Number of vacation days from a full-time teaching job from August 2002-August 2003: 75 days out of 365 days. Almost 20% of the year off. Even more so if you consider the fact that I only work 5 days a week and not all 365 days. I think it comes out to working 180 days out of 240 weekdays a year or only working 75% of all possible workdays a year.
Number of trips to Kenting from Taipei: 5 times within 6 months
Number of times attempting to go whale watching this summer: 4
Number of times actually getting out on the ocean to where the dolphins and whales were: 1
Number of times I wished I could open my eyes long enough to see the whales without feeling an urge to be sick on that one time that I made it out to sea: at least 100
I think I have all of the teachers here beat on the vacation days thing. I fear that I may be too spoiled by all of the vacation time to work anywhere else for the rest of my life.