Monthly Archives: February 2021

The Case of Police Receiving the Bribes the Witness Changed His Statement, and Taken in as a Suspect

Money still, makes this world, turn around, UPSIDE, the WRONG way here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The case of the Zhongshan Police Substation’s tipping the bars where sex was sold, the district attorney’s offices found, the patrol officers, Lee and Chen took the bribes in the amount of $50,300 N.T. from the bars for tipping them off about the checks, overlooked the bars for solicitations, the two officers, the middleman, the owner of the pub, a total of twelve individuals were, indicted yesterday, and the D.A.’s Office is asking for the two officers to get severe sentences, with the other officers still under investigations.

The officer who’d left the police forces, Lu wanted to have a lighter sentence, testified on behalf of what the police station officer had done, but at the end of the investigations, he’d turned around completely, changed the confessions he’d already signed from before; the D.A. believed he intended to mislead the investigations, that he was no longer protected under the witness laws, asked the courts to have Lu in custody before the Lunar New Year’s, which was quite rare in the case when the plaintiffs turned, witnesses.

The D.A.’s investigations found that the Caribo Group had “Fair Lady” “Givenchy” and “Mei-Li”, and other bars, of them, “Fair Lady” had the sex trades, the male clients can take the ladies out, and the cost of sex was anywhere from $7,000N.T. to $9,000N.T. each time, and the pub was paid an extra $3,000N.T. for the exit charges.  In order to prevent getting busted for bribing the police, they’d used the misnomers for the books, the employer, Tseng admitted, that the accounts names are related to the public office workers, and the companies’ books, are labeled as such, because the pub turns in the earning records ledger to the police to review over.

The pub owners, the sisters, Tsengs, in order to evade from getting checked, they’d gone through the middleman, Yo, Lu, and Chiu, to offer the bribes to the officers in the precinct, so the officers will record down, “not noting any human trafficking or sex trade instances” on the records.

Yo had paid anywhere from $20,000N.T. to $40,000N.T. to the officers, Tu, Lee, and the backhand, Wu, who are also in custody for other cases they were involved in; in 2014, Lu took over, and received $130,000N.T. in cash in brown paper sack, and, the three major holidays, he’d received $160,000N.T., which he used to bribe the officers in the jurisdiction, Wu and Chen (in custody for another case), and paid the officer, Chen in charge of overseeing the activities of Givenchy and “Mei-Li”, Chen; as Chiu took over for Lu, he’d bribed Chen, Chen, and the backhand man, Chang (in custody for another case).

Lu testified, Tseng handed over the white envelope with four million dollars to Chen, and told Tseng personally, “I took care of the officers in the jurisdiction already!”, Chen demanded not to use the phones to contact, and only contacted through the men who worked in the bars, while Lee, was a younger police academy schoolmate of Security Police Force One, asked Lee to “look after him more”, and that’s how Lee connected him to Wu.

Based off of understanding, when the police came for the checks, Chiu let the ladies without their identification cards to climb the fire escape ladders to the roof, with the rest of the people gathering in the box for the checks, so it looked like there wasn’t any ladies who were accompanying the men as they were drinking.

And so this, is how BAD they can get, when officers of the LAWS, BREAK the laws, and in this case, the incentives are still, money, which showed, how easily, man (humans) fall, when they’re, offered a little extra CASH, they will take it, and go B-A-D, and in this case, the ones who took the bribes, are those who KNEW the laws, officers of the precincts!

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The Heart of Shijr, Bringing Warmth to Thousands of Children from Lesser Backgrounds

The kindness that’s shining through right now, off of the Newspapers, translated…

There are, a lot of residents who live in the distant mountain regions in Shijr, Hsinbei City, Liu who originally owned and operated a small diner set up the “Heart & Soul of Shijr”, set up food banks at the local substations, and worked side-by-side with TSMC charitable foundations, and rented the spaces to give to the elderly population who live alone, taking care of residents from ages zero to a hundred, since it’s start up back in 2014, the services offered assistance to over thousands of individuals.

Liu was originally an owner of a restaurant, and by chance, he’d found that there were, a lot of families on the lower end of the socioeconomic status in Shijr, who had troubles, getting a full meal provided to them, he’d called out to the local diners, restaurants, to help provide the meals for these families, at first, the services made the meal deliveries, and later he’d found, that the police department was the first to know about these families in trying times, and so, he’d worked with the Hsinbei City Police Department, at the substation in Shijr, he’d set up the food bank, and when the locals are having a hard time, the stations are able to provide the needed foods, Liu hoped to set up the afterschool program to help the children, and the TMSC Charities found him, and provided the funding for the equipment needed, and the local residents also started donating the foods, the money, the clothes as well, and the foundation sorted through the donated clothes, foods, and related items, and donate them to those in need.

汐止心汐止情成立課陪中心,每天都有小朋友放學後到此學習。記者張睿廷/攝影
the center that’s set up, for the children to have a place to go when their parents are away, at work…photo courtesy of UDN.com

Liu stated, that the afterschool homework help center’s purpose was to give the children from single-parent, cross-generation families, children who don’t have that much adult attention to go into, so they don’t get into the gangs, or get into contact with the illegal substances, currently, there are about twenty children who are being counseled by the center that he’d helped set up.

Liu stated, that in the future, he is to work even harder, hoping to look after more children in need, so the society can see the foundation’s work, to attract more volunteers who are willing, and able to, offer assistance to those on the lower end of the socioeconomic status, to help them improve their lives for the better.

And so, this, is good work that this man had, started, he’d not just, handed the money to the families in need, instead, he’d given the families, a more, practical sort of help, providing the children from the lesser backgrounds a center to stay in, while the parents worked, so they don’t get involved with the wrong crowds, and go down the wrong paths in life, the foundation also offered the assistance that those on the lower end of the socioeconomic statuses are in need of, with the food banks, set up in the local stations, and this, is what charitable acts are all about, providing the practical help that those in need required, and NOT just soliciting donations of money.

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The Most, Unforgettable, Words

Because you’d, spent some time with your own mother, you have, NO regrets, after she’d, died, translated…

“The North Wind Blow/the Snow Falls/Underneath that Lonely Light/Only My Mother………” that folk song came, from the radio, and it’d, roused up the feelings of missing my own mom, along with our very last, conversation.  The lucid memories are like the wind, taking me, to that old mansion, so suddenly.

It was February that year, the weather, a bit, colder, my father-in-law was in critical condition, hospitalized, and, I had another worry, my mother, who’s not, doing at all, that well.  I’d called home during that time, my mom who’s, weakened was always, too drowsy, only spoke a few short words, then, passed out.

One day I received a call from the hired caretaker, said that my mother’s oxygen level was low in her blood, my heart tightened, and I took the high-speed rail, southbound immediately.

The afternoon sunshine, slanted in to the vacant living room, passed through that long hallway, I’d arrived at the bedroom on the first floor, where my mother was, fast, asleep.  I walked to the bed, saw her slender face, the room was filled with the sound of the blood-oxygen machine and her heavy breathing.

I’d called to her light, “Mom, I’m home!”, she’d opened up her eyes, “Why are you home?  Have you eaten yet?”, then, she told me she wanted to get out of bed, and I’d, helped her onto the wheelchair with the homecare nurse, and took her to the living room.

on her, deathbed…

like this??? Artwork from online

My mother’s weakened body can’t sit up straight, she’d told me weakly, that her mouth tasted, bitter, I told the nurse, to get some plum pieces, that was from two weeks ago when I’d come home, it was my mother’s, favorite.  The nurse broke off a small piece to give to her, she’d looked at the nurse, told, “Give some to second eldest too.”  Her words was this surge of warmth, entered into my body, that was my mother’s love for me, I knew she was sharing it because she loved it so.

Not long thereafter, she’d told us she was short of breath, wanted to return back to bed to lie.  So we’d, wheeled her back to her bedroom, put her to bed, then, she fell into a comatose, slurred her speech, until the end.

As I’d lost my father and my eldest sister, they’d not had the opportunities to have a final word with us, and so, my mother’s, “give a piece to second eldest” became something cherished, it was the love overflowing for me from my mother, and it’s, also, something that was, unforgettable, as I’d, remembered my mother since.

And so, this, is on life and death, of how important it is, to BE with, one’s own parents, of how important those moments that you will NEVER get a chance to live again means, after the loved ones, passed on, to leave, NO words of love unsaid, to have, NO regrets, left behind!

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Set Up a Porn Site, Selling the Sexually Illicit Videos of the Sports Figures, the Man Was Indicted

This is happening still because???  Oh yeah, the BASIC principles of, ECONOMICS: Supply AND demand, hello, hello, hello???  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Taiwanese Professional Basketball League’s P+ Taishin Dreamers star, Tang three years ago had sexually illicit footages of himself self taken and they got out, the Taoyuan D.A.’s Offices found, that Yu was responsible for setting up the porn sites, and selling the photos of Tang, adult males, and underage males’ footages of masturbation or them flashing their penises, there were over 2,500 films that were found, yesterday, Yu was indicted on obstruction of secrets, and his accomplice was charged in another case.  As for if there were other ball players who were victimized, the D.A.’s office hadn’t made a statement yet.

Based off of understanding, after the case was found, because there were naked men on the site, and there were the words of ballplayers aside from Tang who were victimized, but it was difficult to confirm the identities of, the D.A. currently only verified Tang and two other males, as for whether or not they were both sports figures, the D.A. wouldn’t say, and currently, there were only TWO men, including Tang who pressed charges, the other man, although was willing to testify in court, didn’t want to press charges.

The D.A. investigated and found, that Yu (age 35) started running the “specsaddicted” website back in June of 2019, and “tumblrland”, and other porn sites, from unknown sources, he’d gotten the footages of underage and adult males including Tang’s, stored it in the hard drives on Cloud, and spread the footages to the porn sites all around, and sold them off the “shelves”.

Yu and his accomplice, Wang started in June of last year, set up the sites, S, T, while Wang was responsible in getting the nude photo, and footages of the victims, masturbating, first, he’d, streamed the footages onto T website, and, put the footages up for the voyeurs, saved them on Cloud, and spread them out on porn sites, for sale.

The D.A. found, that Yu worked as the customer service rep for both sites, allowing the consumers to charge from their international credit cards, while the earnings in foreign currencies gets directly deposited into his foreign currency account, and he’d earned at least 330,000 Singapore dollars, over $7.06 million N.T.s, with Wang and Yu splitting the earnings amongst themselves.

Yu admitted to what he’d done, and his statements matched up with Wang’s,, and with the accusations, testimonies of the three victims including Wang, plus the evidence of the photos from the porn sites, as well as the cash flow, they were charged with secretly filming others in the sexually illicit manners, as well as obstruction to privacy.

And so, this still happened because???  Oh yeah, the MOST basic principle in ECONOMICS: supply AND demand, think about it, if there are NO markets for these SEXUAL shits to get sold on, meaning that nobody’s looking for porn online, nobody gets turned on by seeing losers or bitches AND whores in their, “wholesomes”, would this shit be happening?  HECK no, and so, this is still???  Oh yeah, an ABUSER/ENABLER interaction style that had happened here!

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Fifty Taiwanese Women Went to the States to Sell, the Police Cracked the International Human Trafficking Ring

A bigger “market” overseas, and you KNOW how those FUCKING JOHNS from abroad liked, “exotic” women, so yeah, that’s why, this is happening, because of BASIC principle of ECONOMICS: supply AND demand!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The A.I.T. got a tip, and found, that the ladies were “recruited” from FB, and there was the “Play Book”, the female HEAD trafficking ring leader, and three others, arrested.

The human trafficking ring with Lin as the head sold the Taiwanese ladies to the U.S., using how there’s a free visa to the States offered to the citizens of this country, in the past two years, there were, more than fifty woman from Taiwan being “sold” as whores to the States, and the johns were mostly, Asians who live in the States; the American customs pulled fourteen women out, and found that they were being trafficked to sell in the U.S., notified the government here.  The Criminal Investigations Agency arrested Lin and two others, charged them with obstruction of public decency, the D.A. after interrogations, allowed the three to make bail in the amounts of $50,000N.T. to $150,000N.T.s.

The police investigated, the thirty-one year-old Lin worked with the Asian call stations, applied for the tourist visas for the women she was pimping out; the twenty-nine year-old pub girl manager, Lin was instructed to post the ads of “Work for Higher Pay in U.S.” on FB, IG, Twitter, and WeChat, to recruit the Taiwanese smaller scale models, and other women, with Lin conducting the “interviews” of the ladies.

The ladies arrived in Los Angeles or San Francisco, the local pimps provided them with a stay, and based off of the way they looked, and the hours worked, the price of them selling for sex starts off at $400U.S., and as escorts, anywhere from $1,500U.S. to $20,000U.S., and the dinner parties were $100U.S.; the pimps take about forty-percent of the total earned amount.  With the johns as the Asians in the local communities, and there were Americans, and tourists from other nations who hired the hookers too.

The customs in the U.S. found many Taiwanese women going to the States on their own, without any papers for hire or admissions letters from the schools, and there were those who’d exited, and reentered, and filtered out more than fifty suspicious individuals from January, 2018 to February of last year, and, caught fourteen who were reentering into the States, and of them, some admitted they were selling for sex in the U.S.

The A.I.T. in June of last year transmitted the related information of the case to this country, the international department of the Criminal Investigations Unit chased the leads, and on the fourth of this month, arrested Lin, Chen, and the driver, the twenty-five-year-old Lin, the three admitted to what they were doing.

The police confiscated the laptop, and found that there were the saved “How to Get Through American Customs Check”, teaching the ladies to remain calm, and that they should say they were just visiting their friends in the States, and there was another “pricing list”, they’d found, that other than shipping the women to the U.S., the human trafficking ring also sent women to Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, as well as Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia to sell too.

The fourteen Taiwanese women who were barred from entering into the U.S. came forth as witnesses, claimed that they were unemployed or homemakers, the police suspected that they were mostly, ladies working in the bars, or call girls.

The police told, that Taiwan had long gotten the no-visa for U.S. many years ago, that so long as there are no priors, no guilty charges of crimes in the U.S., or not gotten blacklisted by the U.S., the citizens here can use a Taiwanese passport for a 90-day trip to the U.S., from filing for the applications online; the suspects used this medium as a method to traffic women for sex, it’d alerted the U.S., and we are assisting the U.S. to catch the operators of the call stations in the U.S., and notify Australia, as well as Canada too, of this sex trafficking ring.

And so, this, is just, AWFUL, how these PIMPS are selling off those ladies, and, that still just showed, how easy these women are, enticed, to sell their bodies, and, this is happening, very often now, as everything can be bought and sold, and, virgins are, costing, the highest right now.

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Point of Origin

One small act of kindness, and how it, generates, into, more and more, acts of kindness, affecting the individual on the receiving end of that kindness at first, then, expand outward, into the world, it all starts, with something tiny here!  Translated…

There’s a tiny sea turtle pin that I own, gold in color, about three, to four centimeters in size, it’s normally, kept inside that wooden box by the headboards of my bed, like it was, some sort of an heirloom, only on the special occasions, would I use it.  Because this sea turtle pin gave me the courage, to get up on stage.

Remembering back in college, my appointing professor had me stand in as the announcer of an international conference, to introduce all the sea turtle experts from in and out of the country, one of the lecturer from Hawaii saw that I was nervous, as I’d confirmed with him on the pronunciation of his name, he’d, especially, slowed down his speaking speed, and used the simple words in English, “don’t worry, you will, do well!  You’re still young, there are many more opportunities for you to get on stage in your future!”, then, he’d, handed me, this sea turtle pin, for it to wear it on my coat.

And, can’t imagine, that many years later, I’d, become, a lecturer of advocate of ocean environmental protection, while this lecturer, whom I’d called, “Grandpa Sea Turtle”, he’d become, my friend, and mentor too.  And even now, this sea turtle pin, was not only an item that brought me good luck, it was, also, a reminder.  Reminding me of the truly important things in my life, that the purpose of it all, is to, make someone feel good, comfortable, the kindness too tiny to take a note of, that is, the most, precious, gift we can, give to, one another.

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like this, how an act can create, a huge, ripple! from online

And so, this, is on how someone noted how nervous you were about making the speech, and offered you that peace of mind, to help you relax, and, you’re now, passing this cycle of kindness that was, once, shown to you, because the important thing in life is, making a tiny difference in the lives, of others.

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He’d Raised the Funds for Two Thousand Packed Meals, Feeling Bad Over How Children from Lesser Backgrounds are Starving

This man saw the needs of a young child, and, provided the needed goods to help make this child’s life, easier, off of the Newspapers, translated…

Many years ago, the story of the five siblings, the Weis “sharing a bowl of noodle” gained the public’s attention.  This winter, the Kaohsiung chapter of Taiwan Fund for Children & Families offered many families free meals, a total of two thousand lunches, and the man behind raising the funding for this is the forty-year-old Tu, he’d felt bad of how a young boy stood outside the restaurants, not going away, and made his wish, to help the children in poverty stricken homes to have at least, enough food in their, stomachs.

In mid last year, Tu went to Gangshan, Kaohsiung to visit a friend, he was in a diner having a meal, when there was a thin young boy, looking at the menu, and not moving away.  Later, the owner of the shop told him, that he’d seen the boy more than once, that he’d just, come by, flipped through the menu outside, then, left, that perhaps he couldn’t afford the items that was why he’d not dared, come into the diner.

涂新一被小孩吃不起簡餐的情境觸動惻隱之心,號召捐贈2千個便當給弱勢家庭。記者徐白櫻/攝影
the lunch the man donated to charity, to help feed the children in need! Photo courtesy of UDN.com

“How can someone not afford a one-hundred-dollar simple meal or a sixty-dollar packed lunch?”, Tu was filled with questions then, and it’d, gotten his empathy.  At the start of this year, he’d, gotten together with a group of friends, and, donated two thousand packed meals to the Taiwan Fund for Families and Children, so children can have the foods in their, stomachs.

Awhile ago, on the lunch box donation, that young boy and his older brother showed up, Tu never imagined, that he actually, offered, physical help to the child who was in need.  On the second day that winter vacation started, Tu drove to Gangshan in his spare time from work, and, rushed to help delivered the packed lunches with the workers in the restaurants.

And, Tu also extended his cares and concerns to Liugui’s “Neboon Chorus” the native students, to help them raise the funding so they can go around for the tours.  He’d said, “seeing those children’s faces smile, that, was the best sort of feedback for me.”

And so, this man noticed a need, and, acted on it, and he’d, influenced those around him, to come onboard in helping these children from lesser backgrounds out, and, even though he is only one person, but he’d, already, exerted, such, a huge, difference in the lives of children.

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Sharing Underneath the Starry Night Skies

A good way, to put that cadence on the past year, and start off fresh, on a, new note for this year!  Translated…

For the New Year’s in the past, we’d, gone by tradition, passed it day after day, gathered at the round table for the New Year’s Eve meals, gone to the relatives’ to wish everybody there a happy New Year, to the hot tourist attractions to visit……….it’s, a holiday, that “gathered” us all up.

But thinking back, that was, more like a, sort of, formality.  And, the protocol of that was, watching T.V., sliding on our cell phones, or, saying the words that don’t show any, real care or concerns.

illustration that came with this article, courtesy of UDN.com

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My ideal New Year’s, is to, REDUCE this sort of a vacant interaction, but with more conversation, communication.  Turn off the T.V., put up those cell phones, on the day like New Year’s, get out of the house, to sort through what’s on our minds.  Go to a place where you see your stars, lifting up your heads, sharing your thoughts with one another.  Everybody sit in a circle with leisure, and take turns, telling about what one gained in this past year, what touched us in the last year, to get rid of those formalities of how we are, supposed to, show our cares and concerns, and truly, listen to what one another is, sharing.  Becoming an audience, also, a part of the group that shared everything.

And so, this, is something that’s, needed, in this day and age, because, we don’t talk with each other in depth regularly, that’s why, we’d become, so, disconnected through the entire year, and, the New Year’s is a good time, to restart that connection, to share with one another, what we’d, endured through during the past year, to find closure to the year before, so we can, start off on another year, on a, clean, slate!

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Falsely Reported the Number of Vaccinations Given Out, the Three Nurses Destroyed Over Tens of Thousands of Flu Shot Vaccines

To get to the “sales quota”, so it look good on the “numbers”, you’d, FALSIFIED, those, RECORDS!  Illegal activities, by the nurses here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

In order to make the numbers look good, the head nurse in a local sanitation office in Sanchong was suspected of working with two other nurses in the clinic, both named Lin, to falsely report the numbers of shots they’d, administered out, and afterwards, they’d feared getting found out, they’d, destroyed over tens of thousands of vaccines on their own; the Hsinbei District Attorney’s Office charged the three nurses on falsifying documents, obstruction of public affairs, and other counts, indicted the nurses, and asked the courts for a harsher punishment for all three.

The indictment pointed out, that the head nurse, Hsiao, took over the business in getting the flu vaccines in 2017, knew that the number of vaccinations administered didn’t match the expectations, but to make the numbers look better, she’d, conspired with two other nurses, both named Lin to falsely, report the number of shots they’d, administered, causing the CDC to get the incorrect number in count.  Afterwards, in order to prevent themselves from getting caught, they’d, destroyed, 13,485 units of the 0.5mL syringes, along with 118 units of the 0.25mL units.

In the interrogations, the head nurse, Hsiao denied the accusations, claimed, that she’d not told the nurses to falsified the records, or had them destroy the vaccines, but because the two nurses already, admitted to fraudulently filing the claims, and there are those who’d testified, that they’d, helped the nurses destroy the vaccines, plus the results of the investigation showed, that the number didn’t, match up, the district attorneys did NOT believe the testimonies of the head nurse, Hsiao.

The D.A. believed, that Hsiao and the others were responsible for forgery, and worked for the government, and obstructed the workings of the government offices, while Hsiao and the others who were involved used their work to commit the crimes opportunistically, asked the courts to add an extra half of the mandated sentence for their crimes.

So, to make the numbers look better, so maybe, your clinic will get more funding (how the hell should I know!), you’d, selected, to falsified the records of how many actually got the shots, and, what was worse, was that you’d, had your subordinates destroy what would’ve been working vaccines, which was a WASTE of money, and, you DESERVE to get charged, not just for forgery and all of that, but also, for ABUSING the power of your work status, as the head nurse, of a, GOVERNMENT RUN facility!

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The Gift of, Love

The final gift of love, of acceptance, she’d, left, for her son to have, after she’d, passed away, translated…

The red-and-violet colored paperflower are in full bloom in the garden, she sat, in her wheelchair, with her son, pushing her around, going between the bushes, the wooden beams of the floral rack cut the sunshine into, chunks, and this is, a freeze frame of bliss, while the footsteps of death, are, quarantined, in another, space.

She was hospitalized from the complications of her lung cancer’s metastasis, stayed in the terminal ward now, and, just like most of the single mothers, she’d, worked hard, raised her son up to a man, and her son is, in the high-tech industries, making the top dollars too, and although, he’d, studied away, and worked in a city away from where she lives, the two of them mother and son, don’t see each other regularly, but she’d, firmly believed, that the youths, the breaking up of the earlier years in her marriage, what’s waiting toward the end, is the blessings she was, bound to receive, and yet, her blessings had, yet to be granted to her, and, she’s now, faced with death.  I’d, consoled with her, that her son took a leave of absence for FOURTEEN days from work, just to stay by her side, that instead of wallowing in self-pity, she should instead, cherish this time she has with him, because this, was such, a rare occasions, when it’s just the two of them, mother, and son together!

“My empress, I’m here, for my shift.  Sir, you can, head over to the bank to sort your business out, and worry not, the empress I shall keep, company of!” I’d, intentionally, bowed to her, as the ancient imperial times, she’d started, laughing, and told, that her mood’s lifted up since she started living here.  Her son also told me, “thank you, aunty volunteer!  Since my mother got here, her body stopped hurting and she’s, sleeping, better too!”

illustration from UDN.com

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Seeing this wonderful kid off, she’d, smiled that satisfactory, smile, then, handed me her cell, wanted me to record her last words on voicefile for her, that was, the gift she has, for her son, and that, was the very first time I’d ever heard of someone using her last words, as a gift.

We’d, used the backdrop of the flowers in full bloom, and she’d, started, stating the words using the accent of Hakka speaking in Mandarin, told her son things.  She’d felt, that she was always, someone, who’d, lowered her head, worked hard, and NEVER had the courage to, shoulder anything, so a lot of things, she’d, told her son to decide for her.  And, she’d wanted to apologize to her son too, that she’d known of his secrets long ago, she just, didn’t say anything, she was, struggling with it, blamed herself, believed, that it was because she’d not shown him enough care and concern, to cause him to “turn” this way, then, she’d felt that if her son can have someone who’s, supportive of him, a partner for life, so what if, it’s another man that he’s, in love with?  But, as she’s still living, she didn’t have the courage to face her son’s, “friend”, but, she offered them, her fullest, blessings now, this was, the only gift she can, leave, behind for them both………

As the fourteen days were up, her son left for work, on the noon, shortly after we’d, brushed her hair, bathed her body, she’d, set sail, to the, other side.  I’d, handed the cell phone to her son, told him that his mother’s, last words were in the voice recordings.

As I past the waiting room of the families, I saw a good looking, older boy sitting, and my instinct told me, that he was, it, I’d asked him to head into the hospital ward, to be with his “friend”, and tell her thanks, goodbye, that aunt had already, given them, her, blessings.

After I took that boy to the ward, I’d gone to water the plants in the garden, and, that paperflower bloomed, even more, radiantly under the bright sunshine, and I’d, recalled how it was, when I’d, recorded her last words for her, and I’d started humming that oldie, “I want to give you the gift of love, wishing you, all the, happiness of the world…………”

This, is the final gift this mother gave to her son, and, the man’s homosexuality, must’ve, caused some unease in their lives, but, I’m sure, that after this man hears the recording of his mother’s, final words, he will realize, that she’d always been on his side…

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