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Inspiring Dreams

IslaVerde – the island where we “came ashore”

Collected thoughts, Restored souls

Cyanobacteria. The blue-green algae choking up Lake Atitlan due to pollution from the people living around the lake. This was the sight that greeted us throughout our 15 minute boat-ride across the lake from Panajachel to Santa Cruz de la Laguna, where our new host, IslaVerde awaits. And it perfectly reflected our state of being […]

Chinitas’ Auntie Ling – The “Asian” Flavors of Life

Perhaps it was the “Free Wi-Fi” sign that drew us into the Chinitas. For 12Q a pot of tea that was shared between us, we plonked ourselves in Chinitas to work on our laptops for our first couple of days in Guatemala – Tay working on the videos and Val working on emails to build […]

Panajachel Colegio Internacional – A Door of Hope

Guatemala Dream 002

Our journey in Guatemala began with an awkward silence. A silence that hushed us from asking the question, “What is your dream?” here. The story of Lemar’s “I don’t want to think about that (her dream)” and a young Guatemalan boy’s “Shit you” left us wondering – is there any point of this project in […]

Mayan Homestay Experience – “Lemar”, cual es tu sueño?

When we were making decisions to travel through Latin America, we decided that we’d take shuttles/buses whenever we have to cross borders. Having to transport our equipment, bicycles and ourselves safely across immigration was simply not worth the risk. And so, we got into Lake Atitlan, Guatemala from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico; […]

2011: Counting Our Blessings

We’d just spent the last couple of days rolling in bed, throwing up any food or liquid that goes into our bodies, basically, suffering from some unknown food poisoning or stomach virus. While everyone else was out partying counting down to the wonderful 2011 ahead, we laid next to each other and grimaced, “Why is […]

Xmas 2010 – ¿Cuál es tu Tesoro?

Xmas 2009 Was a season of Giving… … and Receiving Giving… The people who’ve left beautiful footprints in our lives Parts of ourselves, books that have touched our lives Receiving… One unexpected SMS Two “I Believe in You”s A present that we still look over and give thanks for A faith that had kept us going till today […]

First Sharing Session in Japan – Let’s Play!

Look! Our Treasures in Our Hearts!

After hearing what we wanted to do in Japan, Yuri contacted and convinced her mother-in-law to let us visit her “Hoi Gyuen (nursery)” to conduct our very first sharing session. “Just like that?!?” We asked in incredulity when she announced her mother-in-law’s approval to us. “You can try my mother-in-law’s nursery first. And if the […]

台灣最後一場分享會: 我和夢想有約@台北

去年來台灣背包,不小心翻閱了蛙大哥的[島內出走] “四個男生、八個輪子、十六個日夜、一千三百公里的感動旅程” 那時侯不會單車、也不懂單車,就只知道,這四個大男人好熱血! 看了他們的分享,心裡有一股莫名的火開始燃燒著。。。 I Believe That Dreams Can Come True 誕生過後,才知道這把火叫作逐夢時的快樂! 於是來到台北,找了蛙大哥攜手辦分享會,希望繼續傳遞這把“逐夢的火”。 這將會是在台灣辦的最後一場分享會,因為我們要到日本去了!所以,不要忘了我和夢想有約@台北: 日期:2010年5月28日 时间:晚上7PM – 8PM 地点 蛙咖啡 – 104台北市中山區松江路69巷5號 檢視較大的地圖


一路來到高雄,路途狀況連連。不知道是不是累了,有點越走越灰心的感覺。 結果今天因為鐵仁夫婦的介紹,來到了小樹的家: 頓時間走進了一個有童話、有圖畫、有夢幻的地方。 頓時間走進了童年時光、有著無限可能的光陰。 和小樹的家的媽媽,瓊文聊起要辦分享會的事情,她沒多加考慮,就把場地讓出來全力支持。接著,我們就听到她開始邀請正在店裡的客人到明晚的分享會來!還跟我們說:“謝謝你們讓我能夠參與這個旅程!” 一堆的感激和一堆的期待。 感激這一份加油、期待明晚和你一起在繪本中做夢的機會。 我和夢想有約@高雄: 日期:2010年5月13日 時間:晚上7.30PM – 8.30PM 地點:小樹的家- 高雄市林南街16號(靠近文化中心廣州一街的正側門出來..就是林南街了 ) 電話:07-2226161 檢視較大的地圖 我們相信分享的力量 One Dream Shared, One Dream Inspired 分享|啟發 – 讓夢想造就夢想 我和夢想有約@高雄: 一起來繪夢、逐夢,築夢吧!


我們來到台南了!在台南的第一個晚上,地主思聖帶我們到“跳舞的羊咖啡豆專賣店“。 原來 人類會發現咖啡豆 是因為羊會跳舞 很久很久以前,有位牧羊人發現他的羊群在跳舞。走過去仔細一看,原來他的羊吃了一種豆。 那,就是人類與咖啡豆第一次的接觸、第一次的機遇。 後來 葉大維老闆會幫我們辦分享活動 是因為思聖為我們的夢想鼓舞 他和老闆分享了我們的故事,老闆二話不說就一口答應了我們,還開始想辦法找人參加活動。我們說了:“哪怕只是一個人,只要他願意來,我們就願意分享。只要他願意說,我們就願意把他的夢想帶到全世界,為他加油!” 因為 這樣子的緣分 我們都很珍惜 所以 I Believe That Dreams Can Come True 邀請在台南所有的有緣人- 和自己的夢想約定 為自己的夢想“加油!” 我和夢想有約@台南: 日期:2010年5月11日 時間:中午1PM – 2PM 地點:跳舞的羊咖啡豆專賣店- 台南市衛民街59號 電話:06-2285239 檢視較大的地圖 我們相信分享的力量 One Dream Shared, One Dream Inspired 分享|啟發 – 讓夢想造就夢想 我和夢想有約@台南: 一起來做夢、逐夢,築夢吧!


你有夢想嗎? 你還記得你的夢想是什麼嗎? 有夢,就要大聲說出來! I Believe That Dreams Can Come True 邀請你- 好不好就和自己的夢想約定 讓“夢起飛”。 我們在離開台中的前夕,會在match café 默契咖啡舉辦“夢想收集會”,以分享的方式收集夢想,也希望能和支持我們的朋友們聚一聚,分享逐夢,築夢心得。 明晚,也是我們首次發行“我和夢想有約” Dream Card;compliments of match café。我們將把Dream Card 送給每一位前來參與的有緣人。 我和夢想有約@台中資料如下: 日期:2010年5月5日 時間:晚上8PM – 9PM 地點:match café 默契咖啡- 台中市中港路二段60-3號 電話:04-23134597 檢視較大的地圖 我們相信分享的力量 One Dream Shared, One Dream Inspired 分享|啟發 – 讓夢想造就夢想 我和夢想有約@台中: 一起來做夢、逐夢,築夢吧!

Our First Sharing Session: Taiping Elementary School

Find My Dream

Recap: We made a promise to Luo Papa during our backpacking trip in October 2009. We promised him that we would return to Taiwan 6 months later to chase his last dream of cycling to all the train stations in Taiwan with him. Because of this promise, “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True” was […]

Dream like a kid – what do you want to be when you grow up?

A note from Val: I had a major writer’s block when trying to pen this entry, because it involves me making a confession – one that I’d hate to admit; and one that you’d not like to hear. Yes, even at this point in my life, even after having passed one year on the road, […]

Helen & Talk Show: What is it that keeps you going?

We left Pine Home with the lesson and reminder, that “There is an Invisible Force out there”. Little did we know that as we left Puli County, that very Invisible Force was already working…and it led us to meet Helen. Helen was a Couchsufer in Taichung. She runs an English learning center, “Talk Show” to […]

Pine Home: There is an Invisible Force out there

Moving on from Taiwan: It has been some time since we posted a video post; the last one being our experience of Sharing in Puli’s Neighbourhood (see post here). YY, our friend from Polar told us, “Posting and videos are also one of the best token of appreciation you girls can bring back home. You […]

Dreams Are The Reason We Live

David's Handwritten Poems

“I cannot think of anything better to do with my life.” – David Wood We needed to make a stop between Taichung and Puli; and our Couchsurfing attempt landed ourselves in Cao Tun, at David’s house. David’s couch was the only couch available at Cao Tun, a really really tiny township. What piqued us more […]

A Reminder To Listen To Our Hearts

Jonathan’s sharing with us stirred something within, yet we didn’t really know or understood the lesson fully at that time. And just before he went to bed that night, he passed us Vicky’s number and suggested that we give her a call. “She might have some interesting stories to share with you.” Laying in bed, […]

Cycle across America – Life’s Learnings from a Dream Fulfilled

Many people recommended “Couchsurfing” when they heard about our trip. It is basically an online community, where travellers offer their spare couches to fellow travellers. We grew up with our parents telling us, “Do not talk to strangers. Do not let strangers into the house.” Free accommodation simply because we are fellow travellers? Simply on […]

What’s in a Dream?

Shot on Canon by Koh Help us continue inspiring by sponsoring this video. Click here to find out how. When we were asking the students about their dreams, most of them had no concept of the word, “dream” – they either do not know the word or they have never given such a far-fetched idea […]

Life’s Mementos

“要趕快把這些火車站照起來。。。 (I’d like to take photos at these Train Stations…before they are gone)” – Luo Papa Shot on Canon by Koh Help us continue inspiring by sponsoring this video. Click here to find out how. 原來 只有儅我們很認真地活在其中 若干年后 它才會成爲值得我們回憶的一段 酸甜苦辣 你的人生,寫着什麽樣的故事呢? In Luo Papa’s eyes, we saw life A life lived in passion A passion […]

The Meaning Behind Each Journey

People have asked us, and we have asked Luo Papa ourselves, “Why did he want to go on this journey?” And everyday, we understood a little more. “这段逐梦的过程 (This journey to fulfill his (Luo Papa’s) dream) 让他走过以前的岁月 (Has let him retrace his life at the railway) 找回美好的记忆 (Has helped him find those lost memories)” – […]

Taiwan Railway Cycling Journey – Let’s Go!

View the countries we have “conquered” on our bicycles in this section.

It is possible to “Live your Dreams”

很多人问我们:“为什么会选择台湾第一站呢?” 我们都回答:“不是我们选择台湾,而是台湾选择了我们!” A lot of people have asked us, “Why did we choose Taiwan as our first stop?” We answered, “We didn’t choose Taiwan. Taiwan chose us.” 那是多麼偶然的緣分: 是台灣讓我們遇上了許多“夢想家” 是台灣讓我們打開了夢想的門 是台灣讓我們感受到了“冥冥中有一股力量” 是台灣讓我們認識了他 是台灣讓他提醒我們- 有夢想,要好好地去“活”它 是台灣讓我們叫他:“駱爸爸” A series of beautiful coincidences: It was in Taiwan, that we met the many dreamers It was in Taiwan, that […]

Did we get our bicycles?

View the people who funded this dream; and consequently, inspired many other dreams in this section.