Sunday, December 14, 2008

Things I Have Recently Seen 我最近所看見的東西

I have been very busy recently, maybe like many of you, and while I have continued to follow several people's blogs, I am keeping my writing simple at the moment to save my brain and to save time. So here are a few pictures taken in the last few days, of the kinds of things I see quite often as I live here in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Sunrise seen a few minutes by bike before I reach the swimming pool in the morning. A clear sky usually means that the air temperature is lower than usual, so it is a mixed blessing, and a reason why I always wear a lot of clothes both before and after my swim.
The outdoor pool (again for readers of this blog). Well, it means a lot to me. I have swum more laps in this pool than anyone else in the last six weeks. Today I swam 3,000 meters non-stop in a water temperature of 69F. That did not seem cold compared to 67F a few days ago. When swimming today, there were at most about 4 people in the pool at one time. At least one of the others was swimming or possibly racing with me. Great training!
Another college student is having fun. She traveled about 40 meters like this. Maybe life is too serious for us older folk.

A group of college students are instructed on the use of a paintball gun, before firing at each other with it. The table is significant to me. It is located just above and behind the swimming pool, not far from where I took the picture of the pool above. I often lie down and sleep on the table in the morning sunshine. On the weekdays there are hardly any people around, and swimming in cold water makes me feel cold and tired.
The time to seek the services of an English editor is before you make the sign, not after. If anyone knows what the middle word is supposed to be, please let me know.
Kitty (our cat) always comes out of the garage to welcome me each time I arrive home.
You are more than welcome to visit us at our Home Sweet Home. Merry Christmas!


LeAnn said...

Great pictures!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, enjoyed the pictures! Just found out that there'll be a 50m pool available for swimming in sometime next year. It'll be unheated, though, so probably low 60's initially (brrrr).