Written by a professor of applied art department here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
The foreigners say, that Taiwan has nice people, good food, but the fundamental structures, are nowhere NEAR up to standards. Because of how the workers cut the corners, the Bridge of Nanfangao collapsed, the train to Taroko crashed. This reminded me of how the man, Kuo’s thoughts upon his encounter of workers in Japan when he’d visited, laying down the tiles, he’d noted, how focused those construction workers are, never-seen-before by him. Recently, Chiao, the commentator on the news programs also criticized, that there’s that total lack of professionalism in the occupations, and this professionalism is on how no matter how small the jobs, they’re all done, with precisions, to perfections.
Based off of the news media reports, the perpetrator of the Taroko Derailing case, Lee was, a repeated offender, with a long list of, not, up-to-standard constructions in his past, and, his certifications wasn’t withdrawn back the issuers, and he was contracted for a government project!
And these past couple of days, there was another worker, cutting the corners. The Yilan segment of the Taiwanese Railroad was constructing an elevated platform, with the workers, not watching out for the trains, gone onto the tracks to pick something up, was rammed into by the Taroko Trains, then, there was, another train coming, and thankfully, another worker stood out onto the tracks, waving the flags to prevent the trains from proceeding, otherwise, that injured worker would, lose his life, like how these trains are like cabs, you can, flag them down to stop them from keep going at any time, this showed how loosely the workers were, managed.
And, the article goes on to describe the professionalism of the professional workers in Japan, how they’re, set up to follow a set of standard operating procedures that they rarely, deviated from, comparing to how there’s NO structure, NO systems that the workers are, working by here, and you see this, sharp contrast.
A-M-E-N, to that, on how the “job” of a mom is, taken for granted, too often in the world today, translated…
What full-time mothers hated hearing is, “You don’t work, do you?”, everybody knows it too, that the job description of “mom” is, multifaceted, numerous tasks, long work hours; and on Mother’s Day, everybody wanted to say, “Mom, you’d, worked, too hard!”, but mostly, people believed, that “mom” is, nothing, more than a role, not a job.
My neighbor’s seven-year-old daughter came over to play, asked me, “Aunty, what’s your job?”, I’d replied, “my job is mom”. She’d stated, “That’s not a job!”, then I’d, asked her, “Why isn’t it? I’d done some many things during a day!”, she’d, insisted, “but you don’t make any money, my mom works, and made so much money! She’s working overtime today!”
Yeah, if I worked as a nanny, in the schools, or the afternoon programs to teach the students, cooked the foods at restaurants, driving a cab to take clients to and from, to the employers’ homes to clean their houses, I would, totally, earn a wage, even, the bonuses, the raises around the holidays, the breaks the days off, and the worker’s insurances too. But, in my own home, I’d done, just that, no money to be earned, no days off, and I’d often needed, the overtime hours too. As my child fell ill, I’d needed to stay by his side watch over him day and night; if I caught what my child had, or maybe, I fell ill, or felt tired, I can’t have a day off, nobody’s there, to look after me. Once I’d stayed with my child at the hospitals, and in a few days, my child recovered, but I’d, started having a fever. As the doctors came to make the rounds, I’d begged, “I feel achy all over, I can’t take one step, can’t leave my child here and got get treated, can you give me a tab that’ll, help reduce my fever please!”
the job of a housewife…
If I don’t get paid, then, I’m not, working? What is the definition of, “work”? I’d looked it up in the dictionary, “Work”: occupation, synonym: labor. And the definition of “occupation” is: the post or work that an individual has. Here, it’d not mentioned anything about wages. In Wikipedia, the definition of “Work” is: occupation; while the definition of “Occupation” is: a day-to-day routine of labor, with the goals of getting paid for your labor. “Getting paid for labor” meant, a wage, so, Wikipedia believed, that the purpose of work, is, getting that pay, this is also, the majority’s explanation of what “work” entailed. Then, in the ancient times, before the individuals became masters, what would the work of the apprenticeships be? And, there’s, the same character in the world, volunteer, and volunteers normally, don’t get, paid either, but it clearly, constitutes as a form of work too, based off of the meanings of the characters taken apart, so, why is it, that staying at home, taking care the children, NOT considered, “work”? Based off of what I’d already, described, everything I do at home, are all the work deemed as work by societal definition, and, every single task combined, makes into, a whole “job”! “Homemaking is NOT a job”, “Full-time mothers aren’t working!”, this sort of deeply rooted belief, when will it get, amend3ed? It’s a wonder, that a lot of moms want to, find alternative work posts, so they don’t get misinterpreted as, “leeches”!
Before my neighbor’s young daughter left my home, I’d told her, “Aunty’s job is being a mom, I’m also, a temporary nanny. Next time if your mom can’t watch over it, send you over to my house, do tell her, aunty will be charge a hundred dollars an hour.”, that young girl, she’d made a sound with her tongue, then, walked out the door, she’s still fazed at how aunty doesn’t go out to work to make a pay, to play with children at home, and her too. The next time, if I ask for pay from her “mom with work”, hopefully, she can gain a little more understanding of how, “aunty also works!”
And that is, precisely, how and why these homemakers get taken for granted, because we’re NOT working out of our homes, dressed up in those suits, making a pay check with the dollar amounts, but homemakers ARE working, they’re working 24/7, 365 or 366 days PER year, and, we’re NOT allowed to have any sick days, vacation times, and we’re not making enough for the families in these, dollars and cents? You’ve got to be, shitting me here, and this is the LACK of respect, that we women get, for staying at home, and working as a HOUSEWIFE, raising up our young, cleaning up the houses, keeping the living environment, clean and tidy, not to mention, getting the groceries, sometimes, we also act as, the makeshift plumber, electrician too! So show some RESPECT already, huh???
The issues that came rushing up, after same-sex marriage is signed to become, “constitutional”…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
The singer, A-Mei’s agent, Chen and his lover Darren married last year, they’d posted the good news, they had a young infant son from a surrogate, it’d sparked up the debate on same sex marriage rights and surrogacy in this country. The infertilities experts pointed out, that it’d cost three, to four million dollars for same sex couples or heterosexual couples who are infertile to find surrogates overseas, and the adoption processes of after the child gets here, is quite grueling, and the infertility experts called out to the Department of Welfare Sanitations, to amend the laws, to legalize surrogacy.
Chen told, “as I saw the photos I’d started crying aloud, instead, Darren was, quite calm”, having the same last names, they’d nicknamed their son “Chen-Chen”, and currently, the infant is still in the U.S., he said he’d already found a Taiwanese nanny locally, that a month from now, the family will be together, he can’t hold back the excitement.
The two started trying to conceive at the start of 2019, and made the selections of ova, health examinations, harvesting their sperms, testing for the matches, etc., etc., etc., in the end, Darren’s sperm was used, to match up to an Asian female’s ovum, through the legalized surrogacy in U.S., the surrogate mother gave birth to “Chen-Chen” in the U.S., Chen told, that the most difficult part of the process is the outbreaks, causing a lot of the procedures to be adjusted and adapted constantly, that the cost ran up to about $4.5 million. Because Chen had NO childrearing experiences, he’d started looking for the advices online, and is considering taking the parenting classes, A-Mei was moved to tears, cried harder than Chen did.
A lot of the same-sex couples are facing similar trials of life, a lot of the gay men worked up the courage to come out of the closets to their own father, and said, “no matter what, I will have an offspring, to have someone to carry the family’s last names”. The long-term advocate for legalizing surrogacy, Chiao-Tzi Chen said, this is a common difficulty faced by a lot of the homosexual men, children are an important element of a marriage and of a family, but, for the infertile couples, Taiwan makes it impossible to find surrogacy, let alone, the same-sex couples.
Lee who’s an authority in infertility said, “it costs ten thousand U.S. for one in-vitro fertilization try, if more tests are required, then, add another, twenty thousand U.S., and the families need to pay the surrogate another three million N.T.s, and the whole cost runs up to about four million N.T.s to start up.
Lee said, the surrogate mothers provided the uterus, and during the time they are carrying, their lives are, restricted, most pregnancies takes 280 days, the costs to find a surrogate in U.S. is approximately $10,000N.T. a day; if the constitution can be amended here, then with the procedures set up by the law, it can protect the rights of the surrogates, to prevent the bridge of rights of the asking party; and he’d estimated that if the surrogacy is legalized here, it would only cost a million dollars N.T. here.
Lee stated, that waiting for the birth of the child, as the couple returned back to Taiwan, they needed to file for the adoption papers, then, the same-sex couple would become, rightful parents.
then, “implanting” into a woman’s, uterus comes next…
Chen said, from the experiences taken from U.S., because the conflicts of adoptions runs a lot higher than surrogacies, Taiwan needed to set up the fitting surrogate laws for the traditional couples here, and, as this gets set up, then, the priorities would be discussing the matters of surrogacies for the same-sex couples, and this will help reduce the problems brought on the declining birthrates.
Yeah, this is on advocating legalizing the process of surrogacy here in Taiwan, because right now, the same-sex couples are going abroad to find surrogates, because surrogacies aren’t legalized here yet, and, by legalizing surrogacy, the government is making our uteruses into “baby incubators”, when that is NOT what we women are, production MACHINES of babies, are we now? And there are not just the legal issues, but also, the morality concerns here to be considered.
Drugs are, infiltrating the campuses here! Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
Last year, the Keelung District Court sentenced three dealers to nineteen to twenty-five years for selling controlled substances, and murder, and it’d, shocked the society; the police found, that as the verdict came out, there’s a sharp decline of the drugs with the same substances out in the society, that the verdict did something to stop the spread of the drugs. But as winter vacation started, the school is no longer in session, and, the risks of the younger generations being in contact with controlled substances increased greatly again.
The statistics by the Kaohsiung D.A.’s Office found, that twenty-seven had died of substance abuse in December of 2019, the highest of a single month; of the period of October, 2019 to October, 2020, there were 123 who’d overdosed on PMMA, most were teenagers, the average is 27.5.
The drug, PMMA is a low-cost, highly addictive, highly harmful stimulant, slow to have an effect on the systems, the users normally don’t feel a thing, and would down one pack after the next, and the next and the next, until the abuser dies, and doesn’t even know WHAT killed her/him.
In the past, the dealers usually get charged with possession and selling the substances, last December, the justice of the Keelung District Court, Liu, for the very first time, sentenced the dealer, and three other accomplices on homicide, murder, a maximum of twenty-five years.
The justice, Liu believed, that the adolescent Lin died from consuming the drugs, that the man nicknamed “Bumblebee” was thrilled and gave the drugs back to the suspect, the suspects didn’t stop selling the substances, which caused two other people to die, that there’s the intent to murder.
The justice, Liu believed, that the children aren’t to blame for the drug use, that it’s on the individual who’d, enticed the children to use, that if she’d not handed down a harsh sentence, she couldn’t stop the drug dealers.
The head of the district attorney’s office of Kaohsiung, Tu said, that some of the youths started abusing, and would find the dealers downstream to feed to one’s own addictions, and sell the extra, and it would expand, like a Ponzi scam; reminded that parents should keep a close eye on the children, hanging out with their peers, if there’s the sudden hike in spending, or that there’s the burnt plastic smell on the children, maybe, they’d abused ketamine, that the parents needed to step in right away, to put an end to the bad behaviors.
He said, that the age of drug abuse is lowered, that the dealers had infiltrated the campus, but are hard to catch; the police last year changed the system of report, and there were an influx of information on the dealers on campuses, and, the police sent the sweeps for the dealers on the campus, and, it’d shown some good results.
And because these TEENAGERS’ brains aren’t fully developed, they LACKED the abilities to judge, and, the holidays are here, meaning, that the schools won’t be “babysitting” them, and the parents are working during the children’s winter vacations, and that, is when things tend to get, haywire, and, the way to stop these possible cases of drug dealing and drug abusing, is by butting into your children’s lives, and yeah, they may hate you for being nags, but heck, it’s better than them getting caught dealing drugs, or worse, ending up DEAD from overdosing.
A matter of concern, for the WHOLE country, I tell ya, that, is what this SHIT is!
Everything that’s, riding, on this, upcoming American election, but, hey, we are, citizens of the R.O.C., of this place called, “Taiwan”, so why on this !@$$ING (maxed out???) earth, is the livelihoods, the lives of the citizens across the god damn, PACIFIC, riding on this upcoming American election again?
Oh yeah, it’s ‘cuz, this country, a place called, “Taiwan”, became the BITCH of the U.S. of A. Think about it, the government agreed to the importing of American pork, beef, with all those, chemicals that might cause cancer, or something else (how the hell should I know???), because we want the protection of the good ol’ glory, while, the “great country” of the U.S. of A, is still, as opportunistic as ever.
And the government is still, just CLUELESS, believing, how wow, if U.S. is on our sides, we won’t have to worry about a coup de ’tat of China, I mean, look at what became of Hong Kong after its “lease terms” by England had been up, I mean, after the “Communist takeover” that island, sank, didn’t it?
To protect us from the same fates as Hong Kong, we must believe, that the U.S. would take our sides, if a war is in the future!
But, take a note of this: the “Good Ol’ Glory” had been opportunistic since the beginning of time (don’t ask when that was!), take for instance, the World Wars: if the Japs didn’t BOMB Pearl Harbor, would the U.S. head into the world war fronts? HECK no. And, don’t MENTION the Vietnam War in the sixties (right???), it was only a civil war in the country, but, the U.S. overinterpreted it as a COMMIE takeover, and thus, sent all those soldiers over there, to fight a war that they don’t have a place in in the first place.IN
The shortcomings, of the long-term care program set up by the government here, was a contributing reason for this tragedy! Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
An elderly man, Tsai who was left to care for his own severely physically handicapped wife long-term, was suspected of not being able to handle it physically and psychologically any longer, awhile ago, he was suspected of putting a plastic bag over her head in an attempt to kill her. As Tsai saw his wife, Wu lost signs of life, he’d called the hospital, and turned himself in, the hospital was able to resuscitate her back to life once, but two days ago, she’d still died of multiple organ failures, two days ago the D.A. interrogated the elderly man, charged him on murder, and set his bail for $50,000N.T.s.
The police investigated, that Tsai (age 67), and his wife, Wu (age 65) were married for over thirty years, the children are all with stable jobs, and are all married, they’re doing fine economically, but many years ago, Wu had a stroke, and had the continued repeated cycles of urinary tract infection, she’d spent her time on her sickbed, and had been transferred in and out of the hospital, that Tsai was her primary caretaker.
Based off of understanding, Wu suffered multiple strokes of late, had been bedridden long term, in a wheelchair, and her daily living is taken care of by her husband, Tsai and the hired nurse’s aide, a while ago, Wu ran a fever, was hospitalized, and the nurse’s aide also fell ill, and Tsai shouldered both their care.
what the man was left alone in dealing with…
He was suspected of getting burned out lately, at a little past eleven at night on the fifth of this month, he’d lost it, with a plastic bag filled with toilet paper, he’d, suffocated his wife, as he saw his wife’s heart stopped, thought that she was dead, he’d run to the nurse’s station, told the nurse on duty, “I murdered someone, I’m sorry!”, the hospital immediately took the victim to the I.C.U. to resuscitate, she was saved.
As the police were called, they took Tsai into custody, Tsai claimed, that his wife had been bedridden for a very long time, he could no longer care for her, that he tried to murder his own wife because he can no longer take it anymore; at a little past nine in the morn two days ago, Wu still died, due to multiple organ failures, as her son gave the statement at the substation, he was distraught.
And this sort of tragedies will keep on happening, because of the reduced birthrate, and how people are living longer, longer, and longer by the years, and, because there’s NO system of support, for these primary caretakers to get their needed breaks, that’s why they snapped.
Yeah, uh, how the #$%^ is this not guilty? Oh yeah, because unless all the substances are, mixed together in a chemical lab, it wouldn’t, considered, harmful, or addictive, is that it??? Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
The man, Su bought the chemicals GHB, extracted the GBL (gamma-Butyrolactone) from it, mixed it with water, and sold the bottles, was charged with distributing illegal substances; the judge believed, that even though, the butyrolactone is used to make a level two controlled substance, but it’s not listed as a controlled substance, that it can’t prove, that Su was guilty of selling and distributing drugs. In the verdict, it’d stated that the gamma-Butyrolactone wasn’t listed as a controlled substance, that the citizens can easily get their hands on, hoped that the FDA can place a restriction on the substance.
Last year on March 5th, Su used the communication app claimed that he had some substances for sale, the police acted as buyers, and used $1,800N.T. to order three bottles, and as they went to get the substance, Su was busted and arrested, and as the liquid was tested, it was confirmed that it had the substance, GHB in it, the D.A. charged Su on attempts to deal a level two substance.
Su denied having trafficked, claimed that he’d used a total of $3,000N.T. to buy two 500mL bottles of GBL, then split the volume up, and sold off the bottles to help get the party going; the defense attorney stated that the “liquid” confiscated by the police only had trace amounts of GHB, that GHB is highly unstable, and can change with the temperature, as well as the acidity, that there’s no proof that Su was selling the bottles with the GHB in it, and that Su did not intentionally sell the controlled substance either.
The Taoyuan District Court discovered, that the liquid that Su was selling had less than one-percent of GHB in it, and, although the courts didn’t believe that Su stated he wasn’t selling drugs, but based off of the data, the literature of the investigative bureau, the GBL soaked in liquid, will become GHB, with the changes in the acidity or basic level of the solution it was in, Su claimed he’d bought the solute on February first of last year, was arrested on March 5th, and the reports of the ingredients of the liquid he’d sold came out on March 23rd, there was the uncertainty of how GBL was turned into GHB due to environmental factors, that it was difficult, to confirm that the liquid Su was selling had GHB or not, he was released, on a not-guilty verdict.
This loser got off on a technicality, because this chemical is quite unstable, and can change with the varied temperature, that’s why the courts couldn’t confirm that he’d sold the raw ingredients to make the illegal substance for sell or not. And this can be, a really BAD precedence, because now, every one who’d tried to sell off this particular drug can use the excuse that set this person free from here on out!
Commentaries about how democracy is actually, demoCRAZY here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
The top two headlines; from a day ago, all the major newspapers are reporting on how the former president, Lee, “Mr. Democracy” passed; the following day, almost all the major papers are reporting on how the five former and current legislators had, taken the bribes. Thirty years ago, the former president, Lee in order to let the more experienced representative to take his place, to reform the legislatures, he’d become noted as “Mr. Democracy”. But, thirty years after the development of this democracy, the key lawmakers of the major parties were found to have taken the bribes from the enterprises, and this showed, how democracy doesn’t mean getting the citizens in directly voting for the president, it’d clearly, shown us, that it’s, too difficult a task, for the politics of democracy to head down the right tracks.
Four years ago, after Trump was elected as president, his methods of ruling the country, using his awful, wayward speeches and behaviors, tearing America apart, it’d made people started doubting democracy. Taiwan followed closely behind too, these few elected representatives of the people, are a verification of, just that.
Actually, there’s, the corruptive characteristics of democracy. Democracy is based off of majority ruling. But, everybody neglected to note: all the major decisions, all involved the assignments of benefits; and, there is, a “cost of the deal” in every single decision. What is meant by “cost of the deal” is how we needed to, compromise, in order, to reach an agreement; and the more people are involved, the bigger space we’ll need, and, as the number of participants increased to hundreds, thousands, even, millions, it would be next to impossible, to find a place to have all the people gather, let alone, having these participants find a time they’re all, available, and how they’re to, reach, an agreement on everything it’s even, harder still. And the high price that we’re paying, is, the cost of a democratic, government.
And based off of this, democracy happens, at too high a cost, and yet, people are still pursuing it, blindly, thinking that if they cast a vote, then, their governments are, democratic, without realizing, those lawmakers are, manipulating the masses, by using the ambiguous wordings, to confuse the voters (like this last election I voted in, with the various issues of same-sex marriages, sex ed in the elementary years, etc., etc., etc.), and, this is, a test of the citizens ability to, think critically, but, mostly, when it comes to the votes, we let our emotions lead the way, instead of our heads, and that is precisely why, the world is, headed toward H-E-L-L!!!
A CRACKDOWN on drugs, the government is now, punishing the dealers, the users, more severely, than E-V-E-R before!!! Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
A man, Hsu bought heroin from a man nicknamed, “Health Man” last year, then, he’d used the cost of $3,000N.T. per gram and sold it to another man, Huang, Huang thought that the heroin wasn’t high in quality, demanded a refund, Hsu offered him the brand new drugs, and the police was able to catch him, he’d denied having sold drugs, claimed that he and Huang had rounded up their money and bought from a man, “Health Man”, the judge didn’t believe him, sentenced him to fifteen years six months, and took the illegally gained money of $3,000N.T.s. This can still be appealed.
The verdict stated, the Hsu (age 52) received Huang’s call last year, wanted to buy the A class drug, heroin, Hus first contacted the man nicknamed Ken, to get the deals going, last year at noon on June 15th, he’d taken the $3,000N.T. from Huang, and rode in Huang’s car to the east side of Taichung to meet up with “Ken”.
from this…photo found online
The two, upon arriving, Hsu went alone upstairs to meet “Ken”, bought a bag of heroin, then, took Huang’s car back to his rental stay on the west side of Taichung, he’d entered alone into his own residence, split up the heroin he bought into two separate bags, handed one bag to Huang.
And so, this, is the government’s, CRACKING down on the drug deals, and, hopefully, this will, deter all the dealers, from selling, because if the rest of the drug-dealing community saw how sever this man’s sentence for dealing just ONE gram of heroin is, maybe, it’s enough, to STOP them from selling too, hopefully.
This is, what’s, currently, happening right now, ALL around the world here!
Lives became, pawns, in the game of, politics, those god damn world leaders (i.e. presidents, kings/queens, monarchies, etc., etc., etc.) they don’t give a flying FUCK how the people down here (in the REAL world!!!) are living, they’re willing, to SACRIFICE us, pawns to them. ‘Cuz that, is what we all, “little people” are to those people in their, high up status positions.
When the lives became pawns, in the game of, politics, this world had, gone to hell, and, this world had, already, sunk down too low right now. You got your world leaders, refusing to participate in the world meetings that might give a solution to the current plague (and guess W-H-O got, sacrificed? The PEOPLE!), and you got those, people who are sent to war as mercenaries, and they think they’re, fighting for justice and freedom, well, they’re, N-O-T, they’re, just the, SACRIFICED pawns, in the game of politics that the leaders are, playing, they’re, expandables, easily replaced, after all, so many little pieces are on the chess board, so long as the king and the queen don’t, get taken down!
And that, is how the chess game called life, on this chess board called, THE WORLD is, being played, and there’s, NOTHING we can do ‘bout it, because, we’re all, enslaved by these, false ideologies of freedom, democrazy, etc., etc., etc., etc.
And note: this is how the word: DEMOCRACY should be, spelled here!!!