The Bright Quality of Kaohsiung Wins JC's Heart / 陽光高雄令JC著迷
JC never expected that he would stay in Kaohsiung for 20 years and find his soul mate, his Taiwanese wife Teresa when he initially came here for teaching English and learning Chinese. Now, JC has determined to stay. He currently teaches English and plans to teach art classes as well. The most exciting news is that JC held his very first art exhibition in Kaohsiung not long ago. This year, indeed, has been a fruitful year for JC.
JC enjoys the hot weather and clear days in Kaohsiung, because the warm weather is similar to his hometown in Texas. On a sunny day, JC sees the city's bright qualities. However, a cloudy day or a rainy day also reveals irresistible charms in the eyes of JC, because he sees the various hues in sky.
Few years ago, JC started to take the bus to get around in the city instead of driving by himself. The bus journey is quite pleasurable, and as a passenger, JC has complete freedom to look around or to draw a quick sketch whenever he sees interesting things or people. Afterwards, he may use them as a resource for his painting. JC likes to experience the culture thoroughly and to go beyond the surface of the exotic culture. One may find his care and love toward this land by carefully observing his drawings and paintings of local scenery, such as the old factories.
After living in Kaohsing for so long, Taiwan is more like home to JC than America. Despite the remote distances, he will not forget to send Christmas gifts to his parents and friends at Christmas. JC has made many fabulous friends here, and they are the main reason that JC keeps staying in Taiwan year after year.