Regarding the Extracurricular & the Camps

Getting involved, in non-school related activities here, translated…

My youngest was headed out early in the morn, because the camp from her major was starting, as a freshman, she is very enthusiastic of all the activities hosted by her major.  I remembered, that, we’d, headed out before light for her last thing too, in the nearly zero degree icy cold floor of the CKS Memorial Hall, rolled around on the floorboards, it was her salsa club of her high school, she was responsible for coordinating a “recital of her younger schoolmates.”

My youngest started dancing from her kindergarten years to date, dance had become, her favorite.  It’s just, that her school teachers mentioned how if she’d worked too hard on her “hobby”, it may, cause her grades to slip, but she’d, asked us, not to worry, “the extracurriculars are important rites of passage, just let them give it all they got for this!”  but, I’d, found my daughter, with that lack, of enthusiasm, turned out, she had, dropped her activities, because she’s still, trying to figure out what she’s good at academically, she’d told us, “I’m more than certain about dance, and anything else, is not good enough for me.”  Until her final year in high school, she’d, transferred from the sciences, to the social sciences, and now, she’s, in the major she has great interests in, communications, and, she’d, danced every day, and now, she’d, gone out early in the morn, for her summer camp activities.

查看來源圖片the assortments of activities, not related to the academic…photo from online

My eldest and I, were both into the extracurriculars in our high school years, I’d, gotten involved in two groups, one was for vanity, the band, the other, school paper.  Being in band, I’d, played the trumpet, without much talent, just so I can, put on that marching uniform that made me shine on flag day, and, walking across the podium before the President’s Office.  As for the school paper, it was, where my heart lies, I’d, let my own, writing talents, poured out.  I’d recalled, how hard it’d been that I had, worked, on every topic, how I’d, gone to the shopping marts, to find the old photos, to do the interviews, and published my not-mature-enough writings, wanted to pour all of my doubts of the world, my feeling lost for my future, along with my dissatisfaction toward school, all out in the open.

I can no longer recall how the periodical had, turned out, but, my grades, slipped, and, that became, a F-A-C-T.

I’d found a university that I really don’t hate to study in, but the major I was in, it wasn’t anywhere near my interest profile.  And, by then, editing the periodicals, no longer, satisfied my mind, maybe back then, love was, taken up half of my mind.

And yet, because I’d, lost love, I’d, decided, to go for the president of the club, to let myself, embrace this major I’d, found myself to be in, tired, to learn to be a, leader.  And so, the memories of my college years, were revolved around the freshmen orientations, the camps, the seminars, the book fairs, the competitions.  I recalled all the guest lecturers I’d invited, remembered all the shows we’d put on for the freshmen orientations, recalling that freshman ball we hosted, remembered the singing and skit competition I’d, set up, remembering being in the trainees of the officers of the clubs of the school too, along with how I continued being the team counselor as I went into my senior year.

I’d once not wanted to graduate, because I loved being a student too much.  And, the best memories of being a student, are from, the extracurricular activities, as we’d, entered into the groups on our own, there’s, too many connections there.  Like how I watched my eldest get too excited as she’d, started, editing the footage, like how I imagined my youngest happily, leading the freshmen, because she’s, finally, a sophomore.

查看來源圖片volunteer counts too!  Photo from online

Some had found their significant others in the extracurricular groups, like my eldest brother and sister-in-law.  A lot of people found what they truly loved, like my youngest and I.  Recently, I’d, edited a periodical of a bookstore, and, I’d, found my passions there, and that, was when I’d, recalled, this, was what I loved, doing back then.

And so, these extracurricular activities in college, they’d not, only enriched our schooling careers, but it may also, point us, toward the directions of our, future jobs too, and so, don’t be too worried, when your own young got too involved in their extracurricular activities, besides, the university years aren’t about making the grades, it’s about, discovering, who we are!!!

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Before the Restraining Order Was in Effect, the Three-Year-Old Young Child Was Physically Abused by His Father to Seriously Injured

Yeah uh, as this would be, how THESE cases, usually worked, the restraining order ALWAYS came, a little, TOO L-A-T-E!  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

A three-year-old young boy in Taichung, two days ago, because he’d cried too hard, he was, beaten by his own father until his nose bled, his head bruised, and, this suspected case of child abuse was exposed online.  The Miaoli County government’s social services showed concerns, and, they’d found, that the mother of this young boy had filed for a restraining order against her husband for domestic violence, but yesterday, the workers from the Social Services couldn’t get in touch with the child’s mother, and as they’d gone to her mothers, nobody answered, and, the social services is now, in charge of this case.

Based off of understanding, the child’s parents lived in Da-An District in Taichung, they had two children, the father is twenty-three years old, the mother, twenty.  At the start of the year, the woman was suspected of being physically abused by the husband, she’d gone back to her parents’ in Miaoli to live, and she’d filed for a restraining order against him with the courts, the courts had yet to process the case; during this period, the woman had taken her son to return back to her husband’s house, the man works odds and ends jobs, the woman is, unemployed.

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Two days ago, the man showed up abruptly at the woman’s family, said he ws taking the young boy to buy toys, he’d driven his wife and son back to Taichung.  But, that afternoon, as the man was napping his son got too loud, he’d beaten his son so hard that the child had nose bleeds and bruising all over his head, as the woman found her son covered up in bruises, she’d, called her father to get them out and away from her husband.

The social services of Miaoli stated, that the case happened in Da-An, Taichung, and after the case of suspected child abuse was out, the social service had, stepped in, at around three in the afternoon yesterday, they’d received the confirmed reports of injuries on the young boy, and there WAS a case of child abuse, they’re now, waiting for the government in Taichung to deal with the paper works of processing, and as the case will be reported, they will handle the matter afterwards.

The Social Services of Miaoli stated, that at the beginning of January, the man was suspected of physically abusing his wife, back then, the domestic violence prevention center in Taichung had intervened.  At the bottom of March, the woman went back to her parents’ in Miaoli to live, the Taichung Domestic Violence Prevention Center had referred the case to the Miaoli unit, the social service department in Miaoli then, reported the case to the police, to help the woman get a restraining order with the courts, the case is set to open in court on May 23rd.

to this…See the source imageanother CONCRETE angel…photo from online

And so, see how god DAMN long this process is?  The case of abuse started before March of this year, because the woman RAN to her parents’ to live at the end of March, and the case will only BE going to TRIAL this month, in a few more weeks, and, what IF, this LOSER breaks the restraining order, and beaten his own wife and child up again, or worse, what if, he’d gone after them, and, MURDERED them both, huh???  I mean, it’s, happened before you know…

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Showing, a Little More Extra Skin, with Time…

They’re all just, strippin’ off their clothes, little, by little these days, and this shit is still happening, IN progression, because how BORING would it be, if you see, a set of large JUGS, flashing before your eyes, huh???  And, wouldn’t you prefer to be “teased” for a bit, for that final BUILT-UP to those huge JUGS on top, those ladies that are currently, TOPLESS, flashing their TITS to the general public???  (yeah, you ASSHOLES, I’m talkin’ ‘bout all you losers out there!!!)

like, this???  Photo from online

Showing, a little more extra skin, with time, that’s, expected, maybe, I did NOT begin my career as a STRIPPER, I’m only, a model, at those, shows with the cars, the electronics, and what not, and, I got, hired to do those cosplay things at those, nerdy, geeky, online gaming conventions…

But, I’m, showing, a little more extra skin, with time, and before anybody knows it, I shall be, appearing before ALL of you, in my “wholesome” (don’t EVEN, you LOSERS!!!), and, all you guys will all be, drooling over me, and, getting that ERECTION of yours, and dreaming of me in your arms (EWWWWWWWWWW, and DON’T EVEN!!!).

And yeah, that’s, what’s currently happening, out in the modeling world here, and, maybe, you’d NOT begun, as a STRIPPER, but, you’ll, END up with one, ‘cuz, you’re, selling your sexiness, posing like some hot babe at those god DAMN car conventions, online gaming conventions and SHITS…………

and turns into something like this???See the source imageimage found online…

And that would be, the “progressions” of how models turn into WHORES, no offense, but hey, feel free to come after me, ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Judge Took $100,000N.T. in Money for the Deceased from a Drug Dealer’s Wife, Sentenced to TEN Years

Knowing the law, and you still, BROKE it, wow, are you, STUPID or something, or, are you just, too tempted, huh???  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

The former judge of the Hualien High Subsidiary Court, Lin was accused of receiving $100,000N.T. in offering money for the dead on his own father’s funeral, in exchange for giving her husband a not guilty verdict, the retrial of the High Courts found Lin guilty of corruption, sentenced him to ten years, and fined him $1.2 million N.T.s, stripped of his judgeship for five years, and, the money he’d received from the bribes, confiscated by the government.  The other judges criticized him for shaming the justice department, for giving the judges a bad rap.

Lin served as a judge of the Hualien High Subsidiary Courts during the 1999 to 2010 terms, he retired with the title of office manager of the Hualien County Council’s legal control offices.  There were, many debates of his behaviors during his time as a judge, other than the case involving the drug dealer, Tseng, he was also accused of allowing the man, Lee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis out on a $1.7 million N.T. bail, he’d been sentenced to thirteen years by the courts, but last year, the High Courts changed his verdict to not-guilty, the D.A. is in the process, of filing an appeal to the Highest Court on the case right now.

Lin was accused of while working as a criminal court judge during 2006, on the case involving Tseng, when the captain from the local police investigations Wang told him that Tseng’s wife was willing to pay him, hoping that the turnout of the case will be in Tseng’s favors, and, set up Tseng’s wife and Lin to meet at a karaoke in Hualien, and there was also, the secret company of Lin’s, Chen present too, the four made a pact, Lin left his business card, Chen and Tseng’s wife traded their phone numbers during the time.

like, uh, this???查看來源圖片photo from online

During the trial, Lin advised Tseng’s wife what sort of a strategies she could use to help her husband to get a lighter sentence, and collected the evidence that was in Tseng’s favor under the tables, and told Tseng’s wife of the progressions of her husband’s case.  And Tseng’s wife had, given the wines, to Chen who was a “confidant” to Lin too, in May of 2007, Tseng’s wife gave a $100,000N.T. using the cause of his father’s death, to give to him.

By the end of the year, when Tseng, the drug dealer was being sentenced, of the charges, selling a level one controlled substances, he was given the sentence of “not guilty”, while on the charges of selling a level two controlled substances, the sentence of nine years was, maintained, the Highest Courts tossed back the not-guilty verdict of the level one controlled substance back to the district courts, and Tseng received only eight years for it.  In 2010, Tseng escaped to China, and in March of 2012, Tseng died on the run, and his wife felt displeased at how she’d already, “spent so much money”, and still, her family got torn apart, she’d, decided, to tell the courts of what had happened in sum.

Yeah uh, hello,, apparently, MONEY is still, what makes this world goes ‘round based off of this BAD example of this bad judge, he’d taken the bribes, from a drug dealer’s wife, to get him off easy, and, he’d, given the tips to the man’s wife on how to plea, how to manipulate the systems, and, he took in the bribes, for his services to help the dealer get off easy, and it wasn’t until that the dealer had died on the RUN, did his widow decide to come out…

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The Paradise Called Childhood, Lost…

The paradise called childhood, lost, and no matter how hard you’d tried, you will, NEVER get it back again.  The paradise called childhood, lost, for good, and, it’s, never found again, and, even as you’d, backtracked to what went wrong back then, there’s, still NO way of making up, for the loss of time you were supposed to have been, allotted, through childhood.

The paradise called childhood, lost, forever, and, it’s, never found, because, just like how Alice never dug herself back out, of that Rabbit Hole, after her head was, chopped off by the Queen of Hearts???  (I mean, how can you possibly still DIG your way out of a hole, IF you got your heads chopped off, right???  Think about it for a sec…).

like this abandoned Teddy by the side of the road???  Photo from online…

The paradise called childhood, lost, don’t know when I lost you, childhood, but, you’d been gone for so long now, and, even though, it’s, not at all normal, for a child like me, to live without a proper childhood, I had, forced myself to adapt, to growing up without you in my younger years…

The paradise called childhood, lost, and nobody knows how, it was here, just a short while ago, but, it’s not here now, perhaps, it fell through to the depth of that rabbit hole, and, never dug itself out, like Alice???

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The Star of Tomorrow in the Police Department Suspected of Taking Kickbacks from the Brothels

A TRULY BAD example, of police officers here, knowing the law, AND breaking it, all because of M-O-N-E-Y!!!  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Taipei District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case of the Zhongshan Police Substation’s overlooking the operations of the sex shops, and found, that the former executive sergeant, Wu, was suspected of overlooking the brothels in his district while he was working in the local areas, and he took in bribe of $15,000N.T. per month, the district attorneys called Wu to their offices yesterday.  Wu denied being involved, the district attorneys believe he was evasive in his answering the inquiries, and, after they’d interrogated him, they set his bail at half a million dollars, and the former sergeant of the same station was out on bail of $700,000N.T.s, both men’s passports were turned in, to prevent flight risk.

The D.A. investigated and found, that there were FIVE members of this police substation who’d not only overlooked the operations of the brothels in their area, but also protected the male sex workers in certain whorehouses, so the men can keep on selling, from 2007 to 2016, the police officers at the station took in around seven million dollars N.T. worth of bribe.  After the District Attorney’s Offices indicted the officer Tseng at the start of this year, they’d zoomed in on the lead, that led them to suspect that Wu, Ho, Gao, and Yang were taking in bribes, Gao and Yang turned themselves in to the D.A.’s Office, and were both out on $200,000N.T.s bail and restricted from going abroad.

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Based off of investigations, Wu was accused of overlooking the operations of the famous brothels on Linseng N. Road, and, the male prostitutes who’d accompanied the female guests out, were paid anywhere from $6,000 N.T. to $8,000N.T. each time.

Wu is an entry level officer, he’d worked in the specialized task squads, later he tested into the police college, last July he was transferred to the executive units, worked in areas of scanning for the sex industry operations.  He was perceived as a star of tomorrow in the police department, and now, he’d, ruined his own future.

The case all started, with how the local substation took the bribes of $40,000N.T. a month, to overlook the Japanese-Style bar’s operations in the sex trade, the Taipei D.A.’s Office last year took the former substation manager, Lin along with nine other officers into custody, there were seven officers who’d denied having taken the bribes, the D.A. is asking the judge to give them all heavy sentences.

The Taipei District Court not long ago set the bails for Lin and six other officers at $300,000N.T. to $1,200,000N.T.’s, and demanded that they don’t contact one another who are involved in the case, primary reason being, how the D.A. is still gathering the evidence in the case of Wu’s overlooking the operations of the man whore shops, and recently, they’d, gained valid evidence against him.

And so, this, is how someone gets enticed by money, and, these men, threw away a perfect career with the police forces, for what?  A few dollars, and now, they’re not just, getting fired, they’re also, looking at doing some HARD time for taking in the bribes, and, these sex shops are really bad too, in thinking, that they can PAY off the police to look the other way so they can, keep on operating.

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When You Tripped & Fell

The help from complete strangers, and, it’d made your life better, as well as the ones you’d helped out too, translated…

As you were growing up, when you’d, fallen carelessly, your parents who wanted you to have that smooth ride in life, in a panic, had always reminded you, to get back up on your own.  The parents of that era would always, pass along the wisdoms of life in every day, because the road to your future, you shall, walk by yourselves.

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In reality, before the years had given you that “label” of old, if you’d, tripped and fallen flat on your face in public, other than feeling embarrassed, before you feel the pains from your trip and fall, you can only, get back up in a hurry.  Once, I saw a woman, tripping by the tiles that were, uneven by the sidewalks, I’d rushed toward her to see if she needed any assistance, she’d gotten back up in a hurry, and stated, “I’m sorry”, this was, out of embarrassment, seeing how she was okay, I’d helped her pick up the purse that flew out of her hand, she’d told me thank you repeatedly, and left, I couldn’t help but mumbled to myself, “thank heavens she’s not injured!”

And I also, had more than my share of trips and fall, as I’d, begun to age.  Sometimes, I’d, gotten too distracted by all around me, not paid attention to where I was walking, then, tragedy came towad me, and, the best way I’d, handled the matter, to save myself from embarrassment was, to pick up my belongings, and made my escape from where I’d, tripped and fallen.  But, the years took their tolls, as I entered into the bottomhalf of my life, it seemed, that even if I wanted to, I’d, had a hard time.

At this time, I’m, physically weakened, my bodily functions started, not listening to my commands, and, even AS I’d paid attention to where I was going, there were, still, multiple dangers lurking all around me, and, there would be those moments of unexpected falls I had had.  Once, I was wearing a mask, my eyes were blocked from seeing well, plus, the skies didn’t have enough lifht, I couldn’t tell there were the uneven pavements, I’d, tripped and fallen too hard, my body fell, like I was, trying to slide onto a base in a baseball game, it hurt so bad I couldn’t get back up immediately, the young man who was sliding on his cell phone close by, was alerted my the huge crash I’d made, he’d turned his head, looked at me, I’d originally thought he was, going to come over, and give me a hand so I could, stand back up, but instead, he’d, focused his attention back, to his cell phone; being optimistic, I could, only make fun of myself, must be, that I looked, young, that was why he’d, felt he’d not needed to, lend me a helping hand.  And, as I’d, switched my mindside, the pains seemed to, fade away a bit, and, I got up, in one breath.

圖/Tai Perawith all those eyes watching, and NOBODY lending a helping hand, illustration from UDN.com

After this awful experience, as I met someone who was in a similar predicament, I’d emplored more empathy.  Once as I was rushing to my community college to class, on my way, I saw an elderly man, who was walking along the parking spots for the scooters, not saw the pavements, he’d fallen down hard.  A young woman who was coming towards him from the opposite direction and I were the first “witnesses”, other than exclaiming aoud, we’d rushed over to the elderly, to check if he was, okay.  I squatted down, used my umbrella, to shade the elderly man from the sun,, and picked up the shoe he’d lost to the side, attempted to help him put it back on, but he couldn’t, have enough strengths to, while another man standing to the side just, looked at us, with that cold stare; as the middle aged woman who’d just, parked her bicycle saw, she’d used her experience, and confirmed that the elderly had a fracture on his hips, that he needed to be taken to the hospital immediately; with his pains worsening, the elderly man finally agreed, to allow us to call for help on his behalf.  Back then, I’d, acted as the interim “commander”, had the helpful young lady dial up emergency, then, asked the middle age woman to help notify the elderly man’s families, while I’d tried to calm the man down, and had him recite the phone numbers of his loved ones, and, as he’d become, a bit confused by the numbers, he’d spoken to himself, “that sounded right…”, and thankfully, the number he’d given, was the correct one, and, as I’d used the phones to call up the elderly’s son, I handed the phone to him, so he could tell his son what had happened, so his families won’t mistake the call as a scam, at this time, the ambulace finally rushed over, and, the accident ended well, then, I’d, gotten back up, toward my community college, and, my steps became lighter, because I’d, helped someone in needx.

In the trips and falls we may all have in our lives, if there are someone who was willing to, help us out, give up a helping hand, helping us get back up, it will, give us all a boost, to keep on, moving forward in our lives; and, I’d much rather become the help that someone else needed, because the way of life is twisting and winding, and none of us would know when we will, need a helping hand ourselves, and, if we can all be a part of this cycle of kindness, we might be able to, reduce something tragic from happening all around us.

And so, this, is what you’d gained, from helping someone in need out, you’d, felt that you’d lent the elderly man a helping hand, and in helping out, your empathy was, activated, because you’d hoped that someone would be willing, to help you out when you get into a jam, besides, you’d had a previous bad experience when you’d needed the help, and the person around you, didn’t give a SHIT, and you don’t want anybody to tell helpless like you had that time.

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