Original Title: Summertime and the livin’ is easy.
[color=#BF0000]Update: Ok, so a bit of a bump here. July 9, from two-ish onwards I will be poolside with a cold beer at easy reach. You’re welcome to join me. There are plenty of shady places, both on the deck and in the pool itself. Beer can be gotten cold and cheap at an on-site convenience store, and food is available at a few small eateries as well. Swim caps are required, but speedos are optional. The best way to get here is to take the MRT to Donghu Station on the new line, and then take a short taxi ride to Lotus Hill. (Shui Lian Shan Zhuang). When you get to security, they’ll want to know who you’re visiting. Tell them you’re meeting me (Anthony van Dyck). My internal extension is 27063 and my cell number is 0935-560-995. Usually they’re pretty good at letting foreigners in without too much hassle.
Who’s coming? Well, me and the wife and kid, and Mr. and Mrs. urodacus. I’m not really expecting that many people to show up because it IS the middle of the week, but if you feel like calling in sick and chillaxing with us, you’re more than welcome![/color]
Now that work has all but stopped for a month, I find myself spending lots of time at the pool. As you can see, it’s pretty gorgeous, and during the week, there really aren’t many people there. Today I was the only one! I ws listening to music, drinking beer and enjoying the sunshine, wondering why there weren’t more people enjoying the pool. Which got me thinking - Is there any interest in a Forumosa pool party? With the new MRT, transportation is a lot easier - MRT to Donghu, and then a short taxi ride to Lotus Hill. The cost of a ticket ($300 for non-members) is off-set by the fact that the beer (available at the on-site convenience store is cheap. Anyway, if you’re interested, let me know. The pool is open every day until 11. If there’s enough interest, I’ll organize it.