Thursday, December 28, 2006

well, as most people know we had quite a strong earthquake a few days ago. i was teaching a class when it hit. funny thing about earthquakes is you usually hear them before you feel them. i was unusually calm during this one. just stood around chatting with my students as the lights above us swayed and shook.

last night i was watching the local news, and for some reason they were airing a cnn report on the earthquake. the cnn newcaster had someone on the phone in taiwan to report on the quake. the person was in taipei(far from the quake) and started talking about the fact that the mrt(subway) in taipei had been shut down for a few minutes for safety checks. why is he talking about taipei??! taipei wasn't anywhere near the epicenter. this would be like there being an earthquake in new york city, but a news anchor calling someone in boston to report on the damage in nyc and then not even mentioning nyc. crazy. needless to say as soon as he started reporting on taipei i changed the channel.

these were the only victims in my house from the quake:

ok, so really that was just an excuse to take crappy camphone shots of some of my toys.