Saturday. Overcast. 26°c.
630a.m. Bottle feed for Alex. Then it is toys time. I have started limiting Alexander to his tablet usage. Not that there is a problem, but to avoid having a problem in future. I would rather him spend endless time playing with his assortment of toys and puzzles. One of his favorite puzzles is a shapes box. It’s a plastic cube with 3 different shaped holes on each side. And of course there are 12 shaped plastic blocks you can place in each hole. He can.do a few but not all of them at the moment. He also uses the cube as a chair to sit on and as a giant rattle.
12:30p.m. Heading off to Tainan for Mia’s private class.
The air quality today is terrible. Thanks to one of the world’s greatest polluters, China. Even though Taiwan is a green island we can’t escape China’s foul air if the weather patterns decided to blow it our way. Very nasty and annoying. Kaohsiung was not too bad, but Tainan is bad. Airflow in Tainan isn’t as good as Kaohsiung. Pitty such a lovely old city has to deal with the stench of its foul neighbor across the Taiwan strait.
2:30 p.m. Arrived at Mia’s home for her 2 hour lesson. Today we continued with Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain. In today’s story Huckleberry Finn and his friend Jim are hit by a steam boat on the river and seek refuge in a small hut nearby. Inside the hut is a woman who tells Finn about some boy who got murdered by his drunkard father. Huck realizes the story is about him and unconvincingly pretends he is a girl. When the woman is distracted by the arrival of her husband Huck goes on the run again.
5:00p.m. Headed back to Kaohsiung. Need to drop into the baby store before I get home and buy a bag of diapers and some sanitizing alcohol.
7:00 p.m. Home again, home again jiggity jig.