but also weird.
because I was in Taiwan all of 2012 and made no USDs, I was omitted, huh no precluded? what is the term. it's on the tip of my brain, tongue, fingers. EXEMPT!!! omg. another result of being in Taiwan is no English. It has digressed. that's not the right word either. that means deviate. i mean it's just gotten worse.
my mandarin is pretty stellar though. accent is still a laugh, but i know how to say things like "look at that balloon" "keep to the left until you reach the rose garden" and "the sky is blue and bright." all phrases i said to my parents this weekend as we traveled by car to the rose garden. i'll say goodbye now with a photo.