We went to Haulien this past weekend. We left Saturday after Sports Day at my school and came back this evening. I promise to post pictures tomorrow!

Sports Day is an annual event at every school at every level of study in this country. Students and teachers spend weeks preparing. My school has an art competition; cleans and decorates; students learn songs and practice athletic performances and there are many competitions. The day occurs on Saturday, I suppose so that parents can attend and there is no school on Monday. It was a really fun day day, and a full day for us as we rode the train for over 4 hours to this nice little town nestled between mountains and beaches in the north. I’ll download photos from Sports Day and Taroko Gorge tomorrow.

I found a different English language paper up there, as well as the China Post which I haven’t read in a while. Politics are getting kinda crazy here as we approach elections. Both the current president and his wife are already up on charges for various crimes. Now, there is speculation that he will put the country under marshall law and prevent the January elections. Who knows!

Also read of the passing of Julia Carson in the China Post. May she rest in peace.

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