As we get ready to move to Taiwan we get more and more excited. Our house is on the market, we've started to decide what to do with our furniture (a lot of it we are giving away or selling) and what things we want to keep and store while we are gone.
We have been reading blogs from people teaching english in different areas (blonde in taiwan and You Can't Go Wrong With a Fork) to get a feel for the culture and the types of experiences we can expect. I have been learning some chinese through a podcast that I listen to on my commute. I can say "I'm sorry, my chinese isn't very good. Do you speak english?" - "Duìbuqǐ, wo Zhōngwén shuōde bu hǎo. Nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén ma?". I'm not sure anyone would actually be able to understand it but at least the effort is there. And I think these are the characters for "school counselor": 輔導老師. Not that I can read/write characters, I just copied them from the newsletter from AST where we were introduced.
Soon we should find out where we will be living!