Fruit Tasting

Traveling down to the southernmost area in Taiwan, Kenting, students experienced the subtropical climate with warm to hot weather year round. The average daily temperature is 25.64 C (78.14 F) and the humidity is 76.7%. With such the warm temperature and high percentage of humidity, the south end of Taiwan is especially well suited for the cultivation of many tropical fruits. On the way to Kenting, we stopped by a fruit stand where students tried out several Taiwanese fruits.

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The Divination Tools: 筊杯 (Jiǎobēi)

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Visiting Mengjia Longshan Temple in Taipei city, students are introduced with the divination tools, 筊杯(Jiǎobēi). Jiaobei blocks are made of wood or bamboo and are used in pairs. They are thrown to answer a yes or no question. Throwing Jiaobei blocks are common at Taoist temples.

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Find out the answers that Sharon received from practicing Jiaobei:

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Yes!                                            No!                                         Pending…