my jr high class was really amusing today. it was a review class about food and drinks and i had no idea what i was going to do. i put a bunch of pictures of food on a flash drive and i had planned to just discuss the pictures, but i turned it into a game where they had to identify the name of the dish, the country of origin, the ingredients, and whether or not i made it.
here are some examples..
bbq sandwich. ..i said it was from america but heck if i know where it originated.. pork/beef, onions, cabbage, carrots, bread. i didn't make it
meatloaf. america. beef, onions, eggs, bread, ketchup. i didn't make it.
enchiladas. mexico. tortillas (a whole mystery on their own), tomato sauce, peppers, cheese, meat. i didn't make it.
and i showed them a picture of sushi from my favorite sushi place in austin (sushi niichi) just so they'd get to see what sushi is like in america i.e., not covered in corn and meat floss.
today is kristin's birthday. we all signed a card for her and the secretaries bought her a piece of cake. she seems to be adjusting relatively well. she's the only new person we've had that has had a reaction like i had when i first got here. it must be a big change after 10 years in the military.
...do i neeeed this? i think so. it's my color. $49 full price at j. crew. they've really gotten realistic with their prices this season (simple cotton dresses are starting around $70 rather than $100-130). i think i'll wait for a sale.
tess was asking about hotels in this area because her friend is coming in a few weeks and i discovered hotelscombined.com, it's kind of like kayak.com where it aggregates the info from a bunch of different travel websites to find the best deals. i was surprised to find out how many hotels there are in taoyuan. i like that they have lots of pictures.
p.s. look what came up on tastespotting
chocolate apple pie?!