Taipei’s Huashan Creative Park – Tatsuya Tanaka’s Exhibit

Mondays may never be the most popular weekday for a lot of people but for me, I have started to think of Mondays to be one of the best days ever since I became a freelancer. Now, because Darel and I are serving as workers in our church, we both consider Mondays to be a rest day after a usually busy weekend.

I woke up late today, almost 12nn because apparently I slept late again. But I’m happy that I was still able to pull off some great “productivity skills” upon waking up. Haha. Because rest days also mean chores day. I just finished cleaning the house and organizing stuff. Now I am on the couch typing this with a face mask on (because I realized that I still have a lot of face masks in the fridge), wondering if I could really finish this blog post using my phone, and asking myself at the same time how long it would take for my phone to accidentally drop on my face.

I am actually trying to lessen the use of my laptop because I feel like I just can’t disconnect from “working”. It feels so awful because late last year, I came to a point in my life where I would really pressure myself to work on something (church tasks, videos, blog, etc.) every time I would see my laptop. I know, something is wrong with me. Haha. Joke lang. But seriously, that feeling of attachment with it started to become really unhealthy because sometimes I would feel really anxious and overwhelmed just by the thought of opening my laptop. Hahaha. Then I would feel guilty and become too hard on myself. I even kinda convinced myself that if I don’t work on my laptop, my day will not be considered “productive”.

So, I started the year trying to prove to myself that I could still be productive even without using the laptop too much. I decided to spend more time writing using real pen and paper, and even read real books. I feel like I just need to unplug myself from using gadgets in almost everything that I need to do. Well, it helped! I now feel more relaxed and less pressured. I love the effect of my little laptop detox!


Now, speaking of taking a break from too much digital dependency and just appreciating the simple things you can do in life, I’d like to share to you photos of our visit in Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taiwan. ♥ Wait. What? A creative park? Yes! There are a number of creative parks in Taiwan and honestly, I’ve never seen anything like them before so I had no idea what a creative park really is. Well, Taiwan’s creative parks are basically just like museums or galleries that are less formal and sometimes with a hipster feel. Haha! They feature exhibits in various creative fields and I love that there are even stores selling fun and unique products made by local designers.

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On our way to Huashan Creative Park
On our way to Huashan Creative Park. We had a pretty nice weather that day even though there were times when it would drizzle a bit.

Huashan Creative Park Architecture

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Huashan Creative Park
Because we just had to have a photo like this, right? Hahaha!

Huashan Creative Park

Huashan Creative Park

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Huashan Creative Park
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Created to showcase the area’s distinctive past and present using stainless steel, car paint, and bricks.

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Huashan Creative Park (2)

When it comes to art appreciation, I have always been fascinated with art installations and sculptures. I find three-dimensional art pieces more interesting than the 2D ones, pero syempre personal preference lang naman. Haha. So when we found out that there’s an exhibit showing the works of Tatsuya Tanaka, @danesomething and I decided to check it out.

I knew Tanaka’s works because of Darel and we enjoy browsing photos of his art pieces on Instagram: @tanaka_tatsuya. Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka creates inspiring and intricate everyday life scenes in a miniature world. It’s amazing how he comes up with all the details and scenarios filled with creativity and even humor.

Tatsuya Tanaka Exhibit

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I love this sushi city! The little sushi cars really move!

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I still have few remaining content for this Taiwan trip and I’m really hoping to be able to post it in the next 2 weeks! :)


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