Here are the fine folks we spent Christmas Eve with . . .
We have had several inquires about the earthquake last night that evidently was reported worldwide. I guess it was reported so much because a tsunami alert went out and the fact that it was a year ago when so much damage was done.
We felt them but we are fine. As far as I can tell there was no significant damage reported in Taipei. We are in the extreme northern part of the island while the quakes were in the far southern section. The whole story is HERE.
There have been three more since then 5.2, 5.5, & 5.9 – all in the same general area.
Today Fran prepared a very nice Christmas lunch. Some friends from Singapore, Matthew and Sherry, come over to eat with us and we had a great time. A real American ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, orange salad, and a “ugly pie” (ask Fran) were on the menu. Over here you would say “hao chi!” (how chur) or delicious!
Last night we watched one of the funniest movies we’ve seen in a while. Christmas with the Kranks is based upon Skipping Christmas”, a John Grisham novel that we both read last Christmas and enjoyed so much. When specific scenes came to life on screen we were rolling with laughter and tears.