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平溪日系祈願趣
「 退休的時候搬到這裡. 每天都過一樣簡單的日子. 5年來都沒有電視, 沒電話線, 也沒有網路.生活很單純. 每天見的人都是媽媽與太太. 話題越來越少,變得沒興趣講。性情也是. 一開始很多.朋友都會來找我們, 後來也越來越少。 有一天,有個朋友跟我說我可以做民宿,雖然我覺得退休就不要再做了,但我的朋友堅持說「 客人會帶給你好性情, 快樂會感的給你」 . 他講得真對. 人都需要別人,人們會幫助你忘卻不開心的時刻。特別是客人們,因為他們在那裏很開心的放鬆和享受這些時光。好心情真的會傳染!而且,和不認識的人聊天總是有很多東西可以講。我喜歡分享我的故事就如同喜歡聽別人的故事一樣多。」
After retiring, I moved out here, passing the days with the same simple routine. For 5 years we didn’t even have TV, a telephone line or internet. Life was very pure. but I only came into contact with my mother and my wife every day, and our conversation topics started to dwindle, leading to a disinterest in conversation altogether. Our moods were also being affected negatively. In the beginning our friends would come to visit, but that became rare as well.
One day a friend told me I should start a hostel. Even though I had retired and didn’t want to work anymore, he told me that having hostel guests would put us in a better mood, and we would be happier. He was absolutely right.
People need others to help them through bad times. Guests are especially nice to have around because they are relaxed here and are always in a good mood, which is very contagious. Also, there is always something new to talk about with strangers. I enjoy exchanging stories with our guests.

(雙溪 - Shuangxi)
「當你年紀越大,金錢已絕對不再是你的第一順位,他只是個數字。你不會再拿自己跟他們比較,比較一點意義都沒有。你只能做最好的自己或是將自己做到最好。」
“As you reach an older age, money has already started to lose its priority. In the end, it’s just a number. You stop comparing yourself to others, as you realize it’s meaningless to do so. You can really only be your own best, or make yourself better.”

(雙溪 - Shuangxi)