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Fort San Domingo in Taiwan is hosting outdoor concerts on weekend evenings. Not only can you hear great bands, but you can play with the glowing rocks.
The Think! project this week was to carve an apple with your teeth or toothpicks. I was quite pleased that it was simple because with my schedule this week I was worried that we wouldn’t be able to participate. However, this was a fun project to do at breakfast. Jaylene wasn’t interested in carving, but instead poked the toothpicks in to create an airplane and played with it for a long time, flying it around.
To my surprise, after I mentioned it was time to take the photo of her airplane, she quickly bit into it to give it some more airplanish details. I was surprised because she follows the Taiwanese tradition of not eating apple peels. I was even more surprised when after the picture she finished eating the peel, along with the rest of the apple. I played along too and made a little hedgehog.
I gave Jaylene the Illustration Friday topic, “Repair”, and this is what she came up with. (The crumpled effect is courtesy of Jayden, he wanted to participate too.)
She cracks me up! Road construction, because they are *constantly* repairing roads here. Sometimes I think the first few lines of their national song translated into English would be, “Dig it up, rip it out, do it all again. And again, and again.” My friend tells me that after three months she stoped counting the amount of times they tore up the road in front of her house. She was already at 14. Ahji pointed out to me that they repave the roads every time there is a municipal election coming up.
Mine is just a quick cartoon because I have started my Masters of International Education and I’m in the midst of my first two week intensive course (Classroom management and discipline with a focus on differentiated instruction). It’s been such a long time since I was a student that my study skills are a bit rusty and in need of repair.