I traveled to Taiwan at the beginning of January to begin a year long position teaching at a cram school near Taipei.
Here is one of the more memorable moments of my time here so far.
Today one of my students was absent for the second day in a row. I asked the students where he was and one of my more talkative students, Turbo, informed me that he was in the room, but as a ghost.
“I’m a vampire,” he added.
I feigned shock.
“How are you out during the day?! Isn’t the sun bad for you?”
He nodded solemnly.
Halfway through the class he fell down while doing a relay activity.
I asked him if he was okay. He responded with an impressively loud moan then told me the sun had killed him.
RIP Vampire Turbo.