In Taiwan Confucius’ Birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s day. Students often give their teachers cards and small gifts. Here is a card I wrote for one of my Taiwan Mama.
Like the noble stag teaches its fawn, you have taught me. When the time came for games, you taught me games. The proud stag is also known to teach their young games, however these games prepare them for confrontations with the wolf. These games take on a deadly seriousness. You have also taught me where to find things around the school, just like the stag teaches the fawn where to find cool streams, sweet berries, and shaded groves where it can hide from the wolf.
Thank you for bringing me into your herd of teachers, Wade Kaardal
Taiwan Mama read this and said I make her head hurt.
Around my school, Curtains is known as something of a bathroom hog. The worst part being that she hogs the bathroom for the sole reason of washing and wiping off oil from her face. This can be particularly annoying when she does it the minute or two before class starts and someone, me, really gots to go.
So, needless to say seeing Curtains waiting for the bathroom was something of a satisfying moment for most of the people at school. In fact Rodog and Unstoppable were gathered around to see this interesting sight.
As I was walking down, I didn’t stop to watch, but I did say, “Curtains waiting for the restroom, how ironic.”
Apparently she had been waiting for about five minutes before Rodog noticed that the light switch was off (in Taiwan light switches to restrooms and other small rooms are often on the outside). Rodog opened the bathroom door and said, “Curtains there is no one in here.”
“Gasp-dog,” Curtains said, “I have been cheated. Did you do this?”
Rodog replied, “No Curtains, you did this to yourself.”
I’ve decided to depart from my usual short anecdote form to instead post some things my co-workers have put on Facebook. Often I place my self in front of the computer and like Karen Capshaw in The Temple of Doom the English my co-workers use outside of work straps me to an altar and lowers me into a volcano. “Kalima, Kalima.”
Curtains - He’s incredibily annoyed !! Got tired of the way he acts !!
Highlander - What a happiness girl you are! I’m so jealous..
Curtains - I didnt laugh actually, believe me!
Curtains - I got something on my mind…M-O-N-E-Y Me - Spelling? That’s a really big word. Good job! Curtains - no, you didn understand it Me- Actually, I think I did.
I was walking out of the office area at school when Taiwan Mama and Highlander were talking about something. Highlander is thus named because as far as anyone can tell she has lived forever, occasionally she has assumed new names to hide her identity, some times she must do battle with other immortals while listening to Queen’s “Princes of the Universe” to attain their powers.