September 13th, 2016 | Where’s the Milk!

Alexander waiting to see the pediatrician.
Weather Map of Super Typhoon Meranti coming.
Lunch at school. Steamed rice with pork strips and seaweed sauce.
Where’s the milk! The shelves have been emptied in Carrefour.

8:00 a.m. CNN weather news reports the worlds biggest storm in 3 years is heading towards Taiwan. Another super typhoon, named Meranti, which was excessively large. Double the size of Taiwan! Oh, great. Just what we needed for a relaxing long weekend.

9:00 a.m. At the children’s clinic again. Today is a follow-up checkup. Same pediatrician, earlier number. Alexander’s ear problem seems to have cleared up but still has a chest cough. So need to take care of that. With a long weekend and a super typhoon heading this way, I want Alex to he fighting fit!

9:15 a.m. the doctors said that Alex inner ear infection is in remission however there’s still a little bit of infection left and he has extended his antibiotic treatment by another three days. He also gave him some cough syrup for chest cough.

9:45 a.m. dropped Alexander into daycare along with his medicine and a new bag of diapers.

11:00 a.m. Watched a movie called “The Avengers The Age of Ultron”. with my new 3D VR headset. Makes a big difference to a movie using this 3D headset. It feels as if you’re actually in the cinema by yourself. And you can be in any position you want you to be in. You can lie down, stand up or sit in your most comfortable chair and the movie is still straight ahead of you. I like it a lot.

330 p.m. arrived at work to find some afternoon tea waiting for me. Steamed white rice with sliced pork and vegetables topped with a sweet seaweed sauce. Yum

4 p.m. my boss told me that there will most likely be no school tomorrow because of the typhoon. If that is the case it’s going to be a very long long weekend. While this might be most enjoyable it’s also annoying because that means my salary next pay will suffer. Humbug.

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. young learners class. This class is actually two classes combined today because the other teacher is on leave sick.

8 p.m. arrived home and had to go to Carrefour to stock up on food for the long weekend and the incoming typhoon. Had steak and onions for dinner.

8:15 p.m. To my shock there was no more milk in stock. It had been cleaned out by panicked shoppers spooked by the super typhoon approaching. This was rare. People generally don’t do this here, particularly with milk. Milk is not as popular in Taiwan as western countries. Usually the shelves are full of discounted milk stocks. So I left and needed to search for a supply. I like having milk tea in the morning.

9:00 p.m. Where’s the milk? I’d been to a few stores now. This was getting ridiculous. Finally found some in a ‘Family Mart’ convenience store. Phew!

11:00 p.m. received a message on the application LINE from my boss. Tainan has closed all schools and businesses tomorrow because of the typhoon. That makes for a very long weekend.

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