Friday, June 01, 2012
Things you might see in Taiwan:
- Billboards with American (not Taiwanese) models
- A picture-decorated t-shirt with a formal dress shirt sewn together.
- Traditional markets with bread makers, farmers, and butchers.
- Chickens cooked and served in one piece- including the head and feet.
- People stacked/sandwiched into a train car during the “rush hour.”
- Glass huts with girls selling Beatle Nut (the local narcotic).
- Little old men with a thatch hat riding on a rickety old bicycle in front of a bus.
- Strange looking fruit that is actually edible.
- Seaweed flavored anything.
- Taiwanese adults posing for picture, after picture, after picture…. they take hundreds.
- Ladies carrying umbrellas that double as a shade from the sun and a shield from the rain.
- Long, LOUD, creepy religious parades at random times.
- More temples than the Bible belt has churches.
- A sidewalk rendered useless to pedestrians due to the scooters parked on it.
- Families enjoying their twice-weekly entertainment: a night market with shopping, food, and games.
- Guys toting purses- either their own or their girl-friend’s.
- Little scooters pulling loads three times their size.
- High piles of cardboard and other recyclable items against the wall in an apartment complex or in a living room.
- Long sleeve shirts or extra sleeves being worn in the middle of summer to avoid a tan.
- Guys wearing clothing with lots of “bling” and shine. (it is commonly difficult to tell the difference between a girl and a guy)
- Military guards at elementary schools.
"Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He may give it you." John 15:16
Barbara J. Sutton