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taiwan panic

Filed under: — adrian @ 4:17 pm

Yesterday, I went to the Taiwan Cultural Office of San Francisco (in Sunnyvale) yesterday. They serve some consular functions and I was investigating visa stuff for the fall.

I got there and there are people sitting around, forms, papers and signs everywhere, but no one is speaking, reading, writing in English. It ended up taking me 15 minutes to find where to get the forms I needed.

I’m sure I showed a little of a deer-in-headlights look in my eyes, but my mental dialog went something more like “oh my gosh what am I doing?! how am I going to do four months of this when I’m having a hard time with fifteen minutes?!”

It was pretty sweet. I’m sure it’ll work out.

6 Responses to “taiwan panic”

  1. HG Says:

    I like how you bookended the first sentence with “yesterday”

    All my troubles seem so far away…

  2. Milkshake Says:

    I heard itunes offers free language courses

  3. adrian Says:

    HG, actually, that was just sloppy writing.

    Milkshake, I have a teach yourself Chinese CD-book set. I did the first chapter which almost caused similar panic.

  4. Meredith Says:

    Are you going to Taiwan? My brother is actually there now. He doesn’t get to practice his chinese much, and gets mixed results when he does.

  5. adrian Says:

    Meredith, yes I’m going to Taiwan for the fall.

    Same Meredith I knew at college/ Germany?

  6. Emily M. Says:

    Greetings from an English teacher! I came across your blog posting after searching for teach in taiwan and your post on taiwan panic makes an interesting read. Thanks for sharing. I will search online more next Friday when I have the day off.

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