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  • drums beat is a champion motorcycle racer who lives life in the fast lane

  • mr. however Sharon is been shown the more relaxed chilled out pace of life

  • here yeah fun Taiwan just keep surprising me every day with new things

  • to do the artwork that I'm adding so one just really quite beautiful that a

  • experience as I just didn't even know I was going to have I love it there's

  • nothing or something that I don't love it's been beautiful this is the

  • opportunity of a lifetime

  • if you are a Haiti person - once you have the floods in time both in the

  • mountains and be close to the sea you should be doing what dreams me and I are

  • doing right now are we making you jealous I mean the clear blue skies

  • lighting valley rise and the chill up atmosphere we couldn't ask for more as

  • well

  • when I first found out that I was going to be riding a motorcycle around Taiwan

  • I was very happy very excited because it's definitely a way that I like to see

  • be me anywhere because on a motorcycle you just have such a bit of fishing you

  • can look around here you're it more part of the environment and I feel definitely

  • comfortable on a motorcycle and have more fun

  • as you can see this place is like rice fields yes

  • and like Scarecrow and all the artworks yes so actually this is an area where

  • the it's another tribe they're called the cover line tribe oh yeah and they

  • migrate it over here and they like have reminiscent of home you know that's why

  • they started plantation all the rice fields are brought by them okay yeah so

  • they set up a new home here Lucas and this water buffalo it's essential for

  • our culture because they helped us grow like egg without agriculture yeah okay

  • so some people don't eat beef good people

  • I guess vast places like Corleone do help you clear your mind and concentrate

  • more when it comes to creating art this place where we're going later uses local

  • materials and creative works that have profound meanings

  • so you actually Genet recommended me to come like take you come to the because

  • they have like so much I work here and they have the spirits of pomian because

  • they use three materials as you can see obviously stone and wood and the metal

  • especially copper okay I love it I really loved it there was you know a lot

  • of focus on the feet in the eyes and I love the the aged look to the copper to

  • you know it turns this really nice color as it ages but the artwork had such

  • complexity to it you know and there's all these other they're creatures you

  • know and some things even reminded me of kangaroos I mean there was all sorts of

  • things that you could see in this artwork different people will see

  • different things but everyone will get something out of that oh so this is the

  • artists oh great so do you want to meet the artist oh yeah that'd be great

  • come on up it's over yeah yeah I like that woman Paola I talk I know you say

  • oh man come on since I only Sonya mr. Hall talking song the hook half a dog oh

  • so like the master he passed away uh-huh but unfortunately but Christian

  • Buddha don't he go ahead to follow chalice yeah you know when she said was

  • you that highlights - I know she she had artwork oh yeah know that nice I'm going

  • so vertical dose it oh wow it's spread it out this place you

  • see all the tools you know and this is rich collection no line a larger tank

  • Kings on their jaw CSF mahaganesha isn't it none advancing that so yourself okay

  • so the process of making our art today was first of all a bit of a mystery

  • we just had all these pieces to start with and I had no idea what it was going

  • to be and we started by drilling the rock which was straightaway one of the

  • funnest parts of it where we had a water-cooled drill bit into the rock and

  • the drill drill down and not all the way through then we take the copper tube we

  • work out the length that we want we've cut it with a circular saw to finish it

  • off so that will fit into the rock I guess is the stand and in our our

  • taxable art piece is a fish you're really cool I guess angelfish shape and

  • then we also had to make the eyes of the fish which is actually quite a hard

  • decision to make deciding which direction the fish is

  • going to look in well I put one direction on my fish at one point and it

  • it made it look crazy and first thought I don't want a crazy fish I want a cute

  • fish so I had to work out how to do that and then we use an epoxy - two-part

  • epoxy to glue the whole thing together and so the whole process really only

  • took I guess half an hour to an hour and and what starts out it's just some

  • simple pieces ends up becoming something that really has a personality and looks

  • like actual art I have done something eerie and what have you done I have done

  • something a bit more traditional but this is what I wanted I really loved

  • that it's a very happy fish this is it and

  • here I love it thank you very much yeah miss you on paper don't open so hard I

  • came we can have everything like in our daily lives get the wood get the stain

  • it's a very real piece about this is very much part of nature and I love it

  • it's part of this area right here exactly now cheers to our teacher so I'm

  • really happy to bring this home to Australia with me because I'll be able

  • to tell that story you know it's not just gonna be something you see it'll be

  • a story behind that for anyone who sees it whether they want to hear it or not

  • I'm nervous and excited because I've never been overseas before I only speak

  • English so already I'm worried about the language but I tried to learn some

  • Chinese but it's really hard I know only three or four words it's very hard

  • what do I want to buy here I want to buy a helmet yes so I can ride a bike here

  • you know that would be great because I see that everyone drives on the other

  • side of the road here so that would be fun to ride around and every ride on the

  • wrong side so that's the first thing I want to buy I mean I've got a hundred

  • thousand NT dollars you know you Taiwan dollars a hundred thousand so I should

  • be able to buy the best helmet I think you know the best helmet that Taiwan can

  • make but that's what I want damn you're good yeah very good thank

  • you what are you thinking getting a helmet

  • before you have a motorbike

  • hi lady arriving I wish all my entrances are like this nice to meet you more

  • specifically welcome to the east coast of Taiwan very nice it is one of my

  • favorite parts of Taiwan and for this reason it's beautiful

  • you know it's actually a little bit like the sunshine coast of Australia you have

  • the ocean on one side and then you have these beautiful mountains that just come

  • right into the ocean yes it's nice and I love the dark blue line is just there

  • like deep water yeah yeah yeah okay so we're excited to have you here in Taiwan

  • this is your first time ever you leave the country

  • that's right first time out of Australia Wow difference it is it is and we have a

  • lot of fun for you sharing it's gonna be taking you around and we thought since

  • you know you know your way on two wheels we're gonna give you this by pagelets

  • and also a hundred thousand NT dollars to spend however you wish you're already

  • getting your foot on the ground well this is you this is real and thank you

  • so much what about you like don't worry about me

  • built edit that in later

  • this is my ride

  • right

  • now we're gonna make something that might come in handy for our trip sunny

  • days you know

  • okay see this place you can see all the the works are with like leather artworks

  • oh good look at the patterns because this place is about like Aboriginal

  • culture oh good and so this is the the same sort of Pacific island people that

  • went all through the world and the the language you know that the tribe you

  • have in Australia Aboriginal probably have the same roots yeah you can see the

  • other cultures of the Pacific Islands around the world in this you know but

  • it's still completely unique as well some of the the symbols are just things

  • that I've never seen before it is so unique he says hey look it's all there

  • yes holman help me out there how it goes all that's all tongue take your tool

  • turn how do you see you got new yen mm-hmm nah take a detour

  • oh this is hot I'm Jack has it you one time baby I just won nice to see you

  • good to me only my parents tickets between the chanson know I got Union s

  • Virginia Beach audition so my weave tomorrow Italia Josh's new tumbled or

  • wanton lady huh nice how you want it quiet today it'll mainly - Anton how's

  • it about what Kate you want you always do you oh wow that facial tattoos in

  • cult is pretty uncommon any other one that I'm really aware of is the Maori

  • culture I'm gonna have those sort of circular patterns that they do as well

  • but to me it's it's kind of shocking to think of facial tattoos but of course

  • for them it's part of life what the fun part is we get to make something

  • actually make something what you want to make okay do you want an easy one oh

  • good I pick an easy way so yeah well we we start off with a piece of natural

  • untreated liver and it's harder than it looks because it was so hard for me to

  • be accurate even when I took my time and I was really slow and I am other thing

  • and wouldn't get quite exactly the way I thought it would

  • so that there's a lot of work in it but it was a lot of fun you know just eating

  • things and making art with them with a hammer

  • it doesn't get better than that so that part was definitely the best for me

  • alright Grimsby tell your story okay well my story is it's not a very

  • pictorial story but as you can see it's the story of falling in love with my

  • girlfriend simple and easy yet and I'm yeah so this is like since you're from

  • Australia so you know it kind of looks like a koala does it does it absolutely

  • that's okay well let's do the dyeing okay okay the dyeing is harder so when

  • you're finished hammering you have to to get choose your color or colors if you

  • have one and then carefully and that's the hard part they carefully and evenly

  • rub that into the leather for me it just went on really thick at the start and

  • then everything quickly yeah winter nothing so I slowly kept building up

  • layers then when you finally finish between the color on then there's like a

  • fixer a sealant that goes on top and it's quite good too when you put that

  • sealant on it goes from looking like this kind of homemade thing you know

  • this like kind of craft so an actual product that was like magic it was just

  • rubbing on a magical you know layer of professional hair so I mean mine looked

  • so much better than I thought it would thank you this is very fashionable now

  • we are ready to travel with our sunglasses as our gear that's right

  • let's do it

  • after a long day it's time for us to treat ourselves to a fine-dining travel

  • like the local and eat like a local tonight's on me

  • as you know this is your first official meal dinner here in Taiwan so you're a

  • vegetarian and a vegan that's right so this is what is special

  • about it it's that it's all local food Oh which one I want to try I really want

  • to try this car never seen the corn okay does that say that's a whole new told

  • Shammi Ananda okay it's it so does it go on that oh yeah you expect

  • them to be fibrous no it's not it's really easy to chew it bite me

  • what I'm think obj sorry chance look up I can challenge it then they apparently

  • messed with my mind being oh then think of a second it's so colourful inside

  • retreat I said be true you're gonna be rude

  • good guess mushrooms mood I think something else okay

  • I think yes but a net but it's really nice it's some Lotus oh this murders

  • yeah well okay I've had the Lotus chips before and the Lotus trip juice so she

  • chopped it and it's all like it hi wow this is lettuce truth that is really

  • good I hear amazing cool I think we should try the soup first

  • because she doesn't want to tell us what it is

  • mm-hmm okay so she the way down there

  • by lowball radish so this is rubbish this is mad I also put a Ming I achieve

  • had it just nigga your nigga young poor he's always young little bothers you

  • don't hit today I'm sure with horns I don't know how I downed or the know your

  • was y'all that y'all do or we all yell for they also should that now is how you

  • shower your yards yeah yeah this is perfect the the radish soup I that was a

  • type of radish I guess that I've never tasted you know the radish in Australia

  • that I eat which I like it tastes completely different I'm enjoying the

  • meal tonight as I was saying before I thought that I would eat well until I

  • won but I didn't know it would be this good this is so good it's just this meal

  • if you need to chair we need to come back here oh we have to come back this

  • is so good can I become Taiwanese you know in a

  • week I don't want to leave this food behind I didn't know what to expect from

  • food in Taiwan you know and there's so much variety here and it's such high

  • quality you can taste the freshness you know you can taste the the quality

  • of the cooking it's not just different flavors it's that the food that's gone

  • into it the raw vegetables and ingredients are so nice and that comes

  • through in the flavor and the food

  • looks good and sing back yeah yeah yeah this is the only one and you know

  • actually like this is quite a high peak as you know we were like yeah yeah yeah

  • salt very muggy and if we were lucky we'll get to see the Sun sunrise yeah

  • and there's a Pacific Ocean yeah the fog is there we might not see the ocean

  • of course like when there's fog you know yeah Sarah hi Neil let me go again to

  • say what do you expect I have no idea I have no idea

  • well yes that would be great yes yeah so you know if we're lucky enough tomorrow

  • will either see the Sun Rise or will just see the ocean yeah okay really have

  • we get to see the Sun Rise from up here in the mountains but yeah I mean we'll

  • still see some nice colors yeah you know it'd still be good we gotta see the

  • ocean yeah

  • what have you and you do get to enjoy it all that right yeah oh you're yes that

  • is nice this is my first sunrise in the northern hemisphere that sound sir yeah

  • and it it feels like that too and just perfect layer of clouds on the horizon

  • and the Sun lighting the clouds from underneath and slowly changing color

  • it's just amazing it's something amazing anywhere in the world thousands of

  • kilometres from home but it still feels a little bit like home as well like a

  • connection through nature I guess

  • to make the most of waking up so early I'm taking him to Oh her to experience

  • our tea culture and maybe have a cuppa Joe this is a shock and drums beat just

  • fall out Sauron and today we've brought you to this area you know it's open

  • space and it's a cheese ball obviously yeah can you recognize this chief I

  • didn't know that that's what I look like it all had no idea I knew no small plans

  • but I didn't know they were like that

  • when we first came across the the tea plantation here it was like we just come

  • to an oasis you know where we're hearing these fairly extreme mountains really

  • you know like nothing that I've ever seen before

  • steep rock and then we come around a corner and just instantly it's this

  • beautiful tea plants with these palm trees you know lined up between quite an

  • amazing change of scenery and what's special about like what he's

  • doing is this let's just do it yeah and I didn't know it was it was even

  • possible to you know stuff anything into a fruit and then keep it that way for

  • you know for years let alone weeks Wow yeah we had a process of tying a string

  • around the lemon there to keep people in which was a little bit hard to do but I

  • guess you just have to be accurate and keep holding the string tight and

  • following the instructions correctly which is a hard thing for me sometimes

  • but I managed to deal with that the major mishaps