While I love the freedom that comes with our new electric bicycle, I can confidently say that I am glad I don't drive a car here. Driving here takes steady concentration and cat-like reflexes. Fortunately for us, taxis are cheap and the school provides us with taxi money. We have a deal with a taxi driver, Mr. Chai, who picks us up at the same time each morning and drives us to work and then brings us home every afternoon. Yesterday he chuckled at something Jim said and now we're wondering if he actually knows all the English. If so, he's privy to a LOT of collaborative talk regarding the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Here's a quick look at Mr. Chai's work: