Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ain't That Peculiar

This may not be the best picture, but I can't stop looking at it. It makes my heart happy.

It finally happened. It happened as I sat at a large table filled with food I wasn't all that into, being embarrassed completely by the Elders, and being forced into eating that food I did not want to eat...
I love it here. My catchphrase of the past few months returned tonight, "I am so happy!"
It may have taken two weeks, one day, my luggage getting here 4 days later than myself, a bout of sickness with some Chinese drugs, giant bugs in our cupboards, crying in the middle of teaching a class, eating squid and giant shrimp, and riding my stupid bike in the rain for like two hours, but it happened.
And all I have to say is: it sure took long enough!

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve!!
(maybe the fireworks will stop soon so I can sleep...but I doubt it.)

This picture is for my mother. She might not believe me otherwise.


  1. Even with a picture - I still do not believe that you did in fact - put that shrimp into your mouth, chewed it, tasted it and swallowed it! Another question is...have you eaten any vegetables since you have been in Taiwan? I am glad that you are "so happy"! I knew it would take a week or two, but that "one" extra day started to make me wonder if you ever going to adjust!

  2. Haha, that last picture is cute. It took me a while to warm up to shrimp, but I love it now!