Y!PE Bulletin #01-18

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.

迎接2018年新年假期我們在捷克布拉格度過;儘管今年夏天之前已經造訪過,卻還是可以在這充滿觀光客的城市中有不同的新發現,四天三夜的行程輕鬆寫意,的確是留下一個非常好的回憶。其中最特別的是新年夜在Legii大橋上等待倒數時刻、欣賞跨年煙火的經驗。

在布拉格最有名的是Charles大橋,不過跨年當天從傍晚晚餐過後已經擠得水泄不通,我們擔心安全所以選擇以旁邊的Legii大橋為倒數定點。兩者最大的差別是,Charles大橋禁止車輛通行,橋面只給行人步行駐留,而Legii則因為橋上可通行車輛、也設有電車軌道,因此橋面中央雙向車道必須保持暢通;如果真的有安全的疑慮,至少有撤退的動線。我知道我們想得太誇張了,不過事實證明,儘管我們位在動線通暢的Legii橋上,在煙火齊放當下,火花亂竄、迎面而來的時刻都還是令人心生恐懼。

在布拉格迎接新年的經驗與回憶真是過癮特別,從橋面上看向四方,尤其是山丘上的城堡方向,燦爛的火花映著河水上下裡外照映的畫面至今難忘。不過很可惜的,新年夜這天的煙火是由民間自己隨意點放,並非由政府安排,因此沒有統一的倒數計時器,與上萬人同站在橋上的我們面對最後幾秒時刻時,其實有點不知所措,而新年就這麼滑過、開始了呀。

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.

我其實每年都會在工作上訂達成目標,不過鮮少公開,倒不是因為害怕自己無法達成而有失顏面,只是覺得這些目標應該是放心中徹底執行、對自己交代就好。不過後來想想,現在許多工作內容都需要線上線下互動,所以公開今年的新年新目標與計畫,除了可以更加激勵自己之外,也可以讓大家更瞭解我的工作內容。

  • 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。
  • 以台灣、德國各為工作重心地區:過去這幾年來在工作上的配合伙伴一直以德國、歐洲為主,從2017年開始慢慢地接洽了以台灣地區為主的工作,在自己熟悉的語言文化環境中工作給了我很大的歸屬感與信心,所以在2018年也會平均分配時間精力在台灣的工作接洽上,也希望大家多給我機會。
  • 多花點時間與女兒對話:女兒在今年年初滿十二歲,已經是個小大人,在思緒上漸漸成熟、敏感;我會在2018年每天多花點時間和女兒說說話,同時把互動的細微情緒記錄下來。溝通是雙向的,我希望女兒瞭解我願意多花時間和她在一起,她也可以多對我說說心裡的想法。
  • 忠於自己的特性與本色:在我的工作環境中「競爭比較」佔有極大的比例,往往容易讓人失去正常的生活價值觀,我總是經常提醒自己絕對要忠於心性、不要忘了開始的目標與方向。在2018年會更捍衛這個觀念,不要讓自己迷失了。
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.

在高中時候因為一位喜歡西洋音樂同學的關係,我也開始聽英文歌,那時候偷偷存零用錢買了一台CD隨身聽;在甄試過後確定上大學之後有好幾個月時間常常躲在耳機後聽借來的專輯,那是一個安靜的小小的世界。上大學之後也存錢買了一台CD播放器,小小的,在自己的小單間裡撥著喜歡的音樂是很大的享受。不過因為經濟能力實在緊縮,一張CD總是反覆聽著,直到有錢再買新的才有更多播放選擇。

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. 🙂

在我的IG帳號yespleaseenjoy上傳的發文都與其他社群媒體不同;對我來說那是另一個可以分享即時生活與攝影作品的空間。同時,IG Story的短影片或是圖片除了有篩選的特別發佈之外,也有更為私下生活的片段,值得加入瀏覽唷。(說白話一點就是很需要你們的支持唷。)

Outfit - Mango Lace Top, Embroidered culottes and Loafers - Yes! Please Enjoy
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.

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