷。
Spotify PlayList / 本週歌單
I have started listening to English pop music at the age of 17; one of my classmates had liked to follow some pop stars and introduced me to the songs. I saved money secretly and bought one CD Walkman; it was my everything. When I listened to the music, I felt like some butterflies were in my belly. When I went to Taipei for studying, I bought my first CD Player with a limited budget. It was so joyful when I played some beloved melodies in my small rented room. As said, I was not able to afford to buy CDs as I wished; therefore, I had to repeat only two or three CDs I had all the time.
When I was 19, I bought an album, Tea for two that is published in 1994 by a Taiwanese singer, Wan-Fang; it was an English album. My favorite song on this album is the third song, True Color. A while later, I realized that Cindi Lauper is the original singer to publish it. Then I saved money again to buy Cyndi’s exclusive collection, Twelve Deadly Cyns…And then some that is also published in 1994. So that, I could compare two versions of True Color. I collected the album of Tea for two and Cyndi’s True Color to my Spotify Playlist, feel free to enjoy the songs and let me know which version you like more.
這張萬芳在1994年出版的英文專輯Tea for two是我生大二那年暑假在學校附近的唱片行購入。金色為包裝設計的主打色，附上透明霧面的卡紙很有質感，我總是捏著歌詞單輕輕地跟著唱。專輯中第三首歌True Color是我最喜愛的一手，後來才知道原唱是Cyndi Lauper，然後再存錢購買Cyndi Lauper在1983年出版而再版的合輯Twelve Deadly Cyns…And Ten Some。
萬芳與Cyndi Lauper兩人唱風極度不同，在詮釋同一首歌時各有風味。在Spotify歌單上除了萬芳Tea for two這張專輯之外，另外也把Cyndi Lauper True Color的原唱版本也收了進去。聽聽看你喜歡誰的詮釋風格。
P.S. / 備註
I share different images on my Instagram yespleaseenjoy account that is separated from other social media accounts. I treat it as a photography gallery to show you some of my favorites pictures that related to travel and lifestyle. Feel free to follow; moreover to support me with your love. 🙂
Fanning Tseng, a self-taught photographer; Wife and a Mother of a 12 years old girl.
Fanning had studied Interior Design and hosted an interior studio in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently lives in Munich, Germany and works as a freelance photographer. Moreover, Fanning is a regular feature columnist in Chinese online magazines Vogue Taiwan, WOMANY and 10/10 HOPE. Get better informed by subscribing the Newsletter; moreover, let’s stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.
Expert In : Storytelling Style Photography, especially in Portrait, Food and Interior images. Selected Photographer of Olympus Taiwan.