Sunday, May 16, 2010

What's On Deck

Well, my two week (paid) vacation is coming to an end. Sad face. But it's definitly been a good couple of weeks. With the Hong Kong trip behind me now, it's time to schedule bigger and better things.

And that is what I did.

So, a trip to Singapore has been booked for June 5 - 13. Now I originally pictured this trip to include Malaysia, Thailand and maybe another country (Vietnam or Laos) but due to some current - how should I put it - political entanglements in Thailand (and hearing that Malaysia is a good place to get mugged in) I'm just going to play it by ear when I get to Singapore on what I'll be doing.

I did want to share this video from my Hong Kong trip. I felt like I was Bear Grylling it:

Anyhow, I'll be looking forward to that. I'm also planning a trip to Japan in July before my triumphant return home in August (followed by a Canadian trip).

This week should be fun and draining. It's going to feel like going back to school after summer break - a bit of nervous excitement (more towards if this is going to be an inner-LA style group or a good group) and getting back into the rythm of things. But moving on...

Today all the teachers met the governor of Taipei for lunch. It was a very nice environment and the Gov was a very friendly guy. The best part though was when a group of people who had been swimming in the river came walking through the area where we were eating (the restraunt was divided on a public breezeway area) and they recognized the governor and he (like a true politican) shook the hands of all of them. Here's a few pics from today:

Also, here are a few pics from the Frank Turner concert. Again, amazing show. Might even see him again in August (as I might be in the same area of Canada as him...we will see).

I also (kind of apprehensively) am posting the video from when I got on stage. No judging (I know I sucked - thank you).

Well, that's about it, for now at least. Until next time...


Caroline said...

Well well posted it after all! ;)

RJ said...

yeah...hopefully no one will read this far down to find it though

Caroline said...

haha the lone reader... you still have yet to comment on my blog haha