Friday, July 29, 2011



We just got back from a three day Growth Workshop at the Taoyuan Reformatory. Many thanks to Arthur Chang for generously allowing us to stay in his apartment, which saved us a great deal of time and energy commuting. We were better able to offer assistance to these misguided youth.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


IMHO, this is going too far. We were stopped at a traffic light. A Mormon missionary pedaled over, motioned for the people in the car in front to roll down their window, and started proselytizing. Are you going to convert someone to your faith in the 80 odd seconds until the light changes? We were stuck at the red light, so the car ahead couldn’t have gotten away without breaking a traffic law. This is more harassment than an expression of religious belief.

But meanwhile, we sank down in our seats and tried to look as inconspicuous as possible.

Monday, July 18, 2011


A very interesting article here:: gibbons found in Viet Nam.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I think this is a really lame way to spell lamb. What do you think?
~~~design on cloth spotted in 迪化街永樂市場

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

If you park your car in the same place, there may be ugly grease stains on the pavement. How can you remove them? Easy! Apply Coca Cola to get rid of them.

Just apply Coca Cola to get rid of the corrosion from car batteries.

A friend told me that when he was in the Navy, ships in dry dock would have thick coats of rust from years of immersion in salt water. The only way to remove it was by applying Coca Cola.

In Taiwan, butchers use Coca Cola to clean pigs' intestines.

and some people actually drink this stuff?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This is from to give us all a bitter laugh.

* The economy is so bad that African television stations are showing ‘Sponsor an American Child’ commercials!

* The economy is so bad, a picture is now only worth 200 words.

* The economy is so bad, I saw the CEO of Wal-Mart shopping at Wal-Mart.

* The economy is so bad, I went to my bank the other day and the teller handed me a note saying, “This is a robbery!”

*The economy is so bad, my ATM gave me an IOU.

* The economy is so bad that the highest-paying job in town is jury duty.

* The economy is so bad I saw a man in Costco buying one roll of toilet paper.

* The economy is so bad, that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

* The economy is so bad, that when I ordered a burger at McDonald's and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

* The economy is so bad, if the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

* The economy is so bad, parents in Beverly Hills have fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

* The economy is so bad, a truckload of Americans were caught sneaking into Mexico.

* The economy is so bad, Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Yumin and Byajing thought there was something hiding in an abandoned pipe in a nearby ravine. At one point, Yumin was chewing the pipe. That's a mouthful!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The other day a monkey paid us a visit.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Little that I know about math, this makes sense to me.