i had a most perfect christmas eve and christmas day. I spent it doing what I love most: baking and sharing, in a city i love: taipei.
between a choice of a 5 day trip to the philippines or 3 private baking lessons....... i can only afford one splurge, so i picked the baking lessons (plus, cheaper than the trip). and they are so so worth it. other parts of asia can wait, because at this point i value knowledge more than beautiful beaches.
oh... i also splurged on one more thing. another lens: the 50mm f1.8 lens that gives me beautiful blurs! taipei's bo-ai rd is the street to go to for anything camera related! shop after shop of nothing but camera related goods. but make sure you ask at least 5 different stores the prices for the thing you want so you know what the lowest price is.
after i made lots of bread today, I gave most of it away. because that is what you are supposed to do with food, and nothing makes me happier than seeing people enjoy the things I make, especially when they are edible.
i'm working on translation and writing down everything I learned, so in time I hope to have a more detailed post up!