Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I got a lot of questions about what my living situation would be like in Taiwan so here are some pictures and video. We live on the top floor of the Berhan Language Institute. Apparently the school's name is derived from the Chinese name for Brigham Young University even though the two school's are not affiliated. I was told that Berhan is the premier english school in the area and that it is the most expensive.

Here is the front of the school where we live on the fourth floor. The number four is bad luck in Taiwan because if you say it with a different tone it can also mean death. So the fourth floor in most buildings is usually marked as the fifth floor.
We can enter through the side gate or through the school's main front door.
Here is the school courtyard:


This is a five minute video of everything on the fourth floor- kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms etc.



Here is the school's front office:

3 comments:

Randall, Annalee, and Mack said...

Wow, I cant believe your in Taiwan..Crazy. It looks like you guys are having a good time. I also wanted to let you know we finalize Macks adoption on the 25th of Jan, and are being sealed in the Rexburg Temple on the 5th of Feb, so I am not sure when your gonna be home but if you are please come!!!If not we understand its not like your in another country or anything!

Meg said...

Thank you for posting this. I found your blog through google, and I have been trying to find anything I can to help me know what it would be like if I went to Taiwan to teach English for Berhan. I especially like the video of the apartment.

Sara said...

You are gonna love it!! I highly recommend it! It was the best experience ever! Let me know if you have any questions!