Friday, March 25, 2011

My Home in Taichung

I arrived in Taiwan Wednesday night (midnight) after being awake for 24 hours, with only about 1 hour of sleep on the last plane. The planes had very few people on them, both flights I had my own row of seats to myself, which was nice, but a part of me wished to have someone to talk to. My flight from Seattle stopped in Tokyo then from Tokyo it was about a 3 1/2 hour flight to Taipei, Taiwan. When landing in Taiwan everyone from Japan had to go through a radiation check. I passed the test and entered through customs with ease, probably easier then it is to travel to Canada and back. After I gathered my luggage I met up with two of the teachers here that took me on a 2-3 hour bus ride to Taichung. They immediately brought me to my apartment were I could get some sleep.

View from living room window
Living Room

My Bedroom

My apartment complex requires a key to get into the park outside my window (first photo above) and also to use the elevator. There is two other rooms similar to my room that other students will be living in. I will have Jacob Smith living in my room with me, when he arrives. I live on the 5th floor with many other tall buildings around.

That night for my first meal in Taiwan I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In the morning I had my bowl of Cheerios and started my day. Half of the day I had orientation to learn about how the week is kinda ran and my responsibilities. The first couple of weeks I will be in training observing other teachers before I take on my own classes.


  1. I'm excited, the apartment looks SWEET!!!

  2. hfdjkgfadjgfdh i'm so so so excited for you guys.

    And the place does look way sweet.

  3. Thank you, yes it was much nicer then I thought it was going to be. I love living in a big city.

  4. Had you on my heart to pray for you, our group at school is praying as well.