I look forward in years. I will be here for next school year. I am still toying around with the idea of sticking around for another year after that. Of course, in that time, my French/North African man (francophonic man in general) may have found another American to bestow his EU privileges on.
Oh, decisions, decisions…
I look at this 18-month anniversary as being my halfway point on my time in Taiwan because if I am only going to be here for three years, then my time is half gone (I know, rather pessimistic of me to say). Today, on my Taiwan anniversary, I reflected back on what I had accomplished since I first stepped off that plane and into my boss’ chauffeured car (yes, I got a chauffered ride in my school owner’s black Mercedes from CKS Airport to Taipei the day I arrived in Taiwan). My gosh that seems so long ago. Anyways, I thought back on the fact that I have not accomplished a whole lot except picking up enough Mandarin to function day-to-day without using any English, but not enough to hold interesting conversations with anyone. I would like to be a little more productive in my learning Mandarin for the second half of my stay here. And then I had Chicken Tikki Masala for dinner…the best meal on a day like today, I think.
I would love to hold a games club shindiggery chez moi, but first I have to move in. I have already started sending my new address to people back home. I guess I’ll have to finally change my location on here as well. No more mountain dwelling for me:
I’m moving into the big city!