I just got back from my 3-week vacation back to Taiwan . This was our first time back to Taiwan in the heat of the summer. We usually went back in the winter during Thanksgiving. I was afraid of the heat. The reality proved that my feel was not unfound. I was soaked all the time. I sweated constantly like running water. I wore the bare minimum of cloth I could wear and had to change clothes constantly. I washed in cold water and got all soaking wet again after the shower. The bathroom was like a steam room even though I was washing in cold water. It was hard for me to endure. The humidity was unbearable. Staying at my in-law’s house was unbearable too because we usually turned on the air-conditioner at night while we were sleeping. It was unbearable for me. I am so used to cold weather. Most of the time, we were in shopping center. However, any time away from the air-conditioner was hard for me. Finally my body could not take it anymore and I came down with a cold after a week in Taiwan . So I carried a cold for the remaining of my trip in Taiwan .
I hope that I don’t have to visit Taiwan in the summer again. However, it seems unlikely since that would be the only time we have not to interrupt our son’s school schedule. I am glad that I am back to the US and my cold seems to go away.
I am still trying to adjust to the time difference. Our kids woke up at 1am every morning, so I didn’t get enough sleep.
By the way, the trip back to Taiwan wasn’t all so bad. I enjoyed the food a lot, though I would wish that I had more opportunities to dine out. Being with families, I was bound by the rule to dine at home the majority of the time.
Oh, I did have a pleasant surprise in realizing that my figure is comparable to that of top models in a deceiving way. I discovered from this trip that the bra cup size is completely different from that in the US. I could fit in a bra cup size three times larger than that in the US. I am not talking about wonder bras or push up bras. I hate those kinds of bras. I am talking about regular bras without paddings at all. By the way, the way you wear your bra also makes a huge difference in the appearance. Isn’t that amazing! Anyway, it is nice to think of having a body like that of a top model. But a top model wouldn’t have a fat bottom like mine. I have put on too much weight - 5 ½ pounds in 2 months. I need to seriously think about exercising now. Not that I was thinking of becoming a top model but that I am running out of pants and shorts to wear.
Talking about our trip, we did get out of Taipei and visited Takoko Gorge in Hualien. The scenery is pretty beautiful; however, the trip would have been perfect without the mosquitoes, the humidity and the heat.