Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Prayer Letter: Summer and Fall

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taiwan Always Working

This is something I have encountered, maybe not to this extreme, but generally my friends in school or those working a normal job in Taiwan, are never able to hang out during the week, because they are to busy working. Taiwan will move holiday's to the weekends because no one is able to celebrate the holiday during the week because of work.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Michael Mcdonald - Tail Drop

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jonson - Bs Boardslide

Michael Mcdonald's son doing a bs boardslide to fakie. His son came out with us and skating all day with the old guys. There's not many other kids in Taiwan that skate at his age but he loves to do it with his dad.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Isun - Back Tail

Isun is from Costa Rico but has been living in Taiwan with his Taiwanese father. He speaks Spanish, English and some Chinese. I skate with him almost every week.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My first Car...umm I mean Scooter

Jake and I were given a couple of scooters from Marc Heckman, for only $3USD each. The name transferring cost were a little more. They have changed my whole world in Taiwan. I have been able to expand the world before me. It takes me only 15-30min to get to a place that use to take me 1 hour to get to by bus. This makes me really want a motorcycle in the states except the driving here is way more effective on a scooter. You can't just weave in and out of cars in the states.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Funny Things Taiwanese Say

My Students
Me: "What do you like to do for fun?"
Taiwanese Most Common Answer: "Sleep"

Me: "What did you do for fun this weekend?"
Taiwanese: "I ate."
Me: "Did you do anything else?"
Taiwanese: "I slept and played Facebook."

Me: "When you lived in Canada what did you like to do?"
Taiwanese: "I played hockey."
Me: "You played hockey? I didn't know you liked hockey."
Taiwanese: "Well that's what everyone else did. I never played hockey."

At Mcdonalds
Me: "Can I have the coke float but with no ice?"
Taiwanese: "No, it comes with ice."
Me: "But I don't want the ice can you just not put it in."
Taiwanese: "It only comes with ice, we don't have it without ice."

Me: (in Chinese) "Number 1"
Taiwanese: (in English) "You want the number 1?"
Me: (in English) "Yes"

Taiwanese Employee 1: (in Chinese) "Oh no, Do you think he speaks Chinese?"
Taiwanese Employee 2: (in Chinese "No he doesn't"
Me: (in Chinese) "I'll have the Number 3"
Taiwanese 1: (in Chinese) "pheww, he knows Chinese"

Tea Shops
Me: "Can I get the Mango Ice Cream Green Tea but without the tea?"
Taiwanese: "No, you have to get it with the tea."
Me: "I'll pay the same price, I just want the ice cream. I don't want the tea on it."
Taiwanese: "Sorry, but the ice cream comes with the tea."

On the Street
Me: (in Chinese) "Whats your name?"
Taiwanese: (in Chinese) "I don't speak English."
Me: (in Chinese) "I'm speaking Chinese."
Taiwanese (in Chinese) "I don't understand English."

Me: "Hey would you like to hang out today?"
Taiwanese: "Sorry I have a really big test coming up next year that I really need to study for."