Friday, July 18, 2008
About Last night
Okay. Right now it's 6 am Saturday. I was going to write about Friday night, but the internet was kicking my behind. Here is Jon who had to have a Taiwanese beer, well we both did right before we crashed for the night.
The city is huge with buildings everywhere and as many buildings as they could pack into a small space. I've never been to New York city, but my guess is that this is what it would be like. There are stores here that I'm sure I don't make enough money to shop in. High class, which of course I am NOT.
We look like tourists. We didn't bring our cameras with us last night b/c we didn't want to look like a tourist. That didn't help. People stare at us. Really stare at us. It makes me feel weird.
LOST- You walk down this road to this road, down this alley and the next thing you know....you can't find your hotel and you didn't get a hotel card with the address on it. We're very smart like that. So we hailed a taxi. And three minutes later..back at the hotel. We weren't that far off. But felt stupid.
THE CITY: you forget that we're in a foreign country. It's very modern. scooters everywhere. You need skills to cross the street. At first it was a bit scary, but we're getting used to it. Jon only almost got hit once. He stepped out into the intersection, next thing you know he had a scooter on one side and another one almost hit him. He just froze like a deer in headlights. It was cute. It's very clean. Everyone is pretty polite.(except for the staring thing) It's quiet for how many people are here. I feel like I just want to call out "Auntie" or "Uncle" and see how many people turn around.
LANGUAGE BARRIER: Know how you smirk b/c foreigners just smile and shake their head yes like they understand. Well I find myself just smiling and shaking my head yes like I really understood what they just said to me.
SHORTS: our agency said women don't typically wear shorts. I saw plenty with shorts and flips on. I didn't bring any. The weather is just like back home, hot, humid, rainy in the afternoon(oh and a typhoon just came through). The difference is Jon and I typically don't wander around in the heat all day. If we are out in the heat there's an ocean or a pool close by.I feel like I need to shower every hour. I wish I had shorts.
YAHOO-it's in Chinese., I haven't figured it out yet. If you want to email us, use our home(not yahoo) email
CRIB: We have an empty crib in our room........
at 5:58 PM