OK, OK, I get it. No names or personal details. No invasions of privacy. But keep it in mind that a lot of people have similar names, and a lot of people find themselves in similar situations. But yeah, I get it. Whatever.
I. Up the Coast
Maybe my ex-coworker's grandma is in her nice fang dze on the hill. Maybe her other chin ren are there, those people who were good at sorting 咖啡豆. Maybe they're selling more of their 咖啡豆 now.
Perhaps R and his family are in that room they rented up in 美山. Perhaps R is getting ready to go chong lang. Perhaps T is playing in that jang peng I left there.
It might be that some dramatic event is consuming the foreign community in 都蘭 even as I type this. It might be that someone slept with someone else they weren't supposed to sleep with. It might be about du pin, it might be about old grudges, or it might be about harsh words spoken after a few pi jiou.
II. Up the Valley
It's possible that the yoga teacher is still holding classes in 池上. It's possible she has many shuei sheng now. It's possible she's quietly getting rich up there.
My tai tai may or may not be teaching a class. She may or may not be sitting in an ban gong shr using the 電腦. She may or may not be talking to coworkers.
It could be that someone in 鹿野 is drinking too much. It could be that this person is going to kai che very soon. It could be that I'll soon read about this ren in the newspaper.
III. In the City
Possibly someone is eating their 早餐. Possibly they're having a chi sse dan bing with milk tea. Possibly someone else is cleaning up a nearby juo dze, and a third person is possibly cooking.
Odds are that J is teaching Math or 國語. Odds are one of the students in her class isn't juan shin. Odds are it's raining wai mien, with the wind blowing the trees back and forth.
Conceivably someone's soaking in a 溫泉. Conceivably jhan ji are taking off from the air base north of town. Conceivably fishermen are out on yu chuan, trying to catch enough to pay back loans or to pay off houses.
IV. Down South
Maybe someone is lighting incense in a 廟. Perhaps someone is burning garbage. It might be that someone is celebrating a birthday. It's possible someone's hunting in the shan chu. It may or may not be that someone's buying a bag of betel nut. It could be that someone's picking up a bao guo from 7-11. Possibly kids are playing basketball. Odds are that a train is passing through. Conceivably jing cha are policing, babies are crying, and older people are talking about older times. Maybe I even have a friend or two down there, or even friends that I have yet to meet.
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