The Little Things

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When I’m traveling overseas, I look for the little things. These are what create lasting memories rather than the typical bus tour through the city.

In Taipei, for me this included a China and Taiwan history lesson from our own Gongzhan Wu. I now owe him for at least a semester credit in terms of what I learned.

Another little thing (but not so little) is the kindness of Mr. Yeh (pronounced Yay!), our driver and jack-of-all-trades in Taiwan. He took us to a hole in the wall for lunch (good food). After watching me struggle with chopsticks for a while, he disappeared and came back about 15 minutes later with a fork he borrowed from a restaurant a few blocks away. He didn’t want to see me starve!

Later, Gongzhan and I were wandering around the city and ran into a demonstration. Very glad to have Gongzhan with me to interpret the scene.

Most important, we had wonderful discussions with our orphanage partners. More to come on that.

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