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The Predatory School Instructor Forced Five Students to Submit to Him Completely, Sentenced to Twelve and a Half Years

Now, a wolf in, a teacher’s “skin” here!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The thirty-eight year-old male, Fang, was accused of signing an “absolute obedience contract” with five of his students, used an assortment of excuses to punish them, including having the students masturbate in front of him, with him, filming the process.  The Hsinbei District Court sentenced this predator to twelve years six months on charges of using his status of power to molest to film, that he’d severely, impacted the students’ mental health, and denied it, stated that his students had, blackened his name, on breaking the laws of children’s welfare and child protection.

The investigations found, in August of 2017, Fang started working as the victim male students’ homeroom and Chinese instructor, he’d taken advantage of his male students that they are not having a good relations with their families at home, they wanted to get into a good university, to get a passing grade in Chinese courses, or to keep the secrets for his students as a “trade-off” for his students to sell themselves to him, made them sign the “Absolute Obedience Pact”.

When the students didn’t do well enough on the tests, they are to get punished, and the punishments include masturbating in front of Fan, stripping to nude, and allowing Fang to beat their buttocks with a ruler, or having Fang taped up their hands, and tickling them nude, and tickling their genitalia too, and they were demanded by Fang to tape their own masturbation, there were at least five victims, and the term was over a year’s time.  As the other students learned of this, Fang texted his victims, “did you tell your classmates, that you asked for all of this”, “other than you, I’d, never, taken care of anybody else like this”, etc., etc., etc.

The male students who were victimized chose to keep everything silent, claimed to their fellow classmates, “I don’t want the instructor to be absent from our reunions in the future”, “I’m a bit, conflicted”, until the father of one of the victimized students found that something wasn’t quite right, and reported it.

The courts believed, that Fang, as a homeroom instructor, a Chinese instructor, not followed the morale of teachers, and took advantage of his students’ asking him for help with identity crises, families, and other pressures, to fulfill his own selfish desires, used his power status to molest, to film, to sent the sexually illicit messages to them, that he’d, severely, impacted his students’ mental health.

While Fang denied the accusations from start to finish, stated that the students had coconspired in setting him up, never apologized to his victims, nor reached a settlement agreement with them, the courts found him guilty on counts of power sexual molestation; how he’d, gone against his victims’ wills, and filmed the sexually illicit footages.

And, twelve years is still, two lenient if you ask me, (but who asked you!!!) this still just showed, how, there are, those, sexual predators, who dressed themselves up as school instructors, and, they can be everywhere, maybe, there’s, one in your kid’s schools, you just, don’t know, until it’s, too late, after their innocence had been, taken away, against their will, and, it would be you, the parents’ faults, for NOT paying enough attention, not BUSTING these sexual predators sooner, allowing your sons or daughters, to get hurt for this long a time.

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One-Way Airfare

The twists and turns of, fate, how this woman made the plans, but, fate stepped in, translated…

In a white lacy dress, with her hair straight, to shoulder-length, as she’d entered from the door, she’d sat down in front of me, stated, “Ms. I need a one-way airfare to London.”

In that era, when the e-ticket hadn’t been invented yet, the counter clerks of the travel agencies served the functions of the homepage of the travel agency websites, needed to have an assortment of skills, to understand all the knowledge there is, available to know, so we can, tailor to the needs of our, customers.  And so, as she sat herself down, I was on the phone, with my fingers, tapping away on the keyboard, asked her to wait.

To keep my customers’ waiting not too bored, I’d, kept a cactus, which allowed my customers to look, to touch.  She’d, looked upon the potted cactus with enthusiasm for a bit, started playing with that hanging décor on her Chanel bag.

Because the one-way airfares are more expensive, without the discounts, after I hung up the phones, I’d asked her why she’d only wanted a one-way airfare.  She’d told me, “I’m marrying my fiancée in England, and won’t be returning back here anytime soon.”  I’d flipped open her passport to book the flight for her, and glanced over at her date of birth, only twenty.  I’d offered my blessings, “Congratulations!”, and this seemed to have gotten her enthusiastic in telling me her story.

Growing up in Hualien, she has indigenous ancestry, at the celebration of the tribe two years ago, she’d met her husband from England.  He owns a textile mill, came to Taiwan, to understand the weaving methods, the artistic of the natives, and so, the elders of her tribe set up the visit, she, being the only one with a college education, tagged along as a translator.  As her husband returned home, the two wrote to one another in letters, and fell madly in love.  Two days ago, they were engaged, and readied themselves, for the return back to England.

“I liked calling him ‘daddy’, because he is older than my father.”, she’d smiled, and told me, “I didn’t care how others see him as!  I love him, simply because he’d liked my identity, and loved my culture, and encouraged me to get into my favorite subject, history after we married, he’d made me feel free, to be, me!”

That feeling of being moved, and blessing filled up my heart then.  I’d stopped what I was doing, and focused on listening to her, sharing her joys.  Before she’d paid the fees, she’d left the visa, her passport, and her plane ticket, said in a musical tone, “let me know when the visa’s ready!”

Four days later, the visa was approved, but I’d, tried calling her the whole day, nobody answered.  Seeing how the departure date was in three days, I’d waited on, anxiously.  Two days passed, a man called me back, stated in his Chinese that wasn’t, fluent enough, “Vivian’s dead”.  It was like thunder and lightning striking at the same time, hard for me to believe.  The man continued, “after she’d left the travel agency, she’d gone on a cab, the driver ran a red light, and she’d, died on impact, they couldn’t, save her.”, then, the gentle sobbing came into my ears, my eyes turned red, and tears started coming, my hands, trembled, couldn’t make a word out.  Don’t know how much longer it was, the man came back on, stated, “after the forty-nine days worth of offerings, I’ll come to get the visa.”

It was the year I was twenty-four, the very first time, I’d felt, how unpredictable, how short life can become, and I couldn’t, stop myself from crying.

A week later, the man showed up, looking really weakened.  The travel agency decided to give a refund back.  The man said thank you, asked me, “are you the last person she saw that day?  How did she appear on that day?  Happy?”

Returned back to how she’d looked that day, I’d told the man from my memories, that innocence of a young child, playing with the decoration, how focused she was, in observing the cactus I have on my desk, how her eyes filled with, joys, and hope, and also, expectations too………………

And so, this, is how unpredictable life can be, this woman made the plans for her life, and yet, fate stepped in, and took her life, and, there’s no right or wrong, it just, is, and, yet, the travel agency worker was able to, see her joys, and shared the woman’s moment of expectation, of dreams of her life in the future with her husband from England, and now, it all, ended, way, too soon…

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Planting the Conversation Topics

Melting the ice, that’s, frozen stiff, between this mother and this son, with the, vegetable patches, translated…

My mother worries too much, everything that came into her ears, good and the bad, all became, bothersome to her.

And so, with her, I’d, told her, as little as, possible.  We don’t share any conversations at all.  My mother was like that river, drying up in the bank, with the water that flowed along quietly on the riverbed, and on watch of the rainy seasons, with the waters rising up too high, too quick, overflowing the banks.

When we were younger, maybe, we’d still had it in us to fight, but in recent years, we can’t even bring ourselves to fight anymore.  And now, we live separately, although we don’t live together, we’d see each other daily, and, other than the exchanges of greetings, we’d reminded one another of the things we are to do, like shopping, making the offerings, going to the doctors, etc., etc. etc.

Sometimes, I’d tried to find a topic to talk with her about, but it’d felt, that we are, from totally different dimensions, we can’t connect.  And, when we have something in common to talk on, it’s usually the gossips about the neighbors, who aren’t getting along with their spouses; who bought the stocks, won it all, and who lost it all at the stock markets.

a patch like this

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gave the mother and son more to talk about…photo from online

And this started changing, as I’d started my own, vegetable patch.

She’d started showing concerns of the vegetables I’d planted, and, I’d, reported it back to her, whenever there are the harvests, I’d, brought it back home, and she would feel joys.  She would save the seeds from the green peppers, the stems of the yam leaves, for me to take home to plant them, and I’d, carried this will, with my mother’s, expectations, and, worked hard, keeping the fields, hoping to have a full harvest one day.

And, as the quality of the produce was excellent, I’d, shown them off, and she’d, given the praises; when the vegetables aren’t high enough in quality, I’d, made fun of myself, for not planting well enough, and she’d, offered the words of encouragements to me.  And, our conversations started from the vegetables, like that river that winds, poured out into the oceans, extended, to way beyond our, reaches.

We’d started sharing things that touched us in life, missed the old times.  And, placed our hopes, our dreams, in the field of vegetables; and, we’d become, expectant of what would show up at the supper tables too.  As I’d spread down the seed of the daikon, I’d longed for a taste of the daikon meatball soup; as I was transferring the sapling of strawberries, I’d, expected those red, ripened fruits.  I’d added the colors to life, and, added some warmth to my mother and my relationship.

I’d started planting to pass the time, to saturate myself, but, I’d accidentally gained the closing of the distances between my mother and I.  And, recently, my mother started, planting the simple-to-care-for vegetables downstairs of her own apartment too, and, we got more conversation topics now.

mother and son reconnecting…

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their relationship improved…photo from online

If people inquired, what vegetables are you planting now?  I’d, used the trendy replies: I’m not planting the produce, but the conversation topics between my mother and I!

And so, this, is the, reconnect, and it all started with the son’s, planting the garden of, vegetables, and, the vegetables became, a catalyst to help improve the relationship of this mother and this son, and, they’d, broken that ice, thanks to the, vegetable patches.

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The KMT Mocked that the Online Supporters of the DDP are “Adopting the Green Roaches”

An INFESTATION of the DDP cockroaches, and they’re, multiplying too, here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Su, the Head of State: Connecting to the Activities of the Net Armies is Defamation

The case of Lin abusing the DDP legislator, Kao caused the net armies to get caught red-handed.  The head of state, Su stated, “the government doesn’t have the extra money to pay for the work of the net armies, nor would the DDP need to pay for the work of the net armies.”, and claimed that the net armies, the inappropriate propagandas spreading right now, are the malicious attacks on the political party.  Toward the secretary of the DDP, Lin’s claims that “the DDP does NOT have the extra money to pay for the works of the net armies”, the head of committee for the KMT, Ling rebutted, “lying through their teeth!”

and no, still not talking about these, rare species of, green, roaches here…

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Toward the mayor of Taipei, Ke’s calling “one man a letter” to Su, to check the activities of the net army.  The spokesperson of the Executive Department, Lo spoke after the press conferences, that he’d already received the letter from Ke, that the government, in implementing the policies, will discuss the matter of enforcing the law with the people truthfully, “the government does NOT support the net armies, we will NOT tolerate the spreading of rumors by the net armies either!”

Lin claimed that the DDP didn’t have the extra money to support the works of the net armies, Ling criticized it as “a total joke!”, there are multiple victims of the DDP net army rumors, and they’d been caught for spreading the rumors online many times already, and the fact-check center found their statements as false, the online community believed that the DDP are growing the “green roaches”, and nobody is going to believe the lies that Lin is telling now.

And so this, is how bad this shit is getting, because the online net armies, are sponsored by the DDP, if they didn’t say so (making a formal statement), that still does NOT mean that they’re not, supporting these roaches, in their spreading the false truths online, and this is just one of many ways that the DDP is, shifting the wind toward their favors, not knowing, that their behaviors will eventually, turn their own supporters, against them, because they’d gone, overboard on everything.

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The Digital Footprints, the Criminals with NO Place to Hide

Nobody can hide her/his tracks, in the high-tech age here, written by the professor of South Caroline University, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

An American teenager took the gun his father bought at the Thanksgiving sale to school and went on a shooting rampage, causing four fatalities, seven injuries; the legislator, Kao found of being abused and controlled by her boyfriend, and there were, four more victims found; the net armies are rash and spread the rumors online, trying, to sway the public.  So, what do these three stories, that are, totally different have, in common?

Answer: they’d become, the examples I use to teach from current events in class today.  There’s a computer crimes forensic course offered this semester, and today’s theme was the case studies, and all of these cases, are perfect, in the discussion of how digital evidence is used, in the investigations of crimes, and utilized as the facts in the cases going to trial.

The advancements in technologies are coming every single day, their applications, already, rooted, into our, everyday, lives now, whether it be connecting with friends and families, shopping commuting, leisure and fun, we are leaving, our, digital footprints behind.  Same as the criminals too, which made the studies in digital forensic as, a primary field of study in the criminology forensic investigation department.

inerasable are these, digital, footprints of, ours, photo from online

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The American teen posted a picture of his father’s gun on his Instagram account, called it his new toy, that anyone with a question for him, feel free to leave a message; the police also found the carefully detailed plan of the youth’s bringing his gun to school to go on a shooting rampage, although he’d not posted that on social media yet, and the motives of what he was to do wasn’t cleared yet, all of these digital footprints became solid evidences of his premeditating murder, which also made the police to decide to charge him as an adult.

During the time when Kao was being abused by her boyfriend, she’d wanted to charge her cell phone, and she’d, found the “recovery data file” gadget that would, save the files of the cellphone into the cell chargers on its own, and found the photos of four other females posing nude; and although, there’s the password function on this backup drive, but her boyfriend clearly, overlooked the importance of the function of this, that’s caused him to get busted.

And the net armies mistakenly believed, that they can spread the rumors anonymously, using the anonymous account names, without knowing, that as they’d logged in using their account names, their IP locations are, registered, which can get traced back to them.

And, all of these cases exemplifies the fact, that “everything leaves a trace”, even in the digital age too.  The criminals search records and the cell phones, the other high-tech devices they’re using, are exposing their activities, which expedited the paces of the investigation, and how quickly the charges will be, pressed; and because there’s the inerasable quality of digital data, it can keep the records of one’s crimes from the younger years through the individuals’ entire lives.  This is why we’re, pushing forth the digital forensic courses, hoping that more would know the powers of the digital footprints, that before these criminals do something bad, they will, think before they act, to NOT make the mistakes that they will be paying for, for the, rest of, their, lives!

And so, due to how we’re all, tracked down, and nobody can not use their cell phones for a minute in her/his life, we’d grown, reliant, on these, high-tech devices, they’d become, something we can’t do without in life, that’s why, it’s that easy, for the systems to, track us, and, this would be considered as an invasion of people’s privacy of sorts, sure, but it’s, utilized as crime prevention, and evidence, in case a crime had, occurred.

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Seeking Assistance

How did it end like this?  Why did she put up with it this long, and no, abuse is NOTHING to “get used to”…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The legislator, Kao’s abuse by her boyfriend shocked the communities here.  At the same time, the Department of Welfare Sanitations posted its survey results of women living under violence, one out of every five female had been abused, most frequently occurring is the emotional abuse, which showed, that the battered women population are, taking up the majority.  Kao is a public figure, and her being abused got the sympathies of the society.  And yet, there are, many women who are without the abilities, the drives who’d been abused living in the darkened corners, not known where to get the assistance they needed, nor dared to speak up and out about their abuse, and can only, cry in the nights.

It hurts us, seeing the bruises and scars of Kao; but those bruises will eventually heal, and yet, the psychological traumas, not so, easy.  The damages from the verbal abuse normally exceed the effects of the physical abuses, like a dagger that stabbed into the hearts, hard to recover from.  A lot of women, when they’d been abused verbally, chose to keep it muffled up, which led the abuse to worsen, into physical eventually.

here’s trailer, and you can find the full-length movie from YouTube

The American movie, “A Fall from Grace”, about the middle aged woman, Grace, who’d been divorced, and, met a handsome, gentle, younger man, at first, he’d treated her like she’s a goddess, fooled her into believing that she’d found a good man, not known, that that, was the start of her, nightmare, the man cheated her out of her money, and insulted her verbally too, and, Grace had, fallen into the traps of love the man set for her, to the end, she’d become, a murderer, killed her abusive husband.

Do NOT let the love turn into a worst nightmare, I hope, that you will meet the right person, a kind man or woman, to be with you for the rest of your lives.

And so, this, is on how the victims (enablers) of abuse usually chose to, put up with the abuse, due to, whatever BULLSHITTING excuses they can come up with, and, by not going to the cops that first time you got beaten, or screamed at and apologized to (verbal abuse???) , or emotionally blackmailed by someone, you’d gone from a poor, pitiful VIC, into an ENABLER, and the reason why the other person gets away with abusing you, it’s still because you’re, allowing them to, because, you CAN’T work up the courage, to ask for the help you need, to BREAK free!

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How Did She Put Up with it, Getting Beaten from When She Was Younger, into the Elderly Years, How Did She Ever, Get “Used to It”?

On how the abuser/enabler relationship just, NEVER, ends, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The legislator Kao, of the DDP had been abused by her boyfriend, causing the citizens in this country to get angry over how the loser behaved, because of Kao’s status as a politician, that was what helped her bring out the matter of domestic violence in the society.

I’d been volunteering at the hospital for a decade, and had seen a ton of battered women, whose abusers are normally, their partners, what’s worse was, these batterers chased them to the E.R., then, DRAGGED the victims out the back door, and started, beating on them again.  These abusers are, the bullies of their families, only abused their own wives, the weaker women, and young children, very shameful; picking on the elderly, the women, and children, it’s a show of inferiority, but it’d become, a nightmare of, the families.

While the victims of domestic violence, feared that the bad news of the families might get out, or maybe, due to economics, or to keep a family together, and one’s own image, and so, they’d put up with the abuse for many years on end, then, headed over to the hospital to get their injuries documented, to file a restraining order with the courts.  There’s a woman who’d come to get treated for abuse, she’d told me that she’d been beaten from when she was younger, I’d asked, “how could you have put up with it this long?”  she’d told me, “got used to it”, it was heart wrenching to hear, I couldn’t imagine how she lived through all those, years.

I’m supportive of Kao’s suing her boyfriend, and hoped that the members of the public will be braver, to stand UP and OUT in these situations, because only by reporting the cases, to fight for the rights of our own bodies, will we be able to, put an end to these threats in our lives, to terminate domestic violence.

So, even though, abuse is NEVER anything we should get used to, but, because the victims got trapped in that situation too long, they took it to be the norm, and, stopped fighting, and thus, stopped asking for help, which is precisely W-H-Y, these cases are still, underreported by the victims right now, and besides, it’s usually the spouses, the boyfriends/girlfriends who are hurting the victims, and, as the abusers pouted up their lips, faked that one tiny teardrop out of her/his eyes, then, the abused victims, soften down, and NOT pressed charges, and they’re all, STUCK, in that, vicious cycle, as ENABLERS of their own, ABUSE.

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Feared “Losing Face”, the Experts: Social Support is Most Important

Reasons why the abused that are famous would normally not seek out help when they are, abused…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The legislator, Kao being physically abused by her boyfriend, mentioned that as it’d happened first time, she’d felt ashamed; the dean of the counseling department of Tainan University, Chen told, that women who are higher up in socioeconomic statuses, after being abused, normally go through a period of feeling helpless, not dared to seek out help, let alone, the members of the general public who’d been, abused, that it’s important that we have the social support from the outside communities, and the education of gender equality, to help the victims of abuse get out.

and here are, the signs, found online…

how many matched your relationships???

Chen told, that the victims of domestic violence aren’t all women, but women make up the bigger population of those who are abused, and the abusers would give the victims the mindset of “it’s because you’re not good enough, making me angry, that’s why I hit you, it’s all your fault…”, causing the female victims to wonder, “is it my fault, had I not done this or that, would he not have, beaten me?”

After Kao was abused, other than having the sex tapes in her boyfriend’s possessions, causing her to not go to the police, it may be “was it my fault” mentality? Had I not made him jealous, then, would he not have, beaten me?  That sort of sense of uncertainty of her own, guilt, and, even as women who’d been trained that the sexes are equal, being raised under the patriarchal ideals, it’s still, rooted down too deep.

Chen made the example, the former C.E.O. of CTS T.V. Station, Hsu’s being raped, and after she walked out of the shadows more than a decade later, she’d gone public with her own experiences, published, “The Survivors of the Nights”, but before she went public, others had questioned her, that it’d happened so very long ago, was it worth it now, to get it out in the open?  Would it not cause a damage a second time, to put her under the negative experiences again; the MeToo movement gave a ton of courage to the victims, Kao’s being able to step out, is quite brave, although the supports for the victims are increasing in Taiwan now, but there’s, still room for improvement.

The director of a psychiatric clinic in Chiayi, Lee told, that there are six signs of “dangerous lovers”, including, keeping a close eye on the person, verbal violence, not respect the individual, over involvement into the other person’s life, ignoring the feelings of the other individual, verbal violence, that before diving in to a relationship, start as friends first, and observe the person more, to understand what s/he is truly like, and if you find yourselves in danger of abuse, seek help immediately.

The Crime Prevention Department of Zhongzhen University dean, Cheng pointed out, that the abusers would use threats to hurt her/himself, to threaten the one breaking up with her/him, to the point of, losing her/his own life in the process, and at this time, the relationship should NOT be severed off immediately, but to be patient, to reduce the times you’d interacted with the other individual, and as the relationships fazed off then, break up.

And so, these, are what we all need to, watch out for, men AND women alike, to seek out help when there’s a need, to NOT feel ashamed, because it’s NOT our faults, just because we are men, or women, because abuse still does NOT discriminate against gender, race, age, etc., etc., etc., any one of us can become victims of domestic violence here.

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Since that Time I’d, Met You

李泰祥 告別 – YouTube a song by the man, off of YouTube

yes, the link works!

A magical, song, that helped this individual find the comfort she was desperate in need of, in a foreign place, without anybody else she knows to support her, to get her through the hard times translated…

Back then, I was living in Australia, a step, from being, psychologically, broken, down.

From my front door looking out, you can see that tallest hill where the Tasmanian capital is located, with the snow still not yet completely, melted, like a chubby child with a white hat, staring, back at me.  I’d, missed the mountains of Hualien, even though, it’s always, with that, mysterious look covering over them, but, they’d had, so many, good stories to tell, and every time, a different tale.

I also miss that tabby that fell seriously ill the moment we got off the plane, and, after emergent resuscitations, she got so upset, she ignored the medical staff that saved her life, and, started, ranted incessantly aloud at me, blamed us, for not letting her just die.  I’d, buried her at the public pet cemeteries, and, then questioned, why I’d, come to, Australia, with a few sets of attires, fifteen casings of books, along with my doctoral dissertation I just, started working on.

I’d originally thought, that by leaving Taiwan, starting a new love, can help me leave the annoying Taipei, to get away from the restraints of interpersonal relations, and to, restart my career in the academia, and can wave goodbye, to the worsening of the relationships I’d shared with my parents that’s gone on, for close to, two decades.  But the truth be told, I’d just, fallen out of that first hole, into, another, hole, and, as I started living in the foreign land for the few days, and realized that it’s not quite right, too late then.  The two of us, under the same roof, nothing to say to one another, but, the process of moving internationally, was too difficult, and, to stop the process, it’s, next to, impossible now.

Tasmania is close to the South Pole, the island that’s roughly the same size as Taiwan, is covered by half with national parks in area, beautiful scenery, the summers here, are colder than winters in Taiwan, the sun out short.  Life is simple here, eating out, too expensive, on weekends, almost NO shops are opened.  Other than fixing my three meals per day, I’d worked, endlessly, night and day, on my dissertation, the music history research materials I’d collected for more than a decade became, a huge mess, the more I panicked, the more I was, unable, to come up with something, and it became, next to impossible for me, to get my thoughts straight.

More importantly, my partner who’s, not from the same culture as I, it’d made me even more panicky of the differences that we have, and confrontation became a way of our lives, whether it be using English or Chinese to communicate, I feel I was losing my ability to speak.  My body, mind, are both, crashing down fast, the old injuries not yet healed back up, and the new ones came, and, what I have left in me, was only, enough, barely, to maintain that peace on the, surfaces of our lives together.

But the days marched on just the same.  In the small library in the city, I’d started checking out the various kinds of music, to try and soothe my own, unsettlement of mind, to attempt to squeeze out what joys I possibly can, in this, mess of my own life.

One day, I’d received a package from my older sister, opening it up, it was that album that glowed of the golden rays of sunshine.  On Li Tai-Hsiang’s “Since I Last Met You”, the album cover, that field of green Taiwan was what greeted me, I felt shocked, too long since I last saw the bright sunshine.  Although I couldn’t understand why my older sister selected the type of music that I never listened to, nor was I interested in the male tone of voice, but I’d thought, I got, nothing to lose.

The sound of guitar came on, spread out, like the daisies growing on the hillside.  His singing sent me spinning around, I’d suddenly, lost my foothold, and I started, floating in air.  I was shocked, at how someone can sing so coldly with a voice, but so, passionately at the same time, the tone was sharp, yet, calm and collected, heated up, but quite, cooled at the same time.  The multitudes of conflicts all sung aloud, in his voice, fuller in form and sound, and, it’d, ironed flat these, bumps, these holes in my heart.

The song for the very first time I’d heard, no matter what the words were, I couldn’t hear the lyrics.  The sound of violin, loosened up my tightened shoulders.  In that piano, sounding like the lute, came the heart that’s, not been, cared for for too long.  His voice broke that invisible armor down that I put on, I saw how the fatigue, the upsets that’s, been, piling up on my life then, plus, the loneliness, the hardship I’d faced living in a foreign land, how everything made me unsettled, how I’d had to, hold my breaths in, to get through another day, how I was, taxed out, slowly, bit by bit, little by little, by the, days.

That naïve in the music, was so magical to me.  Lee’s voice was full, with that untamed feel to it, passed that passion he had for life to me.  Sitting silently, in front of that stereo, although I’d not known what my next steps are going to be, but, it seemed, that I’d not felt, so lost, so, tangled, so, hopeless anymore.

In the time of that song playing completely from start to finish, my heart that’s become like the desert, there was, that tiny yellow bud, starting, to bloom.

And so, this must be, an amazing artist, because his voice had that ability to help you feel healed up, and that, is what a good song does for people, the voice of the artist, can have that calming effect to us, and the lyrics, we can find the wisdom we are seeking in our lives in them too, not to mention the melodies of the notes that sounded, smooth-flowing, with that needed, calming effect we are, in desperate need of.

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When the Government isn’t Proactive Enough, as the Slowing Down of Vaccinations Came

Unlike how from before, we can’t get enough of the vaccines we are in need of, now, there’s, an excess of it, and nobody wants to get vaccinated anymore, how O-D-D is that, huh???  And here’s what the government does for the situations, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The vaccines are fulling to overflowing out in Taiwan right now, but, the government doesn’t give out enough incentives to those who still had yet to get vaccinated to go get vaccinated, Taiwan is following U.S.’s footsteps in the reduction of vaccination for the population from back then.  The rate of vaccination had dropped to below seventy-percent, people are feeling, more secure right now, those who hadn’t had their first vaccinations, thought they should just, not get vaccinated at all, because others are, protected, ignoring how fast the virus is mutating, and how there were the cases of those who got vaccinated with BNT and Moderna that’s contracted the virus.  Those who were vaccinated, although their chances of falling seriously ill is reduced, but they’re, carriers, those who’d never been vaccinated, may fall into that trap of “severely ill”, and, contract the virus, which in turn, increase the fatality rates greatly.

As U.S. sees this happening, the government started giving off the incentives to the citizens who are willing to get vaccinated, even invited the movie stars to speak as spokesperson on the matter, so the citizens start taking their own safety and health more seriously.  The U.S. had already performed ONCE for Taiwan from before, how not being vaccinated can cause such dire consequence, while Taiwan continued to be blind to it, the Command Center didn’t act, whenever the media press asked “if there are going to be the incentives given out for the vaccinations”, the command center always replied, “what’s that?” and, “is that necessary?” that feel of, “we could care LESS!”

this is what ht government SHOULD be dong, to protect ITS people…

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matching the $$$s with the vaccinations that people don’t want to receive…using what’s paid for by our own, taxes…phoot from online

The enforcement of public sanitary policies are the hardest to enforce, from the theories to the application, it took us ten years.  As MERS-CoV hit the world communities hard, everybody is affected by it, and, it’d made the related public sanitation measures regarding MERS to get pushed faster.  And yet, it’s the stagnation period of vaccination here, the government need to continue pushing forth the importance of vaccination, and using that “loud speaker”, to tell people who are not apt to receive the new information, telling them the risks of getting vaccinated and not getting vaccinated clearly.

We all want to go back to a time when we didn’t need to mask ourselves up, to NOT check to see how many contractions locally before we go out for work in the mornings.  To open up the country’s gates, the most important would be getting everybody vaccinated.  And now, there’s only, the “inactive” to be used to describe the Command Center’s behaviors, whether it be assisting the citizens return here for the Chinese New Year’s or to up the coverage rate of vaccinations, it’d gone, completely, soft.  But, toward the matter of party politics, it’d become, super hardened, but the checks the government made to the people, examining them closely enough, you’d find, that they will all, bounce.

And so, another score for IMPOTENCE of this god damn FUCKING (no need to pardon me here!) government here, from before, it couldn’t get the vaccines in fast enough, and so many had already died, and now, we have shipments coming in, quicker, yet, the rates of vaccinations are, slowing down, why is that?  Because the government downplayed the importance of having people vaccinated, because the government, instead of focusing on the major things in our lives, they’d rather, put their attention on, giving out those, bullshitting, spending vouchers, making it feel like, wow, it’s FREE money from the government that we’d received, and we ought to all be, very grateful, and dudes and dudettes, you DO realize, how the money we are receiving for these five-times vouchers, are still out of we, the taxpayers’, pockets, right?  Yeah, and this government is still playing ALL “we the people” (and we are, still, the people, aren’t we?  Or, did the ALIENS, take over???) for STUPID!

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