Day 8 - Taipei, Taiwan - April 20, 2012

Today was a very busy day.  We started out by visiting Songshan Senior High School where I did a presentation.  Songshan is a very prestigious high school in Taipei and many of the students spoke good English.  In fact, after my presentation, the students asked questions in English.  The translation of my speech was done by Agnes which is the head of the social workers at Christian Salvation Service.

About 1 p.m. we went to the Regent Hotel to practice my short speech for the EeLin Charity Fashion Show.  The models were not only modeling evening gowns and tuxedos but also were wearing very expensive Longine's watches. 

We went to the actual Fashion Show at around 6 p.m.  The dinner was amazing -- smoked salmon; chestnut soup, basil lemon granite; rib eye beef and to top it off angel sponge cake with praline chocolate and vanilla ice cream.  The entertainment started with a singer who was the winner of Taiwan's version of American idol.  Then there was a fashion show.  After the fashion show Emily and I went up on stage and I did about a 5 minute speech.  While I was speaking, there were pictures of Emily and I from our childhood as well as current pictures that were flashing on the big screen.  After I spoke, there was another fashion show and two more singers.   The singer and models were well know celebrities in Taipei.  In fact, our dinner table which right in the middle of some of the celebrities.  The evening was hard to describe!!!