17. April 2010 19:02
I didn't write lately. Again. I guess I do this when I'm not in a very good mood, and have been in a not-so-good mood quite often lately.
Still ought to write something, so I'll just dump this short chat I had with a previous classmate from KaiNan. Mind you I'm using a bit of experimental Chinese and very simple English. I just saw he was online (on facebook, woah!) and thought: Damn I really miss this guy for some reason. Those days were wacky days, and although I didn't really feel exactly satisfied with the way things was with the school, it was a nice time where I got to try a very wacky way of life. I kind of miss wacky.
Anyway, it's short:
|23:43 Sander||Onion! 很久看不見.|
|23:48 蔥||HI (long)? time no se|
|23:48 Sander||Oh. Good.|
|23:50 Sander||I often think about you (你們) Kainan students. Because I never really said goodbye.|
|23:55 蔥||Also good|
|00:21 Sander||do you have test soon?|
|00:27Sander||oh, that's good|
In my school we have tests so people are very busy. Even I have test now.
|00:30蔥||You must examine?|
but only for some of the classes
|00:33蔥||Cannot be very difficult?|
|00:33Sander||no, I don't think so.|
Because I will just take some tests in English.
|00:57蔥||That refuels! I must sleep|
If you don't understand half of what I am saying, then you can try and use a translator. Should even the English be nonsense, then perhaps translating it into Chinese and back again will yield better results? I highly doubt so, though. This guy really works hard for learning English and he's really mr. nice guy to the fullest extend I can imagine. With more people like him, I'm pretty sure everyone would be a little happier. There should be lots of those here, actually. Too bad society doesn't give a damn about such peoples qualities.
30. July 2009 19:46
It's 19.47 PM and I'm just waking up, waiting for some dinner to quicken me up.
Lately I've been getting pictures from some contacts through rotary I have on facebook. Pictures taken by some of the rotary students who are already in their host country now, and I'm finally starting to feel a little more excitement about going to Taiwan.
For me there's still 20 days to take off from Denmark, and actually 21 days untill I'm in Taiwan, so it's still a little distant to me, and I haven't been thinking too much about it for that reason. It's kind of like I haven't realised that I'm going to spend a year of my life on the other side of the globe, and even though I know, I guess it's just too alien to me to comprehend it just yet.
Although, because of the pictures coming in from the other guys and gals and their new host families in New Zealand and Australia plus more, I have been thinking a lot about how it must feel to suddently live in a completely unknown familys home, and even more, going to become a part of that family, and I am really excited. Especially now that I am going to Taiwan where people don't speak english too good and are accustomed to completely different culture and customs. Heck, I might even end up in a family that don't speak english later in the year. But I'm not really scared about anything right now, actually. Well, except for forgetting something or not getting my visa in time, although I doubt anything like that is going to happen.
I'm just looking very much forward to see how it feels to get my everyday life turned completely upside down.
I am not ready though. Still need to get a lot of things done before I go there. Now, I'm looking forward to some reporting-backs from the Japan team who are going to take off in a few days. Maybe that can get me in a more this-is-for-real-ish mood. :)
Strange rock formations around the northern tip of Taiwan