Since we last wrote, we have been pretty busy. Friday night, we went to see Spiderman 3 at the semi-vacant mall / cineplex across the street. It wasn’t a good movie, but was a nice diversion.
Yesterday, we went and had another prayer service with a different monk. More of Jen’s extended family was there, and we got to meet some of her cousins. With over 40 cousins, Jen hasn’t actually met them all, or was too young to remember when she did, so that was nice. After the prayer service, A Bei and A Um took us around to some of the other sights in Taipei. We stopped quickly by the National Palace and the Martyr’s Shrine (a history of the Republic of China, from a military point of view). We are going to go back with Chris to spend more time there in the future, but it was nice to see, if only briefly.
Last night, we went out to dinner with Jen’s cousin Steve, a microchip designer with multiple patents who lives here with his family in Hsinchu. We went to a really nice restaurant that was very moderately priced. Great food. After that, we went to three electronics superstores. It was geek paradise.
Finally slept in to 8 am today. Nice.
Just a note to let you know we are think of you and your family and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! We are glad to see you are getting out some while you are over there and enjoying seeing your family!
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you guys!
Congrats on the new job – Bob!
My dad is sending you guys photos of baby Alexander!
Give us a call when you get back, we are excited to see you guys the end of the summer in St. Louis or in Wichita!!
Take care and we are think about you both!!
Laura, Freddie & Alexander
Still miss you guys, and still thinking of you. Hope everything is going okay. Take care of yourselves!!!