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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 ...
... used bikes like 24 went through presidents, it was time to invest in something a little more lasting. I beckoned over the cashier who thank goodness spoke English and was quite friendly too.
"With bicycle, you can also pick these:" He motioned to the wall of accessories.
Me in my head: "...'with' bike? Oh wow, I get some accessories for free?? Great!" I picked off everything and the kitchen ...
... day school.)
My turn came up. We did the reading and bookwork. The lil ones were remarkably efficient.
No cusses? No protests? No one got into a fight? Is going from "Mister!" to "Teachah!" a promotion? I guess so. It wouldn't stay this easy, but for a first day the career of Teachah Charlie was off to a non-shabby start.
... South whose drawl came and went with the ale. I introduced myself and joined the conversation.
Something furry bumped my leg as I sat down.
Not all Dogs are Equal
Both Carrie and the Kiwi/Canuck couple had spastic jet-black dogs with them who spent most of the night chasing each other around the sidewalk and yelping at passersby. When they'd come up onto the patio, usually as food was being served, the Oh!My ...
... drink. Convenience stores here are less oriented toward junk food than they are back home, they more kind of fill the niche of a supermarket albeit adapted for a place where land is premium and nearly every meal is eaten out. Taiwanese 7/11s, FamilyMarts, etc sell literally everything and the kitchen sink, are open 24/7 in the middle of nowhere or a typhoon, even have little computer kiosks from which you can do everything from buy concert tickets to pay your ...