Ok - I’ll weigh in on this…
Do I like it here? No. Do I hate it with a passion? Some days, definitely. Why do I stay? Because I signed a 1 year contract and I intend to honour it.
This year in Taiwan has been very interesting. Being 43 and having never done this before (i.e. teach or live abroad), it has been an experience. But, make no mistake, I will be quite happy when I can head back to Canada again.
Life is what you make of it. Some things you get into, are great and other stuff, not so good. I take everything with a grain of salt. Not everything one does is supposed to turn out so perfect.
Life is just a giant volleyball game - and in 5 months, I will rotate to my next position… Until then, I will keep chanting
“A-A-A ah ah ah An apple”
to a bunch of 7 year olds with a smile…
Martin in LuChou.