February 16th, 2018 Year of the Dog 🐶

Me and Grandma Zhang on Chinese New Years Eve. Alexander’s great grandmother.

Pingtung, Taiwan.

Friday morning.

6:00 a. m. Woke up with a bit of a sore back. I had slept the night on an old style hard top Taiwanese bed at my grandmother in-laws house.

It was new years eve last night and although I hadn’t planned to go south with the rest of the family, as I had orders to complete, I suddenly though I better go to be with them to see in the new year.

So yesterday afternoon I jumped on my scooter and did the insane. Rode all the way from Kaohsiung to Pingtung. Which is about 70 kilometres. I had never done that before, but it wasn’t such a bad trip riding through the southern countryside of Taiwan. And the weather was perfect. But it was tiring by the time I arrived at grandma’s home and Alex was already asleep. So I sat with Grandma, wished her a happy new year and drank two small cans of beer and I was out. Ha.

Southern Taiwan. Rode scooter following the coastline from Kaohsuing City (where the yellow star is) to almost the southern tip of Pingtung (where there is another yellow star) Tip took 2 hours with a lot of beautiful sceneary.

6:30 a. m. Headed back home to Kaohsiung. Need to continue to work on my products.

8:30 a. m Arrived here and had some scrambled eggs for breakfast.

9:00 a. m. Started building some machines.

2:00 p.m. Received a happy new year message from Ariel’s mum. Also she told me she had delivered the Bumble Bee device to her brother-in-law yesterday. He is going to use it to test if it can help his condition. He has early stages of motor neurone disease. We are hoping the device can stimulate his brainwaves enough to try to delay further deterioration or even repair current damage to neurons. He is going to keep a treatment diary for me to review later on. I wish him well.

3:00 p.m. Got a fair bit of work done so I took a break and headed off to the laundromat. I thought I’d better wash all the bedding while no one is home. So Alex can have some fresh clean linen to sleep on when he gets back from the south, which maybe Saturday or Sunday. I’m not sure.

5;00 p.m. laundry done and back at home to continue building machines.

9:30p.m. Decide to have an early night as it as rather late when I slept last night and need some catch up sleep.


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