Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fire Drill

Need a quick escape from a burning building?  In Taiwan you won't find ladders or stairs, rather you will see a system of ropes and posts.  We practiced this at school and found it to be a bit of a lengthy process if you haven't done it before.  Basically a rope is looped around your chest and you lower yourself from a post that hangs out the window or on a balcony.  The fire fighters were careful to remind us if you do this to keep your arms down (so the rope doesn't slide up and off!).

Jeremiah volunteered to test the system out - I'm happy to report he made it to the bottom safely!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Things have been busy here - but we certainly took the time to make sure we wore green yesterday.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit innards are sometimes white and sometimes this amazing purple - impossible for me to tell from the outside.  This purple is always a shock when I cut into one.  When the fruit is perfectly ripe we love it, get it just a little off however and it tastes pretty flavorless, especially compared to other fruits in Taiwan.