September 07, 2008

A Little RandoMnesS

Taipei Traffic

This golden buddah is only a 20 min scooter ride from's huge. Just below him there was a lot of movement and noise from Tai Chi peeps...when all of a sudden I looked over to see...

...this dude. Something I loved to do in high school during that new business class they were trying to implement.

I like contrast

My homeboy Steve-o (from work) got invited to our curch dance...ha ha...and he came. It was good times. The little dude is the bishops son, Hou Ray.

Debby. My landlord's daughter. She and her mom also came to our church dance. hee hee. I love how she can rock the knee high socks/sneakers (a common style among many of the females here).

Debby's mom and Wesley (2nd Counselor in Bishopric) live at the dance.

Traditional Market. Reading the paper until someone comes along to buy a

Black or white chicken...take your pick.

Ever heard of a....ChicKeN LumP? Seriously...chicken lump? It's called Chinglish. Hilair.

Here's what it looks like! They're tasty.

Fried Pork Fiber. A common condiment that you will find on almost anything. The missionaries call it...carpet meat because it kind of does look like carpet fibers? It's not...bad.

Some locals took me on a ride up this "famous" mountain (BTW everything is prefixed with the word FAMOUS) that lead to tea farms and other various things. There are 36 bends (and more) that are labeled. Well as we came around bend 24 there was nothing in sight...

but this! This PoweR CHaiR. I was dying. It was the most random thing to see amongst the many mountain bends!

Debby driving the car. My dad let us do this sometimes on our grandpas tractors or on the freeway. Kind of a scary thought.

A shortcut DOOR! who does that!? I thought it was cool.

I slept in this cafe. I went to visit a different part of Taiwan and it was my friend's friend...Let's just say cool place, but glad it was only one night.

I think this is hiliarious. Whenever the kids come out of the bathroom their pants get twisted every which way...I love big yellow underwear pulled up high...don't you! too cute.

When the school year ends seems like every school has a big graduation performance (Chinese and English Schools). This was for my bushiban kid's (Chinese school graduation). On the mic-the principle. Holding the cake-her mom. The cartoon characters-who knows. RaaaaaaaanDooooooM.

Some NOble Grad pics (a post on this later). Monkey happiness...not. But they're cute.

Uh...I was going for sentimental, but Justin was going for "ahhh get me out of this ridiculous rabbit costume". Seriously I think I was dreaming about it all being over. We all wanted a break by the end of the semester.

Angel the Rabbit-digging for some lunch before her performance.

Something about the way it's written...makes all the difference in "the" sign. love it.

Sometimes you just want to wear your sunglasses ALL day long, even when you sleep. Nicky did.

I didn't realize the calendar dude had a cig in his mouth until the end of the semester. oops.

Another random comment from Jeffrey's dad. I like the use of the word "flaunted"...yes...flaunted.

Ummm awkward friend-hug-struggle kind of moment?

Got to line up your shoes before you enter music class. A little scary how straight they're placed...and placed by the children no less.

My screen saver. Jeffrey and Sophia lovin their snack time...ah the Good times!


Heather Aleece said...

Ahhh, I love these pieces of where you are and the bits of randomness.
My favorite is the picture of you and your little guy. I can't believe how gorgeous you are...not kidding.
It is great to glimpse into what life is like for you now. LOVE

The Sorensen Bunch said...

ha ha ha ha I know you were IN the cartoon outfit---don;t lie! I also have to die about the cig hanging out of your calendar dudes mouth!just tell them it is a smokin' lollipop. Wish i were there to tear it up on the floor- I can only imagine the music!!! BTW-BASKETBALL all the way baby!!!! I think you should keep steve as a friend!Those kids are so super lucky and dang CUTE...they should be flaunting you!

Tina (Hickman) Ottley said...

My Favorite has to be the power chair? It just makes you wonder what in the world is the story there? and seriously....have you looked into the world of photography? Your pictures are so amazing!

Brad & Lindsey: said...

love it. love your life. love you.

Razzle Dazzle Mom said...

Love the pics, they are awesomely random. lol. I lolve seeing where you are and those kids... just too too cute! And I want some chicken lump!

Kathryn said... cute and fun! I want to see more pictures of you too...Love you! Sounds so exciting. So happy for you...Loves, Loves, Loves!!!

Charie said...

I agree with have an eye in photography. The dead animals really freaked me out...I think you remember my phobia of meat on bone and deveining chicken. I am a wimp when it comes to animals.

The twisted pants comment made me laugh so hard because I have seen that so much with Kai(more last year) but it is so funnY!

Also loved the cig picture!
HAA HAA made me laugh.

I love you!

ps. ? about the house blog...would it actually play for you and you still saw double exposed pictures or just before playing?

T-Ray said...

What an amazing experience! I almost feel like you are on another mission. Actually, I guess you are :) I swear you are the next Mother Theresa. Seriously- YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

Angela M said...

Man. I'm new to this blog thing but I'm already hooked on yours. I've been laughing out loud by myself at my house over your pics and comments. I can't believe I forgot you even had a blog! I suck. I wish I had had big, stuffed, lifesized cartoon characters at MY graduation! Also, HILARIOUS about you teaching the kids that smoking is cool and so is truck it.