Ribs, slow-cooking on my grill.
I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to run around and take pictures of things. Why have I been so busy? In addition to making up grades, editing papers, and writing, my wife and I have been preparing for the arrival of my parents from the US for a two week visit, the first in my whole time in Taiwan. We're very excited.
A view from a spa.
A couple of weeks ago we went around some of the spas and B&Bs in Hsinshe and Tak-en looking for a place for my parents to stay. This spa tempted us with beautiful mountain views and rooms that were actually within shouting distance of our budget (which, it seemed, could get us precisely 27 minutes at the local love hotel).
was king-size -- if you were the king from Shrek. A room with two beds blew up our budget, so we headed into town and reserved a nice room in a respectable hotel, with good views of the mountains.
Seen on a student bag.
Do my students do dope? Well, if they did, it would explain a lot of things....
MOM: Dan-dan! You have to be more careful! You know how thin the pavement is in Taiwan!
SHERIDAN: Sorry, mom! Guess I don't know my own strength.
Need furniture that just won't give in? Here's the place. Problem: prices are high. Sky high, in fact.
As the pic below shows, there's no place to scuba dive in Taichung. Which is too bad, because I'd love to learn.
Silly traffic laws -- who needs'em anyway? I'm not going to wait patiently in line with these suckas! I'm going to jump into the opposite lane and head past the waiting line of cars. Suckas!
Ai yu, a favorite local flavor.