Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week 9

(Observed while hiking through old train tunnels in the mountains:)
The darkness serves well to make the light that much more beautiful.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week 8

Even with a high level ESL (English as a second language) student it's still possible to need a 15 minute conversation to clear up a misunderstanding over what "toast" (i.e. toasted bread) is.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Week 7

Evidently the fundamental difference between Dragons and Lions at Chinese New Years celebrations is the number of (human) feet sticking out from the bottom (dragons: many, lions: only four), though in "reality" both dragons and lions only have four legs. Enlightening.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week 6

I've been living in a sub-tropical climate long enough that it didn't even occur to me that there might be snow on the top of the mountain.