How the grandparents found ways into interacting with their grandchild, using HIS, interest profile, translated…
One day last week after supper, my third-grade grandson, Cheng-Cheng brought a three-by-three Rubik’s cube to show me, said that he’d been playing, that after he’d mixed up the colors, it takes him about forty seconds to put the same colors all on the sides, I’d commended him on how amazing he was, and asked him if he could also teach grandma to do it too? He’d told me sure, then, asked me for a pen and paper, and started dictating to me the steps to solve the Rubik’s Cube, with the notes written for me.
Holy, I don’t even know what a Rubik’s Cube was until this day, plus, the nine-year-old child’s lacking in the means to teach well, my head started, swelling up. But in this process of him teaching me, I’d found, that he was, so very, patient, as I’d asked him questions, he’d repeatedly shown me how, until his dad upstairs called him up to take a bath, Cheng-Cheng still didn’t want to go yet, because, he’d not yet taught me how to solve the third layer of the Rubik’s Cube yet.
I’d told him, the lesson can’t be finished today, we do it another day! Rushed him to go upstairs to take a bath, then to bed. As he got upstairs, he’d immediately LINED me: “If you have any questions, line me anytime.” So, my young grandson was really into, training me to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
After lunch the following day, Cheng-Cheng was responsible, coming over to continue teaching me from yesterday, I’d told him “Cheng-Cheng, I went shopping for the groceries, I didn’t find the time to digest what you’d taught me from yesterday, and I’m sorting through the produces I got today right now, I don’t have the time here, we shall begin again, tomorrow then!”
And, to make sure that I understand what my grandson was talking about the following day, I’d, found the videos on the Rubik’s Cubes that night, with Cheng-Cheng’s beginners’ lessons, I’d, immediately, finished the Rubik’s cube. Yay, great!
But the following morn, I’d still decided to let him teach me, to make him feel, that he’d, taught his grandma how to solve the Rubik’s cube, that way, it would, please him more?
Still recalled how when he’d started playing go, he’d often bugged the two of us to play with him, we didn’t know a thing about go, and so, we’d, immediately started flipping through the volumes, and we’d also, found the videos on how to play online, then, we’d started, getting it. Although, playing with him, who’d won the young champion trophies, we’d felt like we were, slaughtered, but, winning and losing isn’t our, focus, we just want to, have more opportunities to interact with our grandson.
And so, as he’d asked us to accompany him to play the piano, to play soccer, badminton…………we were, both, very happy to oblige. Getting involved in what he’s into, hoping we could, increase the chances of interactions with him, to have common conversation topics, because I do NOT want our conversations to get reduced to, “have you eaten today yet?”
And so, this is how this young grandchild, got his grandparents active in learning new things, because they want to interact with him at his level, and seeing how diverse the child’s interests are, that’s why, the elders had, upped their abilities to learn things.
A wish, so simple, and yet, not always, a given, the wish of aging, dying without, any troubles here, translated…
As we age, we’d bumped into those whom we hadn’t seen in a long while in the waiting rooms of the hospitals, and after the hellos, and greetings, “I’m here for my cataracts”, “here for my teeth implants”, then, waving to one another, one going the left, the other, turned right, no need for the chit chats, besides, we may meet back up on another occasion soon.
In the physical therapy unit, right on time, those who knew one another sat next to each other, no surprises, a gentle and light, “hey, you’re here too!” You have the bone spurs on the cervical spinal column, I had a slipped disc on my lumbar vertebrates, we’re, on the same boat here. This sort of a serendipitous meeting, we must be connected, from over five hundred years ago I suppose.
Someone once set up the needs of the various ages in simple words: in the teens, we take in the intelligence, by the twenties, we look at the degrees, thirties, the abilities, forties, experiences, fifties, finance, sixties, agility, seventies, your medical records, eighties, the lunar calendars……………it’s easy for modern day people to live into the super elderly years, and by age eighty we still don’t need to read the lunar calendars yet, and yet, there were those who had yet to become elderly, but with the medical records stacked to sky high, and can collect all the records, into a volume of master thesis or doctoral dissertations, and, there wouldn’t be the doubts of plagiarism.
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I’d gathered with my coworkers who’d been retired, because we’d not seen each other, it’d felt like a lifetime ago, I’d wanted to tell them of my troubles of my nerve endings feeling suppressed, Trees who sat opposite couldn’t wait to show me that scar on his scalp. He’d been going in and out of the hospitals for dialysis for sixteen years to date, the hospitals became a home away from home for him, yet, the bacteria got inside his brains, and he’d had an open skull surgery as an emergency operations, lay in the hospitals for a very long time, he’d, written ten, twenty articles on FB then, showed that the brains were opened up, then, sewn back together, to prove that he could still, think well.
Before I could feel surprised, Shih-Yi close by lifted up his shirt, showed us the scar on his belly. Told us, that one day as he was walking on the streets, he’d felt the sharp pains of daggers in his heart, then felt that something wasn’t right, immediately called up an ambulance, “I had the aortic dissection, the most dangerous kind”, the cardiologist told, that had I been a split second coming in, I would’ve been a goner for sure. They’d started describing what they’d gone through, of how they’d, almost, died, and it’d, shocked and thrilled us all, comparing, my problem turned out to be, no-big-deal.
One day, my friend came to visit me, she’d looked, lost, “he’d been bedridden for many a year, is gone now, and I’m, all alone.”, she’d sighed sorrowfully toward the air in the room. She’d taken care of her husband wholeheartedly, and now, she’d fulfilled her duties, and should be relieved, but instead, she’d, felt, loss. “the first to leave wins, I took care of him until he’d died, and who’s going to look after me when I fall ill?”, both her parents passed from cancer, she was high-risk for it too, and that’s why she’d felt, uneasy.
The machine’s been used for decades on end, even if we go for our regular tune-ups, there’s still no way of keeping it perfect, besides, it’s the flesh and bones we’re, talking about. Nobody can escape death, and death is like lights getting turned off, but, everybody seemed to be fearful of illness when they are to die, my friend’s seeing her husband being bedridden for long, and felt even deeper over this, growing older, falling ill, and then, dying, if we can skip past the ill part, then, wouldn’t that be, great. Looking back: in my twenties, I wanted to look pretty, by thirty, I’d felt, young, by forty, good if I am working in a government office, by fifty, money is good, sixty, leisure’s nice, by seventy, no illnesses, amazing! By eighty, it’s great to be alive……………this is, right ON! In the hundred years we would be given, it’s a dream, the wealth, the statuses, became, nothing meaningful, if we don’t get overcome with illness, if we don’t have any worries on the mind and the heart, that’s the life, of Gods.
And so, this is the understanding you’d come to, now that, you’re, elderly, you’re realized, that all that you’d been pursuing, isn’t as important as being health, and this is only a simple wish, and yet, not many of us get to have it, because we did NOT take care of our bodies when we were younger, thinking that, oh, I will age gracefully just the same, but we won’t, the taking care of our systems, needs to start when we were, young.
FINALLY we’re, only, begun to, wake up, but better late, than never, right??? Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
It took Mirror T.V. from applying for the airing licensure, to actually start broadcasting, there were the rumors of the government’s intervening with the agencies to get the process quickly done, from the recently leaked out sound files of the board of trustees’ meetings at Mirror T.V., it’d shown, the government WAS, involved. Toward this, “Presidential GRADE” scandal, the head of State, Su tried to wave it off by saying, “no need to look into it!”, this action is hinting at the various departments, the Examination Department, the D.A.’s Offices, to drop it, to keep working as that cloth to cover up the dirty of the party. This means of handling, it’d caused us want to question further.
The irregular operations of “Mirror T.V.” the founder, Fei is really good at the dances, other than earning over tens of millions of dollars in consulting fees per year, the company switched a total of FOUR C.E.O.s in a year that’s never even, heard of. To this very day, Mirror T.V. burned up close to its, two billion dollars N.T.s of capital, but, still passed the airing certifications because the DDP helped it pass the NCC’s reviews, and planned to kick TVBS News out of the prime channels for the news stations, showed that the C.E.O. Pei was unafraid. Toward the leaked sound files, Pei originally stated that it’d been altered and edited; recently however, he’d changed to how he was boasting in the board meetings. Clearly, he saw that things burned out of control, and had to, get himself severed, to not impact the government’s offices. And yet, his behaviors constitute as his lying to the members of the board of trustees, and no matter what, the D.A. needs to work even harder, to see if it’s his personal actions of fraud, or that if there’s the political party pressuring him.
There was a set protocol of how the machines of a country operated, and the, red tapes that should NOT be breached. But as Tsai took power, the party not only dipped its hands into the independent operations of the various departments of the government, the party also treated the independent agencies as the hit man of the party, and used these agencies to manipulate the voting. As the DDP wasn’t the party in power, it’d criticized the KMYT for “playing favorites”; and now, as the DDP took power, it’d abused its powers even more, did what it wanted to. The election of this year, from the Examination Department to the Agricultural Committee, the Department of Economics, to the district attorneys and the police investigative offices, are all involved in the campaign trails, “neutral executive departments” “independently working the cases”, etc., etc., these ideals are, completely, gone.
Based off of the voice recording that were found of Mirror Television, other than the government’s suspecting of ordering the NCC to get the station off, the political manipulations were involved too. Not only that, with Fei still as the C.E.O. of Mirror Magazines, he’d also, gone along with the DDP’s operations, and, accused the candidates of KMT, Chang, and Kao of plagiarizing the theses and dissertations, then, had the local DDP offices, pass out the preferences shown toward Mirror Media. This sort of a politics-media relations, already gotten to covering each other’s actions. And because of it, after Su the head of state’s stating that there’s “no need to examine the voice recording iles”, the Justice Department immediately sent the sound files and the case to the Shihlin’s D.A.’s Office, stated how it was only an investigation of the internal conflicts on Mirror Media, and not gone after the higher up department’s illegal behaviors. All of these, are the justice system going, backwards.
And, the multiple government units also followed the dances o the party in power. For instance, the agricultural department entering the races on its own, claimed that more than a decade ago, when Chang started working in the research cases of ACER, there were, six of his published articles that were, repeats.
For the government to earn the people’s trusts, they need to uphold the justice, to NOT play favorites, the impartiality, quite, vital. And yet, as the machines of the country worked their hardest, to cover up for the party in power, it will only, destroy its own, reputations.
And so, this is what this DDP government does, cover up its own, bad behaviors, and the sad part about it is we’re still, allowing this god DAMN FUCKING (don’t pardon me here!) to enslave us, because we are either, too FUCKED up stupid, or that we just, know that no matter how we try hard to fight, we can’t win, so we all, throw in, that towel!
When you’re, too old to reproduce, well, they’re gonna, cast you out, ‘cuz, there’s, basically, NO more uses for you, after all, you’d become, nothing more, than, a “baby machine”, and incubator, for their, sperms!
When you’re too old to reproduce, your value start, declining, quickly, and there’s no way, of getting your worth, back up again, ‘cuz that’s the road that won’t, turn back around, I mean, it’s not like you can go, skinny-dipping in the, fountain of youth, to get your reproductive, tendencies back again, and we all know how important, the ability to, REPRODUCE is here, besides, there are, younger women who are going to, replace you.
When you’re too old to, reproduce, you’re of NO use to us, and, you can’t blame us, for, rounding all you, old ladies up, then, lasso you into that bundle, and then, we toss you out, ‘cuz all we care about, is spawning, to have young enough women who are with, the youth, the reproductive capabilities, still, intact.
And unfortunately, you’re, expired, MA’AM!
That, would be how, they define us, by our, reproductive, tendencies, after all, we allowed them, to do us in like that, to MISTREAT us, to use us as, nothing MORE than, baby machines here.
And we’re still, allowing this, completely, IMMORAL party rule over us??? On the ABUSE of POWER by the DDP, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
Those who can see it, can tell, that for the sake of staying in power, the DDP kept taking the assets of this country to pawn, to use it as a way of getting more votes. Let’s review over the military death by abuse case of Hong from before, the party that wasn’t in power then, the DDP, to show how incompetent the Ma government was, pawned the Department of Defense as a “cloth to cover up”, and the masses that didn’t check the facts immediately took to the streets to march, like they’re, sealing the deal blindly. The D.O.D. is an asset of we the people, but it’d, become a tool which the DDP uses, to get the benefits it’d wanted. Causing the problems of lacking in military power and training (not enough assets in the department of defense), and caused the population of the entry level servicepersons to reduce, with the increase in the number of the higher up officials in the military, and this was the worrisome structure of our military to the U.S.
Nobody CARES how the DDP will get things they’d pawned back, because everybody has the “broken miscognition”, meaning, that when we come across something we don’t know, we would rely on those whom we trusted, and the persons out of the DDP knew, that the relations with China is at a worst in history, and those who believed in the DDP, had gotten their misbeliefs enforced by the DDP’s propagandas, and so, nobody cares when the “cloth” of the D.o.D. will get returned back to the Department OF, Defense.
And, another trade off was how the foreign affairs pawned the borders between Taiwan and China in the Taiwanese Strait for Pelosi’s coming o visit, how do we get the boundaries back again? The voters with the severe case of “broken cognitions” have, absolutely NO clue.
For the sake of the profits, the gains in politics at the end of the year in the elections, the DDP had, pawned off what actually belonged to we the people, “the assets in education”. Lin went after Hou’s education records the Police University didn’t confirm nor deny the related facts, instead, explained the means to the press releases, seemed, that the Police University, is also, under, DDP’s belt as well, and so, how will the university get its, morale back in the future? Had the President of the university considered this yet?
The DDP continued to engage in that mud fight on the means of degrees and levels of education of the candidates, and is on the way to “pawning” the Department of Education, demeaning the ethics of research, how will the independence of the individual university operate, these aren’t the considerations of the DDP as the election nears. The party, in order to win, pawned off the assets of we the people: education, and, the higher ed of the country, will be just like the borders between China and Taiwan, can’t be returned back to the way it was.
This showed, exactly just HOW the DDP didn’t want to lose the election at the end of year, because they got their tastes of absolute power, and, absolute power equals absolute corruption, and now, after the party signed off on the imports of the contaminated food sources (pork with ractopamine from the U.S., nuclear contaminated produces from Japan), and now, it’s, pocketing the operations of the department of education too, and, the higher ed will amount to, nothing under the dictatorship of the DDP, as no student who came out of this new system of education, will have the ability to tell right from wrong, because that, is the sole value of this party that’s, controlling all our lives right now.
Connections with an unknown strangers on a flight, how the affinity extends to afterwards, translated…
In September of 2019, I’d rushed back from Vietnam, there was a Vietnamese girl sitting next to me on the plane, silently, reading.
“Hi, are you traveling in Vietnam, young lady?”, I’d broken the silence after the meals were eaten. “No, I’m from Vietnam, going to Taiwan to study!” as she’d spoken, there was, that thick, accent. Because the nurse’s aide we’d hired was also Vietnamese. She’d shyly introduced herself , “Hi, I am Yu-Hwa, I’m not that fluent in Mandarin!”
I’d started talking to her slowly, and she’d, slowly, opened up to me. She was the Asian descent, grew up in the poverty stricken farm, her parents worked really hard, carried the bricks, raised the fowls, helped with the planting in the fields, everything. More than a decade ago, her mother, in order to better the economics of their home, came to Taiwan, and worked for nine years as a nurse’s aide, later, she’d encouraged her daughter to attend the university in Taiwan.
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She’d been separated from her own mother at the tender age of eight, she’d often cried when she wasn’t being watched by others. Her mother worked hard, buying up the estates, the livestock, and a cab for her father too, sacrificed too much already.
“Dad drives a cab, didn’t make that much, so on the weekends, I’d worked as much as I could, that way, I wouldn’t need any money from my family,” my heart went out to this young woman, she’d shyly told me, that this was the first time she’d told her story to a random stranger. I’d patted her on the shoulders, said that being in the same city, we’d come, to share this, affinity.
By the time the flight landed in Clear Springs Hill Airport in Taichung it was already nine, I’d decided to give her a ride to her school with my husband, it could save her more than a thousand dollars N.T. in cab fares. We’d exchanged contact information, and told her she was welcome to visit “grandma and grandpa” anytime.
Later, Yu-Hwa went to visit a couple of times with her classmates from Vietnam, and we’d become, more acquainted. At the start of 2020, MERS-CoV started, Taiwan was in stage three alert, and, it’d, messed up the order of many people’s lives. The outbreaks halted our gatherings, and yet, we’d, not shared any less of the connections once, she’d called, told me that her classmate had contracted the virus, that she was in the at-home quarantine, we’d swiftly, delivered the needed foods, the medications for her, and we didn’t feel relieved, until we’d learned she was, okay.
A lot of things canceled, she said she’d lost her original part-timing opportunity too, we’d worried about her livelihood, and comforted her at the same time, and we had our friend find her work sorting the mails at night, and it’d, helped her solve the problems of running short on the money needed.
Due to the outbreaks, Yu-Hwa hadn’t returned back to Vietnam for two years, and missed her families. We hoped to give her some warmth as she needed. When you’re alone and helpless, if there’s someone there, offering you the encouragements, even if it doesn’t solve your problems, it’s still, a positive, energy.
In June of this year, as parents, we’d, attended Yu-Hwa’s graduation, and we were, moved. She’d told us, that being in Taiwan for four years, because of the outbreaks, she couldn’t travel around, but, there’s, that thickness of the connection with the people she’d met in her life here, and we too, cherished this, amazing connection of us, similar to that of grandparents and grandchildren’s.
And so, this is on how you’d, connected with a random stranger, and it all started with a simple conversation on that plane, and, the connections that got started on the flights, extended to until they got off, and continued into the young woman’s college careers, and, I’m sure, that it will keep on extending onwards.
The extra gains of values of wisdom from this, arts and crafts course you’d taken, translated…
For a time, I’d gotten into collecting the seeds, and started stringing them together, and so, I’d started up the idea of making the bracelets, at the time, my older schoolmate led me into the knotting class offered at the Taipei Arts Museum, I’d started learning the skills under Ms. Shih. As I was only a beginner, I’d not known the difference between the various types of knots, let alone, known how to follow the steps on the diagrams. And, as I’d gone to the classes during the daytime, it took me up into the wee hours of the nights, and still couldn’t finish the project of that day, I’d felt, really upset over it. Thankfully, the instructor taught me step by step and didn’t lose patience with me, and, there was a group of fellow students who are just as interested in this form of art as I as my companions, and then, things started, falling into, their, rightful, places, and I can, now make the Chinese knot projects.
With the skills getting better, the classmates became more and more acquainted too, we’d shared the goings on in our lives with one another, the two-hour per week classes, we’d all, cherished the time we had, there were rarely any, absents. Ms. Shih would become a personality dissector, took up our knots, and stated humorously, “this person must be anal, look how tight the knots are, with the need to scrub down the pots and pans, the floors, redo the dishes.” She’d used that as a reminder to us: not all knots needed to get pulled too tight, sometimes, leaving some spare, there would be the room to move around, and the knots will become very fluid then.
Our instructor, Ms. Bao-Rong often told, “Relax, don’t hurry! Trust yourselves, and everything will be fine. Everything is beautiful, you look at someone else’s work, and think, how beautiful, but know, that your work is also, well done, that, is the values of life through the knots!” And, the classes, became a best way I have, of, de-stressing.
And now, I’d, forgotten the purpose of why I took the courses, to make the project with the seeds, and in the process of learning to knot, I’d found, the aesthetic and the wisdoms of life.
And so, this is how the gains are, unexpected, how we’d, often had our goals in mind, going into something, and yet, when we come back out, we’d gained, more than what we’d hoped to achieve.
This is still, SARCASTIC, and it’s “dedicated” to, you-know-WHAT (instead of a you-know-who???).
It’s a week until your birthday, “honey”, how you wanna, celebrate, huh? How about, a serving of ME, in my sexy lingerie (don’t even LOSERS!!!), with that cherry on top? A week until your birthday, “honey”, is YO mama planning on giving you that BLOWJOB you’d been, beggin’ her for this year?
A week until your birthday, “honey”, and trust me, you will NOT be having ANYTHING that you want, not from me (and I already KNOW what you want from me there!). A week until your birthday, and, how many years had you been ‘round??? That’s what, SIX away, from HALF a century (you do the “math”, why don’t you!), and, do you know enough? Uh, hell no! ‘Cuz, you’re, still, STUCK, with your head UP your ASS, and I can’t help you there, “baby”, to pull that HEAD of your, out of your, @#$%ING (maxed out!!!) A-S-S!!!
like this, except that you’re, NOT that, C-U-T-E! Photo found online
And, just so you know, I’m still NOT E-A-S-Y (and, don’t, you mother FUCKERS out there!!!), I won’t lay myself down, and get flat on my bed, and yes, I will be having those TWO men who will be, using MY body as THEIR, doggy pillow (instead of doggy bed??? ‘Cuz they’re both gonna be LARGE breeds!).
So, here’s to you, ASShole, CHEERS!
Yeah right, and dudes, get real here, ‘k???
And yes, I’m done, with this particular “round” of SARCASM…
Reasons why the CDC still wants to keep on operating, even AS the pandemic became, flu-like, and there’s, no need for its, daily press conferences in front of the press anymore! Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
As the world started, reopening, recently, there were the statements of “so long as the pandemic is under control”, the government will go with the people’s wishes to get the bans lifted. The MERS-Cov mutated strain is less deadly, but very infectious, the country’s operations should return back to normal, the Department of Welfare Sanitations, the Executive Department, the C.D.C. are all in sync on this , “there’s still a lot the command center needs to accomplish, we’re not out of the wood, yet!” but the C.D.C. had split on the beliefs with the Department of Transportation twice recently, and, in the times when the bans are about to get lifted, the role of the CDC is, very, misleading. To prevent the respiratory infectious pandemic like SARS to start back up again, that’s why the amendments gave the rights to the government to quarantine its people, to force us to mask up, and, the C.D.C. under the “special mandates” protections, the head of the C.D.C. can issue or change any of the orders as needed, but now, the contracted are dealing with the means of their own quarantines, there’s, no need for the sake of “controlling the spread of the pandemic” to keep the C.D.C. active.
There are the needs of the means, of the procedural to lift up the bans, but, the CDC, and the tourism department aren’t on the same page. First, the means of “following up with the quick scan results of those who enter into the country”, the CDC announced that it won’t be tracking the individuals anymore, the Department of Transportation stated that the tour guides will be in charge in following up with the members of the tour groups. Yesterday, the “operations of tour groups, travel agencies” posted, that the medical costs of treatment or measures of those who returned from travel, the C.D.C. and the Department of Transportation, aren’t on the, same page.
The director of the C.D.C. Wang explained yesterday, that the four requirements of the CDC being no longer needed are: the total number of contractions, the spread of the moderate to severely symptomatic, if there are the fatal mutated strains, the pandemic becoming flu-like, and if the regular preventive measures can be implemented daily, actually, this is exactly like the detections set up for the flu every year, and there’s still no normalizing the methods for the pandemic.
If the CDC can, help prevent the flu in the means that it doesn’t affect our daily lives, there’s no reason why it can’t do the same for MERS-CoV, and even if the C.D.C. doesn’t dismember for the time being, it should be preparing for its work to end.
And so, apparently, the CDC doesn’t want to get off stage, I mean, it’d hogged the stage, owned the spotlight for what??? Three years so far (right???), and now, as the pandemic became treated like the flu, it wants to, continue to HOG the stage, to NOT let the next “performer” get on, and that’s expected, because the CDC got that taste of ultimate power, of seeing how its mandates, can make all of us, bow down to it, that’s why, now as the pandemic became flu-like, it’s not ready, to turn away, from the spotlight, after all, it’d, hogged the stage, for the last three year, it got addicted to power, attention of all of us, of how it just needed to, holler, and the rest of us, ordinary citizens will, follow its, orders.