Join us on Saturday, August 19th at Vi at La Jolla Village for a special SanDISCA Sister Cities Cultural concert in honor of Friendship Week.
(Recap of our official visit to Taichung on 3/7 ~ 3/8/17)
Members of our Advisory Board and their spouses began an Official Taichung City Visit on March 7 with Taichung City Government: Deputy Mayor Mr. Chang, Finance Bureau Director Mr Lin, Cultural Affair Bureau Director Mr. Wang, and Economic Development Bureau Deputy Director Mr. Li. We missed Taichung Mayor Lin (林佳龍), as he took a team to Japan doing Taichung Products Promotion to a special show.
We were presented with an old Taichung City Flag, simple yellow background and red characters, and then were treated with an elegant lunch at Lin Hotel. That afternoon we visited Mr. Lin Po-Rung, the former mayor who signed the Sister City agreement 33 years ago (1983). Then we toured the Hui-Wen High school led by principal Cr Pay-Chang Wang. Students gathered to present us a speech and gifts. At dinner we were treated to very fancy Japanese cuisine by John’s personal friend, Vedan Group Chairman Mr. Tou-Hsiung Yang.
On March 8 Finance Bureau Director Mr. Lin and his niece took us to visit Sun Moon Lake and Pu-Li Shaosing Brewery. Unfortunately, it rained all day, preventing us to really view the beautiful lake scenery. We were treated to a delicious lunch at Pu-Li with their local cuisine. After returning to Taichung, we visited Mr. Lin’s niece’s house and treated with a famous old downtown restaurant Hsun-Yuan Spring by Doctor Hong, Mr. Lin’s good friend.
This official visit was really wonderful in enhancing the friendship between two cities. We had chances to meet many people and treated with many delicious meals, and each Taichung City Official prepared nice and meaningful gifts and local products for us to bring home.
The Filipino American Community of San Diego organized the celebration of Philippine Independence. The highlight of the event was a flag raising at the House of the Philippines, participated by Consul General Cruz and Honorary Consul Audie de Castro.
In his remarks, Consul General Cruz reminded us to pray for our beloved soldiers in Marawi City fighting for safety of our fellow men and for the victims and innocent souls lost during the recent fire that broke out in Resort World. The Consul General Extended his Greetings to the attendees as they celebrate the 119th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence.