Showing posts from February, 2011

Back in High School Again....

Halloo everybody! Sorry I'm behind with my blog. I just started a new intensive Chinese class after work so I'm completely booked 3 days a week. And I have a feeling, I'll be busy studying the rest of the days. This is the first week and already I can see how much work I'll be doing... AND HOW MUCH I'LL BE LEARNING!!! I'm excited!!!!

So here's the dealio: It's the second semester of a reading,writing, speaking, listening course. Which means I'm behind- can't read or write. So I needs to catch up reaaaal bad. Speaking-wise, it's the right fit for me at least. But here's the catch.... I'm taking class with high school students.... 16... 17 year olds. AAAAAAAGH!!!!

But it's all good. They're from all over the world- France (yuppee), Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia... another Latin American country, USA... So it's fun to hear all those languages. And they're young so they got energy and like entertaining everybody. The…

Chinese New Year- Visiting the Family!


Chinese New Year's eve you eat a special dinner with your family. Here are some of the dishes A's mom made for us! :)

Unidentifiable meat platter. I know there's stomach in there...

Prawns- yummy but messy!

Vegetables with squid (I didn't eat the squid)

Some kind of ribs- they were the best!!!!

Chicken! (Do you see the head?) They cook the skin here too but somehow it always comes out super rubbery and hard to chew.

The bowl on the left had shark fin soup. Luckily it had no shark in it because I was tricked into eating it. (Killing sharks just for their fins is just as bad as whaling!!!!) And on the right is a special vegetable you only eat at the new year.

Whole fish! :) Yum!

More vegetables!

Yay! Year of the rabbit! (@ the nightmarket)

This is a special kind of dessert. It's like soup with random things inside (beans, tofu). It's actually pretty good!


Here's a temple!

More chicken!

This was a really cool building- ask me about it!

That was …

Green Oil

Here's a video about the cure-all ointment in Taiwan. To be fair, I've only talked to a couple TW people about it so if my facts are not straight, don't sue me!

........Sorry the video's having problems. Wait till tomorrow, okay?
PS- Found out I actually have 5 bites total ON MY FACE!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Hey Everybody! Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the rabbit, which just so happens to be my zodiac sign. ;) I'm going to Zhongli for a few days to do some of the traditional family celebration. Then we're going to explore some of the area around Taipei. So glad to get a little break from work! :)

PS- I had some problems with my youtube account and had to take down all my videos. I'll try to get them back up again soon!