The April 2010 entries are to be found in the Blog Archive 4 entry. There are only two of them. 2010年四月的文章都在Blog Achive很久很久以前的文章4裡面. 那個月只有二篇文章.
1. Garbage 垃圾
In this entry I complained about litter - specifically plastic litter - in the Taitung area. I then reflected upon the North and South Pacific Garbage Patches, and the need to do something about plastic waste. 我在原本的文章討論台東的垃圾亂丟的問題, 特別是塑膠類的垃圾. 之後也提到北太平洋跟南太平洋的垃圾島, 還有處理塑膠類垃圾的需要.
After writing that entry a law was passed prohibiting restaurants and other businesses from giving out plastic straws and plastic bags with purchases. Has this law changed Taiwan for the better? No, I don't think so. Plastic is still a problem. If you don't think so, I encourage you to visit your local beach or river. 寫那篇文章以後, 禁止餐廳及其他商店提供吸管跟塑膠袋的法律就通過了. 之後台灣的環境更好嗎? 好像不是. 塑膠還是個嚴重的問題. 如果你認為我錯了, 請去你家附近的海灘或是河川看看.
2. Sports in Taitung 體育活動
In the original entry I discussed local athletic events such as cycling, surfing and running events, and also the High School Athletic Games, which were held in Taitung that year. 在原來的文章中, 我談到了當地的運動比賽, 包括單車比賽, 衝浪比賽, 路跑比賽和那一年台東舉辦的全中運.
In 2010 the bicycle fad was nearing its apex. New bicycle stores were opening up all over Taitung City, and a lot of people were taking up cycling for the first time. I was one of those people. 2010年的時候單車活動很受歡迎. 台東市到處開了許多的單車店, 也有很多人開始騎單車運動, 我也是其中的一個.
I still wish more people would bicycle to work. Is this really a problem in Taitung? I really don't get why most people feel the need to drive a scooter or a car. 我還是希望能有更多人騎單車上下班. 在台東騎腳踏車上下班是個問題嗎? 我真是不知道為什麼那麼多人要騎摩托車或開車去上班.
Oh,and I did try surfing. Went out twice, with friends who were kind enough (and patient enough) to show me. The best I managed was standing up on a board for a few seconds. It might look easy, but surfing requires serious practice. 還有, 我在熱心又有耐心的朋友的指導下, 試過兩次衝浪. 我最厲害的衝浪成就只是站在衝浪板上幾秒鐘. 衝浪看起來簡單, 但一定需要長時間的認真練習.
Related Entries 相關的文章:
Retrospective 懷舊的 6:March 三月 2010年
Retrospective 懷舊的 5: Foreigners I Know (Besides Me) 我認識的外國人
Retrospective 懷舊的 4:Eating in Taitung City 台東市裡的餐廳
Retrospective 懷舊的 3: Nostalgia 思鄉情懷