September 30th, 2016 | Slippery little sucker

Cloudy. 32°C. Kaohsiung. Taiwan. 8:00 a.m. Chia returned to work this morning after four days off due to the typhoon. I'm keeping Alexander at home today even though his eye has recovered. I would like to have at least a few days with him without having to deal with some kind of sickness. He can … Continue reading September 30th, 2016 | Slippery little sucker


September 29th, 2016 | Snuff Dreams

Kaohsiung. Taiwan. Overcast. 26C. 1p.m. Woke suddenly from a mid day nap. I just had what I call a 'Snuff Dream', which feel very real, intense and frightening. Snuff dreams are dreams that you experience your own sudden death. I've had a few of them through the years. And they certainly make you evaluate your … Continue reading September 29th, 2016 | Snuff Dreams

September 28th, 2016 | Teachers Day

6:00 a.m. woke to the sound of rain. The water has stopped dripping inside the bedroom thank goodness. It looks like it will be a very windy and rainy day. I read on the morning news that 4 people had died in the typhoon. 7:00 a.m. not a good time to run out of toilet paper. … Continue reading September 28th, 2016 | Teachers Day

September 27th, 2016 | Typhoon Tyranny

6:00 a.m. Light rain had already started when I woke this morning. Typhoon Megi has enshrouded the whole island. No winds yet, just drizzle. But I would imagine heavy rains and winds in.the north. 6:30 p.m. Gave Alex 230ml of milk. Applied his eye drops as he was drinking. Eyes were still 'glued' shut when … Continue reading September 27th, 2016 | Typhoon Tyranny

September 26th, 2016 | Elementary, my dear Watson.

Kaohsiung. 32°c. Overcast. Chance of rain 40%. Monday. 6:00 a.m. Alex was up early but started crying because he couldn't open his eyes. They were truly stuck together so I used a wet tissue and carefully stroked his eyes down to remove the gunk that was keeping them closed. Definitely going back to the eye doctor … Continue reading September 26th, 2016 | Elementary, my dear Watson.

September 25th, 2016 | Chibi Maruko 

Sunday. Kaohsiung. Taiwan. 31°c. Partly sunny. 11:00 a.m. Went to a local burger chain called "Dan Dan Burger" to get lunch. Dan Dan is like KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) except it sells western styled take out food along with traditional Taiwanese fast foods. Their food is made from fresh produce. They use real chicken meat … Continue reading September 25th, 2016 | Chibi Maruko 

September 24th, 2016 | The 2%

Tainan, Taiwan. Mostly cloudy 31°C. Saturday. 6:00 a.m. Alex was up and about in.his mormal playroom routine. His eyes are much better today. Yesterday morning he couldn't open one eye because of conjunctivitis. But that doesn't seem to be a problem today. Great. 9:00 a.m. Chia went down to the local morning markets to buy … Continue reading September 24th, 2016 | The 2%