A Lovely Dinner

A few weeks ago my friend (and former student) Chalk (the smiling guy in the back) called me up and asked if Connie and I would like to go for dinner. Of course we accepted since Chaulk is one of the nicest guys I know here in Taiwan. He took us to what would best be called a Japanese-Style Steakhouse, where the focus was beef, but it was part of a long multi-course meal of light soups, salads and side-dishes, all of which were equisitely delicious. ( I would go there again in a second, and in fact did go there again 2 weeks later with Connie’s family, but was too sick to appreciate it at the time.)

We were both catching up (since I hadn’t seen Chalk in almost 5 months) and celebrating his new job at a local Biotech firm. Unfortunately his wife, Sunny is newly pregnant and can’t be far from a bathroom at any given time, so she couldn’t attend. In her place the woman next to Chalk is Sharon Lo, a lovely lady who Chalk introduced me to about 5 months previously and who has since become a good friend of mine as well.

Chalk invited us to come and see his family farm at some point in the future (he grew up on a farm) and Connie and I said we’d be delighted to. So hopefully we’ll have pictures of Connie being a farmgirl to put up here in the near future!

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Sunset at Sunlit

I know I’ve been remiss in writing in my Blog recently, I just got finished a nasty round of colds and some culture shock that didn’t leave me much in the mood for Blogging, and I apologize for that. I have, however, been taking pictures, so it’s time to get some of them up!
This last Wed. night was my last class at Sunlit System Technology Corp., it’s been a real up and down class (literally) since it started with 12 students, quickly reduced to 2 students due to staff changes, then 1 student for a few weeks, and then for the last three classes jumped up to 7 students! It was like being on a teaching roller-coaster, and mostly due to internal changes at Sunlit, which is a company specializing in radio frequency tags.
The above picture is from my final class, and the two ladies in the middle were two of my best three students (the third was absent, so he doesn’t deserve to be the in the picture!). The cutie next to me is Renee, followed by Hanna the brave adventurer, Tim the comic fan (who I caught drawing in class more than once!) and the ever-smiling Morris. (He really never stops smiling!) Posted by Picasa