#Temple in #Taipei. The #cultural difference between temples mainland #China and #Taiwan was interesting. Taiwan had more varieties of blue, a lot more incorporation of ocean symbolism, and a lot of practicing believers in there praying. In China you have some believers pray, but it’s more like ‘while I’m here.’ In Taiwan the feel is that they normally come, and this is daily life.
Either way, the temples are gorgeous!
We’re still a little stumped by this one. About 8 #cigarette holders were on the table, filled with water and #nosmoking signs🚭.
Ok, I get the ‘no smoking’ 🚭. . . . but then why put out 8 cigarette holders🚬 at all??? If to SAY no smoking, wouldn’t one do the job?😂
They took up a lot of table space, and we were all just rather perplexed 😜
This is my face about 90% of the time while living abroad 😜
Dictionaries? ✅ (4)
Maps? ✅ (2)
Chinese App? ✅ (6 and counting)
Students Phone Numbers for Emergencies? ✅
Sadness, #Chinese still is Such a complex #language! Even after 4 years!
Awwwww, my #student got me this beautiful bookmark for #Christmas. It looks like the Traditional Chinese cut-out #art – with #bamboo leaves and simple window pane style. Love it!
Strange #salad at the steakhouse the other night 😜 Back in #America when I was a kid, we use to blow in the leaves and make ‘#toad bellies’. 😂 Had no idea you could #Eat them!!!
🎤’The boys are back in town!’🎵 😜My free souvenir from Nature’s Republic in #Korea – two of the singers from the #cpop band #EXO. I only knew Lay, and that’s because he’s always on KFC stuff in #China. 😂 Fit perfect with my piano music box, right! .❤ Now they can join my #JYJ (#jaejoong #junsu #yoochun) collection!
Haha! My Uncle used to own a #Cheese plant – this picture is for him. He is the totally awesomest dude ever! Miss you! And Everyone who has lived in China and knows the tragedy that is life without cheese!