Video shows biggest-ever movement of Taipei 101 damper due to earthquake
This is pretty cool. The article said the building swayed quite a bit, but the people look rather unfazed.
(The earthquake starts about 1 minute into the video.)
I had to ask around for a substitute teacher for my Sat. afternoon class this week. One of the people who replied was a guy who covered for me several years ago. He's in his 50s, has body odor, & doesn't even speak English as his first language. Back then, I asked him to cover for me a 2nd time, but he wanted almost 1.5x my own salary to do it. I dislike opportunistic buggers.
The #books I'm currently reading are:
- The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish
- City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire (aka How Venice Ruled the Seas) by Roger Crowley
- The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen
Seems to be a regional theme going on there.
And here's part 2 of the #rum article. Very interesting to know more about adulteration in the beverage industry. I know first-hand about food scandals. More people need to care about this.
For a franchise that has been legitimately criticized for being too heavily reliant on Skywalker exceptionalism, titling episode IX The Rise of Skywalker seems like a bad move. I dread finding out what unoriginal ideas Jar Jar Abrams is going to rehash for this one.
Oh, look. The Emperor is back. 😡
I'm glad my wife is short. She can't see all the chaff from roasting #coffee on the top of the fridge.
Ah, #Taiwan. The country where both the green and red traffic lights mean "proceed with caution". (And I say that as someone who mostly likes the traffic here.)
Today I saw an 80-year-old grandpa go barreling through a red light on his mobility scooter, while opposing traffic just stopped or slowed down & went around him.
First time using rye flour (13% rye, 27% whole wheat, 60% all-purpose; 70% hydration). Tasted not bad. The "roof" was like eating toast. I'd rather it didn't curl up like that, though; just sort of lift/telescope upwards instead.
And that's chili in the slow cooker lurking in the background.
I've struggled with fiction for the last 5 years or so, to the point that I've mostly switched to non-fiction now. Most plot summaries & reviews leave me uninterested in current offerings. Then I looked at my reading history (on Goodreads) & realized the most recent book on my list of favorites was published in 2006.
A Canadian expat ESL teacher in Taiwan, interested in books, coffee, movies, straight razors, fountain pens, the Middle Ages, rum...and rain. (Photos by HTC 10)
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