a few weekends ago peter and i drove down to meinong in kaohsiung county to the hakka cultural village there. the place is famous for handicrafts – mainly paper umbrellas. the first place we went was a little market next to the hakka cultural center. a terrible disappointment. mainly junk. half of which wasn’t handmade, but made in china.

luckily, we soon found another place that was a bit better. when we arrived we could hear this odd music. there was an old man playing the musical saw. he had cds for sale as well as vcds. so i bought one of each. the cd is ok, but it’s bascially him playing along to some karaoke backing tracks. him by himself would probably be more interesting. i haven’t had the chance to watch the vcd yet.