Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Taiwan doesn't have many rules when it comes to construction. Though they do have standards that are barely followed.
I will see a group of men starting work on something, and maybe a 2 weeks later they will have finished laying sidewalk brick in a 10ft section without taking much thought into even leveling the ground.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Walking through the town of Chia Yi (嘉義), the crowds began to gather and bang drums, carrying their idols on their shoulders with faces painted like monsters.
As if a bomb was dropped in the middle of town, the city fills with smoke and loud bangs. They lay out the firecrackers on the pavement to walk through them while going off, carrying their gods.
A bus used for carrying idols
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
There was a big idol parade going on right by the skate park. The firecrackers left smoke that looked like someone dropped a bomb.
Isun got tired and decided to put his face on the ground.
For the first time we tried to run what we call a “Family Fun Day” with our students. We wanted to reach out to the community in which the SYME location is located. We had games, a bouncy house, English stories, information on SYME, and also Bible stories, that were made fun for the children. The goal of the day was to just do something special and fun for the community and teach those who came about Christ. We played more games then talked but one person accepted Christ that day.
We had a bunch of game tables with different challenges and activities for the children. (A lot of the parents enjoyed the time as we baby sat for them.)
We read Cat in the Hat, having the kids interact with the story and also had Bible stories for the children to learn in a fun way.
For some reason Taiwanese men think doing this hand motion on your face for a picture makes you look more handsome, I just think it makes you look like you have a hand on your face.
All photos taken by other SYME students and Staff.