So, we’ve been in Taiwan ten days and I have not written a word about our trip. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing stuff for my public!
Thanks both to a challenge in a blogging group I’m part of, as well as great ideas and encouragement from my friend, Brittany Minor of Clumps of Mascara, I have been trying out Facebook Live Videos.
(Seriously, Brittany is really amazing with her own videos – and she suggested all sorts of great topics to discuss, checkout, and asked so many great questions that I feel kinda guilty that she so generously helped me without asking for anything in return. All she got were some FB Live videos of questionable value.)
Now that I have done a few of them, I don’t know why I was so hesitant about doing them before. I think part of it was that it never occurred to me that people would want to see videos of me wandering about Taiwan. I mean, a city is a city, right? Just how interesting is a tour of 7-11?
Well, just because I personally am not interested in this stuff, I suppose doesn’t mean that other people wouldn’t be! And I also realized that I have been taking my trips to Taiwan for granted.
Most people do not get the chance to travel to Taiwan, let alone often enough for it to become familiar and not entirely intimidating. And even if they came, perhaps their language skills are nonexistent, not good enough or if they are, they still don’t necessarily know how things work.
Plus, all this knowledge that I now take for granted (eg: going on an MRT, shopping for stuff in a store, what to bring, how to shuttle kids around) – that is interesting and helpful to people! And folks, I am what we call a helpful person.
Also, I am somewhat of a narcissist.
So, because I’m a giver, I am collecting a bunch of my FB Live videos into this post, but if you are not following my personal FB page (sorry, I only friend folks I know In Real Life), you can still follow along at my Mandarin Mama Facebook Page.
Also also, because I’m never one to let a good suggestion go, please let me know if there is stuff you want to see or ask or watch a FB Live about. If I can swing it, I’ll do it. 😀
Anyhow, without further ado, here are most of my FB Lives up until today. (Holy cow, I did a lot!)
1) Traveling in Taiwan with Kids Q&A
2) Tours of Playspaces
Fantasy Island Playspace Tour
3) Tours Around Town
Taking the MRT
Taking out the garbage
Wellcome Mart Tour
My Kids’ Favorite Escalator
PierMei Hair Accessory Store
Guang Hua2 Technology Mart
Costco Food Court Part 1
Costco Food Court Part 2
Yong3 He2 Dou4 Jiang Da4 Wang2 Taiwanese Breakfast
Taiwanese Department Store Food Court
Local Taiwanese Breakfast Place
You are one great mother! I am also in Taipei for the summer with my two children in programs. My husband is at home, so I am doing it alone. 辛苦啦! Your blog and, now, videos make me feel united with another mom. Go Mandarin Mama!
Aw, thanks! You are awesome, too! 加油！