This and that

13 Jan

It’s been a long time since I last updated my blog… I’ve been very busy!

A couple of the things that have happened:

My school had a day with a talent competition (december 23rd), where every class had to perform, the younger children singing, and the older (us) dancing. The day was okay, except for the fact that we only had one break, and had to sit on the cold stone floor for 2×4 hours. The choirs were pretty boring, as they all sang the same songs, but the dancing was very entertaining. Our class had started a little late with the preparations (2 weeks before – we had to dance 15 minutes), so it wasn’t the best of performances, but we foreigners contributed with Macarena and Madison, a French dance.

The sports day

The day after the talent show (December 24th!!!) was a sports day. We started the day with marching in formations under our class banners, salute the Taiwanese flag, sing the school song and other ‘patriotic’ things. Then the actual competition started, and it was a lot of fun to run around and cheer for our friends, classmates, and talking to a lot of new people.
At night Claire’s host family took all the exchange students out for dinner at a very good restaurant, and afterwards Claire, Dasha and I went to Claire’s home to sleep and have fun, and talk to her family in France.

It was christmas in Taiwan too - kind of. Even though some of the students referred to is as Mary X. Christmas 🙂 (As in 'It's Mary (X.) Christmas next week!")

New Year's Eve

New year’s day was a regular school day too, but after school Claire, Dasha and I went to Claire’s home, and at night we met Devin and some other friends in Huwei, where we saw a special concert. While counting down to the 2011 (or year 100, as it is in Taiwan – they’re a bit slow here) it meant more to me than any other year . 2011 is the year I’m returning to Denmark, and suddenly it feels like I’m on the other side of the halfway mark. We all held hands and when the clock struck 00.00, we toasted in Nestea (the only thing we could find). After running around Huwei for a bit, and bumping into practically all the students from our school, we returned to Claire’s home and watched Dronning Magrethe, Medvedev and Sarkozy’s speeches together.

The most important thing is that I changed family. My new family is wonderful, I really enjoy living with them.
Last Sunday they took me and Dasha to the Taipei International Flower Expo, which was very interesting and beautiful.
We got up at 3.30 Sunday, and took a bus from Dounan to Taipei, 3 hours.

The best bus I have ever seen - like business class on a plane. The seats were enormous, had built-in massage, and a TV-screen we could watch TV and play games on. There was even a 'stewardess' giving out drinks, snacks and blankets!

Me, Dasha and my second host family.

My host brother Elmer and me in front of Taiwan's most famous hotel.

SUSHI - the third time I go to a sushi restaurant in Taiwan, so I actually have sushi more often in Denmark than in Taiwan.... But the sushi here is better!

Jeg håber at I alle sammen har det godt i Danmark, har hørt at det så småt er ved  at blive varmere… Her er det også koldt!

Knus fra Taiwan



3 Responses to “This and that”

  1. Laura January 16, 2011 at 15:04 #

    Billedet af dig med nissehue på er rigtigt sødt 🙂

  2. Vonsauer February 28, 2011 at 09:36 #

    Great blog, very useful for people considering going on exchange for a year like you.

    I hope you ll update more often so that prospective exchange students like me can have a clearer idea of what s being an exchange student in Taiwan.

    • Lise March 6, 2011 at 15:51 #

      Thank you, I’ll try to update it more often. If you have any questions, you can send me an email to!

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