Helping the Mothers Return Back to the Workforce, a Company was Set up to Match Their Skills

This is a program, that helps women, get OUT of the, traditional gender roles, to help them find work outside the homes, off of the Newspapers, translated…

The Der-Jen Human Resources Agency’s goal is to “help moms find work”; the founder of the program, Tsai saw a lot of women her age, because they had children, and after they took their maternity leaves, it’d become, harder for them, to return back to the workforce.  As she’d set up an independent agency, helping the women to have a friendly work environment, that they can take care of their families, as well as work at the same time, and her company received the “Enterprise Friendly Work Environment Contributions” award.

“What we’re doing may not bring in the big bucks, but, it’s, more than, meaningful!”, Tsai stated, that their workspace is put together with the desks, and the employees don’t need to follow the strict work schedules of nine to five, the flexibility of workhours allowed the employees to have more freedom, “the company is an example of allowing women to not get limited by the time of work in the offices, nor working in a specific space, and they can, all shine still”.

Tsai originally worked in the high-tech industries, in 2016, she’d given up on her high pay job, and set up a company on her own.  With only eight employees, and the objective of her company was to help match the female workers with the fitted workplaces fitted to their needs, the members of the families had the need of caretaking, and needed to go to and from work and home quite a lot, needed the flexible workhours, also, the balances of home and work too; and there were those women who’d left the workforces for way too long, lacked the self-confidences, and aren’t professional enough in their skillsets, they’d all needed the help.

Tsai told, that “combining the work and the families’ needs” was her original thought when she set up her company, “Der-Jen” is also the first human resources company that promoted the flexible work schedule in all of Taiwan, and called itself a social enterprise; from the very beginning of her company being set up, the hardships that they endured, most of the enterprises were all doubtful toward the “homemakers” returning back to the workforce, from the communications, the education, currently, the foundation offers about 3,000 women who are looking to return to work after they had their children.

得人資源整合公司推廣友善職場,替媽媽們媒合能彈性工作的企業。圖/得人資源整合公司提供
so women can work, and take care of their children at the same time! Photo from UDN.com

The Der-Jen Human Resources recently combined workforces with the academic units, and started up the forum of setting up a friendlier environment for working mothers, and complied with the government’s program of “Women Returning to the Workforce”, designed many courses, to help reconnect the women with their going back to work, and it’d, set up the human resources classes for the private enterprises too; Tsai hoped to design a more flexible work schedule for women all around.

Making the Work Environment Friendlier, Tsai: What I’m Doing is Meaningful

Tsai worked in the technology industries for more than a decade’s time, she had already been promoted to a managerial position, and her career is on the rise, but as she’d found, that other women around her, due to getting married, starting their families, giving up on their dreams, and the achievements they get from work, leaving their stable workforces, and their wages, she’d pushed forth a friendly environment for mothers.

“People’s choices are related to their personality traits!”, she’d said, in the technology field she’d worked in the “innovations, and the most advanced” job, including before the government’s expansion southbound, she’d led the workers in her company to expand her company to Southeast Asia, to going into the 3-Dimension printing, the resources shopping sites.  But being creative in her thoughts, and with that strong sense of justice, she’d slowly wondered, “are the technologies working in helping people live better, or are they, controlling, our behaviors?”, and she’d started, having a different belief system.

In 2012 in a chance encounter, Tsai came into contact with “social enterprise”, she was in the midst of contemplating wanting to do something meaningful, and, she’d, matched to the programs perfectly, in the end, she’d left the technology industries, and set up a similar social enterprise, the Der-Jen Human Resources Agency.

Tsai told, that as she got deeper in, she’d found, that the matter of gender in the workforces is quite, complicated, in the process of helping, she saw the stories of others unravel before her eyes, and it’d, helped her accumulated the experiences, and felt, that she’d become, a source of power that can, help the society move forward.  She said, “the various people in their various positions, playing their roles well, finding how each can contribute to the society, I’m really glad, to have found the work I really enjoy doing, that’s also, meaningful too.”

And so, this, is a good program, that this woman set up, to help mothers who left the workforce to have children, who wanted to, return back to work again, as the work environment usually isn’t that friendly toward women who’d had children, and most of the enterprises would think twice before they hire mothers, because of how the mothers needed to consider the welfare of their own children, and this woman’s agency, is set up, to help the women find the jobs that can help them do both: work to bring in the pays, and to take care of their young.

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No Limits on the Student-Teacher Ratio of the Special Eds Classes, the Special Eds Instructors are Burned Out Quickly

The government’s NOT setting a limit to the students-to-teacher ratios in the special needs program, is hurting not just the students, it’s also, causing these reduced number of special needs educators to drop even lower, and there IS a need, for the reforms of the special needs education requirements in the legislature right now, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Department of Education is Enforcing the “Normalization” of Education, in a School, There’s the Instance of One Teacher to a Hundred Forty-Six Students, and the Teachers are, Burning Out Quick

The Department of Education is implementing the Immersing Education Program, to allow the special needs students to attend the classes in the regular classroom settings, if the needs surfaced, then, they will assign the special needs students to the special eds classrooms to have the one-on-one sessions, this was called the “dispersed special eds classes”.  But, for many years, there is NO limit to the number of students set in these classes, to the point of how in some schools, there are more than a hundred special needs students, but only one, to two special needs instructors.  The members of the public went on the civilian policies platform to ask for an amendment on this matter, demanded that “under high school, there should be a limit to the number of special needs students in the special eds classes”, over two thousand members of the public had already, signed the petition.

The person who’d drafted this amendment up believes that there are more and more moderately handicapped special needs students who are being placed in the regular classroom setting, with the help from the special eds courses provided to them, but there’s NO limit to the total number of students in these classes, and the students who are more severely handicapped, causing the burn out rate to speedy up even faster for the special needs instructors.

From the observations of the public schools, there’s only the mandatory requirement of if the number of specials needs students exceeded twenty-one, then, another class should be set up especially for the students with the special needs, but without the number of students who should be in the classes set.  Examining closely the “Reports of the Public School in Taiwan of Special Needs Students Summary”, the public technical high school has a total of 146 special needs students, but only one surrogate special needs instructor onboard to teach.

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special needs learning with the regular students, with only ONE instructor, teaching the ENTIRE class the same way…photo from online

A local government official of the Department of Education told, that the special needs students, other than being allowed a spot, there were those special needs students who got into the schools based off of their skillsets too.  For instance, from the Taipei Industrial High School, there were about forty special needs students who are placed in the school to student, but, there are over a dozens who’d passed the examinations, and gotten in by themselves, which made the total number of special needs students to exceed what is proper.  The head of student affairs, Lee stated, that in recent year, the school’s students were mostly from the retakes and the placed students, that the school already submitted an asking to the Department of National Education, from last August, the school was able to formally hire three special needs instructors and three surrogate teachers, to offer the individual attention that these special needs students may need to excel in their studies.

The special needs instructor of technical high schools are often overworked, a lot of the schools would hire different instructors by the semesters.  A high school special eds instructor told, that students would often wonder: “why are we changing teachers again?” but the process of evaluating the instructors, filling out the forms, matching the special eds instructors to specific classroom, all need to start all over from ground zero, and the matching of the courses with the instructor was too much busywork.

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one-on-one attention is how these students learn best, but with the lacking of trained special needs instructors, the system of education is lacking…photo from online

The national education subdivision of the Department of Education stated, that the levels of the skills of the special needs students are widely varied, the current special needs classes and the rotating homeroom instructors, the special needs students per class is left to decide by the school’s governing bodies, to maintain a flexibility, if the outside world wants a number of special needs students per class to get set up, then, the department shall invite the local city governments to discuss the matters further.

And so, what this is saying is, that the government doesn’t do SQUAT, to help the teachers with the special needs students in their classes, after all, these special needs students’ conditions are varied, and unless you’re, a trained instructor who specializes in the multitudes of conditions that these students might have, know how to deal with each and every student’s needs individually, there’s NO way any one instructor will be able to, handle teaching a regular class, with the growing number of students with special needs in their classes.

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Fears

How there are, the dangers online that not even God himself can, defend from!  Translated…

Fear is best used, in covering up one’s lacking of skills.  God is online, and, He can only tap on the keys to console.  The innocence, and the world set up many goals———ahhhh, that lost goal, dripped down like the raindrops, only time felt that it’s kind and gentle, and, genuine.  God can only tap the keys as consoles, the longer lines, with the longer ways ahead, getting, lost.  Suddenly, the depth of the dark net, a woman who’d glowed pressed down on a key, then, God is, pulled, by, into, the darkness.

all you need is something like this…

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and you’re, in, “business”…photo from online

So, if even God is drawn in by those, sex solicitors, and, how easy do you think humans CAN fall?  And this still just shows, how dangerous it is, online, you can get that flash of large sets of jugs on top, or in a jiffy, some LOSER flashed himself in front of a webcam, and, you got, NO clue as to hey, how’d that got turn on, and, what am I looking at here!

That, is how easily children, CAN get, exposed to bullshits, because SEX still???  Oh yeah, it still, S-E-L-L-S!!!

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The Hired Nurse’s Aide Displeased of Her Treatment by Her Employer, Fed the Person She Cared for in a Vegetative State Urine, Got Indicted

Taking it out on the individual whom she was supposed to care for, because this migrant worker felt displeased of the treatment from her employer, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The female nurse’s aide from Indonesia felt displeased at how her boss didn’t give her three daily meals, she’d taken her anger out on the completely paralyzed, in a vegetative state elderly man, Chang, she’d urinated into the stainless steel cup and made Chang drink, causing Chang to choke, run a high fever, and in critical condition, and as she was caught, she’d excused her bad behavior as “some evil spirit entered into my body and made me do it!”; the D.A. believed that this was the social tragedy of the “lesser abusing the weak”, and recently, the nurse’s aide was indicted on attempted murder, and the D.A. is asking for five years in prison for her.

Based off of investigation, “Di” (age 37) the hired nurse’s aid started working as Chang’s caretaker last September, knew that Chang who’s bedridden needed around-the-clock care, that he relied on the feeding tubes, and had gotten corrected by Chang’s two daughters for not feeding the formulas in.

Di was displeased at the treatment of her employers, starting on October 1st of last year, for three days, she’d taken the stainless steel cup, bottle, and urinated into the containers, then, force fed it to the elderly man, causing Chang to vomit severely, to choke, with his face covered up in urine and fecal matters and vomit, and in the end, she’d, wiped the elderly man’s face off, pretended that it was, nothing.

Because of this, Chang ran a high fever, and was rushed to the hospital, and the medics found that he had the inhalation sort of pneumonia, and urinary tract infections, and his life was spared after the emergency resuscitation measures were done on hi, the family found something suspicious, reviewed the surveillance, and found what the female nurse was doing to the elderly man.

During the interrogation of the district attorneys, Di admitted to being trained as a nurse’s aide, that Chang’s daughter showed her how to draw the phlegm out, knew that the formulas should be injected in through the feeding tubes slowly too, and new from the forms in Indonesian, Chang’s conditions, and because the families didn’t allow her to have her three meals a day, that was why “she’d taken her anger out on the elderly man”.

The D.A. found her to have an unsure motive for murder, that she’d not shown any remorse after what she’d done, and it’d caused the families psychological pains too.

The district attorneys considered how the migrant workers are far from home, that they had to deal with the unequal treatment of their status quos, that the workload had caused the nurse’s aide emotional, physical fatigue, which caused her to develop the feelings of being mistreated by the individuals who’d hired her, which led her to make the wrong decisions, and this case is no doubt, a “lesser abusing lesser” tragedy of the society.

And so, this, is what’s happening, and yes, there are these cases, because there are those who’d hired these foreign nurse’s aide who viewed them as nothing MORE than hired help, because we’re PAYING your wages, therefore, we can, ABUSE you, MISTREAT you, and in turn, these hired help to watch over our elderly, our young, take their angers out on the ones they are looking after, and the problem still won’t be solved, because there’s always a party in that, higher up, status quo (the employers) and those on the bottom, the hired nurses, the migrant workers.  And to think that all of this could be prevented, had the family treated the hired help kindly…

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Biden Asks for Stricter Gun Control Laws: Gun Violence Had Brought Shame to the U.S.

This would be necessary, to put stricter controls on gun ownership, you do realize that, don’t you, especially, in light of the recent shooting happenings in America, and yet, those members of the N.R.A, supporters of the SECOND AMENDMENT rights are gonna, start, wailing super, duper loud now!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

As the mass shootings and murders occurred continuously in the U.S., President Biden issued the first wave of laws on stricter gun control, including the ghost guns, and assigned Chipman who’s supportive of gun control laws as the head of ATF, Biden claimed that gun violence had become an “epidemic” in the U.S. and had brought shame to the reputation of the country internationally already.

On the eighth, Biden signed six gun control executive orders at the Rose Garden.  He stated that he wasn’t breaching the Second Amendment rights of the people, “what those deceitful saying wanted us to do, is to endanger the rights of the second amendment, but I’d not changed any of the clauses of the second amendment whatsoever.”

members of the public that support strict gun control laws…photo from online

“It’s awkward, how people are saying what we’re doing is against the constitution”, Biden said it straight, the problems of gun violence is a matter of national emergency, an epidemic, causing $280 billion economic loss per year; in the midst of all of these laws, he’d called out to both parties of the Congress to resolve the problems with guns on the legislative front, claimed that this problem isn’t party-related.

The cases of violence involving guns are prevalent in the States, Colorado, Georgia, and the most recent, in California, the Democrats pressured Biden and his cabinet to find ways to resolve, and, Biden’s actions today, is far off from the promises he’d made from before the election, this also showed, how the President has only limited control over the matter of gun control; the WH reiterated that the issue should be resolved through amending the constitution, while the House of Representative passed the enforced background check, but the Democrats being the minorities, this doesn’t look good that the bill is going to get passed.

The measures that Biden proposed mostly came from the justice department, the head of the justice department, Garland who was attending the discussion session told, that the newest amendment included the control over the “ghost guns”, ghost guns are the gun parts bought legally, then assembled by the consumers into a weapon, these guns don’t have serial numbers and when used in a crime, it would be hard for the justice department to track down; the Department of Justice will propose the legislations of control over “ghost guns”, and within sixty days, set up the laws in regards to the control of the usage of the gun barrel, the device allows the handguns or short rifles to shoot like rifles, the gun was used in the shooting in Colorado, caused serious damages in number of deaths and injuries; at the same time, to provide more data for the gun smuggling ring as well.

and on the other side of the “fence”…

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Biden also appointed the Red Flag legislation to be suggested to the states, so the states can set up the red flag laws on gun ownership on their own, this law allows for temporarily disarming of weapons that can cause oneself or others serious bodily harm.

Also, Biden had named Chipman, who’d worked as a bomb expert in the ATF for twenty-five years as the head of ATF.  AFT is a part of the justice department, responsible for taxing the guns, the tobaccos, the arms, and to enforce the laws on such, but since 2015, there hadn’t been a set candidate to lead the department, and, the nominees didn’t pass the votes in the House since, which suggested, that the parties are having a hard time agreeing on the laws for gun control.

And that, is how this law of GUN-CONTROL is still, DEAD in the waters, because AMERICANS are all about our rights, when your rights might impede someone else’s right to life, but we the people don’t C-A-R-E, we just want to own guns, because, it’s our, SECOND Amendment rights, and Biden is going to have a HELL of a time, getting his legislation on stricter gun control laws passed all right!

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The Gymnastic Trainers’ Raping of the Competitors He’d Trained, Mostly Never Got Charged Because the Victims Waited Past the Statutory Period Expired

Imagine, how long the victims of this sort of SEXUAL abuse must’ve, suffered, and, the sentence is still, way too, lenient!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

For the Sake of Performance & Dreams, the Four Victims Put up with the Sexual Abuse of Their Coach for More than a Decade, and Only Two Counts Stood Up in Court, the Coach Sentenced to Six Years Ten Months

The gold medalist gymnastics coach used his power status, and sexually molested, raped the young gymnastics competitors with the dreams, more than a decade later, the victims finally worked up the courage to tell, and the case went out into the open, started up the “Me Too movement here in Taiwan; the district attorneys charged the coach with forced sexual intercourse, molestations, the Kaohsiung District Court changed the indictment clause “using status of power to rape”, and most of the counts had surpassed the decade statutory period, and in the end, Liang was only charged with one count of forced sexual intercourse, one count of forced sexual molestation, and given a combined sentence of six years ten months.  This can still be appealed.

The case had busted wide open in February of 2018, a victim found strength through the “#MeToo” movement from the U.S., posted anonymously on FB: “I wanted to soar, but the coach who should’ve given me the wings, broke my wings, and gymnastic became the most loved, and most hated sports to me”.  The investigators looked into the matter, and found at least seven victims, four of whom pressed charges, they all started training under Liang from the elementary to the high school years, four of whom, were trained by Liang since the elementary years, two excelled in gymnastics, and they were the ones who were hurt the deepest too.

One of the victims testified, that to train, she’d stayed at Liang’s home with another female student, but Liang had used the performances in the competitions to force her to have sex with him, and at first she’d told him no, in the end, she just, wanted it to be over soon; and Liang’s rape of his students was caught by another female student who bore witness to him, raping another student, which shocked her to realize, that she “wasn’t his only victim”, but for the sake of their grades, and performances, the two girls put up with his sexual abuse for more than a decade.

There were two more victims who’d come out with the accusations, one stated that Liang used her hydrotherapy sessions to pat her breasts down; another accused him to raping her at a motel, disregarding how she’d told him no; the D.A. believed that Liang was responsible for at least eleven different rapes and sexual molestation charges, indicted him based off of forced sexual behaviors and molestations and other charges.

The Collectivist Courts believed, that Liang used his status of power to threaten the female students, and changed the indictment counts to “power rape”, and the statutory period for power rapes is only a decade, and the victims accused him of it from 2000, that by the time the cases were reported had been way past the period of statute of limitation, in the end, the courts found, that the second victim bore witness to the second rape, sentenced Liang to only SIX years, with the rest of the charges not stood up in court or not guilty.

The victims who came out later, the Collectivist Courts believed, that she had her mother as her witness to testify, and that the counts stood, sentenced Liang to a year for it, the other victim suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder, but based off of the time of diagnosis, it’s hard to affirm that it was related to Liang, with the lack of evidence, Liang didn’t get charged for it.

And so, this is a LOSER, who used his power status (of a gymnastic coach?), to RAPE his female students, and, this shit had happened long, long ago, in the nineties back in the U.S., and, the victims still didn’t stand up and band together until they’re, adults, and this, is a case of how losers can take advantage of their statuses as coaches to rape their own students.

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The Official Who was Supposed to Help Prevent Domestic Violence Had Sex with the Woman He Was Taking Care of

Becoming FUCK-BUDDIES, with the woman whom he was supposed to oversee the protection orders for, lacking professionalism here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

As the officer, Huang worked as a domestic violence prevention officer for the Sanchong Substation, he’d met the married female nurse who filed for a protective order, they’d become, more than friends, had sexual intercourse multiple times, and Huang later on discovered that the woman had other partners, and started getting into serious verbal altercation with her, after they had sexual intercourse last month again, the woman sued him for rape, the case went bust, the police gave Huang two written reprimand, and transferred him, sent him to the D.A.s offices on charges of obstruction of sexual freedom.

The thirty-eight year-old officer, Huang graduated from the policy academy in 2008, and was assigned to the Sanchung Police Substation, he’d originally worked in the substations, later he’d passed the certification to work as a domestic violence prevention officer, in October of two years ago, he was transferred to the domestic violence prevention unit, he’d worked in the police forces for thirteen years with a steady girlfriend.

The nurse is thirty-two years-old, at the start of last year, she’d filed for divorce in court, separated from her husband, but at the same time, got involved with another man, and filed for a restraining order with the Sanchong Police Substation.

The police investigated, that in April of last, Huang met the woman because of the evaluation of her restraining order, they started dating in secret, back then, the female nurse was still married, started in May, June of last year, they started having sexual intercourses at the woman’s rental residence multiple times.

Based off of understanding, they weren’t exclusively dating one another, and only used each other as bed buddies, but on the eleventh of last month, Huang found that there were multiple partners with whom the woman was having sex with by accident, he flew into a jealous rage, and they got at it.  The following day, Huang went to the nurse’s home again, and they got into a verbal altercation again because of the same matter, then they had sex.

On the thirteenth, the woman went to file a case at the Sanchong Substation, accused that from the day before, Huang forced himself onto her, and she was forced to have sex with him, that he broke the law of obstruction of sexual freedom, then she’d filed the rape case with the women’s and children’s specialty squad.  The police started up the internal investigations, Huang admitted to having sex multiple times with the woman, but stressed that each and every time was always consensual, that he’d never forced her.

The police found, that the woman only finalized her divorce this February, that when she and the officer were having sex, she was still a married woman, and affirmed, that Huang was involved in an abnormal relationship with her, and the police station gave him two written reprimands based off of his bad discipline, listed him as in need of education and counsel, and transferred him away from his position of domestic violence prevention officer, and the charge of obstruction of sexual freedom, was sent to investigation with the Hsinbei D.A.’s Office.

And so, this, is what happened, when you can’t keep the professional relations professional, you end up, SCREWING yourself over, like this man who’d had SEX with the woman with whom he was keeping safe, and now, she’d, sued him for RAPE, and it still didn’t matter IF the sex was consensual, the officer had sex with this woman before she got divorced, and thus, the charges of adultery stands in court, and this officer still only got a slap on his wrist, while this woman didn’t get the punishment that SHE deserved, she was equally to blame for this too!

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A Beautiful , Yet Sad Story, Love in the Schooling Years

The love that didn’t get spoken in time, the love that passed on, with the death of that someone you liked in your, schooling years, and what his death had, taught you, translated…

One Day, I’d, Opened up My Closet, and No Matter How Hard I’d, Looked, I Just, Couldn’t, Find Those, Two Shirts, and because They’re of My Personal Collections, I’d, Not Dared Made it Open, Nor Asked Anyone, I can Only, Pull Out All the Clothes, and Prodded with My Hands, Inside that, Emptied, Drawer………………

I Just Want to Grab onto Something, a Strand of What was Left Was, Fine

My first love came to a halt, in an accident, that boy I liked in my second year of middle school, before we had the chance to exchange a single word with one another, vanished, without, a single, trace.

I was only fourteen, had absolutely NO clue of how the universe worked, I looked all around me, and saw, nothing, but the fogs, and so, I’d felt, that strong sense of helplessness, over this world which I’d originally, had a firm grasp over, I’d, wanted to, extend my hand outward, and fish around, for something, anything!

I was, close to the boy’s younger sister, she’d, worked her best, to sort through everything that her older brother had, left behind, in the countryside of Kaohsiung, everybody was living in poverty stricken means, they seem to be worse off than we were, and, what she could give me were, a couple of blurry photographs, two of her older brother’s shirts, and, the textbook that seemed to have never been, flipped through by him.

I’d carried these things as if they were, something, precious, with tentativeness and care, I’d, stashed the photo inside my diary, and, folded his clothes up to tiny, placed them to the depth of my own closet, and, I’d, read through all the pages of his textbooks thoroughly.  Back then, I’d already, read a ton of, novels, and among these, were the romances, and I’d, stubbornly held on to the beliefs of: he liked me, although just like me, he’d, never said aloud, btu he must’ve, stashed that feeling inside his heart, and, written some lines about it.

I can’t know his heart anymore, but, who knows, if he’d, only, written something inside the texts, as he’d drifted into space in class?

The summers in Kaohsiung, those, never ending, summer days, came together in a bundle, in front of the window, in the sunlight, I’d, flipped through the volumes page by page, Chinese, history, math, geography……………the class of loose students, there was only the difference of the colors of the pages being pure white, and yellow.  The schemata which were, activated in my mind, and for every horizontal stroke of pen, I’d, immediately believed that it was the first stroke of my own last name; and yet, the young boy didn’t even leave a dot of his ballpoint pen.

And so, I can only, return all his textbooks, to the past.

And so, what remained, of my first love, were the two shirts, three photos, a newspaper clipping of how two middle school boys drowned by the oceans, along with that locked diary, crawling with my handwriting ink.

No Blackhole, Nor Boy in Hiding

One day, I’d opened up my closet, and can’t find those two shirts no matter how hard I’d tried, and because they’re, my private stash, I’d not dared, asked anybody, and can only, pull all the clothes out, and, prodded into the drawers now emptied, with my own hands, that maybe, there was, a blackhole inside, that swallowed everything that didn’t belong; or maybe, there’s, that secret tunnel in the back of my wardrobe, that the boy didn’t die, he’s, just, hiding, and, came in the middle of the nights, to pull his own shirt away, wanting to tell the girl: hey, I’m still here, in some corner of this world.

Then, the diary I’d kept at the bottom of my desk drawer, seemed to have moved around, I’d taken it out to look, the locks were cut off, and the photo, the newspaper clippings, all gone, and the smeared pages I’d written down as I cried, were all, torn off, perfectly.

Okay, okay, there was, NO blackhole, no mystery, no boy hidden, the one who’d, wiped it all away was, my mother.

My homeroom instructor must’ve called my parents about this, and in the heat of anger, my mother swept up my room, got rid of everything that she deemed as obstacles in my life, everything I’d, hold too dearly to my mind.

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圖/Emily Chan

For the first few years, the boy was buried in that tiny cemetery in the bamboo forest, in the middle of the fields, then after the bones were collected, the headstone removed, then, the fields, the bamboo forest got turned into a huge, construction site, then, the concrete jungle came atop, there’s no place for me, to remember him then.

Then, what I wrote, it will do, right.  I’d written everything into a novel on BBS, and everybody liked it, it’d reminded the readers of everything in their own, younger, years, I’d even, published it, sold many copies too, but a few years, the book became, out-of-print, and, forgotten, by the, world then.

So, everything with a set form, disappear eventually, no matter how hard you’d tried to hold on, that handful of sand still, slips out.  I’d prodded these past two years, even the parents of the boy had both, passed on, and, those who’d remembered the guy’s smile, got reduced by two more people, will we all, not leave, anything behind, one day, just spreading out palms out?

No, maybe, there’s, something that’s, evolved, and now, I’d not rummaged through my daughter’s closets, drawers, or read her diaries anymore, to not throw away anything she’d, stashed away in secret.

To protect someone’s complete forms of her/his youth, that was, what that boy who’d died too young had, given to me, a life-long, gift.

And so, this lesson from this boy you liked who’d died, taught you a lesson with his death, that love is precious, that you must, take a hold of the love you want to hold onto in the now, otherwise, it will, slip away too quickly, and, you’d also, learned to, NOT read your own teenage daughter’s diary, to let her have her private things, that only she is aware of, because your mother didn’t respect your things!

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The Hardships of School Instructors Whose Schools Closed Down, with the Student Onboard Another Sinking Ship

This would be, the domino effect from the reduction of birthrates here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

After the closing down of the Nanrong Technical University, close to seven hundred students were, transferred to other schools, and there are only the officeworkers still working at the school right now, the former applied Japanese associate professor, Hsu, on the matter, of the process of the school’s closing down, still felt, quite, upset, sighed, “the students were discriminated against, bullied, the professors couldn’t find teaching positions, and some even started working in the construction sites as manual laborers now, this is what the higher up officials in the Department of Education failed to notice and see.”

Hsu told, the school not running well enough, this is only, partially the reason for why the school got closed down, but twenty years ago, the government had, encouraged the setting up of countless community colleges, technical colleges, universities, it’s the fault of the government, and yet now, the consequences are shouldered, solely, by these, private institutions of higher education; Nanrong was located in the distant regions, hard enough as is to run and operate, and under the wrong policies, with the impacts of reduction in birthrate, it’d, become an easy target of the “Vulture Group”, hard for it, not to get, closed down.  He’d only begged the Department of Education, to change the purpose of the school’s properties, to made into some other functional space, “this is what the department of education can do for these private colleges and universities.”

The school’s original associate professor from business management, Shen told, it’s hard to find another teaching job, a lot of the professors were forced to switch tracks, some became tramping professors, there were the instructors from the school who’d gone off to China, some of the professors who went to China even got called back, to the school for owing of the wages of the professors on the payroll, but “the Department of Education only allowed the professors to sue the schools that hired them.”

He’d told, that back then the students from the Department of Business Management, with the help from the Department of Education, were able to successfully transfer to another school’s business administration department to continue their education, but that school soon stopped, enrolling too, “from one sinking ship, onto, another, sinking ship.”; there were the students who had to put in the commute time of one to two hours to go to school, and in the end, the students had to, give up on their, studies altogether; and there were the students who’d told him of how they were discriminated against, bullied by the professors at their new schools that “you have no right to come to our school to study in the first place!”

After the Tourist School of Taiwan stopped operating, the students set up a self-help committee, fought to get their own graduation certificates, their degrees, from their, original, school.  The student who set up the self-help committee, Fang told, that the Department of Education demanded the board to make the donations to the school’s functions, the board didn’t, the Department of Education just chose to look the other way, allowing the board of trustees of the school to do what they will with the school.

Fang stated, that as she enrolled back in 2018, there were six departments that had stopped enrolling the new students, a lot of the students of those majors “got in and filed for transfers to another school shortly afterwards”, but she was in the community college track, and wasn’t a part of the systems back then, she’d stayed, and now, after a few years’ worth of studying, she still can’t, escape the same fates.

There’s only the restaurant and hotel management department that remained at the Langyang Technical School, and the school decided to stop enrollment for the department altogether by the end of next school year.  The parent, Yang told, that this was what they’d all expected, they weren’t surprised at all, her child is in the third-year-of the five-year degree program, and can still graduate from the school before it closes.  The professors of the school told, that there’s no debts of the school, and yet, in recent years, it’d slowly, backed itself away, out of the education forum, that the school took care of the rights of the professors on the payrolls, so, the professors hadn’t strongly objected against the school’s closing down.

And so, this, would be, a bad sort of a trend, just like how quickly from before these technical universities got set up and started operating, now, they’re all, falling left and right, due to the reduced birth rates, among other factors too, and, the students who are currently in the systems had no other option, but either to stop getting their higher education, start working, or find a way to transfer to another university that’s, not going to close anytime soon.

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The Woman Committed Arson Out of Anger, Nearly Caused Her Own One-Year-Old Daughter to Die

Just needed to, VENT here, and you’d, scapegoated, and, almost killed your own, one-year-old child!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

She Had a Fight with Her Husband, Her In-Laws, Youngest Sister Took the Young Daughter to Escape, the D.A.’s Office Charged the Woman with Attempted Murder

The woman, Yang had a fight with her husband, Tseng, the following day she crashed her scooter, and her husband didn’t show any care and concerns toward her, led her to become, even more, upset, she’d gotten angered, gone to the gas station, bought a total of 6.8 liters of gasoline, ran back to the betel nut stand her husband operated, but couldn’t find him there, and disregarded that her in-laws, her youngest sister-in-law, along with her own one-year-old young daughter inside, poured gas over the place, and, set the fire, the fire quickly spread out, the in-laws carried the young granddaughter, made it out, recently, the woman was charged with attempted murder domestic violence, and the D.A. asked the courts to increase the severity of her punishment based off of the children and adolescent protective laws.

The district attorneys office and police investigated, the twenty-six-year-old woman, Yang had a verbal altercation with her husband on small matters in life on November 28th of last year, the following evening, she rode her child out, and crashed, at the hospital, she’d called Tseng, wanted him to come and help her sort through the matter, but Tseng was still angry with her, refused, and, dodged her.

In her own emotional instability, Yang got angered, on the night of the 29th of the same month, she’d picked up a plastic keg on the roads, went to the local gas station, bought 6.4 liters worth of gasoline, rushed back to the betel nut stand run by her own in-laws in the park of Dayuan District in Taoyuan, to settle it with her husband.

But Tseng wasn’t at the stand, and Yang got even angrier, disregarded how her own in-laws, her youngest sister-in-law, as well as her own, one-year-old daughter inside the cargo container shopfront, she’d first, poured gas on the parking pen, used a lighter, then, lit things up, the fire spread quickly to the cargo trailer, causing the electric appliances inside, as well as a scooter parked close by to be damaged.

As Yang saw the fire quickly spread, she ran off, and her in-laws, at the sound of the fire alarm sounding off, they ran outside to look, and found that fire had started, they’d, immediately, dashed outside with their own young granddaughter.

The police reviewed over the surveillance, and arrested Yang, took into evidence the receipt that Yang got from buying the gas at the station, and the fire department investigated and believed that the fire was an arson.

As the district attorneys interrogated, Yang admitted to setting the fire, and stated that she knew her in-laws, and her one-year-old young daughter, but didn’t know that her sister-in-law was there too, as the D.A. asked, if she knew the severity of the result of her arson, she’d stated, “I’m aware, that someone can die.”

The district attorney’s office believed, that Yang was aware of her own crime, that she’d broken the laws of domestic violence, attempted murder, and arson, and because she’d broken multiple laws with one crime, they’re looking at charging her on the counts separately.

And so, this, is the results of the woman’s scapegoating, her taking her anger out from the fight with her husband out, on the properties owned by his families, she’d committed arson, and let anger took over her, and now, she’s, faced with, criminal charges, and she’d, almost murdered her own young daughter too, and this still just showed, how violent women can also get, and the fight and her husband’s not apologizing to her, were, the, final straws, there must’ve been, built up, because you don’t suddenly become, an arsonist that commits murder in one instant.

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