Kaohsiung / Tainan, Taiwan.
Wednesday. Overcast. 23°c.
12:30 p.m. On the way to Tainan. The air is clear and cool. The sky grey and white with a little blue here and there. Around Gangshan area, which is between Kaohsiung and Tainan I usually ride under a small overpass where an old man stands next to a foldable table and seems to be selling tea pots and tea cups. I have seen him there every day I pass for the last 6 months or so. I have never seen any customers. Talk about perseverance. He may just be a pensioner with nothing else to do, so he passes the time by hoping to sell some roadside wares. Regardless I think he deserves a reward. So sometime next week on my way to work I am going to stop, have a look and buy something. I have no idea what. Buy by something. He deserves something. Maybe I might even have an interesting conversation. You never know who people are. So, we’ll see.
1:30 p.m. Arrived in Tainan. Got some fruit and crackers from the local supermarket. Fruit for me, crackers for the students.
2:00 p.m. Elementary grade 3. So what are we learning today? Learning some basic school supplies and asking questions “What does she have ?”,”She has some chalk.”. Very simple, but usefull.
3:30 ~ 430 1 on 1 with Samuel.
4:40 pm ~ 530 p.m. 1 on 1 with Anli. I enjoy teaching Anli the most I think. Her comprehension of language is very good along with her logic.
7 p.m. Arrived home. Need to take our new printer to have it mod chipped. When you buy printers these days they have special ink cartridges with microchips on them that keep track of jow much ink is left. Which is good. But when they are empty and you try to refil them they will still say they are empty because of their microchip and the printer will reject them. A Mod chipped printer will reset the cartridges and tell them they are new again and therefore let you refill endlessly until they wear out. Converting a printer isn’t cheap but the amount of money you save not having to buy new ink cartridges all the time is worth it.