Oct. 9 By:Jerry
Actually Gerald’s birthday is on 10/13, but we prepared a pre-birthday parrty for him! Gerald wasteaching English in the AHS of NCCU(The Affiliated High School of National ChengChi University) on this day until 17:30. In advance, we had our staff, the cake and the card ready, waiting for Gerald’sarrival by the fountain to practice the ancient tradition of NCCU, throwing the birthday boys/ girls into the school fountain! First we asked Debby, who worked with Gerald in the AHS of NCCU, to stall Gerald from coming back to NCCU too early. In the meantime we secretly hid in ambush behind the bushes around the fountain. When Gerald finally got there, we rushed out while Zach and Eric grabbed Gerald and threw him into the fountain! After the surprise, we headed to Commerce Building for the cake. According to Gerald, it was the warmest birthday party ever! Wish all Gerald’s wishes come true!
Field trip to Pingxi
Oct. 10 By: Gigi
Our first field trip is to the traditional Taiwanese township Pingxi. We took a direct bus from NCCU to Shifen first. There were lots of vendors selling snacks like roast sausages and drinks along the railway. We also released sky lanterns right beside the railway. It was touching when we watched all the sky lanterns carrying everyone’s wishes flying high. Then, we headed to a nearby suspension bridge which connected two small villages and took lots of funny photos on it.
Trip to Xinmending!!
Oct. 13 By: Felix
Hanny invited others CIEE students to Ximending, one of the biggest bazaars in Taiwan. We tried plenty of snacks ranging from thin noodles to flaky scallion crepe. Aside from food, Dan bought his new earrings in a small store and Lizzee bought a new dress in Net. We did have a lot of fun. In the end, we had dinner at an authentic Mexican restaurant where I had some tacos and cheese fries, which I have never tried before. After this trip, I felt that sometimes we ambassadors don’t need to plan too much for these students because it’s improbable for us to really predict what would interest them. Through walking around Ximending with them, I got to know Taipei again!
Having Mexican food!!
Special thanks to Zach Caputo for proof reading the blogs!