At the end of 2004, Helen and I traveled to Taiwan along with my parents. The primary purpose of the visit was to attend our own wedding banquet. Since we got married in July in the US, it was only fair to hold a second banquet in Taiwan so that Helen's relatives from Taiwan could attend. A second purpose of the visit was so my parents could see Taiwan, as they had never been there. We flew from San Francisco to Kaohsiung, where Helen's parents live.