Sunday, September 26, 2004

Do you like my new phone? It is water resistant, shock resistant and most importantly Roger resistant. I has a camera (which I don't need) and has ever little funtion imaginable to help me organise my brain and life. I can now store 1000 appointments/birthdays etc. My old phone could only store 50 which quickly got used up. I'm hoping it will be as relieable and long lasting as my fantastic old phone was. I'm a Siemens fan. Posted by Hello

Friday, September 24, 2004


That's a crazy work day.

9 am - wake up
9:15 - exercise and shower
9:45 - breakfast
10:00 - devotional time
10:20 - clean up sort out books etc.
10:30ish - head off to branch.
10:45 - mark frantically
12:30 - grab lunch
12:40 - take back defective cable for my new phone
13:00 - head back to branch
13:05 - mark frantically
13:25 - drive like a maniac to my other branch to deliver some books.
13:30 - drive like a crazy maniac to my other branch.
13:45 - Eat my lunch
13:55 - Great (sarcasm). I have 5 minutes to prepare for my Treehouse class.
2:00 - Treehouse class
4:00 - Write comments in communication books as fast as I can. Clean classroom. Rush
4:15 - Prepare to be a substitute teacher for Craig's class. I have little idea what's going on.
4:30 - OK here we go, Clubhouse class.
6:30 - (see 4:00 entry)
6:45 - Drive like a psycho maniac back to my main branch.
6:50 - Run inside. Rush
6:55 - Great (sarcasm). I have 5 minutes to prepare for my Advanced 'Modern English' class.
7:00 - Here we go again. Damn, I'm hungry.
8:50 - Whew. The day's over. NOT!!!!
8:50 - (see 4:00 entry)
9:05 - Give a kid a telephone test.
9:10 - Supper time.
9:15 - Phone other branch to discuss disasterous test results with one of my Chinese co teachers.
9:45 - Discuss something to do with schedules of kids I'm interviewing tomorrow.
10ish. Begin comments in Treehouse books.
10:30ish - Frantically pack up and gather things to get out before the branch closes.
10:40 Finish writing comments in the rest of the Treehouse books on my scooter seat.
11:00 Stop into McDonald's.
11:30 - head home after staring into space for a good 15 minutes.
12:00 - here I am.

This is the outlook for the next 24 hours:

12:15 am - commence marking QD4 homework books.
1:15 am - take a break
1:30 am - commence marking CD2 homework books
2:30 am - sleep.

OK I'm bored now and so are you.
Must work must work must work must work must work.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

I can't believe it!

AAAHHH! I'm going grey! I'm only 24 and a friend pulled out a grey hair from my head this morning. I was totally freaked out, so I went onto the net and found out that early grey hair comes as a result of your genetics. However, I still reckon the lifestyle change has something to do with it. Those darn kids... Posted by Hello
This unbelievably coloured stone is a special type of Jade, found in Taiwan (exclusively?). It's totally natural. Amazing. Posted by Hello
Photographically, this is a terrible shot, but I wanted you to see the kind of treasure you can find at Taichung's Jade market. It's incredible the wealth of stuff there. I'm sure some of these items were centuries old. There doesn't seem to be an interest in traditional Chinese culture from many of the Taiwanese people themselves. The most interested people there were all foreigners. Pity. Posted by Hello
I can't believe I haven't posted a picture of my beloved scooter before! Well, anyway, this is how I get around Taichung. It's fast and works all the time. I smaaks it. Posted by Hello

Sunday, September 05, 2004

I thought you might find it interesting what I carry around with me all day. Add a digicam to this list. I keep it all in a moonback thing which my friends have dubbed my 'wife' because it never leaves my side! Posted by Hello
The red in this photo is actually the torch shining through my hand. Posted by Hello
I've wanted to do this photo for a long time. It's not great but you get the idea. I used my new LED torch. Posted by Hello
This would be the scariest piture I've ever taken! Sorry to freak you out, but I was experimnting and I thought it turned out well. Pulses of light from my new LED torch during a 15 second exposurre time are what created this pic. Posted by Hello