All students have to clean the school in the mornings.
Some beginners practice on their instruments.
Some 5th & 6th grade students. The girl in the middle is “aboriginal”, a descendent of the Pacific Islanders that originally inhabited Taiwan.
The faculty celebrate my 60th birthday. They are so thoughtful.
We do a “Big Bad Wolf” skit.
Playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
This is a whole day devoted to everyone participating in activities. Every student can be in three events as they compete with other classes.
Also, the school band and drum corps performs.
An adult Traditional drumming performance
The school band is very good.
Director Du is new to the school and hopes to rebuild the band program. He is a proud “aboriginal.”
Teacher Sophia, Teacher Vicki and Teacher Annie
Ruthie is with Teacher Hong. We live on the third floor of her house.
Ruthie and I went to “Green Island”, a must for people visiting here. It is an island with breath taking beauty and lies 35 km from Taitung. Rental scooters were available to make the 12 mile perimeter road around the island. We went around twice.
Ruthie looking over the east coast of Green Island. A Typhoon blew the roof off.
Irving at the lighthouse
It also has a crumbling prison where Chiang Kai-shek imprisoned tens of thousands of people who were perceived to be against him. Many never returned. There is a Human Rights Memorial there.
More later from “Taiwan Time”