Anna-Mazing Trip to Xiao Liu Qiu

Hi! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. This post is all about… my recent trip to Xiao Liu Qui! By ‘recent’, I mean that I just returned last night. In case you don’t know, Xiao Liu Qui (pronounced ‘shiao lee-yo cho’) is a small island just off Southwest Taiwan. There is a 20-minute ferry ride to get there, and to get to the harbor from my house, (Morrison Academy Kaohsiung staff housing) is a 1-hour drive. Still, even though we only stayed for 2 days, it was WORTH IT. We went to 4 different places to swim, and we stayed at a hotel called Secret Path. it was Anna-Mazing place! If you go to Vase Rock, (which is one of the most famous places) there are some awesome places to wade, and it’s a great place to walk on the coral that sticks out of the ground! There are even some tiny starfish there! I didn’t see any sea urchins there, but at some of the other places, you have to be very careful, because they are everywhere! I hope some of the people reading this will get a chance to visit this place, because this was one of my favorite trips ever!

-Anna-Mazing Girl


Here are some pictures of the trip!




Anna-Mazing Family (Yes, Again!)

Like I said in my last Anna-Mazing Family post, the last one didn’t seem very accurate to me anymore. So I decided that every once in a while, I will write a new Anna-Mazing family post, entitled Anna-Mazing Family Update. Well, here is the first one. Enjoy!

Paul: My Dad. He likes birding, going on hikes, and photography.

Kate: My Mom. Her hobbies are reading, eating, and sleeping.

Lucy:  My sister. She is 7 years old. Her hobbies include playing outside, playing with friends, and watching TV.

Anna: Me. I enjoy reading, writing, and listening to Hamilton.

(Everyone has other interests, but these are three of them.)

Tell me some of your hobbies on the Contact Anna! 🙂 page!

-Anna-Mazing Girl

Not Anna-Mazing Dentist Trip

I went to the dentist to check out my tooth, and I got there, they looked at it, and they said, “We’re going to have to pull it out.” They gave me two shots in the mouth, and then reached in and pulled it out! It didn’t hurt as much as I expected it to, but it still HURT!

Then I had to bite down on a tissue for 30 minutes afterward!

That was NOT fun.

-Anna-Mazing Girl

Anna-Mazing Candy Cookie Recipe

This is a recipe for Candy Cookies, which I invented. Enjoy!

Note: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 sticks softened butter, 3/4 granulated sugar, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 large eggs.

Instructions: Combine flour, baking soda, and salt into small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chopped morsels of 2-4 of your favorite candy bars! Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cool on sheets for 2 minutes, then move to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.