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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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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

圖/蛋妹

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 Dealers are Getting Antsy, the Drug-Off-the-Campuses Program on Alert

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.

like, this???

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photo from online

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.

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Trump’s Legacy: Voters Who Reject Democracy & Any Politics But Their Own, by Trip Gabriel

From the New York Times that came with the papers today, on the civilian MOBS occupied the Capitol of the U.S….written by T. Gabriel

The sight of a violent mob inspired by President Donald Trump smashing its way into the Capitol was more than just a shocking spectacle.  It also highlighted one of the most dangerous parts of Trump’s legacy: the4 disbelief in democracy that has metastasized among many of his supporters.

While the turmoil has divided the Republican officials, there are few signs of division among these voters who fervently back Trump.  In interviews earlier this month, they expressed sympathy with what they said were the motives of the mob: to stop the4 counting of Electoral College results in Congress, under the false premise that widespread fraud had deprived the president of reelection.

and here’s a YouTube video on that…

Trump Mob Takes Over U.S. Capitol: Joe Biden, Cardi B. and More React – YouTube

(and yes, the link works!!!)

The adherence of Trump’s base to his groundless claims of a “sacred landslide’ victory and their rejection of a routine constitutional process——a position abetted by 147 congressional Republicans who objected to certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election—suggest that a core part of the Republican Party is dead=set on rejecting the legitimacy of any politics or party but their own.

In the interviews, Trump supporters adamantly clung to what they called evidence of a fraudulent election, engaged in so-called whataboutism to play down the scenes of destruction in Washington and accused the news media of being overly melodramatic in describing events as a historical inflection.

Since Trump first ran for president, his critics have been predicting that one of his norm-shattering acts would send droves of his supporters fleeing.  It has never happened.

For these voters, the lack of allegiance to democratic values seemed to stem, in part, from the shift among many Republicans to imbibing information from sources that offer propaganda rather than news and facts.

Another likely factor that leads to delegitimizing political opponents among Trump supporters is the scorched-earth attacks on Democratic candidates during elections.

Some members of the president’s base said they would view Biden as illegitimately occupying the Oval Office, a further polarization of Americans after years when some Democrats questioned or denied Trump’s legitimacy.  In the view of many Trump supporters, the president was never given a chance to govern; he was besieged from day one by claims of Russian collusion, fierce obstruction of his priorities and, ultimately, an impeachment.

Wow, all those TRUMP supporters surely ARE, fanatics, like those who’d followed a CULT, following the LEADER, as s/he drive down that sharpened CLIFF somewhere, and that, is what was happening, with these supporters of Trump, still living in the MIRAGE of Trump’s claims of “MAKE AMERICA GREAT again!” well, you know what?  America is NOT great, nor had it, ever been, “great” and it’s because of people like YOU guys (angry MOBS!), who’d destroyed the DEMOCRATIC voting process of AMERICA there!  And that’s still???  Oh yeah my T-A-K-E, those of you won’t don’t like it, yeah like I give a SHIT!

This was what DEMOCRACY in AMERICA looked like, now, maybe???  How the hell should I know when the occupying of the Capitol started, and if it’d, ended yet???

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Peeping, Through, the Ice Caves

Thoughts of the encounters the writer’s had in Antarctica, translated…

“Using a pipe to see the skies”, this ancient phrase is used to describe the shortsightedness of some, or the humbling of the speaker.

Using a tiny bamboo pipe, looking through the tiny hole of that pipe, seeing anything toward the other end, from the ratios of mathematics, it doesn’t, fit correctly.  The objects are way too huge, the hole, too tiny, how can you see the whole picture?  But, think on it using a different angle, the concept of “quality”, you can see the corner of that mountain so green, which is, enough, to lift our, spirits!

photo from UDN.com

窺望,從冰窟。(圖╱楊恩生)  
taken by the writer…

Following the eyes of the photographers, the artists, from the hole in the ice caves, to see the views that the exploration ships saw from a hundred odd years ago, it surely was, moving, and, it’s, comparable to seeing the starry nights from million years ago from the lens of the telescope!

And so, this, is how we’re all, linked to our separate, and collective pasts, no matter how hard we tried to deny it, because, we’re, still all here, sharing this, common environment, and maybe, what you see is not, exactly what I see, because we have, different perspectives, different interpretations of things we encounter in the world, but that, is how the experiences are, common, and different, at the, same time.

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The Girl Who Couldn’t Erect the Foot Stand

Do you think this supervisor of this young woman should, take away her chance of working to get the scooter going, or just, step in and do it FOR her, because she’s, already, running late?  Translated…

During the New Year’s holidays, Wei-Wei received a preowned scooter, it was a hand-me-down from her older brother.  She’d happily rode it to and from work, but found, that the scooter was, too heavy, being only 4’9, even as she’d used the weight of her entire body, to step down HARD on that middle foot pedal, the scooter still, won’t park steadily in place.

Although people say, that it has nothing to do with her size, that it’s a matter of, techniques, but, Wei-Wei seemed to have trouble getting the techniques right.  The friend told her, that then, she should, just park her scooter upright, that she shouldn’t, force herself to park it the way that most would, slanted.  But she’d felt it wasn’t right, for her to, take up, such a huge parking spot, in the city of Taipei, where, a tiny spot for parking, is, hard enough to get.

sketch done by the writer, off of UDN.com

立不起中柱的女孩。今日登場/HOM

As her superior passing by her, seeing how this young lady was, struggling hard, trying, to get the foot pedal to park on the ground steadily, seeing how she’s about to be late into the offices, the superior contemplated on, whether or not she should just, step in, and do it FOR her, or that she should, stay away, and NOT strip her of the right to learn how to do it own her own?

So, this, would be a sort of a dilemma this superior is faced with, should she just, step right in, and do it for this young woman, stripping her of the chance of figuring out how to do it herself, because she’s, about to be late to the office, or should she, let her figure it out on her own?  This is something that as parents, people face too, to whether or not just, STEP in to do it FOR our own young (not that I have one!), or to, let them do it on their own, figuring out how things worked, so they can, take that knowledge with them?

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Forever Accompanying You

A developmentally delayed child that contributes to her family in her own way, translated…

My daughter in developmentally delayed, and a companion for the families, she’d accompanied the three generations.  The years changed, she will always be, a white sheet of paper, with the words of gratitude out of her lips, smiling.

Before the birth of my daughter, she’d been blessed upon by my grandmother.  My grandmother became a widow at twenty-eight, lonely her whole life, toward this baby great granddaughter, she’d felt that she was a grace from God, that she needed to love her very much.

After my daughter was born, we saw that she was limp in her limbs, with diminishing capacity, after a long road of treatment from the physicians, nothing worked.  During that age there’s no early intervention programs, and I had to work, can’t stay home to look after her, so I can only, move in with my own grandmother, and she’d, welcomed us with her arms wide open.

“Dear, come, a hug!”, grandma opened up her arms, my daughter ran toward her, like she was a pet that my grandmother kept, she’d slept with my grandmother too at night.  My daughter accompanied my grandmother for a whole of twelve years.

After grandmother passed, I’d placed her in an institution, on Monday I’d sent her into boarding, on Saturday, I’d taken her home.  This was a difficult period for her, as she came home happy on Saturdays, but when Monday came around, she’d started crying hard, throwing her tantrums, rolled on the ground, refused to get taken away, she was only fourteen then.

My mother moved in with me at her old age, I’d taken my daughter home so my mother could have company, during the daytime, my daughter went to daycare, and arrives home at four in the afternoon, and my mother looked after her with great care, they’d loved and cherished one another so, until my mother too had, passed away, my daughter had accompanied my mother for a whole of ten years.

After I retired, I’d taken her to a ton of group outings, to help socialize her into life of the community, my life, is her life too.  Companionship is the BEST gift of life, companionship doesn’t cost anything to hire someone from the outside, with the families there, keeping each other warm.  Although my daughter is not intelligent, but putting her in the right place, she’s still, a contributor.

And now, she’s, in her fifties, and as I got older, I’d found how wonderful she truly is, she’d had a ton of love from home, very spirited every day, it’s like the Holy Bible said, “everything works together, everyone benefitted.”

And so, this, is the “use” of this developmentally delayed child to the family, she’s great companionship for the elders, and now, her mother realized this finally, and now, the mother and daughter will live together, until the end.

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As Biden Wins the Election…

As Biden won the election, the words on the internet is, that Taiwan is, SCREWED!  Like I don’t already know that?  This BULLSHITTING country was LONG SCREWED, way before the votes had been totaled up in America, just look at the president, she’s using MONEY (our hard-earned dollars!) to pay for those outdated, bullshitting fighter planes, weapons that the U.S. is disposing of, and, the country is still, trying to, SUCK up to the U.S., and the president has absolutely NO clue, that the former president of the U.S., Trump was, only using this country of ours (oh wait, this ain’t MY country: my B-A-D here!!!), as a god damn, !@$%ING, sacrificeable, PAWN…

And now, the Democrats won’t the American presidential election, and they’re, tilting toward China (who isn’t, huh?  The 13 billion plus population that ought to be, reason enough, right???), and, the president here, is coming up with a plan, to SUCK UP to the U.S., which still proves what I’d been saying ALL along: Taiwan is, U.S.’s BITCH, while, U.S. is China’s BITCH (b/c, just think of the 13 billion population, such a large market!!!), and so, we’re, all, SCREWED here, aren’t we?

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betting on the winner here! Photo from online

But, don’t worry, everything still has a way, of working ITSELF at the very end!

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Everything that’s, Riding, on This, Upcoming American Election

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

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