I am mostly over my culture shock.
Things that would have once floored me, for example a K-12 school's response to deadly creatures living on its campus or having to chase the singing garbage truck down the road nightly, no longer faze me.
But every once in a while Taiwan throws me a curve ball and the American in me is flabbergasted.
This morning was one of those times.
I was sitting in my homeroom at 7:45 am and music was blaring from outside. I asked my 8th graders what was going on. A lot of giggles ensued and then I was told the oddest story.
Apparently a parent found my school's admission policy unfair. So naturally, he or she hired pole dancers who dance on top of [moving] jeeps to put on a show outside the school at 7:40 in the morning when all students, ages 5-18, were being dropped off for the school day.
But then I saw this footage that made national television.
Taiwan, you win today.
How about you other expats or travelers?
What other bizarre episodes have caused your culture shock around the globe??