I'm back! Did you miss me? :D It's sort of funny how I get more comments about my blog when I neglect to update it as often. I didn't realize people actually notice when I don't post! But it's nice to know that you care and want to see more, and I'll do my best to get back into the swing of things. I've been (kind of ) busy and (very) distracted and (incredibly) lazy lately, and it's so hard to fight inertia. So I'm making it easier for myself by starting with a quick update.
Let's see... what have I been doing since my last post? I had a great dinner with Auntie Audrey and her family — we had Italian food followed by Häagen-Dazs at the flagship store in Taipei. Benson is adorable and super smart and not at all shy about sharing his thoughts and I enjoyed talking with him and with Auntie Audrey.
I also went karaokeing (is that a word?) with my coworkers. It was fun! Unlimited food and lots of singing (of course). I'm so proud of myself for knowing enough Mandopop to be able to sing along to quite a few of the songs (being able to read most of the lyrics helped). They did have a limited selection of English songs as well so I sang a few of those too. I took lots of cool photos of my coworkers singing that I'll show you... er, eventually.
And then this past weekend was 端午節 (Dragon Boat Festival) so I took advantage of the three-day weekend to visit my friends at NTHU. I worked on photos while they studied for finals, played monopoly, stayed up late to talk, went to FHL's sport competition, had dinner with my E-camp students, and basically enjoyed myself a lot (although I must admit I was super exhausted). Unfortunately I also managed to injure my finger and lose my cell phone this past weekend. :( Oops.
Other than that, things are going great. I do experience ups and downs — sometimes I think, "wow this is so cool I can't believe I'm actually living in Taiwan and being all independent and adventurous and having so much fun!" but there are also times when I think "omg I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm totally going to end up being a useless bum for the rest of my life!" For the most part, though, I love being in Taiwan and am not in any hurry to move back to the States (sorry Mom and Dad). And I'm going to try harder to make the most of being here and stop giving in to my laziness and apathy so often.
Which means I'll be blogging again. I did manage to process a few photos over the weekend (not as many as I would have liked, alas) so I'll be posting the May Food Post this week. The photos aren't as pretty this time but the food is more interesting, I think. Anyway, you'll see when it goes up.
Hope you've been doing well! And thanks for reading. :)