I wish I could say I died so that I’d have a good excuse as to why I haven’t been blogging. But alas, as busy as I have been, it all comes down to me being too lazy. I actually had this (and some following weeks) typed up in a Word document somewhere, but considering how long it’s been, I can’t find any of them. And so here I am, trying to remember and talk about things that happened half a year ago. Clearly I am the best blogger in the world.
So. This REALLY, REALLY LONG POST concludes the AID program. It DOES NOT conclude my time in Taiwan… I’ll get to it later. *Cougheventuallycough* I also realized, upon re-reading my posts in order to blog about this following week, that I missed some things, so I’ll probably just put it in a post of its own. Some things actually happened during tour week (below), but I think this post is long enough so I’ll just save it for next time.Read more
Because I actually wrote this on the first day, and then went off to do stuff and then continued it the second day (edited it to change all the “today”s to “yesterday”s - but I still didn’t finish and now it’s the third day…). I don’t want to do any more editing, so this will count as the second day, and I will make a new blog post for the third day so I can say “today” all I want. SO. This blog post’s “today” is July 10th here in Taiwan, and “yesterday” was the 9th.Read more
I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY TIME TRAVELED, MY FRIENDS. I don’t know what day it is and I have no Wifi so I probably won’t be able to blog much this week. I hijacked my uncle’s computer for a quick second, so this is going to be a real short paragraph but hey I’m fifteen hours in the future so I guess I’m two days late on this blog or something like that I really have no idea. A summary of my life since I left:
- LONG ASS PLANE RIDE where I wanted to cry forever. I didn’t get to sleep because GODDAMMIT IT’S A PLANE and people can be quite obnoxious.
- When I got out of the airport: GODDAMN THIS PLACE IS HUMID SOMEONE OPEN A WINDOW except we were outside and therefore no windows to open.
- It’s not even hot here. It’s just stuffy as hell. Like legit WTF IS UP WITH THIS WHY IS THERE NO WIND
- Typhoon, yo. Walked around all day in a white shirt and shorts and then it started to rain and we had no umbrellas and we just walked in the rain and you know what? It’s not even like.. Wet. It’s already wet here ‘cause it’s humid, so I guess it felt like the rain didn’t make much difference.
- ALLERGIES. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUUUH YO. My nose itches like mad when I leave any building. It irritates me to no end.
- Living with relatives on my mom’s side right now. There’s a girl, 4 years old. Super shy last night, super chill with us tonight. There’s a baby girl, scared of all of us.
- SHOWERS HERE ARE WEIRD AS HELL. There’s a tub, BUT WE DON’T GO IN. We shower outside of the tub. Yeah, I will get into that some other time.
Gotta go now~
So I’m just about done packing. Just gotta shove things into my carry on and throw things into my laptop case and make sure I have everything camera-wise and then I’m all set! Although my flight might be cancelled because of a typhoon.
Complaint: China Airlines has a totally crap website. I found their number on their site and called at 6:11 PM. AJKFDLSA closed. What? I’m calling about information on my flight, and they’re closed. I figure I’ll call in the morning. Now, their site has this “latest news” type area. It says something like “06/18/12 flight TPE (Taiwan airport) cancelled. Check flight status for more information.) So I click on that, and it takes me to a place that wants me to type in my flight number and such. Type it in, and all it tells me is my terminal number and flight time. So some part of the site is telling me it’s cancelled, another part of it is telling me that I’m supposed to be waiting at Terminal 2. Oh, typhoons. You’re going to kill us all.
Yesterday I looked for books I read when I was younger because I have some relatives studying English and they want to read some books. One of the first fantasy books I got into is Inkheart. I’m not a big fan of fantasy, and this one caught me by surprise because I really got into it. It’s a pretty thick book, but I could not put the damn thing down. I decided to pack it and give it to my relatives because it’s a really good read, and if I give it away that means I can go off and buy myself the box set. Yarrrr there are two more books in the series that I haven’t read, so that’s something to look forward to.
I’m going to try and upload pictures regularly while I’m in Taiwan because I’ll be on my laptop (and the card slot works), but no promises. I get really lazy when it comes to uploading photos, as you guys know. Ah, well back to packing…
PS. Missed yesterday because I couldn’t connect to the internet. Don’t know, my computer was acting weird. It wants attention from me before I leave haha
FINALLY finished my teaching plan. Literally like five minutes ago. Ugh it took me so damn long to do. I spent all day on this crap, man.
Woke up at four to go to the flower mart with my mom. It was pretty cool. We were in LA at like five, and apparently you don’t have to put money in the meters until 8AM. The flower mart is basically two streets full of flower store places right next to each other. Very smart.
Then we headed over to the flower shop where my mom made a bouquet and then I helped with a bouquet of HK style roses for a friend of mine and then my mom made a spray. I was totally dying out because I only got like three hours of sleep, and my mom and I get hungry but realize it’s only like ten in the morning and so not time for lunch. I wanted to eat at the Korean place because we were nearby, but seeing as how it was so early, they weren’t even open. So my mom said we’d go there for lunch.
I go home and nap and wake up at around 1 or 1:30 or something. My family (minus Sandy because she went out with her boyfriend) was actually waiting for me to wake up so that we could go eat together, but they got hungry and made lunch instead. They figured my sleep was way more important than waking me up for lunch. I actually only woke up because my sister was talking on the phone or something in our room. She has the tendency to be loud when I’m sleeping.
And now, my teaching plans are done and I still have to do a shitload of laundry and pack all my crap and clean up my painting station. Also, I am very hungry.
Made two more shirts today because I want to get it done before Taiwan. My Tardis shirt was coming along wonderfully when, all of a sudden, BLUE PAINT DRIPPED FROM MY CUP AND ONTO THE SHIRT. I almost cried, man. It’s still a bit visible, but that’s not really the biggest problem. MY WINDOWS ARE MESSED UP. MY TARDIS. *Sobs 5ever* Other than the very obvious errors on my shirt, it looks pretty nice. I just hope it dries the same way and looks beautiful despite my windows. UGH MY WINDOWS. I’m so sad.
In other news, I will be going to the flower mart with my mom tomorrow, which means it will be very early in the morning, meaning I will be awake in less than four hours. Then we’re going to go to the flower shop and make more bouquets and things. And then I guess I’ll come home and clean my room and my house for the whole Saturday thing (especially since I made the living room into my workspace and there is newspaper ALL OVER the floor). And then I’ve got to scan my family’s passports and birth certificates and stuff and work on my teaching plan some more and keep packing and do fifty loads of laundry and then if I have time, I will try to fix my shirt. I can’t believe I’m leaving on Monday. Maybe.
Bad news! Typhoons all up in Taiwan! My flight might be pushed back because they’re predicting a typhoon’s going to hit that day. Also, Taiwan’s flooding, and y’know, rain everywhere, so when I get there, I’ll be cooped up indoors instead of climbing mountains and night-market-ing. And the place that I’ve been assigned to do my teaching? Yeah that’s a place that like NEVER had earthquakes. They haven’t had one in 70 years! Well, they just had three. And the thing is, they built all them power supply things there because it’s a “safe area” what with no earthquakes and all.
Gahhh things are happening too quickly where is all the time going
My internet’s being really stupid. My books came in the mail today! Going to bring them to Taiwan so that I won’t be bored out of my mind when I visit relatives.
I didn’t eat anything until five today, at which point I ate too much because I was so hungry. It all went downhill from there. Despite being full, I had the munchies, which made me fuller. I’m stupid when it comes to food.
I don’t feel like I got anything done today, but TOMORROW. TOMORROW WILL BE PRODUCTIVE.
Woke up today to study a bit, but since I couldn’t fall asleep last night, I woke up two hours later than I had intended to. I only studied for maybe an hour before leaving the house. My mom waited for me to finish my final, and then we went to Super A to buy potatoes because Sandy can’t eat anything that requires chewing, and we figured we’d make mashed potatoes for her. While we were there, we decided to get ingredients for soup too. And might as well buy ice cream and soda for my kids because it’s my last day of work and I decided to give them floats.Read more