safari is now out on windows!

June 13 update: well, I guess it’s not just my imagination.


Safari is now out for Windows! I’m using it now (on Windows XP). the text looks much darker than on Firefox. For example, look at the headers for our sidebar links in the photos below.I guess it’s acceptable for English words, but for viewing Chinese words, it’s all squishy and makes the text hard to read.you can compare the two here (click for full-sized image so you can compare the text properly):

noshowefamily on firefox

noshowerfamily on safari

anyway, just wanted to share the news. will report on any more strange observations if I meet any.

what the world eats

Tired of seeing us blog only photos of what we eat? Then check out this photo essay documented by photographer Peter Menzel and journalist Faith D’Alusio when they traveled around the world to find out what 30 families from 24 countries eat in one week.

Link to Photo Essay on Time [via Boing Boing]


There’s a lot of really cool exotic stuff. So awesome.

  • For example, the weekly food expenditure of the Namgay family of Shingkhey Village is only US$5.03! (That’s around NT$166 Taiwan dollars.) So amazing! And they could eat all that stuff in the photo– lots of vegetables and fruits and stuff!
  • The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis has dog food in their family portrait with the food they eat. But that’s because they have a dog (also in the photo). I’m sure they don’t eat dog food.
  • The Revis family of North Carolina eats so much boxed/ pre-packaged food and fast food!! (McDonald’s and Burger King stuff in the lower right corner, and the kids are holding giant pizzas.) I’m sure when I show that link to my blogging partner tomorrow she’s gonna go, “Why do foreigners eat so much pre-packaged/ unfresh food!?” again. Heheh.

But then again The No Shower Family of Taiwan super loves to eat KFC fried chicken, so who are we to advocate healthy eating? Heheheh.

This photo is my favorite. The Manzo family of Sicilythe manzo family of sicily

this image is from the Time photo essay: What the World Eats

march and april 2007 photos

hello readers,

if you guys paid close attention to our blog’s posts from March 22 to April 14 2007, you’d have noticed the posting style is somewhat different from the posting style you guys must have been accustomed to.

the way the photos were laid out, the camera that was used to shoot the photos, the photography style, the writing– they’re all different. that’s because those posts were made by another member of this blog- WWW (she also took over posting duties for a short while last summer- 2006).


in other news, No Shower Family has an entry-level DSLR now!! does that mean better photos? nah, not really. still takes a lot of practice (read: shooting and shooting and shooting for many minutes before we finally get to eat.) to get good photos. hahaha. And it’s not like our old Canon A-series Powershot was that crappy. it was fairly good in most cases.

but in certain cases, when the lighting and the gods of chance are smiling upon us, we do end up with much cooler photos with dreamier DOF and lovelier colors now with the new Canon Rebel XTi.

our EF 50mm f/1.4 lens makes the nicest photos and colors, but since the Xti has doesn’t have a full-frame sensor, the 50mm is actually an 80mm lens in reality (gotta multiply 50 by 1.6).

that means when you aim it at the food it’s super close to the food.so if you want to take in the whole scene or the whole plate you have to stand up, or stand/ squat on the chair (No Shower Family’s members are short– about 5 feet tall) to take in the whole scene. which is all right on good days, but an absolute no-no when in restaurants, or when with other people, or when in a hurry.

so sometimes we use our other lens, a much wider EF 20mm f/2.8. but that one doesn’t produce colors as nice as the EF 50mm f/1.4.

maybe the glass is different from the 50mm lens. or maybe because we got the 20mm secondhand, the glass has already aged or something (okay that sounds very unscientific). of course it could also mean that with that lens we have to configure different a “Picture Style” on the camera, i don’t know. will have to research some more i guess.

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No Shower Family’s first anniversary megapost

In two more days, No Shower Family will turn one! We started a year ago on Nov. 27, 2005. We started blogging here a few days after WordPress.com opened to the general public.

Here’s a “greatest hits” look at the previous year. Click on the photos to go to the post where it first appeared (most posts have other photos in them too, so click away!).

再過兩天就是 No Shower Family 的週年慶了! 我們來回想一下從十一月27日2005到目前吃到最好吃的東西. 點照片就會連到照片原本的文章.

November (十一月) 2005:
lunch – the very first home-cooked meal posted here

December (十二月) 2005: page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

pickled cabbage dec. 9, 2005 lunch home-cooked lunch home-cooked dinner home-cooked lunch spicy hotpot ice cream at Royal Host pasta Taiwanese sausages fried chicken and 冬瓜 lemon drink

January (一月) 2006: page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ice cream sardines/ canned fish milk, yogurt, banana, toast, oatmeal cookie sorbet home-cooked chicken hash browns, hot chocolate, sausage mcmuffin, hotcakes homemade pizza bread home-cooked cold japanese noodles duck meat with rice KFC chicken Coke and sandwich

February (二月) 2006: Page 1, 2
big mac salad with apples, tomatoes, lettuce steamed bun sandwich homemade chicken mushroom soup fresh pineapple grilled beef tofu homemade cheese rice casserole

March (三月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3
homemade salad- pineapples, raisins, tomatoes, corn, lettuce homemade pizza bread linguine with clams and pesto sauce (homemade) watermelons sashimi (salmon) vegetables, soup, salad, egg

April (四月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

steak strawberries lamb ice cream and kiwi corned beef and vegetables rice hotdog from 7-11 spring rolls, vegetables, goat meat soup, tofu, apples, tangerines, brown rice 肉粽 vienna sausages and rice sorbet vegetables, vienna sausages, watermelons- home cooked meal kimchi cup noodles golden mango 蔥油餅

May (五月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

tofu lunch2 tofu, egg, vegetables, clams, cranberry juice dinner3 蔥油餅 chicken soup mushrooms, vegetables, sweet potatoes, rice, clams, grapes, lemon juice sandwich scrambled eggs vegetables, crab fried rice (canned crab), Yakult grapes, vegetables, egg clams squash rice, seaweed, vegetables, Yakult mediterranean pizza starbucks caramel frap mcdonald's fried chicken sausage homemade squash rice hot pot dessert eggs and sausages sweet potato papaya milk large intestine (wrap) + grains + peanuts coffee jelly sweet potato

June (六月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

clams, vegetables, butter, noodles, chicken mushroom soup, cranberry juice party food flan stinky tofu mango sizzling beef ice cream pork dr. milker squash and scrambled eggs sausage pepsi green tea flavored yogurt beef onion rice funny kiwi drink

July (七月) 2006: 1, 2, 3, 4

vietnamese noodles korean stone pot rice

August (八月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

slurpee kimchi, pork, basil veal cake kimchi and pork ice cream starbucks papaya milk iced dessert 2 pasta kfc tea egg grape juice slurpee sandwich german sausages with sauerkraut juice mos burger 4 fried rice from 7-11 orange juice, soup, cold noodles sardines

beef ice cream kiwi jumbo rice roll from 7-eleven pizza slurpee green tea macha crepepastrami sandwich salmon and pasta pizza beef kebab roll lamb shish kebab macha green tea and egg pudding macha green tea german sausage beef gratin at 7-eleven Mos Burger kimpira rice burger Meiji macha green tea ice cream beef brisket hot pot pork chop slurpee ice cream mcdonalds spicy chicken fillet burger korean grilled beef rice

September (九月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

cheese bread 2 penne turkey rice chicken mcnuggets, corn soup, Coke bulgogi 大麥克 - big mac 烤雞腿飯 紅燒牛肉河粉- 越南菜 雪� salmon and rice Mos Burger yakiniku rice burger mcdonalds fried chicken 7-eleven 嘉義雞肉飯團 crab turkey rice- 火雞肉飯 KFC 6pcs chicken bucket crab hotdog pita 菜粽 關東煮- soup and squid balls from 7-11 mushrooms, clams, sweet potatoes and onions homemade tuna seaweed rice roll barbecue okonomiyaki- 大阪燒 Domino's Pizza- 達美樂 pizza 乾麵 spicy curry seafood ramen at azabu sabo cooking pasta green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and rice milk tea- 波霸奶茶 okonomiyaki/ 大阪燒 chicken rice/ 雞肉絲飯

October (十月) 2006: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

temaki/ 手捲 chicken and chestnuts pork chop/ tonkatsu shaved ice dessert milk tea and macha green tea latte + ice cream lunch 羊肉沙茶炒飯 ice cream chicken rice- 雞肉絲飯 烏�� some kind of shrimp/ crustacean thing waffles vanilla coke, pineapples, bamboo, soup, green peppers, century egg, oysters shaved ice dessert  with condensed milk and a raw egg turkey sandwich and cranberry juice vegetables, bamboo, egg, oysters, green peppers, vegetables, taiwanese sausages, kiwi fruit juice pastrami sub pork hotpot chicken and 麵線 clams, taiwanese sausage, pork, mushrooms, soup, HP sauce sizzling beef pork, rice, mushrooms, vegetables clam soup sweet caramel popcorn beef soup food on train from 7-eleven cheese steak from T.G.I. Friday's shrimp from T.G.I. Friday's mocha ice cream pie from T.G.I. Friday's raspberry and green tea ice cream iced dessert 3 home cooked meal 羅李亮冰 salad

cold treats from summer 2006:

mango iced dessert 1 雞蛋冰- 鳳梨口味click to see more (看更多2006夏天吃的冰品)

November (十一月) 2006: Page 1, 2
(the photos for November are poorer in quality than usual because we’ve been using a camcorder to shoot since our cameras are being repaired.)

corn squid salad 米粉湯, 酸辣湯, 紅茶 salmon sandwich pizza grilled sirloin steak- 百里香沙朗 fish dish bulgogi korean stone pot rice

both our cameras are out of order

hi guys, you’ll probably notice No Shower Family won’t be updated as often as usual this month. that’s because both of our cameras are out of order and have been sent to the shop for repairs.

we have a spare camcorder that also has a digital camera function, but since it’s bulky and the image quality sucks, we might not be able to take it everywhere we eat. that means fewer food photos this month until we get our cameras back.

thank you for understanding. 🙂
我們的數位相機拿去修理因為壞掉了,所以blog恐怕不能跟以前一樣每天放新東西. 可能要過一陣子才可以恢復正常更新. 我們暫時用miniDV攝影機的數位相機功能去拍照,可是畫質不是很好.