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    A long-time resident of Taiwan from Canada experiencing life from two different worlds.

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      zorxiqueChuck
      Thank you. I had always assumed that the "Post" at the bottom was to create a new post, not to reply to the current post.
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      zorxiqueChuck
      I started following the thread, but I see no way to comment on it. I can reply to other people's replies, but I see no way to reply to the OP's post.
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      Sorry for the confusion, but there hasn't been any change in my work places. By "old school" I am referring to the school I left last June and had been working at for twelve years. My "new school" is the school I have been working at since July. …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Things are pretty much normal here. Nothing is closed and people might be staying at home more often, but they're still going out. I keep reading about things over in North America and Europe and wondering what it must be like.
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      We went out for breakfast this morning and there weren't too many people there. When we went there before on a Sunday we usually had to wait for a table to sit at. I mentioned this to my family and commented that I wonder if, because of COVID-19 …
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      Well, I was going to vote -- and in fact I actually did -- for the hourglass, but then after seeing the response @Factotum, I realised he had a point and so now I'm up in the air.
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      There are quite often two thoughts going through my head. One is that hopefully next year will be better. The other is that I'm going to fulfill my contract, but once my contract is over, I'm jumping ship. I'm still trying to decide which path to …
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      I was very excited when the iPad first came out as I am always wanting to record things so I can remember them and to keep them for future reference. And then I was really excited when we had the ability to automatically and immediately synchronise …
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      Funny thing is that I do also teach adults. I actually work at two different schools, the second one is an English school for adults. And yes, I do find it easier to teach them than it is to teach at the high school. The difference is, I think and …
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      @StephenL Well, I finally got my response finished, but it turned into an actual post rather than a reply on here. You can see it here. In short, I personally have not had a good experience with changing jobs. My feeling and advice after my own …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      My own experience with changing jobs has not been a good one. I had been working at one school for eleven years and was well into my twelfth year. That is quite a feat for a foreign teacher here because for various reasons there is usually a high …
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      Thank you for the mention. If your purpose for doing so was to get a response or comment from me, then let me say that I have been working on one. I just haven't had time to gather all of my thoughts properly and type them out. Please be patient …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      That Age of Assassins looks like an interesting book; I’ll add it to my list of books I want to read. That list, by the way, keeps getting longer and longer. I don't know if I'll ever have the chance to read everything that’s on there. People keep …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      I use a Garmin cycling computer (a Garmin Edge 500) on my rides. When I get home, I upload the data from my Garmin to their service. I then have two different services — Strava and Relive, the latter of which is the service that provides the video …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      I came across this book a while ago and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, however, I do all of my reading on a Kindle and this book was not, and is still not, available for the Kindle. I was therefore not able to either purchase or …
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      I am now on winter vacation which means, I hope, that I can ride my bike more often over the next couple weeks. Friday, which was my first day of my vacation, I got off to a good start. One day into my vacation, one bike ride. Even though I am on …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      I forgot to include the links to my rides: January 5, up to Huashan January 12, solo ride (Tagging @Chris because I know he's already seen the post but hasn't seen the links yet.)
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      I have been searching since last Sunday -- so therefore a week -- to find both the time and the words to write about my ride that day. Until now I have found neither and now I have another ride to write about. In terms of finding the words, even …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Very beautiful! Unfortunately we don't get sunsets like that here. It seems that one minute we have daylight and the next minute it's dark.
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