Yesterday I had my hair done. My roots were really, really bad. To the point of humiliation. So I went to George Pais Hair Salon and had my trusty hairdresser Susan hook me up with some dye. Susan has an assistant, I’m not sure of her name; I’ll just call her Melon. (Don’t laugh, I’veContinue reading “FIRE!!!!!”
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Giving in to Peer Pressure
I’m ashamed of myself. I did a terrible thing today. I did the very thing I try to teach my children not to do. I let peer pressure get to me. I gave in. And I regret it. There is a funny little cultural thing that the Chinese do. It’s something that anContinue reading “Giving in to Peer Pressure”
Trail Mix M&M Thief Revealed!
Six days ago, I wrote the follow as my Facebook status: “Who’s been eating all of the M&M’s out of the trail mix! Seriously! Fess up!” Well, tonight the trail mix M&M thief was revealed. Noah, Elizabeth, our friend Reid and I had settled down to a viewing of the movie “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,”Continue reading “Trail Mix M&M Thief Revealed!”
Death by Monkey
I almost died today! Don’t laugh, I’m serious! I could have ended up on the evening news. I was out for my walk this morning on the Monkey Trail, when I looked down the trail and saw what I thought, at first glance, was a giant cat standing in the middle of the trail aboutContinue reading “Death by Monkey”
Losing Ellie and My Gift
This post is about two completely unrelated topics. First, on Sunday we lost Ellie. I wasn’t all that worried because we lost her in a church in Taiwan. Taiwan is about the safest country on the planet and church is about the safest place in Taiwan. Not only that, but heaven help the person whoContinue reading “Losing Ellie and My Gift”
View from the Swimming Hole
I wish I could say that this swimming pool was in our backyard. But sadly, it is not. However, it is within walking distance from our house and is owned by the State Department so we have access to it whenever we want. And it has an absolutely breathtaking view of Taipei.
I’m ashamed to say that, for the most part, I don’t really like the food in Taiwan. I think that it stems from my general dislike for meat. I’m not a huge meat-eater, especially funky meat. And there is a lot of funky meat here. For example, dumplings are the unofficial food of Taiwan. PorkContinue reading “Asian Manna”