A few scenes from a life. Enjoying one of Taiwan's most interesting flowers.
I spend a lot of time hanging out with the undergrads during the Coffee Corner program the university offers to give students the chance to practice their English with a living breathing foreigner. Here are Terry and Herbert, two of the students helping me.
Chatting with Jessie
Taking the econ test.
Watching a rock concert on campus.
My life as a pedestrian: a fortune teller on a Fengyuan side street.
My life as a teacher: night econ class.
My life as a PHD student: watching a presentation.
My life as a train station denizen.
Taiwan: a nation under construction.
Sunday morning we went down to the hardware market near the train station.
A paradise for men who remember the days when real men bashed metal, not pushed electrons around.
No space is so small that scooters won't speed down it.
A hardware store along the street.
An alley outside in the wholesale vegetable market area.
Mom and the kids buy veggies.
The hardware lane is bounded on both sides by morning meat and vegetable markets.
Picking a chicken...or a turkey....or a pigeon...