Special Gifts for You – Come See Our Exhibition!

We have put in a lot of thoughts & spent quite a bit of energy on planning, preparation discussion and installation for this Taiwan Hearts Lil’ Taiwan Documentary, regardless of time or anything else, we wanted to make sure we do our best no matter what.

In addition, we were able to maintain our original intention, and filled the exhibit with the loving support of all of our Lil’ Taiwan fans: friends who have traveled abroad for study/work that have documented their surroundings; second and third generation oversea Taiwanese who have come to know more about the homeland in which their parents and great parents lived; backpacking avid travlers who have brought Lil’ Taiwan and crossed over various mountains and streams and record their process; not to mention busy folks like us who always remembered to capture the moments with Lil’ Taiwan during parties and gatherings, so on and so forth.

Precisely because of this kind of passion and warmth, we feel the urgent need to invite everyone to come and see our Taiwan Hearts Lil’ Taiwan Exhibition
at MOCA’s Micro-Exhibit near Taipei MRT Zhongshan Station Exit R9 before it ends on 2/29. Therefore, we have decided to make a call for visiting exhibition blogs and send our new work – Rainbow Lil’ Taiwan Essential Oil Handmade Soap – as a small gift to those whom have participated and selected for post.

Please jet down your thoughts and images on your blog/FB page after viewing the show, and send the link to Taiwan Hearts. Once your blog/article has been selected and re-published on the Taiwan Hearts blog, you will then receive one of our fresh off the oven Rainbow Lil’ Taiwan Essential Oil Handmade Soaps
as a small token to say thanx! (You get to pick your favorite color too!)

【 Taiwan Hearts 】Lil’ Taiwan Documentary Exhibition calling for exhibition blogging/FB article entry:

Participation Time: February 1, 2012 ~ February 29, 2012 (which coincides with the exhibition time!)
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012
Winner Announcement: March 31, 2012
Selected Prizes: Rainbow Lil’ Taiwan Essential Oil Handmade Soap x1

For the participants, please send your blog/article and basic info to our mailbox: wehearttaiwan@gmail.com, including:

Your Name:
Mobile Number:
Contact Email:
Blog/Article Link:

So come join us and enojoy the show! It’d be a great chance to participate and be ultra clean! Be GOOD to your skin! : )
Don’t be shy, it’d be very embrassing if we had to keep all 8 ultra cute Rainbow Lil’ Taiwan Essential Oil Handmade Soaps to ourselves! : P

Where is the Exhibition:Taipei Zhongshan MRT Station / MOCA Plaza (Near R9 Exit)


Taiwan Hearts MOCA Exhibition: Day 4 & 5 Preparation

Last two days of our exhibit installation, we continued plowing the land and tilling the soil, hoping to smoothly finish all the preparations before the exhibition deadline, so we can present and share the fruit of our shared Lil’ Taiwan activities for the past year plus in the best light possible. : )

First of all, let’s glue those blue alphabets onto the beautifully painted white outer wall.

Then it was the final challenge of arranging and pasting the actual photographs onto the inner wall as a proportional world map as we had originally designed;
good thing we had already calculated the sizes and numbers before hand, thus our work became much easier as long as we had good eyes and hands to position the correct distances between all the photographs:

Thank you Robin for the peanut & red bean cookies and life-saving glue sticks : )

Also Taffi & Crystal who waited on us with the numbered and taped Lil’ Taiwan photos:

When we got tried, we’d sit on the side benches and check out passer-by’s reactions : P

Beautiful overhead lighting’s of course a must to shed some beautiful light onto those beautiful photographs.

Finally, all of our hard work was about to be paid off, now we can step back and take a look at the result of what we’ve accomplished in the past few days.

The shape of the island Taiwan could now be seen through the doorway of the MOCA STUDIO micro exhibit C+. Some people may ask, “Aint that a world map? Where is North America? Where is Africa?” Well, take a closer look, and you will see them both on either side of the exhibit inner wall, because we’ve set a larger than life (proportionally speaking) Taiwan as the center of the world map, waiting for all our friends to GO SEE IT IN PERSON!!! So GO guys! Especially those of you that have submitted Lil’ Taiwan photos for the exhibition cuz you will have a chance to see yourself face to face!

We’d like to thank all of our friends and families whom have supported Lil’ Taiwan all the way through. We’re very fortunate to be able to gather so many Taiwan-loving hearts to share our love and admiration for this land. We will try our very best to come up with better Taiwan Hearts projects to share with everyone; meanwhile, please continue to photograph and submit new Lil’ Taiwan adventures so we can spread and extend this Taiwan loving spirit : )

Where is the Exhibition:Taipei Zhongshan MRT Station / MOCA Plaza (Near R9 Exit)


Taiwan Hearts MOCA Exhibition: Day 2 & 3 Preparation

Exhibit installation day 2 & 3, patching & painting continued~ Let’s take a little break from painting & repainting, patching holes, arranging & numbering photos, and take a look behind the scenes of our installation progress (and big thanks to those whom had helped us along the way) : )

Our Taiwan Hearts texts sat quietly at the corner, waiting to be mounted on the outer wall.

Thank you Big Brother Ho for expressing over our big foam map hearts & title texts:

These passer-by kids stayed with us and watched us paint for a loooooog time. They were exceptionally good and stayed out of the roped area without any further instructions, all the while kept telling their mom that they wanted to paint walls when they grow up. Soooooo cute!

While we waited for the painted walls to dry (phew!), we had to number every single picture and match it to its respective position on the world map so we can put everyone’s photos at the correct spots.

Thank you auntie 8, uncle 8 and Crystal for helping us arrange and label the photos!

While photo arrangements for the inner wall went on full-strength, we started prepping the big map hearts for the outer wall. We picked most of the major cities (whose maps we can get a hold of) that Lil’ Taiwan has traveled to, so they can match with the traveling photos soon to be on the inner wall : )

Gotta thank Elysium for the double-sided tapes express delivery~ Without Elysium, our big map hearts and photos would have nothing to stick to ah ah ahh!

Of course, our ultra special thanks goes to… dum dum dum dum dum… MOCA’s very own Ian!!! From concept to installation , he has had given us more help than anything and anyone. Can we say THANK YOU IAN again? Yes we can! Thank you Yi-Hsiang Lizard Ian!

Day3 installation had now come to an end… now we were about to face the heavy duty challenge of the… inner wall installation!


Where is the Exhibition:Taipei Zhongshan MRT Station / MOCA Plaza (Near R9 Exit)