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The Abuser Was, Ganged Up On, Sixteen Were Taken into Custody, Most Didn’t Know Each Other, the Gathering of the Crowds from Online, Taking Matters into Their Own Hands, Against the Bullies

Vigilante justice, is still???  Oh yeah, NO justices, but hey, that’s what we do, UNDER the INFLUENCE of the WWW here right now!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

After the footages of the technical high school female student, Lin getting bullied went viral, the online did a human search and found the abuser, and used violence on the abuser; the man, Huang, who’d led the group in slapping Lin came out, apologizing two nights ago, but, there were the members of the online community who’d, “leaked out” the message, and it’d become a matter of “vigilantes seeking justice”, there were about twenty individuals who’d taken the weapons, and ganged up on Huang, beaten his right elbow to and his ring finger to fracture.  The police were notified, and arrested a total of sixteen people, including seven teenagers, and the police found, that most of whom didn’t know each other, and they were all charged with physical assault, gang-related activities, threats, and other charges too, and two of the group were sent to the D.A.’s office, and the district attorneys after interrogations, sent them home, while the rest of the group were, taken and kept in police custody.

Lin, the technical high school student, and the woman, Hsiao had monetary disagreements, on the 22nd of last month, Lin was ganged up on by Hsiao’s boyfriend, Huang (age nineteen), and the group, drinks were poured on her face, while the bystanders shot the footage of a total of fifty-six seconds, and streamed it online, and members of the online community found out Huang’s identity, and some of the online community threw eggs at Huang’s residence.

vigilantes, seeking “justice”…

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here, we have, a “mob” of only TWO! Found online

Two nights ago, Huang’s friend, the man, Fang (age 19) asked him, “do you want to fix it”?, Huang wanted all of it to be over soon, and agreed, that he would meet out two nights ago at ten, outside a super convenience shop in Hsiaogang to discuss how to apologize, and the man, Lin got in touch with the girl who got slapped, Lin to come but because there was a gathering of, seven to eight individuals, the police were called and came, Fang rode his scooter out to the Rose Cemetery in Daliao District with Huang on the back and continued to “discuss” the matter.

Someone Instagrammed the goings on of Huang making the apology, and everything was tracked online, from the posts and reposts, and reposts of the online community, at around midnight last night, there were, more than twenty individuals who’d, rushed over to the cemetery, and Lin showed up with her father, and talked with her abuser for no more than five minutes, then left, but, within five minutes afterwards, Huang was, ganged up on, and, was taken to the Hsiaogang Hospital, and the hospital immediately, notified the police.

Huang stated, that he’d only known three, to four people who were there, that he’d not known most of them, and that someone had hit him with a bat; Fang tried to cover him up, but it’d not worked, that he planned to sue his abusers for threats, and assault.  Fang also testified, that back then, he did, try his best, to protect Huang, he took along six, to seven others, to film the process of his apologies to the girl, that he’d not known most of those who were there.

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at the tips of our, fingers too! Photo from online

The police took in sixteen of the suspected abusers one by one, and found, that most of them didn’t know each other, and suspected that someone had, shared the passage of Huang’s apology to the adolescent girl at the super convenience shops, and someone started tracking his whereabouts, and, as the online community posted, reposted, and followed up, there were more and more of those who’d gathered around the cemetery, and as soon as Lin and her family members left, they’d, started, gaining up on Huang; the abusers included Fang’s friends, and there were those who were there, because of the posts online, the “vigilantes”, using violence to fight violence, the police took Fang and one another individual into protective custody, while the rest of the involved were taken to the police stations locally.

Based off of the viral video on IG, while Huang was getting cussed at and beaten on by the gathering crowd, Tseng tried to block him from being attacked, and kept moving backwards; there was another footage that showed Huang getting asked, “how do you want to apologize to the woman?”, with Huang stuttered, “I shouldn’t have, slapped her”, and the individual filming asked  him again, “How are you going to apologize?”, Huang kept bowing, and said, “I’m sorry, I should not have hit the girl!”

And so, thanks to social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, and, YouTube (for allowing the footages to go VIRAL???), that was HOW and WHY this beat-down happened, and this is happening, more and more often these days, because of all of those tiny matters that you and/or I feel to be, unjustified, and, there are those of you (which I’m nowhere NEAR a member of???), who felt that oh, she got beaten up, and that’s not right, and so, you’d, gathered up that huge crowd, and went to TAKE the guy who’d, beaten up that teenage girl up yourselves, and now, you are all gonna get charged, for ASSAULTING the original ABUSER, and in the process of seeking out what you deemed to be, justice, you’d, turned into, ABUSERS too, and wow, you still, don’t REALIZE this, because, you’d TOO BLIND by what you deemed to be “justice”.

And all of this is due to???  STREAM it LIVE!!!

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The Elderly Father Took Care of His Own Ill Daughter for Fifty Years, Finally Suffocated Her to Death, the Judge Gave the Man a Pardon

As the burdens of caretaking became too great…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Sentenced to Two-and-a-Half Year “Never Received the Social Resources, Understandable Circumstances………Suggested that the President Issue a Pardon”

The man, took care of his own youngest daughter who was born with cerebral palsy for fifty years, last February saw his youngest having a major toothache, plus the outbreaks of MERS-CoV, saw that the pain killers couldn’t alleviate her pians, he’d, smothered her to death with a quilt, and attempted suicide but was, saved, the Taipei District Court took into considerations that he took care of his own daughter long-term, and not received enough social resources to help him out, and, reduced his sentence twice on how he’d turned himself in, how his situations was what made him commit the murder, yesterday, Chen was sentenced to two years six months on domestic violence and murder. This can still be appealed.

The Collectivist Courts on the verdict, specifically noted that Chen (age 78) is a loving father, for the benefit of his own daughter, for fifty years on end, he’d, taken care of her himself, had it not been the outbreaks, he would’ve, continued, caring for his own daughter.  Seeing how much he’d loved her, and, how he’d, terminated her life himself, in the futures, he would be, imprisoned, by his own conscience, and, there’s, room for discussions on whether or not the country should, enforce, a jail sentence for him, and, suggested that the D.A. examine if Chen would be fitted to serve his prison terms, and suggested to the president, to issue a special pardon for him.

Chen’s youngest daughter because of severe cerebral palsy, couldn’t take care of her own life, is bedridden long-term, her body became, malformed, last February, she had a tooth ache, Chen wanted to take her to the hospital to get her tooth extracted out, the eldest daughter voiced her concerns, Chen worried that it would be hard for his youngest to get sedated for the procedures, and the outbreaks were, getting, more and more serious, he couldn’t take her to the hospital.  On the evening of February 29th, he’d heard his youngest moaning out of pain again, believed, that even if he’d fed her the painkillers, it still won’t help her reduce the pains, and he’d, smothered his youngest daughter to death with a quilt.

After Chen murdered his own daughter, he’d started becoming, suicidal too, took a huge dose of sleeping pill, fell into a coma, his wife found him the following morn, reported to the fire department, as the paramedics arrived, they’d found that the youngest daughter was, already, dead, rushed Chen to the E.R., as Chen regained consciousness, he’d turned himself in, for murdering his own, youngest daughter.

The Collectivist Court pointed out, that Chen was really close with his daughter, but could not receive the social resources he’d needed to give her the needed care, and he’d not received the social supports of the caretakers on time, it’d made the caretaking process even harder for him to endure, to the point that he’d started showing signs of depression, anxiety, as well as, insomnia too, and seeing how his youngest was in pain, and couldn’t help her feel better, he’d decided, to put her out of her misery.

Chen’s wife and eldest daughter both testified in court, that they’d hoped that Chen can be found not guilty, that if he was sent to prison, then, it will, try the family even harder.  Even the district attorney who argued on the behalf of the victim spoke on his behalf, suggested that the judge sentenced him to only two years.

But the Collectivist Courts considered, that the defendant had loved his own daughter son, and ended her life himself, that in the future days to come, he will get tortured by his own conscience, that there’s considerations on whether or not sending him to prison would be absolutely necessary, the courts suggested that the president sign a pardon for him.

And so, due to these, trying circumstances in life, this man had, decided, to END his own daughter’s life, out of mercy, but, this is still, MURDER, and it’s still, due to how this man didn’t alleviate the stress of caretaking soon enough, that this tragedy occurred, and now, the courts is planning to not punish him, based off of the trying circumstances of the family’s conditions.  And yes, this is still MURDER!

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Trump Refusing to Do the Presidential Debate from a Distance Claiming He’d Been Cured, and Set Up the Provisions of the Experimental Treatment Free to the Public

Why would “we the people”, want someone who showed a TOTAL disregard for the citizens’ lives as president???  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Claimed that He’d Been “Cured”, Planned to Set up the Emergency Experimental Drugs to Treat MERS-CoV that’s Not Yet FDA Approved

Because of how the American president, Trump had contracted the coronavirus, the “Board of Presidential Debate Committee” decided on the eighth that the second presidential debate scheduled to air on the sixteenth to happen by interactive methods.  Trump immediately stated that he won’t be going to it.

The Second Debate Not Yet Set

Trump stated to the press, “I will refuse to take part in the interactive debates.  I will NOT waste my time on debating with my opponent who doesn’t face me.”

The Democratic candidate, Biden stated he was more than happy to do the presidential debates not in person.  But because of Trump’s refusal, the second presidential debate is now, debatable.

Trump was confirmed with contracting the coronavirus on the first, and on the fifth he’d left the hospital, returned to the WH to recuperate himself, the White House had yet to post the latest of Trump’s result from the sample he’d given.  He’d not followed the rules of quarantine as he’d returned back to the White House, he’d gone to the Oval Office to meet up with his cabinet members on the seventh, and took off his mask to give a tweeted speech outside of the White House.

The Return to the Oval Office

As Trump returned back to the Oval Office to hear the briefings, it’s the first time he’d worked with the officials after he was diagnosed.  The chief of staffs, Meadows said, that he and his Deputy Chief of Staff, Scavino had on a full hazmat suit, as they’re to enter into the Oval Office, but they’d not yet disclosed if Trump would do the same.

a video from YouTube on his return back to the WH…

The experts pointed out, for ten days at least that followed the confirmed diagnosis of MERS-CoV, it’s when the virus is highly contagious, and if the first of October being the day that Trump had contracted the virus, Trump is still a carrier, and spreading the virus around, and those around him are all at risk.

On the seventh, Trump went into the Rose Garden to make a personal video “Message from the President”, “I’m standing in front of the Oval Office now, and I’m back!”  Trump stated, that while in the hospital, he was ill, but twenty-four hours later, he’d felt okay, that’s why he’d wanted to get out of the hospital.

Before he was hospitalized, Trump received the experimental antibody treatment from a biotech company, Regeneron; in the film, he’d stated, that after he got injected, he’d immediately felt a whole lot better, “I believe this is the key!”, he would immediately sign the use of the antibiotic injection into use.

“These medicines don’t just treat the symptoms, they’d, cured me”, Trump described his conditions as “the blessing from God”, and that he was, “more than blessed”; he’d convinced his physicians to give the injections to him, and hoped that everybody else can be treated like the president too.

Trump said, that he’d personally experienced, that these medications were amazing, he will make the injections available to the American public, free of charge.

“You don’t need to pay for it, this isn’t your fault, it’s China’s”.  Trump said, China will pay for the spread of MERS-CoV to the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Yeah uh, because this loser (feel free to RAT me out!) got “miraculously” cured, he is now, even more bloated in his ego, thinking that nothing can and WILL, ever harm him, and in this whole thing, he still pointed a finger, when HE was the one who’d caused a ton of the WH members to contract the virus, for REFUSING to wear a MASK to protect himself, as well as others from contraction, and, do you really, want this BIG-HEAD (unlike the big oversized bobble head of the Queen!) to lead you, U.S. voters?  Feel free to get back to me on that, or don’t, I’m still just, stating the “facts” reported on my local papers here, and feel free to SHOOT the messenger here!

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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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The Follow-Up to the “Troublemaker Pair”, the Visually Impaired School Teacher & His Guide Dog Finally Found Their Residence

The needs of this man that was, seen, by the community, because his story was told!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

A lot of the realtors, along with the property owners heard that the renter has a dog, they’d, immediately stated how there wouldn’t be pets allowed, and no matter how hard the renters tried to explain, “they’re NOT pets!” that “the guide dogs are the eyes of the visually impaired!”, the owners of the properties replied back coldly, “it’s a dog, just the same!”

Lu’s mother, Tsai issued a happy notice, “Guan-Ling and his guide dog found a rental stay!”, it was a mansion, located in a quiet alley, Guan-Ling lives on the first floor, and it’s, only a ten-minute walk from the Fuke Middle School where Lu was hired to work.  The landlady was originally, a bit, timid over the guide dog and the visually impaired man, Tsai asked the woman to log onto her son’s FB page, plus the volunteer group of the middle school also shared the news reports from the papers, and the landlady decided, to allow Lu to rent, and said, that her daughter attends the middle school where he’ll work at too, that if needed, she can take him to get familiarized with the environment a bit.

視障者呂冠霖與導盲犬YUMA。 記者徐如宜/攝影the man and his guide dog, happy over finding a stay…photo from UDN.com

Lu was grateful for everybody’s help, this love and care and concern, him and his family shall, NEVER, forget.  By mid-August, he and his guide dog, Yuma will be, moving into a brand new environment, he hoped, to use his expertise in counseling, to help more students, to grow with them.

And so, this, is why it’s, important, for these sorts of stories to get written out, because if these things stayed buried, nobody knows that there’s a need, and as this story came out, people from all around tried to help, and, surely, this man’s needs were, noted, and, he’d found, a place to live in, with his guide dog.

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The Adolescent Girl Was Acquainted with a Police Officer on a Case He Was Working on, Asked Him to Borrow Some Money, She Was, Raped by Him

This still, is a CRIME of OPPORTUNITY that’s happened here, an officer, taking ADVANTAGE of this teen’s situation!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

A Police Officer in the Jiali Police Subprecinct’s Substatin, while he worked the case of a single mother’s being scammed online, he’d traded LINE ID with the mother and her twelve-year-old daughter and started contacting them, recently, the single mother was having a hard time finding work, so the adolescent girl asked for help from the officer for a loan to help her and her mother get through the hardships, and he’d taken the advantage of being alone with the teen, and raped her, the Tainan District Attorney’s Office took the officer into custody, and after they’d interrogated him, they charged him with power rape, and had the courts set his bail at $200,000N.T.s.

Based off of understanding, this officer is already married, with two sons, with his quality of work average, and had been listed as an officer to be watched for for discipline; when the local substation investigated the case, he’d denied having sexually assaulted, and told a different story compared to the single mother.

The police stated, that after the officer was out on bail of $200,000N.T., the department held a session of evaluation on his work, they’d believed, that he’d not reported that he was going to visit the adolescent at home to his superiors, nor had he another officer accompanying him, that there were faults in what he’d done, that his actions had, severely, damaged the reputation of the police department, gave him a huge reprimand, and they would reconsider his areas of services, and the police department will wait until the judiciary investigations are finished, then, the police department will find his supervisors, and issue a fitting punishment for every person responsible.

The Jiali Substation on the 22nd of this month received the calls from the social workers, pointed that an officer in the station is accused of obstruction of sexual freedom, the substation immediately set up a special task force to investigate, and immediately reported this to the Tainan Sexual Assault Prevention Center, and called the District Attorney’s Office of Tainan to work the case.

Two days ago, the district attorneys searched the officer’s residence, and took him into custody, after they’d interrogated him, they set his bail at $200,000N.T.s; the district attorney’s stated, that they will get a closer look at the crimes the officer had, committed, after all the investigations are completed.

Based off of understanding, the officer worked the case of fraud reported by the single mother, and he’d used the case to visit her home, and, had the mother and daughter add his LINE id as their friend, awhile ago, the single mother was having a difficult time finding work, and became suicidal, the adolescent girl believed, that she could count on the officer, and called him for help, hoping that he could, offer them some assistance.

The officer visited the home for a second time, as he’d come, the single mother was not home, and the adolescent girl described how her mother attempted suicide to the officer, hoping that he could let them borrow some money so they can get by, but, the officer was accused by the teen of taking the advantage to rape her.

And because the adolescent girl started behaving oddly at school, as the social workers noted this, they’d, stepped in to investigate, the single mother thought, that the officer who came to their home must’ve, done something to her daughter, and took her daughter to the hospital for a rape kit, and as her sexual assault injuries were confirmed, the mother and daughter decided to sue.

The Penal Code 238 “Rape Using Status” stated, that using status or opportunity to rape, the perpetrator is to receive a sentence of anywhere between six months to five years; if it was sexual molestation, then the sentence would be under three years.

And so, this officer is a BAD example, for what the police should be doing, he took advantage of this young woman’s situation, and raped her, because he thought, that by offering her monetary assistance, she’s indebted to him, and therefore, he can do whatever the @#$% (maxed out!) he wanted to to her, after all, he had, paid, and that’s, just, how off the values are these days right now.

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The Cases of Sextortion from Online, the Youngest Victim Only Nine

They’re still, getting younger by the years here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

There is an influx of the sextortion cases of young children for the first half of the year in Hsinbei City, it’s at the peak compared to three years, clearly, these cases are, on the rise, and there were male AND female victims, of the youngest, found in the city of Hsinbei, was only nine, the youngest found in the city of Taipei, eleven.  The summer had begun, the social services department of both Taipei and Hsinbei alerted the parents to tune in to their children’s cell phone usage, their online activities, so they don’t turn into, victims.

The outbreaks kept the children at home, plus, a lot of the children in this country all had cell phones, which was what caused this rise in the number of victims.  The head of the Domestic Violence Prevention Center of Hsinbei City, Hsu called out to the parents, to follow the “Three Don’ts and One Do” rule, “don’t photograph or film”, “Don’t keep the files”, “Don’t Share” those private photos, and to “keep the footages” on file to use as evidence.

Since the implementing of the “Children & Adolescent Sextortion Prevention Laws” were amended in 2017, there’d been a hike in the reports of the sextortion cases online, but the age of the victims, started to decline, and mostly, the video sound files were, leaked out, and to the severe, rapes.

The Department of Sanitation & Welfare and the Hsinbei Domestic Violence Prevention Center estimated, that there were 415 reported case nationwide, forty-eight were from Hsinbei; the 351 reported case in 2018, thirty-nine were from Hsinbei, with most of the cases in the age group of fifteen to eighteen, taking up seventy-four-percent; of the 677 cases nationally last year, there were 139 cases from Hsinbei, with the ages of the victim, dropped to between twelve and fifteen, taking up forty-six percent.  To this May, there were, eighty-seven reported cases in Hsinbei City, of these, two-percent were children under twelves two years ago, and this year, it’d, hiked up to eleven-percent.

There were sixty-one cases two years ago, seventy-five last year, and, just the first half of the year this year, the number reached up to fifty-one cases to date, the youngest victim was only eleven, eighty-percent were females, and the victims were mostly, fourteen-year-olds.  The Social Services pointed out, that with the hike in the cases, the parents and the police are all on high alert, and believed, that it was because of the outbreaks, the kids were kept at home, they’d, gotten more involved with the activities online.

Hsu stated, that the methods of enticing the victims back in 2018 were mostly the online gaming credits, or the “Korean pop music group selections”, and last year, the methods switched to voyeurism, sex-cam, and forced the children and teens to get more shots nude to send to the perpetrators.

Like how two days ago, the model maker, Liu from Taichung used the huge sums of money, had the adolescent female filmed herself masturbating or shoot the photos of herself nude, and he’d, kept the footages, and, threatened the young woman to expose her, forced her to take more nude photos, or make more sex tapes, like the Taiwanese version of “Room N” from Korea awhile ago.

Because all of these teenagers and tweenagers got NOTHING else better to do, they can’t play outside, so, they’d, started, roaming online, and because of how young, how NAÏVE they all are, they’re, all SCREWED, because they were educated enough, of the DANGERS, lurking in the “woods” online!

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The Elderly Book Club, Life After Retirement

A group of mutual friends, reading together, sharing their adventures of travels with each other, connecting regularly, establishing that social support during the elderly years, translated…

Awhile ago, due to the outbreak, our “Book & Coffee Book Club” stopped for three whole months, and, every one of us, members started, getting bored, the host, Bi who was responsible for the month of May started the LINE book club meets, and assigned “Long as the River” by the writer, Yin-Tai Long.  And so, those of us who’d bought the book, bought them, those of us who’d, borrowed the volume from the libraries, borrowed them, I was, especially nervous, past eighty, of this book club meet, the gathering online was supposed to start at ten, I sat in front of my desk at 9:30 that day.

Recalling back in May of 2016, we’d, begun this book club on an article from the UDN News, we’d, read a book a month, and shared our thoughts on it, the group of us, ladies had, taken turns, hosting these gatherings, and, split up the costs, but the sponsors were all willing and able to, provide the snacks, the drinks, the fruits, and this is, our book club’s, fifth year.  And, the reason why we’d, operated well is that we don’t, limited ourselves, to reading books only, other than reading, we also, included, the movies to watch together too, and to go to places that we’d read up on, and share our own findings, our thoughts, and our feelings of these journeys.  And every time these meetings were held, everybody got all dressed up, and gotten passionate in our discussions, while in the luncheons or afternoon teas afterwards, we’d, shared with each other, the goings on of our lives, and, in the chit-chat, the bond we’d established became, stronger as ever.

like this???查看來源圖片a small, intimate gathering, of friends who’d shared a hobby: the love of reading…photo from online

And, in over four years, we’d, read over twenty books together, what I remembered the most were Yin-Tai Long’s “Listen”, the director, Zhang’s “Knowing the Artifacts”, the traveling writer, Hsieh’s “Walking Down This Path to My Dreams”, Yen’s “Finding My Self on This Map of the World”, and “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight.  A world in a book, it’d, allowed my group and I, to see what the writers experienced, and the wisdoms they acquired from their lives’ experiences, ahhhhhhhhhh!  Reading is, such, a wonderful thing.

Movies are also, an amazing thing too, what I remembered the most was “Me Before You”, and “Hidden Figures”.  The former was a romance, but the subject matter was euthanasia, it’d made us all cry; the latter was biographical, on three African American women who’d, made their great contributions to NASA, and we were, all in awe of them.  Because al of us, girlfriends used the public resources, the public digital libraries, the photo exhibits, along with the exhibition of Picasso, we’d not added to our knowledge, we also, stayed, young at heart.  Duan-Duan who’s an owner of a preschool provided us with the space, she was, the pillar of this book club of ours.

The most amazing, were the two girlfriends of our group, sharing their travels with us.  Huei-Huei went on a self-help thirty day trip to Central America, including Iguazu Falls and Easter Island; while Bi went from Western to Eastern U.S. for fifty days she’d trekked through the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, and New York, and on her way, she’d, visited a pen pal from the States.  As she’d shown us the footages she’d captured of the trip, it felt like we’d, gone to those places ourselves too.

illustration from UDN.com圖/喜花如

Time rolled by, it’d been, four years since the start of this, book club of ours, and we’re still, all here.  And, I hope that we all have, amazing stories to tell, and I hope, that we will, age, slowly too, to do right by the creed of the silvery gray community.  As I got lost in thought, my cell phone sounded off, time to log on, and thus, begin, our, online, book club meet!

And so, this, is how you age gracefully, by finding a group of friends who share the same or at least, similar interest, like for this group, they’d started with the books, and, extended to the movies, and, shared their travel adventures with each other, enriching one another’s lives, adding more color to their lives after the retirement.

 

 

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An Ordinary Story, with Extraordinary Love

A story, that warms up the human hearts, what we’re, in need of more, especially, today, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

I saw a heartwarming report on the papers: this February, there was, a pitbull that seemed to have been abused by humans started wandering around the mountains, and got noticed by the hikers, and was named, “Flower” by the flowers.  His story got passed among the hikers, and everybody hoped that he could be, lifted off the mountains, and receive the care and attention he’d, needed.  The mountain worker, Yong-Hong Chang (Hong) started looking after him when he’d gone up the mountains, helping the dog to reestablish the trust, and, had tried to bring him down many times.  But maybe, it’s the bad experiences Flower had from human interactions from before, she’d, always, run off scared, as she got close to the entrance of the hiking trails.  At the start of July, the hikers all worked hand-in-hand, and, Hong and his friend, started up, this rescue mission.  And after sixty whole hours, they finally got Flower, to follow them to the entrance of the hiking trails.  And this time, Hong ignored the pains from his fractured wrist, and, carried Flower, who was close to twenty kilograms onto the car—and, without a leash, or any sedation—he finally, led Flower, out of that patch of mountainous woods she was, once lost in, took her down the mountains, to get her the treatments and care she needed to get.

In all of the millions of news headlines that flashed across our eyes daily, this tiny little article, it’d, caught the writer’s heart.  As I read this story, that surge of warmth flowed through me.

查看來源圖片the kindness toward animals, photo from online

I used to have a dog, Happy, who was with me for twelve whole years, he was a black lab, grinning ear to ear always.  The interactions of man and dog, transpire between words, and, I’d had the depth of experiences, and understood, how it felt for the animals who were, abused by humans in their lives, how hard it would be, to regain that lost trust in human again.  And because of this, as the paper described how the man, Hong lost track of Flower, he’d started calling aloud, “Flower, Flower”, then, a black shadow came dashing out of the forest, run toward him, and all I can say, is such a heartwarming scene that was.

There’s, this, extraordinary surge of energy in the midst of the mountains.  Not just between the man, Hong, who’d, rescued Flower; from how the hikers shared the stories on social media, to how they mapped out the rescue routes, how they contacted the wildlife reserves locally, to taking the dog to the vet, to placing her……it’s, everybody who’d, chipped in, making this deed possible!  The thought of “hoping he’ll be happy and healthy” became the primary force, which made this heartwarming, deed, with some levels of difficulty, possible.

I’d heard a story: on the beach after a certain typhoon came and went, a young girl started, picking up the starfish, and throwing them back into the oceans.  An elderly man who’d, been through the ups and downs of life asked her, “Child, what would be the purpose of doing this?  Toward this beach full of starfish, you’re, only, able to make a difference to the limited few?”, the child opened up her eyes wide, “Thank you sir, I don’t have the answer to that, I just know, that for the starfishes I’d tossed back into the oceans, their lives are, saved.”, the words of this young girl, showed the power of a greater sort of love.  The story of Hong and Flower, it’d, made me see the extraordinary love, from a story, quite ordinary.

a video of how a dog waits, at the same spot, to be, rescued by humans, off of YouTube

In 2020, MERS-CoV had, taken over the world, and, it’s even worse, for those who are, living hard, plus the natural disasters, the bad policies from the lawmakers, how people are currently being, taken advantage of daily.  In this upsetting moment, allow the story of “Hong and Flower”, to warm all our hearts.  And you and I can think on, how do we within our own means, show those around us the love, and care we have to show.

And so, this, is exactly, the kind of stories that there’s more of a need for right now, because, there’s, a ton of bad things going on in the world right now, the world’s, going up in flames, murders, natural disasters, made worse by manmade errors, etc., etc., etc., and we are, in desperate need for these sorts of tiny little stories, that warms our hearts.

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The Teacher’s Being in Love with a Last Year Middle School Student, They’d Gone Off to Have Sex Three Times, the Teacher Only Received Probation

Why you should, NEVER date a student, not only because it isn’t, PROFESSIONAL, there’s, also, the issue of ETHICS here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

A married woman, Kuo from Hualien as she was substituting in a certain middle school, she’d had sex five times with a male student, the two of them had sexual intercourse three times in the outdoors, after they broke up, the male student told this to his counselor, that was how this student-teacher love affair came out into the open, and Kuo was sued for obstruction of sexual freedom of the male student; the courts believed, that the entire case started when the male student started pursuing the teacher, that she’d not used the opportunities to have sex with him, and, found Kuo guilty for taking advantage of the student, for having sex with a minor, sentenced her to ten months in prison, and on probation for three years.

As the news of the female instructors having sex three times a night with the male student got out, it’d started this heated discussion online, one of the member of the online community posted, “I’m so envious”, and scholars believed, that it didn’t matter if the students or the teachers started it, there should be that clear cut boundaries between the students and the teachers.

The Soochow University law professor, Hsiao pointed out, that during the time of the incidents, the male student was only, six months away from turning sixteen; and after sixteen, the case of adultery wouldn’t stand in court, because so long as the sexual intercourse was, consensual, there would be, no problems with the law, but if because the male student was six months underage, and the teacher given a severe sentence, it served, no point.

Hsiao believed, that the courts had its reasons, not considering the Penal Code 228, because this law is set up, to protect the “ability to decide for oneself to have sex”, that this was different compared to the Penal Code 227, used to protect underage minors; based off of this particular case, if the student wasn’t not yet sixteen, there’s, no cause for the law to restrict the behaviors of the adult, the judge was reasonable in making the decisions.

Kuo who’s about thirty is petite and cute, very active, as she was working as a substitute Chinese instructor in middle school, she’s very lovable, the students all loved her, two years ago in June, as a fifteen-year-old male student pursued her hard, she’d, started, dating him, and soon enough, they’d, taken out a suite, and had sex, on the evening of November 7th of the same year, the two also had sex three times outdoors by the beach of the Seven Stars Lagoon and inside a gazebo too, and later on, they’d, broken up.

During the trial, Kuo presented the court with the love letters from the male student as evidence, showed how it was him who’d, pursued her, the judge believed, that during the time, the male student had reached a certain level of, maturity already, that this was different than when a teacher used the innocence of students who looked up to their teachers, to have sex, to molest them; and, for the five times Kuo had sex with the male student who wasn’t sixteen yet, she’d received three months for each count, and, she was to serve a total of ten months, and put on probation for three years, this can still be appealed.

The World News University’s Gender Study Department professor, Lo stated, that the teachers needed to follow the strict code of professional ethics, that even IF it were the students who were pursuing them, they’d still need to know to say NO, “the knowledge that passes from teachers to students do NOT include matters of romance between the teachers and the students.”

The school told, that as Kuo was dating the male student, she was no longer teaching in the school, that she wasn’t, a teacher; the Hualien Department of Education pointed out, although Kuo only received probation for her actions, because she now has a criminal record, she can’t ever be hired in a school again.

And so, this is, throwing away your future in education, and for what?  A FUCK?  And, even IF you were a few years older than your student, and he’d, pursued you hard, you are still the ADULT, and should’ve known the boundaries, but you’d, allowed this brat to cross the boundaries of ethics, and now, you will, NEVER get hired to work in a school again.  Was it worth it?  I wouldn’t, think so!

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