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The Government that Cared about its Own Benefits is More Horrible than Covid 19

And it’s still, WE the people’s, fault, because we allow the government to, keep on, ABUSING us!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Starting in March of this year, the confirmed contractions broke a hundred cases by the day, by April, the number went up to more than 10,000 per day, and, by May, it’d, exceeded to close to 100,000 cases, and the rise of rate of morbidity occurred to, with young children and elderly in the population making up the majority.  In the lacking of resources, medical personnel, the meds, because the government failed to keep the virus from getting into the country, they’d used the excuse of “we’re now changing the means to coexisting with the virus”, and used backed its claims using a ton of, not-yet-mature enough results from the researches internationally, continued to try and persuade the people, that there’s a lower rate of morbidity now, stressing that the government’s goal of tackling MERS-CoV is in coexisting with it, to cover up how the pandemic is, spreading all around Taiwan locally.

And yet, during this time of heightened pandemic watch, we all saw, how delayed the reactions to help the people the central government had been, that it’s all left, to the individual cities.  Especially, the set up of the quick-scan station at the Songshan Airport, it’d, fazed me so.  As I’d passed the airport awhile ago, there was no route separating those who’d contracted the virus, from the rest, and most of these visitors are from the regions of islets, and those places had a lacking in medical resource provisions, and isn’t this, increasing the risks?  And, the workers of the airport were in close contact with everybody who was in and out of the airport, and wouldn’t it be increasing the risks of contraction too?  And, if lives were lost because of these, how would this country shoulder up the responsibilities, for setting up the wrong policies?

“Should We Coexist with the Virus?”, I believe, this is the wrong topic, first, we only have a limited knowledge of the virus with all the data collected built on the different races of people in the world; plus, Taiwan’s pandemic wasn’t out of control from the beginning of the outbreaks like in the U.S. or in Europe, we knew that there are means to delay the onset, but, we’d come to find, that in these past two years, the government lacked the provisions of preparing the nation to coexist with the virus, the testing of the systems of care provisions, to withstand the pressures, it’s like, it’s a trial-by-error basis, like how the government had been forced to keep on coming up with brand new excuses, for its lack of, foresight.

Secondly, the government kept stressing that those who’d died already had the predisposition of illnesses attempted to use the big data to mask up this group of people whose lives are, already, lost.  While the real point here is, even AS the goal of coexisting with the virus is now set, but, did the government do anything, to protect the group of lesser individuals, those with the weakened immunities, those who can’t receive the vaccines, those who work in the medical scene?  Did the government give them weapons to protect themselves against the invasions of the virus, the resources, and help them gain the confidence that they can, defend themselves against the virus?  So, I believe, that what’s scary is NOT the virus itself, but the government that cared about its own benefits.

And so, this article basically showed, what a lot of us, already KNOW about this government of ours here: it only CARED about its own party, delayed in response time of everything, because we were ahead (yay us!!!), from the start of the pandemic, when the virus had yet to, mutate, and this DDP government still got STUCK in that mindset of: yay, we’re NUMBER ONE, and that’s, exactly, WHAT had, screwed us over, and yet, the supporters of the DDP still can’t wake themselves up, because they’re, following the leader to H-E-L-L, and taking the REST of the general population down with it!

And there’s, NOTHING that we the people can do ‘bout it, because we’d been enslaved by the government, and we just don’t feel like rebelling against this dictatorship no (and your point being???) more, ‘cuz what is the use?

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The Parallel Universe the President Lives, in

EARTH to the, PRESIDENT here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

May 20th was the sixth anniversary of the current president of the DDP taking office, the president had gone to the “frontlines the major outbreaks” to make her rounds, to show her concerns.  And yet, she’d not gone to the hit-the-hardest regions of Taipei and Hsinbei Cities, but to the DDP mayors’ Taoyuan and Hsinchu.  It’s curious to the people, that the first line of defense against MERS-CoV for the president, is it, only the counties, the cities, with the heads from the DDP?

this is, where this, god DAMN president currently lives!

in a parallel universe! Photo from online

The last time that the president made her “public appearance” related to the outbreaks, was on April 26th, a whole month ago, and her schedule then was, “going to visit the CDC command center”.  And yet, as the virus spread out, other than using her FB account to make some literary claims, she’d not gone personally, to the frontlines of the defense against MERS-CoV again.

And on the time she’d visited the CDC, she was comfortable in her seat, telling the locals to, “follow orders of the CDC, to keep calm, to be careful, but not to fear”; but ever since, things changed completely, and it’d become, “unclear on the rules, the policies going wayward, people living in fear”.  On May 20th, Tsai told in Taoyuan, “this outbreak hit the country quite hard”.  And she’d, come to her senses, too slowly, and now, she’d only begun to realize, the major impacts of this round of, outbreaks?

At the committee meeting of the DDP last week, the scholar, He gave a presentation on her research, “Theories of Immunity Based off of Vaccination Plus Contraction” whether it be that He was sucking up, or that it was her professional opinions, it’d become, debatable.  And yet, Tsai showed total lack of interest, and inquired, if she could “borrow those concepts”, because the concepts are, “too important”.  Could it be that the president “want EVERYBODY in this country to contract the virus, to fight it off, to increase our immunity against it”?  This is, truly, scary!

The president’s reactions to the outbreaks, it’s as if she’s, living in, a parallel universe.  And in that world of her delusions, Taiwan is still the HEAD of the CLASS in the defense against the outbreaks of MERS-CoV, the local governments, grateful toward the central government’s kindness, that contracting the virus can only, make our systems tougher.  So, why did she dodge away for a whole month, and the first time she’d visited the regions, she’d, actively, skipped over Hsinbei and Taipei cities?  And because, she didn’t have the corresponding performances of those who agreed with her, the president finally got that needed, wake up call, she can’t pretend that the outbreaks are, nothing now!

while this, is what she should BE, wearing, on her body

from online

And so, this is how, deluded this president that’s, living on her own plane of reality (it’s actually a plane of our, the people’s, DELUSIONS!), still stuck in that, wow, we’re, number one in defense against the spread of MERS-CoV, and as the rest of the world started adapting itself to the imminent existence of MERS-CoV, she’d finally started, waking up, but still NOT completely awake yet, because, all who’d died, aren’t related to her personally, they’re NOT members of the DDP, and even IF those who’d died of contraction are members of the DDP, unless they’re her closest cabinet members, she still, won’t realize, that wow, we should, tighten up the defense, we need to catch up, and yet, we’re only begun in that game of catch-up, and we are, way, way, WAY behind already.

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Families or, Outsider

Caught in her mother’s, mind games, and she hadn’t, figured, a way out yet, and so, she continues to, enable her mother in her, bad behaviors!  Translated…

My parents were divorced when I was young, three, five………or maybe even, younger?  I really don’t, remember, but I can’t, recall what “home” looked like.

I’d followed my father and stepmother to live for a while, in my, not happy enough but without the worries childhood years, and, in high school, I’d, gone to live with my mother, at the family home that she got, remarried to, and started, my not bright-colored, filled with dreams, teen.  I think, it took me a lot, to make myself grow up fine, tried my hardest, to learn what exactly, this world is to, teach me, to learn about the relationships, the love, that aren’t, constants in my life, to get to know, what families, and family members, look, like.

Until I had left home, become independent on my own, started renting away, I’d started, trying to, understand the meaning of, family.

My mother is remarried, she’s taking care of her other family, I had three more siblings, and we’d spent the New Year’s holidays together, gone out, and gathered for meals.  And, as my mother worked too hard, felt too bad, after she’d felt taken, and gotten drunk, she’d called me up, to pour her heart out to me, cried about how the home she now had, did not show her, enough, respect, the complaints came one by one: how bad the foods tasted in that home of hers, how she and her new families are having disagreements on the delegations of the chores around the house, the frictions she’d had with those family members of hers.  Every time as I’d done hearing her, I was the one, getting too upset, because that is what I’d lacked, growing up!  Then, I’d walked out of my place, like I was, getting someone back, went to my mother’s, home, with the words, sharpened like the swords, my eyes, sharp like the arrows, like I was, getting even.

But, who am I, getting even for?

Then, my mother would, switch her tone, and soothe me, told me that it was, all right, then, my anger made me into, an outsider of that, family, I’d turned into, that, outsider.

And, turned out, the hardest of the choices, wasn’t who I want to live with when my parents got divorced; nor is it, whether or not I’d answered the phones, to hear whoever was on the other end pouring her/his heart out to me.  This difficult choice that God had sent my way, which side do I belong, in the realms of, family relations, so I can, feel, like, I’m not, the, odd one, out?

And so, this is how bad these parents are, they made their kids choose sides, and, this mother had, manipulated her own young, to feel sorry for her, by emotionally blackmailing the child, perhaps, to make her feel more important, like in the cases of Munchausen by proxy, to get the attention on her, and this child feel, too tired of all of this now, and still hadn’t a clue of how to stop her mother from doing this, and this child unknowingly, became, the enabler of her/his own mother’s, emotional blackmail.

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The CDC that Became a PARROT!

Yes, the CDC would want, a CRACKER here!!!

The CDC that became a PARROT

As it only Reports on the Statistics

Not Come up with the Solutions to Keep the Virus Contained

The CDC that became a PARROT

what that, looked, like…

That Only Repeated the EXACT Same Word Phrasings, EVERY Noon (‘cuz that’s when the dude started, play that broke record of himself).

The CDC that Became a PARROT

And NO, Pauley does NOT get that CRACKER

Pauley doesn’t do SHIT

And We’re Still Allowing the CDC, Headed by a God DAMN Dentist

RUN this @#$%ING (maxed out!) Country to SIX FEET UNDER???

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With the Members of the Public, Coexisting with the Virus, Did the Schools Become a Petri Dish for the Virus First?

Off with the head of MORONS who came up with this, half-assed idea, if only, I have the power here, but I don’t, so yeah, those stupid moronic government officials, get to see, another, day (sigh…), off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The committee of the DDP invited the researcher of the Central Research Agency, He to present the case studies, He mentioned that contracting the virus naturally and the vaccinations, combined, can get us the “combined immunity”.  And, the assistant director of Chenggong University Hospital, Lin also in the videos, explaining the tactics of the CDC: most of the public had three vaccinations, “at this time, everybody should contract the virus once”, to get the immunity going, this is more effective, and longer-lasting than the vaccines.

the classrooms, taking the preventive measures…photo from online

The words of these two officials had sparked up debates.  Although He had not advocated that people get infected, but instead, telling the people to not be afraid of contraction, and the Chenggong University had pulled off the video, to get the more “updated version”, then streamed it online again, stated that MERS-CoV will become flu-like, that we need to be careful, but not fear it; but as the number of cases is on the steady rise, both officials’ beliefs seemingly, coincided to explain the CDC’s “zero-plus-seven” new rule of quarantine, forcing us to get into the minds of coexisting with the virus.

The defense of spread across the schools can exemplify how messed up the government’s rule against the spread is, how ambiguous the mandates of the government had been from the start.  Based off of the “Zero-plus-Seven” rule, if the family members of the contracted persons had three shots, and has a negative reading for the quick-scan results, then, they don’t have to be quarantined; and, this rule does not apply to the students in middle and high school who had not had their third vaccine, and so, the middle and elementary school students are exempt from this rule; and yet, the teaching staff of the schools, still need to abide by the rules of the school, staying away from school for seven days.  Yet, there’s, the ambiguity of the rules of defense against the spread of MERS-CoV in the schools, the conflicted policies, getting away from the reality of things, lacking empathy, scapegoating.

Up until the twenty-first, there are a total of close to 130,000 students who’d contracted the virus, and, there are, more than two thousand schools that’s stopped their schooling sessions partially, or completely.  The most numerous of confirmed cases of contractions were found in the elementary schools, the universities came second, and preschools, third.  The Department of Education already agreed that the universities can use the distance-education means until the end of this semester, while in the elementary and preschool levels, there is only the halting the physical classroom sessions for three whole days for the classes with students who’d contracted.  And the Department of Education had devised the system of quarantine, listing all who sat around the contracted student to stay out of school for three whole days, with the rest of the students, coming in the same.

What sort of a psychotic logic is this!  The Department of Education’s agreeing to the universities halting the physical classroom sessions is due to the sudden increase of confirmed cases in the student bodies, not enough vacant dormitories for quarantining to work, to avoid the students who’d been confirmed of contractions to live in the kitchens of the dormitories, to camp out in tents around the campuses of the schools; while the reason why it won’t allow the elementary, middle school students to learn using distant-education means wholly is because of the locations, the schools’ preferences individually, to not impact the learning of the students.  The goal of this has nothing to do with keeping the virus from getting into the local schools, so chaotic, and confusing!

Especially how the students who’d sat around the eight sides of the student who’d been confirmed of contraction getting kept out of school, it’s totally unrealistic in application.  The Department of Education believed that the students would NOT move around during their class time, that they’re all, dummies, sitting in class, not interactive with their fellow classmates, totally, unsound, unreasonable, and only causing the teachers problems in instruction, and the burdens onto the paperwork, adding to the risks of students contracting the virus, and the parents’ worries.  And so, as soon as the nine seats around the contracted rule came out, the Department of Education was cussed at, the FB of the Department of Education, got filled up with the upset messages from parents and students, as well as, instructors too, Taichung stated that they will NOT follow this rule by the Department of Education in any more, both Taipei and Hsinbei said that they will use the rules as only references, Taoyuan followed the rules, and the groups of students from the local schools signed a petition to protest this, and the parents started taking their own children out of school, on “days off from the outbreaks”.

and, here’s, the “nine-seat quarantine” rule that the Department of Education came up with!

the red points are the students who were confirmed of contraction, and the boxes are the students who sat around the students who were confirmed of contraction that needed the quarantine days off…diagram from online

So, this is still, just how, half-assed, the system set up by the government on the defense against the spread of MERS from school children is, this is totally brainless, I mean, the symptoms are now, mild and, without the availabilities of the quick scan means to all who may need, there’s NO way of being absolutely certain, that the virus won’t get from schools, to the home, I mean, it’s not like you can see the virus, in the snot of school children, coming from their noses, and as they wiped their noses off, and then, touch everything around them, is it?  Of course N-O-T.

This still just showed, how the government is, already, at its own wits (uh yeah, as if the DDP is, intelligent enough here???) end, in trying to at least, slow down the spread of MERS-CoV in the country here.

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Using Party Politics in the Means of Defense Against the Spread of MERS-CoV, Who’s Creating the Problems Here?

How the DDP’s favoritism toward the cities ruled by the DDP party members are all, getting everything, while the two major cities, Taipei and Hsinbei that aren’t ruled by the DDP, with the LARGEST number of population, gets, overlooked, and, as the president played that game of party-favorites, we’re all, totally, FUCKED up here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The confirmed diagnoses of MERS-CoV is as high as ever, spreading out mostly across the city of Hsinbei and Taipei, Tsai made her tour to Hsinbei, and the public criticized her for “passing by the outbreaks”.  Although the office of the president tried helping her case, but she’d gone personally to Taoyuan, Hsinchu, with the heads of the cities favoring the DDP, but had, “let go” of the cities of Taipei and Hsinbei, with mayors of other political parties, and it’d made the locals in Hsinbei and Taipei felt, that she was indeed, “playing favorites!”.

Yesterday the president stated, that we are at the most critical time of the outbreaks now, the government will work with the people to get through this, that the central government needs to work with the local governments to get everybody through this time of hardship.  Although her words were, correct, but now, both Taipei and Hsinbei Cities aimed their ammunition toward the central government, it has to do with the central government’s selective means of using the defense against the spread of MERS-CoV.  On April 6th, the president hosted the meeting to discuss the means of defense against MERS-CoV, she’d invited the mayor of Taoyuan, and was using webcam conference with the mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen, but both mayors of Taipei and Hsinbei Cities weren’t invited to the conferences, and at the time, the press questioned the president, for preferential party affiliations in the defense against the spread of MERS-CoV.

Back then, the office of the president stated, that “only someone who cared too much about politics, the election will mention the party affiliations, the election too often.”  But, at the height of the outbreak yesterday, although Tsai made her appearances to Hsinbei City, she was there, to attend the DDP party position elections, and she’d, slapped herself across the face.  Even if the president called the entry level physicians in the city of Hsinbei, to have them set up the arrangements herself, but, the commander of the city is Hou, she’d hoped to skip him over, who has a higher position in ruling the city than she had, would this not be counterproductive?

and here’s a video from the news station on that, off of YouTube

防疫分顏色?侯酸:地方等嘸回應.總統講話才有用 @寰宇新聞 頻道 – YouTube

and yes, the link works!

And the means of defense against the spread of the outbreaks, are not in synch on the levels of local and federal governments, it seemed, that the heads of both Hsinbei and Taipei often “cussed” the Central government out, but that’s because the local government heads were worried about not having enough resources to help the people defend themselves, the lacking in medical provisions.  And, all of these problems, shouldn’t the central government be in charge of, showing total support for the local governments’ needs for the people’s sake?  How can the central government still be calling the heads of local governments out, if it’s been doing its job correctly?

The virus don’t have preferences of party, and, yet, Tsai’s means of helping the people defend against the spread of MERS-CoV had been based off of party affiliations since the very start.  As we had not met up with the height of the outbreaks, seeing how Tsai stressed, “There’s NO difference in parties, the local governments and the central government need to work together on all of this!”, please, can you, please STOP showing favoritism to the cities based off of the party affiliations of the mayors?

This still showed, how hypocritical the government, as well as the president is, the DDP only takes care of ITS own party’s cities, and let go of the two larges cities in the country, Taipei and Hsinbei, because these areas aren’t ruled by the members of the DDP party, and under this dictator who played favoritism toward her own party so overtly, those of us who don’t live in the “green” areas, we’re all, totally, SCREWED for sure!

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Wife or Lover

A loser, caught between his own wife, and his, whore, and it wasn’t until that the other woman (his whore) made the decision to start over with another brand new man, the affair had, finally, ended!  Call this, the confession, of a CHEAT if you will!  Translated…

I admit, that I fell for, another woman, the night I’d asked that girl to sleep with me away from home, I’d found, I’d started, falling deep.  After all, for a man, from loving a woman, to being in love with a girl, that means, that happiness must, learn to, coexist, with the, heartbreaks.  I’d met a ton of women, but only as I held her, I’d be reminded, that I was, cheating on my wife of twenty years, like how back in college, I’d, dated two girlfriends at the same time, I am, ashamed of myself.

Making a choice normally comes with, comparing the two, disappointment, and destruction of a relationship.  I’d cherished and loved people, not wanted to hurt women and cost them to waste their youth away on me, actually, I don’t want to ignore my own, instincts the most, in my maturity, I would’ve, never imagined, I could, feel my heart skipping a beat in time again, the love came, out of, nowhere, her smile started, surfacing before me, and it’d, made me feel the bliss, I’d loved, seeing me, reflected, from her, brown-colored, pupils.

like this…

and it’s still, ALL the man’s fault here! Photo from online

It’s not that I don’t love my own wife, I do, everybody knew it, I’d help around the house when I got home, took my kids to cram school, kiss my own wife passionately, and made love to her too.  I believe, that staying low key, and keeping this as is, can keep everybody safe, and, being in power, I’d given all my time, my money, as well as, my love too, and not wanted get anything back from, anybody else.

But on that day, as she’d, started, feeling something for another man, I couldn’t help but feel that heartache inside of me, and that sense of loss, and that was when I’d realized, that I too, had been, too afraid, to choose, fearing that I may not have, everything I ever, wanted.

And yeah, this is the mindset of a cheater here, he can’t let go of his wife, out of obligation, out of, responsibilities, as she’d kept his home so well, birthed out his children, and yet, he still couldn’t help but fall for that, younger woman, who’d, made him feel, more alive, that’s just the general state of mind for men who cheat, they wanted it both ways.

Well, here’s that NEWSFLASH (again!) for you, you mother FUCKING sons-of-bitches (still not the four-legged varieties, because at LEAST we can all train those to behave themselves!), we want it both ways, it’s just that most women (this might be a generalization, I wouldn’t know here!) are bound by morals, and the society’s views of women who cheat, being labeled as “whores”, “tart”, “harlots”, etc., etc., etc., that would keep us all way, from cheating on our, husbands, and besides, women are more prone to emotional/psychological affairs, meaning that we do NOT act on our urges to SCREW!

And so, that is, that.

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Boundaries

The schemata of how we interpret things, which got exacerbated by what was told to us, adding to the stereotypes, which made us get into the flight mode, translated…

I’d stayed in the third largest city of the U.S., Chicago for a time.

Before I set out, the contacts of University of Chicago notified me, that they’d set me up for the international student dorms, that a lot of the shorter stay exchange students or the scholars all live there, that it’s a, “safe” location.

I couldn’t understand what the man meant “safe”, started guessing at it, was it the earthquakes?  The typhoons?  Or, the threats from the Chinese missiles?  And clearly, it was, NONE of these.

The contact also told me, because I had a mediocre length stay, and it was in the middle of the semester, that if it was during the summer vacations, I could find a room to rent from a student who’d gone home, that it would be cheaper, and closer to the school, that it would be, “safer”.

Another matter of safe and safter, the man kept mentioning the word, “safety”, and it’d made me imagined the gun shooting scenes in the American movies, and I couldn’t help but, trembled, and started wondering on the “difference between safe and safer”, and, with my language barrier, I would have to live at a “safer” location, why would I want to risk being just, “safe”? 

Perhaps, my contact noticed my trouble, he’d immediately told me, “don’t worry!  You live on 59th Street, 59th north up to 49th is all safe, just don’t go over 59th~”

This made me worry even more, south of 59th is dangerous, doesn’t that means, that I live, on the “borders”?  Then, how can I be certain of how what’s “unsafe”, doesn’t break the boundaries?  Or, is the real boundaries of “unsafe” actually on 60th or 61st, 59th could be, farther away, from what’s, “unsafe” then?  But, what is the measurements, the considerations of this, means of, “safety”?

After a long, long ride, close to twenty hours since I’d landed, I’d finally, arrived at the gates of the international student dormitories, it was a road of at least, eight lanes, a freeway with all the cars rushing by, like a river that you can’t see the other side of.  There’s the widened island in the middle of the road, the green trees grew on that island, and I can’t seem to find a pedestrian’s crossing section.  I’d finally understood, the boundaries of “safety” of the 59th then.  I’d thought, what weaves to and from, in and out of this, boundary, perhaps, are nothing more than the pigeons, and the, sparrows.

Every day, I’d trekked to and from the international dorm and the school, and on the weekends, I’d gone to Lake Michigan to stroll.  As it was winter, there’s, nothing but snow on the streets.  And, I’d started, bumping across those riding out on their bicycles or the joggers, those who’d brushed shoulders with me, no matter the skin colors, they all, looked, decent, enough, and clearly, the local residents were with, higher levels of, education, with good jobs, and, so this, is a, “good” district.  I’d always, stared dumbfounded across the other side, looking up at the clouds overhead, imagined what the trees covered up, what’s, on the, other side?

One day, a few of my lab mates were driving out.  All the way, we were all chatty, and getting into good conversations, and then, suddenly, after a turn, everybody fell, silent, and, the streets were, sunken, in the, darkness of the rustiness of the steel, and, even if the colors are painted with brighter colors…………as I saw the faces of those who’d been living in Chicago for long, as a newbie, I’d, come to know, and, started, making myself, scarce in the seats.

At this time, the engine started, making the weird noises.  The driver started, sweating now, the passenger next to the driver, with his eyes opened wide, as if mumbling, “why did you have to turn in here”, and questioning, “did you get this car tuned up on time?”, at the same time, alerted to watch the goings on of the window, with one hand, clenching the handlebar over the window tight.

The engine that sounded like it was dying, was totally a contrast to the hearts beating in the car then, I’d felt heated u, but that cold sweat started, rolling down my spine.  Then, a few more blocks, the car, died.  And the three large guys by the side of the road noticed us, and the driver started getting, panicky, there’s no other pedestrians, no other cars anywhere near us.  The large man moved slowly, the driver quickly pressed the central door lock systems, and we had all, started, hyperventilating, and the driver started the keys in the ignition over, over, and over, I’d squinted my eyes to the lines.  “Could it be that he’s here, to offer us help?”, a thought came to me, but I’d not, dared, blurt it aloud……………

It’s moving, it’s moving, the car is, moving, I’d looked through the rearview, saw the large men spreading their arms out, and, shrugging, away.

Then, I kept on wondering, maybe, they were there, to help us out, it’s just, that invisible border of the stereotypes are like the boundary of the 59th, like that huge gap that none of us can, and were, willing to, cross, to the point that as I’d asked my friends later, if they would, live through it again, will they still have run in a hurry, they’d responded, that they, would.

And so, this is how the stereotypes can get so deep in us, that we get into the mindset of automatically separating people into the categories that we were, socialized to put them in, and that’s just wrong, because if you don’t get to know the individual personally, how can you tell if the person is good, or bad, just based off of their, skin colors?

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Setting the Teaching Centers for the Grade Levels Separately, to Lessen the Strains on the School Teachers

Due to the outbreaks, starting, back up again!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

I’d worked as a recruit for math counselor for over dozens of years, and found the highest quality of math instructors, to work as a teaching team; they’d gotten into the training programs, seminars, counseling, and often conducted the teaching models, and helped resolved the issues of the math instructors; and this group of experts had been, on staff since the start, and yet, the education departments locally, didn’t know how to, utilize this group’s, expertise.

Starting next week due to the pandemic starting back up again, the online teaching means will once again, be used, the teachers not only felt annoyed, there’s even more helplessness, and pain in their, facial expressions; there were the parents who’d lost it, and screamed, “the halting of the schooling sessions came on and off, on and off, don’t the parents need to work away from the homes?”, or, “you think every family has a computer at home?”, and the teachers became, the scapegoats of the government’s policies, because other than halting the in-class sessions, the government can’t come up, with a, better idea.

The parents’ worries are numerous, as are the school instructors’ too, what worries most is the quality of teaching and learning, for instance, the parents asked me to differentiate between schedule and time?  My kids listened to the teacher explain it for a long time, and still can’t quite tell the difference.  I’d told the mother, “don’t go into teaching your child about the difference, just tell your young, the “schedules of trains” is set, unchanged, that’s schedule’ and mom doing laundry is on the lengthiness of the minutes and hours of the wash, that’s time”, then, she’d, understood.

Teaching is an art, why not, have the local cities, counties set up a center for educators, with the various subject instructors, the senior teaching staff members to demonstrate the lessons first, that way, the teachers can model after them, and the students are directly benefitting from this.  Surely, there would, need to be, the incentives offered to the instructors for sure.

And, as I’d thought up of this, I suppose, it’s, too late to get to the systems of instructions, to make the deadline for the halting of the school sessions next week, but, starting up planning the lessons, it’s, not too late still.

And so, this is on how theories are hard to understand, but, using an example, to explain the theories, that would make the lessons more easily understood, and, as instructors, you need to not just teach the theoretical stuff (b/c it’s too dry, too boring, sometimes, too hard to understand), but if you can find the instances to help your students apply what you’re teaching them in class to their own lives, then, the lessons became, alive, and it would make learning and teaching, a whole lot, easier for sure.

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With the Help of Connection of a Local Bagel Shop, the Children Out of Broken Homes Found Employment, to Start Their Lives, on a Brand New Page

Finally, some, good news, the good will of the people who’d, set up this shop, with the wills to help those who lost their support from their own families, a social enterprise, off of the Newspapers, translated…

The bagel shop “Good Trees Better Fruits” in Pingzhen, Taoyuan, the founders, the married couple Huang and Chen, through the bagels that they sold, they’d connected with the younger generations of fragile families, hoping their cares and concerns can make them feel more encouraged and loved, to help them find a way to show off their values of life; all the workers, the manager, the pastry chef of the shop are all under age thirty, they’d turned the shop into their home away from home, and found their point to begin again in their own separate, lives.

The bagels of the shop were on display, from the selecting of the ingredients, the kneading of the dough, the fermenting of the dough, the baking, the setting the dough to better appearances, every step to make the bagels are thoroughly thought and planned out.

the founder on the left, Chen, with the store manager, Huang, photo courtesy of UDN.com

Huang’s belief was using the bagels, to turn the stories of life of his team of employees, into the blessing for someone else.  And now, the couple not only owned and operated the bagel shop, they’d also started up a foundation, “The Tree of Life Leadership Organization of Taoyuan”, to help the younger generations to start up their own businesses, to help them get employment.

Recalling how back in 2019, they’d started from the tiny warehouse space as a shop, Chen recalled, how they’d lacked the funding, no connections, let alone, a shopfront, and every day, he’d worried of not getting what he’d made sold completely; thankfully due to the online business means, along with how the reputation of the shop is being set up, they’d gone against the flow, and made their business a success.

The store manager, Huang, due to problems in his family was forced to separate from his own parents, and at his worst, he’d not had enough money to pay for his rent, his utilities, and bought the nearing expiration date items as food.  Another young store manager, Lai, her parents were addicts, in and out of prison a lot, with nobody she could rely on after her grandmother passed away.  There were also the baker who’d served five years in prison due to gang relations, the mother of three who’d lacked the self-confidence, the baker who’d started on his own since before age twenty, they’d all found their brand new start in life at “Good Trees, Better Fruits”.

And so, this is the heart of this young couple, who saw a need of the younger generations, and gave them a place to work, to use their own abilities to make a living for themselves, and this shop offered its employees a brand new start on life, gave them another chance to begin anew in their own separate lives.

This is a good shop, with the beliefs of operations in helping others find their way!

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