After winning a Champion Rice award last year, rice farmer Tien Shou-hsi has this year tried planting a hectare of wheat. Unexpectedly, his wheat field turned out to be a popular location for local photography enthusiasts vying for the best shots, and photographers were once more attracted to take pictures on the day he harvested the wheat.
Very few farmers in Hsinchu County plant wheat, so when the wheat in Tien’s field in the Donghai area of Jhubei City started coming into ear, and as the ears turned yellow, it became a target site for photography enthusiasts looking for a good shot. The golden wheat field really makes a lovely scene, but some of the wheat got trampled by careless people who trod too close, causing quite a lot of wheat spikes to drop off.
Tien joyfully harvested his wheat at the end of last month. While operating the harvester, he had to keep reminding the photography buffs to look out for their safety. Tien said that although it was a bit of a bother, he enjoyed quite a sense of achievement.
Photo: Tsai Meng-shang, Liberty Times
(Liberty Times, translated by Julian Clegg)
Photo: Tsai Meng-shang, Liberty Time
1. vie for v. phr.
爭相取得 (zheng1 xiang1 qu3 de2)
例: Fans are vying for tickets to the tennis final.
2. trample v.
踩踏 (cai3 ta4)
例: Tourists keep trampling the flowers and grass.
3. buff n.
玩家；專家 (wan2 jia1; zhuan1 jia1)
例: Morris is a geography buff; he can draw a detailed map of Africa from memory.
Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery just as soaring freight rates make it harder for businesses to weather another year like 2020. Shortages of consumer goods like paper towels and work-from-home gear early in the COVID-19 crisis have given way to parts shortfalls in one of the most globally integrated of industries: auto manufacturing. Compounding the industrial imbalances are transport woes plaguing consumer and healthcare sectors still dealing with a dearth of available shipping containers to move components and finished products out of China,
During the recent cold snap, temperatures at the 2,216m-above-sea-level Alishan Forest Recreation Area have plummeted to as low as minus 1 degree Celsius. Former Siang Lin Primary School principal Huang Yuan-ming on Tuesday published several photographs on the “Alishan.fans“ Facebook page . Although there has not yet been any snowfall in the area, due to insufficient atmospheric moisture, there are still red leaves on the maple trees. The red leaves are complemented by a sea of clouds surrounding snow-capped Yushan in the distance, creating a picturesque wintertime vista. During sunrise and sunset, the sun’s golden rays wash over the snow-covered slopes
A: Some toys were cool, some were badly conceived and some were toxic. B: Toxic? What do you mean? A: I had a collection of cartoon figurines. They were part of a promotion from a gas station. It turns out there was lead in the paint used on them. They had to be withdrawn. Lead paint is toxic. B: I remember those. They later reintroduced them with non-toxic paint, didn’t they? And the ones with the safe paint had a little blue spot on the base of the foot to distinguish them from the poisonous ones. A: That’s right.
The toys we had when we were young (5/5) 我們小時候玩的玩具（五） A: And then later, when we were teenagers, we put away the toys and played with games consoles instead. B: Ah yes, simplistic game scenarios and block graphics, with low quality audio and visual effects. A: That’s right. And they came on tapes that wore out after a couple of months because we played the games every night after school. B: They’re not a fraction of the quality or sophistication of the current generation of computer games, but I used to love playing those. A: It was just the generation we were in, I guess. B: That’s