April 17th, 2017 | Paper Roos

Kaohsiung. Monday. 30°c.

Clear skies.

8:00 a.m. Dropped Alexander into daycare. This week he has his original teacher which is nice. I like that the teachers are rotated. It keeps everything fresh. Good for the kids and teachers.

Another good thing. Yesterday after speaking to mum and dad on Skype I was able to.book them a nice hotel room in the Kaohsiung Skytower. The skytower is Kaohsiung’s tallest building. And was originally the tallest before the Taipei 101 was built. It was also designed by the same archetect. So there are some similarities in the design. But the 85 building as locals call it has an interesting design. It’s shaped in the word ‘Kao” or “Gao’ from Kaohsiung. Kao means tall. Hsiung means Brave. So Kaohsiung is the tall brave city. Nice. Incidently the characters of Kaohsiung are actually written in Japanese Kanji, not Chinese. Alrhough they look the same they are pronounced differently. Takao is Kaohsiung in Japanese. Takao is a beautiful area in Kyoto, Japan.

11:30 a.m Took the scooter to the repair shop. Already fed up with this stop and start routine. To my delight it was only something simple. The screw that keeps the engine idling at the correct rate was loose. So the mechanic flipped a panel, dropped a screwdriver in, gave it a twist and I was on my way. The best thing. No charge.

2:00 p.m. Elementary class grade 2. Sometimes to keep students on their toes and make things more interesting I will add an extra activity. Today I decided to use Australia as the subject of the activity. So after learning a little about the great southern land we made paper Kangaroos.

430 p.m. Elementary class grade 4.

6:00 p.m. Murphy 1 on 1.

7:00 p.m. Home time. It was a pleasant ride home back to Kaohsiung. I hope this weather continues with us during mum and dad’s stay. That will makes things great.

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