Teaching On Saturdays

The giant escalator at the transfer point between the Blue line and the Brown line at Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

It was a rough morning on Saturday; we both had to get up earlier than we were used to. We were both teaching. I have always tried to keep my work away from the weekends, but it was inevitable that I would have to work on Saturdays.

We got up early and left pretty quickly. We were on the 8:41AM train to Taipei. Well, I was going to Taipei and my wife was going to Taoyuan. It was the slower train, but I made it in time there. I hopped onto the MRT and arrived at the school a few minutes before my scheduled time of arrival, 11 AM.

I sat in for a few hours and then was handed some material to study for a few minutes and was told to teach for a few hours; I was actually doing my teaching demo. It was interesting, since there is a lot less reading comprehension than in the curriculum I usually teach. The language school was centered on phonics and vocabulary. I enjoyed it. After that, I stayed on for a few more hours to begin training.

For some reason, I didn’t have time to eat in the morning, and was only able to gulp down a few slices of pizza at 3:30PM. That didn’t go well with my stomach. I was already having trouble with the Tasty Steak meal of the night before and now, I was really having stomach trouble.

Well, I got rid of the trouble in the bathroom. I felt really better after than.

I puked.

Oh well, it happens.

At least I was already in the bathroom.

Suffice it to say that I will not be eating any more pizza here.

The day really ended later than I thought it would. I made my way to the train station at around 8PM, while taking the time to shoot some photos. I had brought my camera with me and was planning on taking some pictures. Most of the shots were interesting. They will be up, shortly.

After that whole incident, I started feeling hot and cold and I knew that I had a fever. I don’t know why, but I was not looking forward to the scooter ride home. I was all bundled up on the train and was paranoid that I would fall asleep and not wake up in time to get off at my stop. So I put on an alarm on my iPod. then I took it off again, since I was already awake at the Jhongli station.

I got off the train and made my way to the under ground parking.

I made my way home carefully and hopped into bed, after I had eaten some fruit. I took some aspirin to get the fever down and slept the night away.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

4 thoughts on “Teaching On Saturdays”

  1. Nice image, it captures the franticness of commuting to work quite well. I hope you don’t have to go through the same “not eating there anymore” elimination process too many times. Sounds gruesome.

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