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Until the Darkness Swallowed Us, Whole…

Until the darkness swallowed us, whole, we will, NEVER be aware enough of what the darkness entailed, and, by the time the darkness takes us over, it’d be, too late!  Until the darkness swallowed us, whole, until we have, NO more light, we won’t, know just, how precious, light really is, as we’d, taken it, for granted, all this time…

查看來源圖片when this, is all you’ll, EVER, see!  Photo from online

Until the darkness swallowed us, whole, but, that would be, too late then, we would’ve, sunk, too deep, into, that darkened, abyss, to even, get our selves, back out to the surfaces again.  Until the darkness swallowed us, whole, it’s always, until the darkness swallowed us is, took that light away, would we, finally realized, just, how precious, light is, in our lives, but by then, we have, NO way of, getting it back.

Until the darkness swallowed us, whole, until, we lived in the darkness, for a long, long, long, long time, we won’t, realize, just how important, that light we’d, once had was, and then, we can’t, EVER, get it back, it’s, already lost…

They don’t call it HINDSIGHT for nothing you know???

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Finding Joys in Helping Others in Need

Helping someone in need!  Translated…

Early in the morn, I’d rushed off with my daughter to work, as we alighted the buss, we saw a bunch of ladies, looking over an elderly man, the elderly man’s socks were, soaked in blood, and, the tissue that covered the wound in the tibia, seemed to continue to bleed.

Thankfully, two more stations more, there’s the VMH in Shihpai, as he got off the bus, I saw him, sat waiting with hardship at the bus stop, the blood still, flowed out, he seemed to be calling someone for assistance; and I’d not cared that it was time for me to get to work then, I’d, gone up to him, told him I worked in the hospital, and had him call his families to meet him in the E.R., while I’d gone to the hospital, to get a wheelchair to get him in.  Then came, the running fast, pushing the wheelchair in supersonic speed, to the E.R., to when his loved one rushed in, the man was taken into the surgical ward to get sutured up, and that was when that huge rock finally got dropped inside my heart.  Later, I’d learned from his family, that the elder had cancer, and he was on anticoagulants regularly, had his hospitalization been delayed, the results would be, dire.

查看來源圖片the random act of kindness from a stranger here!  Photo from online

I’d recalled how as I rushed the elderly man into the E.R., he kept telling me thank you, said that he’d met someone amazing who’d, helped him out.  I’d told him, he was my parents’ age, that if something like this were to happen to them, I’d wanted someone to lend them a helping hand too, and, this hour-long interlude, although it was, thrilling, but, in the end, it all, ended, well, other than knowing the meaning of helping other is bliss, I’m, also proud for being, that tiny screw inside that giant white tower!

And so, because your empathy kicked in, seeing the elderly man injured because you’d wanted someone to help your own elderly parents, and because it’s in your line of work, to offer assistance to people, being a medical care worker, and you’d, ended up, helping this elderly man get to the hospital on time, and saved his life.

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At the Search, He’d, Offered to Help the Officers, Tipped off the Attorneys, Impressed the Police

Not putting what he’d learned in prison, to good use, I’m afraid…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Wu, who’d once committed a felony, falsifying the identification and got a cell phone, to forge the receipts to get the winnings, he’d served in prison for over ten years, in prison, he’d, studied law hard, and, there were, nothing but volumes of law textbooks in his place.  As Wu saw the officers showed up, he’d immediately requested an attorney present, and, he’d, guided the attorneys through their steps, he knew the law by heart.

The officers on the case said, this February as the police went to do a search at Wu’s home, the officers were very surprised to find his bookshelves filled with the volumes on law, and they’d found, that he wasn’t just well-read in law, he also knew the dealing procedures of land transfers really well, that he’d, gotten bigger and better in his cases of fraud, forgery as well.

Wu denied the police allegations from the start, as soon as the officers came to his place, he’d, requested an attorney present, Wu had also, even told the attorneys, “record down what’s important, and, disregard the rest” and he’d, left a deep impression on the officers who came to his apartment.

Based off of understanding, twenty years ago, Wu had taken the false identification with an accomplice to the Telecommunications company to get a cell phone, and had forged a receipt, to get the money for the winnings; he’d served for over a decade in prison, and became, well-read in law.

And still, you’d not, followed that basic rule of: don’t BREAK the laws you’re, familiar with, hello, hello, hello?  And your well-read in law, only became a sorry excuse for you, to keep going in your life of crimes!

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The Families were Totally Unaware that the Nine-Year-Old Boy Was Carried Away by the Creek and Fished Out

How CARELESS this whole family was, thankfully though, this young boy didn’t DROWN, this time!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Nine-Year-Old Boy, Lin went with Six Other Members of His Family to a Barbecue by the Leopard Creek in Sanxia Two Days Ago, as He Was Trekking by the Creek, He Accidentally Fell into the Water, and Got Carried Away, He’d Floated, Struggled, Took in Water for Over Dozens of Meter Downstream, and Was Fished Out by the Red Cross Volunteers Who were There; Until the Families Were Notified by the Local Fire Department, the Boy Lifted Back to the Barbecue Site, Did They Become Aware, that He’d, Fallen into the Waters & Nearly DROWNED!

Two days ago, was summer solstice, Lin and his families went to the Leopard Creek in Sanxia to swim; at around four in the afternoon, the families were barbecuing by the creek, Lin was left unattended, playing on his own, and accidentally fell into the water.

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Lin floated downstream, and his families didn’t know it back then, the Red Cross volunteer, Lin was close by, saw Lin struggling with his arms out of water, looked like he was drowning, he’d immediately leapt into the water, and embraced the boy in his arms; and the firefighter who was on duty, keeping the safety, Chang also went up to help, used the bamboo stick for Wang to grab a hold onto, to help both the boy and Wang back to shore.

Wang told, that the child had floated about over dozens of meters downstream, that he’d not called for help because he took in too many gulps of water, and can only wave his arms, without a second thought, he’d, leapt in.  Chang told, that thankfully, the water wasn’t too rapid, that he’d found the boy in time, and if he’d floated another two meters down, he may fall from a two-meter high waterfall, and the results, unimaginable.

As the boy was rescued up, he was in shock, but was still conscious, the firefighters took him back to his families, and that was when the families learned that he’d been taken away by the rushing streams, and almost fell down the waterfall; after the firefighters warned them, they took the child to the hospital to check if he was all right.

Another three-year-old boy, Tseng was looking at some fish by the Leopard Creek two afternoons ago, and accidentally fell in, the parents cried out for help, the alert firefighters close by immediately tossed the floatation device to the child, and pulled him back to safety.

There are multiple drowning accidents by this creek every year, the fire department stated, that the temperatures are rising up higher and higher, and the people are coming to the creeks to swim by increasing numbers, that as the parents take their children to swim, they MUST keep a close eye on the children.

thank heavens, however, this particular case did not end…查看來源圖片like this!  Phoot from online

So, this is pure NEGLECT!  I mean, how the FUCK (don’t pardon me!) can you possibly NOT know that a kid from your family was missing, oh yeah, because you adults are way too busy, watching that FIRE pit of the barbecue, that you failed to pay attention to your own young, and this time, he was, lucky enough, that there were firefighters downstream, who got to him in time, and the next time?  He just not might get lucky, and you fucking (no need to pardon here!) parents still don’t got a SINGLE C-L-U-E???  Wow, are you all just, @#$%ING (maxed out!) retarded, or are you all just way too, @#$%ING, retarded here???

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What is Taken Away from Your Education?

Lessons we learned, from school, from our own, experiences in life, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Recently I’d made the speeches at the schools, as the speech ended, a parent led two children to before me.  “Professor, I was your student, do you still remember me?”  This was every instructor’s nightmare, I’d, worked really hard, to think back on all the students, and just, couldn’t, recall her name; but I’d still smiled and told her, “let me think!”, as she’d heard me say this, her smile did not fade, she’s not, disappointed one bit, but her second-grade daughter looked up at her innocently, “Mom, your teacher can’t remember you!”

I felt very awkward after hearing, before I could reply, she’d immediately told her child, “Do you know how many students the professor’s had?  How can she remember every one, but, so long as I remember her!”, then, she’d, started speaking of her middle school careers, that with the problems she’d, faced in life then, how I’d, given her the advices she’d needed, “because you’d, counseled me, teacher, so I will, never forget you, as I saw the flyer on the seminar, I was so excited to come, to thank you.” as she’d told me, I still, can’t quite, remember her, but, I’d felt, very touched by her words.

The following day, a student used the communication app to contact me, this particular student had been, hurt by a certain teacher, he’d come back to me to tell me about what happened, to seek out my counsel, it took me sometime, but I’d, accompanied him, helped him out; back then, I’d, encouraged him: you need to turn what happened to you, into your driving force, if there’s a chance, you must, help those who’d been hurt like you had.  Back then he’d told me, that he will, work hard, to become a teacher who can, help his students.  In his final year of high school, he wrote me that with his grades, there was, NO chance he will ever be a school teacher, so, he was, willing, to become, a serviceman, to fight to protect the country.

And now, many years afterwards, he’d, shared with me everything he’d weathered through in the armed services, and he’d, mentioned what happened to him again back in middle school, and stressed to me, that even though he wasn’t, highly ranked, he will use his past as a teacher, to NEVER make the mistakes his middle school instructor had made.

After I’d read, although I’d felt glad, but, I couldn’t help but feel: that the first woman told me, “so long as I remember you!”.  It symbolized, I don’t’ need your affirmations from your memories, but I will remember, that was, the demands that one made of, one’s own, characters, to never forget to be, thankful.  While the second student, couldn’t forget about the shame, but he’d not, selected, to take revenge, instead, he’d, turned his shame into something he could, learn from, to remind himself, to NEVER shame another like he’d been, shamed.  Think on his, how many people we will meet, how many things we can, encounter, in our, lifetimes!

Who remembered us, it isn’t, that important, what’s important is who we remembered?  Well, it’s, not that important either, the important being WHY we remember who or what we remember?  Those that happened, those whom we remembered, what were their, influenced on us?  From these two students, I saw the choices of attitude, how they’d, chosen to make themselves feel happy, how by choosing to forgive, it’d, given him peace, to use the past as a mirror to reflect, to have a life without regrets, what, will you, choose?

And so, this, is something worth pondering on, what, do you remember when you graduated?  I’m sure, that it’s not the course load, the books, the materials, or even what you’d made on your exams, it’s the experience of learning, of accumulating the knowledge, of the lessons that life teaches us that we will, carry with us from here on out.

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Dreams, Stained, with Reality

Dreams, stained, with reality, they’d become, blemishes, tainted, damaged, goods now…

Dreams, stained, with reality, there’s, no way of, altering this fate, it’s just, not at all, possible.  Dreams, stained, with reality, see how dirty they’d, become, huh?  And, you can try and scrub-a-dub-dub all you want, but, there’s, simply, NO way you’ll EVER be able to, remove the stains!

Dreams, stained with reality, there’s NO way ‘round it, there’s, NO way you can escape, the fates, of how your dreams will all, shatter into, millions of, bits, and pieces.  Dreams will forever get stained with reality, no matter how you look at it, because, we all, reside, in this, real world, and, despite how much we all wish that we could, we simply, can’t, wake ourselves, up, and out, of this nightmare called: R-E-A-L-I-T-Y!!!

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The Police Officer Kicked the Suspect’s Head in an Arrest, the Wanhua Substation Swiftly Handed Down the Punishment to the Officer

The police, abusing power in an arrest here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Man, Song, and the Woman, Shih Rode Home in a Cab in the Midnight Hours of Yesterday after They Got Drunk, the Woman Wanted to Barf, and Had Started an Altercation with the Cab Driver, Lin; the Wanhwa Police Had Six Officers Gone to the Scene to Handle the Matter, as the Officer, Weng Subdued Shih, He’d Used His Knee to Pin Down the Woman’s Face, and Smacked Her Head, Then, He’d, Kicked the Woman’s Head Two More Times, the Locals Filmed the Entire Process, Streamed it Online, and the Online Community Ranted on How the Officer Went Overboard in Measures of Making the Arrest.

This was the second case after last month’s incident when the officers arrested a teenager who refused to stop for a check, the Wanhwa Police held a press conference, and apologized publicly, admitted that the officer had gone overboard, and that they’re handing down the punishments for him immediately, gave him a reprimand, and transferred him to the backup squad teams.

like this???  Photo from online

Based off of understanding, the forty-four year-old man, Song and his twenty-one-year-old girlfriend, Shih, two nights ago were drinking in Wugu, Hsinbei City, as Lin found a cab early yesterday morning to return to Taipei, on the way, Shih had a hangover, the driver, Lin told her not too barf inside his car, demanded that Shih keep it down until he’d parked by the side of the road then do it, Song was displeased, and started cussing the driver out, they started in argument.

As the driver drove across the Zhongxiao W. Road and Xining S. Road intersection, the driver Lin parked the car, demanded both to get out, they’d started arguing, pushing and shoving each other on the streets, and the pedestrians called the cops; the Wanhwa Police Substation’s Ximenting Substation sent out six officers, subdued Song and Shih.

But after Shih was on the ground, the thirty-one-year-old male officer, Weng used his knee, to push Shih’s face, and smacked her head, then, kicked her head twice, the entire process was filmed, and streamed onto FB, and it’d, gotten the community ranting.

The police stated, that the officer, Weng started working in the force about a little over a year ago, back then, because Shih was too emotional, and as he’d subdued her, she’d still, cussed him out, and he’d, lost it, that was why he’d, kicked her, and afterwards, he’d known, that he’d, violated the procedures and, accepted the punishment handed down by the police department.

The Wanhwa Police held a press conference yesterday, stated that they will give Weng a written reprimand, and transfer him into the backup units; as for Song and Shi’s physically assaulting the officers after they got drunk, they will both be charged with obstruction of public order, and physical assault.

And so, it’s, not at all easy, to keep your cool, in situations like this, but, because of your status, as a cop, it’s vital, that you maintained your cool, and in this case, this officer didn’t, and, he got pulled off duty.

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He Went Hunting in the Nighttime, and Accidentally Shot His Own Uncle

Mistaking the shiny headlights as the shiny eyes of the flying squirrel they were, out on the hunt for, it was an accident, but the two men were, hunting without a valid hunter’s license, so they are caught and will get fined, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The man, Wang, of the Bunon Tribe and his nephew, Shi, at one in the morning yesterday, both took a homemade rifle, drove to hunt in the county across from where they lived, Shi accidentally shot his uncle’s headlights, thought it was a flying squirrel, causing his uncle to get shot in the head, and in critical condition, the local police substation took Shi into custody.

Wang (age 69), after being shot in the head by the rifle, he was rushed to the surgeries through the night, as the surgeons managed to take out the bullet fragments, he’s still in critical condition, is still in the I.C.U. for observations right now; the police said, the natives’ uses of altered rifle broke the laws of arms, and that the two men hadn’t applied to hunt locally, they are both, going to, get fined too.

Shi (age 55) claimed, that they parked their car at the 93rd kilometer marker of the Alishan Highway, they picked up the guns, and started shooting the flying squirrels and the muntjacs, he shot a flying squirrel, and his uncle and he went out with the lights on their heads, searching for the animal, his uncle was standing on the top of the hill, he was fifteen meters below where his uncle was, in the nights, he looked up at his uncle’s headlights, and mistook it for the flying squirrels, and shot him, he felt very sad that he’d, shot his uncle, thinking he was an animal he was hunting.

The head of the Hunters’ Association of the Zhou Tribe, Kao told, that the Alishan self-governing regions is the hunting grounds of his people, currently, it’s the breeding season for the wild hogs, the muntjacs, and during this time of breeding, you’d needed a valid hunting license to hunt there.

And so, this, is an accident, the man mistook his uncle’s headlight as the shiny eyes of the flying squirrel and fired at him, and, it’d injured his uncle, this just showed, how easy it is, to mistakenly shoot someone, and how you shouldn’t be hunting without a license, like these two men were doing.

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Traumatized, Between a Parent & a Child

The adults’ careless words that impacted a child into the adulthood years, this showed the extent of your words, and their effects in your children’s lives, translated…

When I was five, I’d always, slept, with upside down on my parents’, bed, they couldn’t understand why I’d needed to sleep with them, and, they couldn’t, get me to stop climbing in next to them in the middle of the nights, but, because I’d, adjusted my sleeping postures soon enough, they’d, allowed me to sleep with them, and they’d, forgotten this, tiny interlude of my, childhood years.

But I still remember something that upset me during this period of time. 

Late one night, I suddenly woke, heard my parents in conversation, I’d not moved an inch, I’d not wanted to listen in on their conversations, just wanted to, fall back to sleep again, but, a sentence that’s stayed with me came into my ear canals, ‘if my daughter was so-and-so that would be wonderful!”

The person my parents were referring to was my older female cousin, very well-behaved, did excellent academically too, it’s only natural, that the adults, loved her so, but, am I, really, that awful?  I’d started, to cry in the darkness, until my parents finished their conversations, fell asleep, I’d, still, stayed, wide awake, shocked, at this “secret” I’d heard.

“So, mom and dad don’t love me”, this thought started, rooting itself down inside of my young mind, and after this long, even though, the vines that entangled me in were, already, cut off almost, completely, but, I couldn’t, uproot this thought one bit.

The adults may think, that children can’t understand, or that they forget easily, and sometimes, their, careless words, blurted out, had caused the traumas in your young’s mind forever.

And this is precisely W-H-Y, you FUCKING (don’t pardon me here!!!) adults need to WATCH what you say in front of your kids, because even IF you think they’re not listening, their eyes are still, watching G-O-D, with their ears, tuned IN to your words, so, DO take this into consideration, the next time you want to blurt something out, even IF you don’t mean it so seriously, your young will, take it to heart, ‘cuz that’s, what we, children, ALL do!!!

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My Daughter’s Response, on Parent-Child Interactions

Allowing your own young to experience, so s/he knows, that MOMMY is, RIGHT!!!  Translated…

My daughter woke up late this morn, I’d placed her breakfast into a box, for her to bring to school.  At this time, she’d told me she’d not wanted to eat it at school.  I’d hollered, “Why?”, she’d, minced her lips, refused to tell me another word, I’d thought for a bit, and asked, “do you want to take the time before classes to finish your assignments?”, she’d nodded, “it’s too time consuming to have to eat breakfast at school, it takes away the time from me doing my homework.”

I had to admit, I’d felt, a bit, emotional as she’d told me this.  I thought it’s, defeating the whole purpose of things, thinking of finishing her assignments on time, not caring about her health.  Besides, “homework’, is supposed to be work, taken home to complete, and yet, she’d been, rushing through the assignments in the mornings as she arrived at school, to the point of, giving up breakfast, this is, so totally, not, understandable.

As I was about to go into lecture at her, suddenly, I thought of myself.  In the elementary years, I’d gotten too busy with the various kinds of contests and competitions; in middle school, the pressures of academic made me buried in books; entered into high school, I’d, insisted I could, handle both my academia and my extracurricular activities; as I started n college, I’d, burned off my youth like crazy—but, during those years, my mother never said anything.  Surely, she’d, nagged, it’s just, she couldn’t, do a thing, as her daughter is, very much an, independent thinker, and, finally, allowed me to, be.

Many years later, in the mornings, I stood before my daughter, and, suddenly understood, my own mother’s, nagging back then.  Toward the young, mothers always showed their care and concerns, there were the, worries, always wanting to, offer the best answers for her life.  But, because I’d been a kid myself, I knew, that a lot of the lessons in life, you must learn, personally, for you, to come to realize, what is, the correct answer, and so, I’d come to understand, that the best thing for me to do right now, is, just zip it up.

Finally, as I saw her off into the school, I’d stated, “mom believe you are, able to decide correctly for yourself, breakfast, or not breakfast!”

I can even, give, the correct answer, and then, justify my claims of why my answer is correct, and yet, no matter how perfect I’d, argued my case, it won’t, do a thing for my daughter, because it’s not the answer she’d found by herself.  The only thing I can do, is to give her room, to discover, to hit, for her to, persuade herself, at the same time, having the faith, that she is, able to, persuade herself.

Turns out, what’s harder in caring for our young, is letting them go, to allow them, to make their own, choices in life.

In the evenings as she came back home, she took out the packed breakfast box.  I took a look, nothing’s inside.  She stuck out her tongue and told me, “I was so hungry, and so, I couldn’t help, but eat it.”

Maybe, these lessons of our young, rather than, drying up our own tongue, why not, allow their, rumbling stomachs, to teach them what’s correct.

And so, this, is how a child learns, that her mommy’s, right (and of course, us mommies, are ALWAYS and FOREVER right!), but for our young to understand that we ARE right, sometimes, we need to, stop worrying about them, to just, let go, and let them touch the FIRE, so they get burned, and that hurt register inside their brains, OUCH!  It’s hot, and I shouldn’t touch, like this mother did, for her own young, to LEARN, that HER mother, is R-I-G-H-T!!!

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