a quick out of sequence post...
i arrived safely in taiwan last night.
one foreign location to another foreign location - sapporo, japan to tainan, taiwan.
one foreign bed to another foreign bed - tre's floor to my grandparent's floor.
i can now understand! i am no longer deaf and mute.
arriving in japan, it took time to realize that although they are asian, i don't understand a lick of what they say. with that mode coming to taiwan, my mind was still on the "i don't understand asian talk" mode, but i do. i can actually understand what these asians are saying. i can eavesdrop and listen in on conversations again. i am no longer in the dark. hehe.