Well, folks. Time really does fly when you are having fun. Taiwan, a small country next to mainland China, is home to many new experiences for me. Paganism has become more vivid and real, and antiquated systems of salutation and general style of living, although having a touch of western influence, speaks volumes to the phrase, “we aren’t in Kansas anymore”. Indeed, I am as far from Kansas as ever, but having the time of my life.
For anyone who doesn’t know, I’m teaching English in the district of Taoyuan City Dayuan, Taiwan. Fifteen hours by plane (give or take) brought me to this little island, riddled with foreign-ness, and more than I could have ever imagined.
Luckily, the priests that are graciously hosting myself and Andrew, have a good grasp of English, Spanish, and Chinese, and with their help, we can get about everything we need, save a good steak and fries. Among one of the many differences from life at the North American college, or home in the states, is the dramatic difference in food. Yes, the Chinese food is VERY different here than what is sold at home, and yes, it IS MUCH better – I’ve had my fair share.
Please keep praying for me, and know of my prayers for you!
God Bless and Enjoy the pictures!