Nimen hao from Taiwan, everyone!
Firstly, thank you all for your patience for the past three weeks while I spent time with Mai & Kay & Eva in Kyoto & Taiwan.
I’ll be back in Melbourne for Monday class at Kawazoi dojo from 7.30 to 9.30 and then children and adults classes as normal on Tuesday & Thursday from 5.15 to 6.45, 6.45 to 8.15 respectively at Inaka dojo.
We fitted in so much, and I was able to see Kay graduate from junior high and be there for Mai’s 19th birthday. The Japan leg of the trip was more about spending time to just BE with the kids. Nothing big to write about, but personally very important.
However, Taiwan is where we really cut loose! (much cheaper than Japan and definitely cheaper than Australia.)
Round the clock face stuffing at markets, which are everywhere, zipping around on scooters, playing chicken when crossing the road on foot, praying in ornate Taoist temples with incense laden air, discovering repressed shopaholic urges, mounting centuries old stone stairways lined with lanterns, taverns and stalls & taking in homegrown prog rock under the dark trees at night on the beach.
I haven’t processed it yet myself – just being in the relaxed flow.
See you all in the next few days!