Friday, September 10, 2010
First hell week of class is over!
It was a difficult week. I had to study about 4-6 hours a day for 3 hours of class just to stay afloat. Which means I won't be updating my blog as often as before. Maybe something like once a week. As stated earlier, I was contemplating transfering to the regular classes. But I think i'll stick around for the intesive classes. I'll learn more because they cram more in the same time span. My grade may suffer if I can't keep up, but I don't care about the grade that much. The important thing is to walk away with absorbing as much chinese from these classes as possible. So being that i'm sticking around, I celebrated with two of my classmates after class today. We headed over to Juniors Cafe accross the street. It's a western pub with a billards and foosball table in the basement. I had some Fish&Chips. Oh do I miss western food! Drank a some beers with them, talked, played foos and some billiards for a few hours. Boy the pub nickel and dime you for everything. $100 soda, $10 to use the table lights for 20 minutes, $20 for 20 minutes on the foostable. Afterwards I took one of them into the Shida night market. The night market area seems to be divided into two areas. One side of the street has the western food places with high prices and mainly non-asian customers. The other side, is the actual shida night market. I introduced him to some small taiwanese snacks and drinks. I think he appreciated it. Show him the REAL Taiwan! Unfortunetly after such a fun evening of billards, foos, beer and cigarette smoke and a full week of hitting the books...I now have a splitting headache. I'm going to take a shower, go to bed, and ENJOY my weekend!