I took an unexpected lesson on solar energy today at the Youth Park in Wanhua district. I knew that I was going to an environmental class but didn't know we were going to talk about solar energy. Apparently Germany is a world leader in solar energy and Taiwan produces a lot of solar panels for German companies. Also, that since Taipei is in a basin shape, if the ocean water level rises then there is potential for the city to flood.
One of my classmates was this old lady pictured on the left in the photo below. She is over 80 years old and can still walk around well on her own! She told me that she has a daughter who works in the United States and returns once a year to visit her.
In the evening Hui Chee and I met up with another new friend called Meng and her boyfriend, Bryan. We went to eat dinner near their old university (they graduated this month) and then visited the university itself.
|At the university|
|Taipei night view|