and consoled myself with my collection of
Fortunately the down time only lasted a few hours.
Here are some pictures of my life lately....
My wife and I had a good laugh at this advertizement in downtown Taichung the other day:
If your English is bad it is not your fault! says the sign. I can't say I like their choice of foreigner for that ad; he looks like Rocco the English Enforcer.
Here's a pic of a common activity in Taiwan: hunting mosquitoes with those mosquito-killing racquets.
Saw this on Han Hsi W. Rd in Dali yesterday. I consider Han Hsi W. Rd to be the most dangerous road I have driven in Taiwan -- it has no lights and goes in a long looping curve that is blind along almost its entire length. There's no place to dodge, with the river wall on one side, and and a low wall on the other. Despite these dangers, people routinely pass here, and drive well above the speed limit. The results are obvious.
Saturday, election day, was an auspicious day for weddings as well. Here a wedding photographer films a procession at a stoplight.
Betel nut girls on Han Hsi W. Rd. I like the foreshortening effect of the long lens.
Yes it's that time of year again. And Halloween still hanging out back there.
My students took this pick of me yesterday.
Yes, Eva, Maggie, and Emily. Here is your picture. In public.
Vivacious and intelligent, Kiki poses during rehearsals for the play.
I love the play of light on Claire's finely-chiseled features.