We got back into our Chinese class which it seems like we missed a lot. The week went as any other normal week. This weekend we went to Sun Moon Lake for the second time. This time it was a free trip that our school put on for their employees. We left Saturday afternoon, first stopping in Puli ( a well sized city). It is best known for it's famous brewery of rice wine and chew (a cross between wine and whisky really not good). The place was real big and for some reason there was nothing looking like a brewery that we could find, who would of thought.
(Allie here...jay writes too slow) We got to our nice hotel that was walking distance to the lake but in the woods far enough to feel distance from the action. The action was a great abiriganal ballet show. We went to the sow that night carrying lanterns which was really cool and of course about 10 of us foreigners were brought on stage.. jay and I included... in front of about 1000 people and made fools of. They told us to pretend we were part of the ballet.... bad idea.... but at least the crowd seemed to get a good laugh out of it.
The next day consisted of the Hess group heading to an aboriginal amuesment park...equivilant to something you might see in Cherokee... just like they have tribal stuff and then a casino here they have tribal stuff and then an amusement park.... It was a beautiful day and we got to enjoy a lot of nice rides... roller coaster.... water rides... and what not.... Then it was back to Taichung to get ready for our long week of teaching. Jay and I went to see the Kite Runner very good movie by the way but of course a little disturbing now I am in the process of reading the book which Jay has already finished. On Monday we had our 3 month training for work..... which was a waste of our time since we don't get paid for it. Very frusterating. Oh and I found out this week...that a drink that I love here called Pearl Milk Tea or Bubble Milk Tea... which is milk and tea and these little ball things at the bottom is approximately 1200 calories.... needless to say I am not drinking that for a very long time...... Classes have been good and Jay and I are waiting for the arrival of my best friend Anna on Sunday she will be here for a week. Good times.... Well we will report back later.... Keep reading the blog and hope you enjoy the pictures.