Saturday, January 27, 2007

Earthquake MkII

My internet hasn't been working since we got another earthquake. A 6.2 is never fun, even when it's a couple of hundred km away. So my internet's been messed.

Just if you were wondering...living in an apartment is kind of like living in a tent. No insulation, so if you heat the apartment (the heaters here are nothing but giant toasters), at night you get a lot of condensation when things cool down, and everything gets wet (like the inside of a tent). So you have to keep the windows open. Makes it even harder to heat....it's a losing battle.

IF you're interested, I'm teaching mostly online now. Notice all the women are first? That's Asia for you....

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

90 years old and cold

Happy birthday to Ernest Borgnine, or as I remember him, Dominic Santini, or as dad remembers him, Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale.

NEways, just to let you know, Taiwan is FREAKING COLD!! Colder than Canada, in fact.

Don't believe me? Well. when it's 10C outside, it's 10C inside too. Taiwan has no heating or insulation, so you can't escape the cold. In Canada, you bare the cold for awhile, but once inside, you're tosty. There's no escaping it here.

It's damn cold in the morning!!