Monday, October 28, 2013

Our Story - Cousin's Video Contest Entry

Our cousin entered a video contest and wanted to use Todd and I in his video. It's about Todd doing parkour in Taiwan and  how I run around and film him.

Click here for video

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Adventures in Penghu

Last Sunday Todd, Grace and I went to Penghu for a few days. Penghu is an island just south of Taiwan. The plane ride was only 45 min. During this time of the year there aren't many tourists so it felt like we had the whole island to ourselves.

The first day we got there, we walked around the area where we were staying. The second day we got on a boat with some tourists and visited two other islands. It was really windy down there so we couldn't visit one of the other islands. Our first stop we were able to rent scooters and ride around. Because of the weather, the trip was cut short so we had to go back. When we got back we went and rented a couple scooters and cruised around. There is a beach where the tide goes down during sunset so you can walk across through ocean to another island. The third day we got on our scooters and drove to the other side of the island. We went to an aquarium, then drove across the Great Bridge and checked out some of the scenic spots. It was definitely a fun trip, and the scooters made it even better.

Great Bridge 
Taipei from the plane

Cactus ice cream

Stores inside the boat
Great Bridge


Happy Birthday Grace!

Yesterday was Grace's birthday so we went to the zoo for a few hours then went to dinner at Fridays.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Universal Music

Our friend that we made a music video for earlier this year is releasing his debut album in Taiwan soon. His record label, Universal Music, liked the video and asked us to help film a teaser video for his album. We met a couple times this week and will film a week from today.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Video Soon!

Todd and I got lucky yesterday because the weather was perfect so we decided to run out and finish filming his video. We traveled all day and filmed all afternoon then we met up with our cousin last night to help him finish his video.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Beach, 10/10

This week we have been working on a few projects. Our cousin is entering a video contest so he is using us in his video to share our experience in Taiwan about our filming.

A company that rents out camera equipment came to us awhile ago to check out their gear. They gave us a monopod (like a tripod with one leg) to go and film parkour with it and talk about their product.

A couple days ago was Taiwan's independence day (10/10) so Grace, Todd, our cousin and I went to the beach again to film more for Todd's video. We're pretty close to being done. We just need to film a few more spots and then we can finally finish the video.

Friday, October 11, 2013

No More Teacher Joe

After 1 year and 4 months, I am finished teaching English. I had a great experience with this job and learned a lot.

A couple students gave me these notes on my last day