2014年5月5日 星期一

Thoughts 9


Item: Pizza is f*&king yummy.  A new pizza place opened up in Dulan 都蘭 recently, near Marino's Kitchen.  I keep wanting to call it "Dulan Diner," but their name is really "Dulan Dinner."  I've had their pizza once already, and I'm looking forward to going back there tomorrow.

Item: Triathlons are scary if you recently purchased clip pedals for the first time.  Since my shoes now attach themselves to my bike pedals, I'm worried about falling off my bike during the upcoming Puyuma Triathlon.  I will be joining the 51.5 KM, and I will be happy if I can a) not fall off my damn bike, and b) run the entire course.  If it's cloudy, I should have no problem with the running.

Item: The spring semester is almost over.  According to the paper on my desk we have only two months, or eight weeks remaining.  Add to this the fact that my English class, my English club, and all of the sixth grade classes will be ending early.  I will be especially happy after the Taitung County English competition concludes this month.  I look forward to getting my lunches back.

Item: Sometimes translating myself into Chinese is surprisingly easy, other times it's amazingly difficult.  I thought I would have no end of trouble with that "Second Thoughts 反思" entry, but it turned out to be shockingly simple.  Maybe it's because I read more science articles in both languages.  Maybe it's because I was more interested in the subject.  Maybe both.  There have been other times when I wrote something that I thought was so basic, only to later discover that it was full of mistakes.

Item: It is now two days later, and the Puyuma Triathlon was yesterday.  I didn't fall off my bike and I managed to run the entire thing.  Aside from a slow swim (not my fault, just too many people in the water), it was my best tri ever.

Item: Saw Star Wars yesterday without realizing that May 4th has somehow been declared "Star Wars Day".  What are the odds?  I've also been revisiting some of the other big films from the late 70s and early 80s.  Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Back to the Future, Mr. Mom... and so on.  Ah, those were the days.

Item: If I could be anywhere else right now, I'd be at that night market I went to in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Those spring roll things I ate there were so yummy.  Or maybe I'd be in Seattle, at the Crab Pot, having fish and chips.  Or at that Cantonese restaurant in Taipei.

So.  Hungry.  Now!

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