Our address is on Dapo Lu (road) and it’s a long one. I won’t post it here on the internet, but let me just say that it’s got lots of…parts to it.
I’ve really lucked out with flat mates and not having to move. Sure, I have to take a 40 minute bus ride every morning, but it’s worth it to be able to stay here. One of the LETs, Nancy, likes to help us out. She came over one sunday and helped Rebekah and I cook dinner with some of the skinny eggplants the Dengs gave me.
Not sure what it was, but it involved eggplant, garlic, olive oil, and a bit too much salt and sugar for my liking.
She’d have added ketchup too she said, and I’m not sure where she was going with that, but the end product was fine without it.
It’s so nice to have a local friend who knows the ins and outs of everything.
One thing we’ve had to figure out on our own is the trash. Taiwan is particular about the separation and when you hear that music, you’d better go running, because you have to throw your bags on the truck as it goes by.
I’ve mentioned the river that runs across from our house. We don’t throw our garbage into it like SOME neighbors I’ve observed doing that, but it does get cloudy when it rains.
Sometimes you have to wait for the truck to arrive. It’s deceiving when you hear it, then it dips down another road.
It makes me thankful for the bins we have in the states; a good 10 minutes could be wasted waiting for the darn truck to come.
But while you wait, you can see pictures of my neighborhood!
As I mentioned, it’s really nice to have LET Nancy as a friend. I’ve been riding around on the back of her scooter a lot, which isn’t as scary as I’d feared (except the first time!) She took Rebekah, Michael, and I to the Brick Kiln after our supper.
I had no idea what it was, but it turned out to be interesting, if not completely reminiscent of a type of place I wouldn’t want it to remind me of. I’ll just add some pictures now.
Did I mentioned I’m gorgeous?
Nancy gave me a few of her old shirts.
Moving on. I’m sorry, I just have a lot to tell you before my life begins to be something different and more school oriented.
We made dinner together as a flat.
and while everyone else took outrageous photos of their typhoonness (remember?) we countered it after having begun it with this:
If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know about the Hello Kitty video…I’ll try to get it on here, it’s really worth seeing. So much so, in fact, that a group from Kaosiung copied it.
That’s all I have, Love, Hannah