2014年9月27日 星期六

Introduction 自我介紹: September 23, 2014 九月23日2014年

One of these two people is me!  Maybe the one wearing the flower?

I am an American, though I don't usually self-identify as such.  I usually just tell people I'm from Seattle, and let them work out my nationality for themselves.  Believe it or not, I've met more than a few Taiwanese people who think Seattle is in Canada.  我是美國人, 可是我不常這麼介紹自己.  我通常跟新朋友說我是從西雅圖來的, 讓他們猜想我來自哪個國家.  你可能無法相信, 因為我碰過不少台灣人覺得西雅圖是在加拿大.

I arrived in Taiwan September 1999, which is now 15 years ago.  Yes, 15 years is a long time to be in Taiwan, but not so long as you might think.  I was 25 when I first got here, and now I'm 39.  我在十五年前的1999年9月來到台灣.  十五年真是一段蠻長的時間, 這幾年過得好快.  我25歲來台灣.  現在已經39歲了.

I have green eyes, but many people tell me they are blue.  I don't know why this is.  Maybe people just want to believe that all foreigners have blue eyes.  Under "eye color" it says "green" on my US driver's license.  我的眼睛是綠色的, 可是我不知道為什麼, 很多人覺得它們是藍色的 . 有可能很多台灣人認為白人應該有藍色的眼睛.  我的美國駕駛照上"眼睛的顏色"這一項寫的是"綠色".

A lot of Taiwanese friends are curious to know what my favorite Chinese food is.  It is fried onion cake, or tsong yo bing.  I like to eat them with a lot of hot sauce.  Yes, there are foreigners who like spicy food.  很多台灣朋友問我最喜歡的中國菜是什麼.  我最喜歡的是蔥油餅.  我最喜歡加辣的蔥油餅.  沒錯!  有許多外國人喜歡吃很辣的東西.

I also like snakes.  Really.  I am fascinated by snakes.  I become very excited when we catch them in our school, and I like to see them when I am out riding my bike.  I think that snakes are very interesting animals.  我也很喜歡蛇.  真的.  我對蛇很有興趣.  我們在學校裡抓到蛇的時候我很高興.  我也很喜歡在騎單車的時候看到牠們.  我覺得蛇是一種很有意思的動物.

Today is September 23, 2014 and I am a little tired.  I am tired because I am trying to drink less coffee.  I am also tired because I didn't sleep so well last night.  I had one class this morning, and three classes this afternoon, but today's lesson is easy and I don't expect any trouble.  My only trouble is sitting here, trying to think of things about myself that I haven't said before.  在9月23日2014年的今天有點累.  這是因為我試著少喝一點咖啡.  也是因為我昨天晚上沒睡好.  我今天早上有一節課, 下午有三節, 今天的課都很順利.  唯一的困擾是我坐在這個地方努力想我還沒有寫過的事.

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