oh mannn i love christmas song season! it's too bad i only get to have 2 weeks of american christmas-ness this year, but i'm creating a little of it in taiwan. i'm thinking about making a whole bunch of paper snowflakes to hang all around my room. although there is a little bit of it in taiwan. tappenyaki has some snowmen on their shelves and the big department stores are all decorated.
well the best part of today was going to see mr. kuo and mrs. chan (who are married, i just found out that in taiwan the woman doesn't usually/ever take the man's last name. that threw me off for a while). anyway i peek my head around the corner and it's just the two of them, so i sit down and mrs. chan brings over these two pretty scarves and it turns out she had made them for me!
i was pretty excited. she's such a sweet lady. mr. kuo said she had stayed up from 10pm to 2am to make them last night. so i need to think of some good christmas presents to bring back from texas for them. they've given me so many things.
here are my scarf models :P mike and martyn
my only other news to report is that this was the first day back with my bad class after i was the bad cop last week. they definitely seemed to take the no chinese rule a little more seriously, but i still took away a whole ton of stickers. i think we're making progress though.
serena and i made apple crisp again. that's the third night in a row. i think we're hooked. it's so easy!
2T white sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon .. cream all of the above and sprinkle over top of
6 or 8 apples, peeled and sliced
325 for 25ish minutes
ps thanks for the book recommendations! i'll check those out when i get home