Tuesday June 30th, 2009

There was a scheduled air raid drill today in Taiwan. I was hiking when the first alarm went off. As I came out of the mountains, the streets were silent. It was kind of eerie. I've heard the drills before but have always found myself to be indoors or perhaps not in the city.

During these drills, cars and people are to remain stationed until a second alarm sounds. The drill runs for a half hour period in the early afternoon. The police officer wouldn't even let us walk two shops over to the 7-11. Serious stuff!

Friday June 26th, 2009

My blog is lacking. Life seems a bit yawnish after the excitement of India. Don't get me wrong. I love life in Taiwan but it's back to routine. Exercise, work, study ... deciding on the next goal.

July 1st brings me to summer camp which means a 34 hour work week .... yikes! That's about 12 more hours than I'd like. It's been a few years since I've put in some real time.

Summer camp is a seven and a half week program. After, I'll be granted one week of holidays. I'm half tempted to jump to the mainland to check things out. I am overly due for a new computer though. I may have to settle for a week at the Lotus Hill pool ... a.k.a. Club Med.

I am aiming for a trip back to Canada in February 2010. My cousin is getting married so it seems like a good time to go. I've not met some of my cousins kids as of yet and apparently they are taking toys to show and tell?!

Times passes a little too quickly. At times I feel as though I'm getting old but then at others, I feel as though it's just the beginning.

Funny how that works ...

Home Alone ...

My roommate is in the process of moving out. He's at his new place but his things are still here. I don't know how much he'll get to this weekend with the weather. It's calling for rain, rain and then more rain.

I am taking some time to do absolutely nothing. My goal this weekend is to watch movies. I can count the number of movies I've seen in 2009 on one hand.

I don't mind rainy weekends so much.

Saturday June 6th, 2009

It's hard to believe it's already June. Today is a regular working day to make up for the four day weekend we were granted last week due to Dragon Boat Festival.

I've had many questions going through my head in the short time I've been back. Stay in Taiwan or make a move? Continue studying Chinese or let it go? Make a new travel plan or make a new travel plan? Definitely a new travel plan!

Work is not so easy to find these days, but I guess that's going on everywhere in the world. I've been told my hours will be cut at the start of the new semester. The positive to that is I will be on a four day work week which is appealing. Fingers are crossed for making up the loss of cash through other means.

Looking at my blog, it's flooded with India. The desire to go back remains strong. I don't have much of a desire to go into work today but it's more money towards starting something new. The big question is what?