Friday, May 05, 2006
Too Much: The Magic Bus
I have been hesitant to post our Magic Bus trip...I screamed and shouted "No blood for Oil" last September in a massive demonstration in Washington,D.C. It is a bit hyprocritical of me to post pictures of ah, excess, and wasted fuel. "Do I contradict myself? Very well then. I contradict myself. ( I am large, I contain multitudes)." Yes I always use that Walt Whitman quote to assuage my GUILT.
Other than those valid twinges of guilt, we had a great time - all SEVEN of us: me, Sujoy (hubby), Anjoli(darling daughter), Thomas the Train and Alice in Wonderland (our friends here in Taiwan who are also Sujoy's colleagues - Lyn gave them new last names), and our friends from the states Lyn and Chris (who are bro and sis) along with a wonderful driver Mr. Huang, boarded this lovely monster and headed to the east coast of Taiwan:
That's Alice (she's got a little pup in the oven. It's the year of the Dog - get it??) and Sujoy
We were pretty excited about the karaoke equipment and disco lights. Once we (the Americans that is) tried to sing...we soon realized that we are not really meant for this popular Asian past time. Alice has a lovely voice. Here she is singing along to a pretty Taiwanese song. The video had nothing at all to do with the ballad. It was of a couple getting drunk on sake. I've posted a picture of the guy's chest (!). He drew a face on it. But, these things happen when you have too many drinkies...
But the REAL show stopper was Thomas. Oh MAN! This guy is smooth! He has the most gorgeous voice. Why is he wasting his talent as an engineer???!! Well, at least he seranades his wife. Aw....such a happy couple.
Much more interesting pics coming...and I REALLY DO care about pollution. I am not an air-conditioned gypsy. (Ok, maybe I am...).