Taiwan’s creative approach to naming natural objects always causes a smile to those of us used to more mundane methods of finding a suitable name!
Yesterday off we went to Yehliu to see the sights…. though I’ve been many times before, actually yesterday’s weather was the best yet ~ even if a thunderstorm was brewing in the distance and the sky was dark and threatening…
See the distant cruise ships going in and out of Keelung Harbour?
Up we went to the Yehliu Cape to find we were up on 24-Filial-Piety Hill. What a delightful name eh?! Just in case you’re wondering, 24 is a symbol of filial piety, named after ‘The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety’, a famous book of stories, each showing a son or daughter who was a good example ~ eg a son who entered servitude to pay for his father’s funeral, a son who lay down on the ice to catch carp for his stepmother, a son who wrestled with a tiger to save his father…. plus plenty more!
Apparently just below the hill are 24 rocks, so what better name to give the hill?
Actually, there’s rocks ~ and people ~ in abundance everywhere!
Came home via the Vietnamese restaurant where we bumped into some of our church members, so we shared a table and a meal ~ he is in charge of my new neighbours in the back yard, all those chickens and geese – so we had plenty to talk about ha ha!
Talking about their son, currently away at university ~ and it strikes me that he would be a good candidate for filial piety story number 25!