Although we’ve been in the Western Hemisphere for the past two weeks, this post is about our last month and a half in Kaohsiung.
One dramatic event that happened a week before we left was being evacuated from our apartment. They needed to spray for mosquitos because a student in our building had Denge Fever. Luckily, our quarantine included a two night stay at the lovely beach hotel next to campus. The images below are of us at the hotel and then images of the CDC ready to spray and our apartment empty and covered with plastic:
Both boys had end of the year concerts. Jonah’s class sang “Let’s Go Fly A Kite”:
And Reuben’s class sang songs in Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese:
Marc and I spent our anniversary getting foot massages and eating a nice lunch:
Both Jonah and Reuben’s classes made going away parties. Jonah’s class gave him a very cute t-shirt signed by everyone:
And Reuben’s class sang songs and gave him cards:
Here are a few pictures of things we want to remember like the mopeds and the many things that people can carry while riding them (families of four, dogs, packages, poles, etc.):
The kids actually got to ride on a friend’s moped (albeit on an empty side walk):
We will also remember loose dogs (I don’t think any dogs in Kaohsiung are on leashes):
We’ll remember the boys’ “stores” in our apartment:
Eating banana ice cream at the organic farmer’s market:
Reuben buying the newspaper by himself at Family Mart:
We’ll miss these wacky construction dolls that are supposed to warn you of upcoming construction:
We’ll miss the view of our apartment on Monkey Mountain:
And, of course, the monkeys!