Well it has been a while and there is lots to tell.
I am not quite settled in Taiwan. I have been here 3 months now, have gotten a good hand of the teaching, am a strong scooter driver and have a very productive daily routine going.
Kindergarten continues to be quite enjoyable. We are currently preparing graduation performances. It is actually quite intense. The kids have to do two plays (one English and one Chinese) plus a series of speeches. I can't imagine having to do all that when I was so young.
The higher levels are also becoming easier. I still occasionally struggle explaining some grammar patterns but i am figuring it out. I have to work Saturday mornings now, which sucks, but I am getting used to it.
I am also working out everyday between Kindergarten and my evening classes. I do cardio for 45 minutes and then 20 minutes of weights. I am noticing some improvements but this is a long term project. The belly is fighting change.
Oh and I went to Hong Kong last week. It was a great time. I met up with friend Morgan, who was on transit to Indonesia. We walked around the city, took the train up the peak, saw a giant buddha, and went to some really good museums. Here are some pics:
I am planning to also go to Australia in January but I am considering other adventures as well.
It also looks like I have a new position at Ryerson when I return as Events Coordinator. I am quite excited. It means I get to coordinate the orientation events as well as the programming of the students' union throughout the year. It's new but definitely more in line with my recent interests in event promotions.
I also have finished the Logic Studio tutorial and I think I am going to slowly work on putting together some electronic music. I have found the music scene a bit lacking and really missing DJing. I figure making my own music may help with this.
Anyways, that is all for now. I'll try to update this blog more often.