In which the author of this blog asks himself the important questions - these being the questions from the Dino on the Go! textbooks, Level 1 and Level 2.
1. What's your name?
I don't like putting my name on this blog. Before, when I had my name on it, every week or so I'd get weird e-mails from princes in Africa, or guys looking to invest their money, or guys who were ready to offer me "an exciting business opportunity." Now I don't get those kind of e-mails half as much.
2. How old are you?
I'm 42 in Western years (though it pains me to say it), and 43 in Chinese (lunar) years (though it pains me to say it even more). This means that I was born in the year 1975, which was a year when many of the progressive rock and glam rock bands started to suck. It was also a year before cell phones and personal computers. But I don't really remember any of that because I was 0 years old in Western years, or 1 year old in Chinese (lunar) years.
3. What's this?
I think I know what it is. But why are you pointing it at me?
4. What color is this?
It looks a little red. Maybe you should have a doctor take a look.
5. Are you tall?
By Taiwan standards, yes. By Western standards, not so much. I am a few fractions of an inch below six feet, and this is tall enough. Kids in my school like to tell me that I'm very tall, but this is never said to me back home.
6. Is it big?
Hell yes it's big! It is, in fact, HUGE.
7. Who's she?
[I wrote a very flippant response to this question, but later deleted it because it would get me into a lot of trouble if my coworkers read it.]
Instead I will just say that "she" is lovely. Whoever "she" may be!
8. Are you a student?
Jobwise I am a teacher. But I try to keep my mind open. I try to learn new things, and I continue to study Taiwan's culture and languages. I doubt that I'll ever be finished with such studies.
Culture Shock 文化衝擊
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