WuiT #056: Orchid Island

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The show for this week is a special report of Orchid Island(A.K.A. Lanyu), Father Barry was gracious enough to share his memory of the island with us. He thinks of the island as the most beautiful spot on the planet. Around 35 years ago, Father Barry serviced on the island for a year and fell in love with the location. He wrote the book "Song of Orchid Island" as a tribute.

We would also like to pay our tribute to Lanyu. If you have photos of the island, please sent them to us and make this special report that much more. Sent them to whatsupintaiwan@gmail.com

(Picture of Fr. Barry and the children in Orchid Island way back when)

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本週節目是蘭嶼的特別報導,丁松青神父特別分享他的蘭嶼印象。這個小小的島嶼是丁神父認為全世界最美麗的地方。將近35年前,丁神父在這裡服務過一年,因為實在太喜愛這個地方了,他還為蘭嶼寫了一本書:"Song of Orchid Island"。



Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful episode! You guys so totally rock!!!


Henry said...

We do what we can, we do what we can. Thanks! Happy 2007 to all those that care about our little island!

your show host,


Anonymous said...

Green Island

a meditation on life in the place that was named after an calor

Green! !!Island! !
Your house
A fine minstrel
And ‘sreal, a curtsy mouse.
Paper Bags.
Sandal And log barking saw.
Welcome to this nation.
Your word is law.
To replace the memorial, ‘Taiwan is so famous rich’
Without saying anything or throwing folkse into stitch
Remember these things can be replaced
And are aced.
They have glass recycling.
Do you know the expression ‘Made In Taiwan?’
It means inexpensive, and well.
But for that cheap, ,, no wages,
The country seemed like fell.
This place is very green.
I mean, when things grow.
It’s brown maybe in the drought-r-time.
Every last hour passes set as cay slow.
How you ever seen a beautiful bird?
The picture is of any word.
It was made on silkscreen.
In the Green island loom.
And it made thems famous.
Perhaps you will buy a cheap stone inscription.
They are poorly examined for the terrorists’ inscription.
Backwards their five letters spell abnormality’s haiku.
It is there for you.
Can you translate this?
Without referring to Green Island, or its people, local--hale.