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... we managed to order for dinner that evening was some rice and cold tea!
We've learned such a lot since then and really embraced Taiwanese life, its people and much of the culture. If this was a school report, we would get decent marks for our work and lifestyle approach, but probably a D - for our Chinese if not an F. Yes we can string a sentence together, but we ...
Yeah, I give my bikes nicknames. Yeah, I named a previous one "the Enterprise." I will not be judged for this.
After a few days of near-death experiences at the hands of runaway scooters while strolling along Jhunan's largely sidewalkless streets, I was done walking here. It'd still be over a month before my first full paycheck arrived and my savings until then were thinner than I'd like, but I ran the math ...
The time came for me to observe and partially teach a lesson at our school. Josh, the American guy, gave me a run-down of the basics and helped me plan the second half of the lesson. He would teach the first half while I watched and learned. One by one the little 1st/2nd/3rd graders trickled in to the room:
"Hello Teachah Josh! :-D"
"Hello ___, how are you today?"
"I'mfinethankyouandyou?" If asked ...
"E-bei hei-seh pijou."
- New friend using some sort of language ninja magic power to help me order a drink in Chinese
On the initial drive into town, Maggie pointed out a watering hole near my apartment where all the local foreign teachers gathered on Thursday nights. The name of the pub was literally just "Oh! My" and Foreigner Night had arrived. Oh!My was slick to a fault and usually empty ...
I still had a few hours to kill until the welcome dinner so I wandered out for a bit on foot. My apartment was along the intersection of what were obviously the two widest roads in town, moderately busy but not crazy. Like a good citizen I waited for the crosswalk signal to turn green and the flood of scooters rounding the corner to halt. The walking man turned green, the automotive signal red... I stepped out onto the crosswalk. Whoops.