My name is Michael. I´m an artist from Germany and I´m very excited to get to know you, your country, and the life in Taiwan. In Germany I live in Constance, a small town in southern Germany beside the Lake of Constance. My wife, she is called Anna, is also an artist. She is from Ukraine and knows painting very well.
The Lake of Constance, “Bodensee” in German, is one of the three biggest lakes in Middle Europe. It connects the countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland. My home is very close to the border of Switzerland.
Now here it is snowing. In Taiwan is there also snow sometimes? Also here I often work together with schools and groups of children, and I like this work very much. I have, together with biologists, founded the “Naturschule Konstanz” (school of nature). We are engaged in studying about nature and environmental education combining science and art.
現在這裡在下雪。不知道台灣是不是也有下雪的時候呢? 我在這裡也常常跟學校或是小孩團體一起工作，而且我非常愛我的工作。我和生物學家們共同成立了” 康士坦茲自然學校” 。我們致力於結合科學和藝術的自然與環境教育。
Here there are a lot of fishermen, and the people love to eat fish. But since a couple of years there are less and less fishes in the lake. The fishermen say it´s because of a new bird that also loves to eat fish and catches a lot. Scientists say that´s not true, but they don´t know the real reason.
Already in the 1970s there were big ecological problems around the Lake of Constance. The quality of water got worse because of a lot of toxic waste. Now the water is again very good, and in the summer a lot of tourists come to enjoy water sports. But something is happening with the fishes, and nobody knows why…
Now I´m reading books about the culture, the nature and the history of Taiwan, being sure you can tell me more! I don´t know Chinese, but I am hoping I will learn a little bit with your help.
See you soon,