Recently we experienced a rare stretch of sunny weather. A neighbor invited us to take advantage of the sun by going on a hike in the mountains near our home. We loaded up the mini-van and took off get a tan and enjoy the views. Unfortunately, there was a cloud covering the peak all dayContinue reading “Hiking in the Clouds”
For Noah’s birthday and Chinese New Year we ventured downtown to Di Hua Street. Each year before Chinese New Year this little market pulls out all the stops and becomes the craziest market in Taipei. I think we caught it on a slow day.
The other morning we heard some funky Chinese music. It early on a Saturday morning and it was raining. Erin and I quickly got out of bed, dressed and ran into the rain to find the source of the fun. This is what we found.
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So far life in the foreign service is very similar to life back in the U.S.. We do all the same things we used to do. Only now each task or event is more… complicated. We’ve done quiet a few things recently that, on the surface, seem routine but doing them is new and challenging.Continue reading “The Same, But Different”
Yes, today I was the object of a classic Point and Laugh. Our children attend the Taipei American School. TAS is considered one of the most prestigious international schools in the world. Ironically, over 90% of the 2000 or so students at TAS are Taiwanese. The Taiwanese, like most Asians, place a heavy emphasis onContinue reading “The Object of a Point and Laugh”
Our first major holiday in Taipei has come and gone. We weren’t sure it would actually come, but grateful it did. Our air shipment miraculously arrived on December 23rd, just in time to put up the tree, a few decorations and wrap the presents that Santa (using the magic that only Santa can use) addedContinue reading “Christmas, Sunday School and Pinching Myself”